Simple Homemade Gifts Under $5

Most of us love to give gifts but sometimes money can be an issue and sometimes when we want to make something, time can be an issue.  So I have gone through past projects and compiled a list of cute gifts that are not only simple and can be done in an afternoon but also projects …

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Legend of the Candy Cane Crafts

 Make a cute card, decorate a small box and fill it with mini candy canes, or create adorable individual candy cane gifts featuring the Legend of the Candy Cane. Follow along to get instruction on our candy cane crafts that you can make by creating your own image or you can check out our images …

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How to Make Boxes for a GIFT TOWER!

This gift tower or shall I say goodie tower made out of scrapbook paper has become my new favorite gift!  Filled with homemade or store bought goodies, this adorable stack of presents can be done for under $5 yet looks priceless and is perfect for teachers, friends, & neighbors. Follow along to see measurements and how …

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SNOWFLAKE COCOA – How to Make our Favorite Hot Chocolate Mix & Package up for Gifts!

    Today I’m sharing my mom’s favorite three ingredient hot chocolate mix using powdered milk instead of powdered creamer.  Since we wanted to give some away as gifts, we decided to add some cute snowflake sprinkles, marshmallows, candy canes, hugs & kisses to make it extra special.  Then we packaged up in bags and …

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White Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

  I have finally found my favorite blueberry muffin recipe!  I added some yogurt to a basic recipe to add moistness, then created a blueberry sauce to drizzle inside, a crumble to top it all off, oh and did I mention adding a cup of white chocolate chips! I have had so many muffins in …

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How to Make a Pillow Out of a Sweatshirt

This is such a fun and super simple project  !  It makes a wonderful gift for kids and teens in can be done in an hour!!!  You can buy a new sweatshirt for your pillow or better yet recycle a favorite sweatshirt once the kids out grow it.  This would be a great graduation gift made out of …

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FREE GIFT CARD HOLDER TEMPLATE

 This gift card holder template is a quick way to wrap your gift card in style and you can customize it for the lucky recipient by using different papers, stickers, and stamps!  I just love giving and receiving gift cards and half the fun is creating an adorable way to present it!  Just think, you …

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Snowman Snacks & Fudgie Marshmallow Cupcakes

Whether you want a yummy snack for kids, a cute gift for friends, or just some adorable, sweet cupcakes, our snowman snacks and Fudgie Marshmallow Cupcakes should do the trick.   Check out our cute snowman label & jaunty poem available on our Etsy shop as a digital stamp you can color in yourself or print out our …

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Lily Latte – Homemade Starbucks Costume

  This is one of the easiest and most inexpensive Halloween costumes I have ever made.  This Starbucks costume could also be the quickest costume I have ever made, thankfully so since we made it after an out of town basketball game the night before Halloween!!! Using a few Starbucks logos found online and all other …

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WHISICAL HAND PAINTED FURNITURE – RUBBER STAMPED CHAIR

This adorable hand painted and stamped chair just gleams Joyful Daisy!  All it needed was a bath, a new seat, and some paint!!!  I love the Mackenzie Child’s style checkerboard done in cream and yellow.  I thought the traditional black and white check that I have enjoyed featuring on many of my other hand painted projects was a …

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FALL FUN-Take Time to Jump in a Pile of Leaves!

When was the last time you jumped into a pile of leaves?  Well, as for me, I cannot remember…that is until today!  We must have had a windy night because today we woke up to twice as many leaves on the ground as yesterday!  The kids couldn’t wait to rake up a big pile and it …

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EASY GLUTEN FREE BANANA BREAD from CAKE MIX

I love keeping gluten free treats and breakfast items on hand for Lily so when I run out, I like to have something I can whip up quickly.  Since I had a gluten free yellow cake mix I decided to check out one of my favorite cookbooks for quick breakfast and sweet treats called the – Cake …

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