DIY easy Holiday gifts for teachers

This year I planned to make my son’s preschool teachers homemade mason jar holiday gifts. Christmas is everyone’s favorite time of the year and it makes it even better by making your own creative and personalized gifts. This fun and easy idea takes hardly any time to create.


You will need:

  • Mason jars (available at Dollar Tree)
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Key tags
  • Colorful stickers
  • contents – hot drink mixes, marshmallows,  candy canes ( the contents can be anything of your choice)



Start by adding some decorative stickers to the mason jar and add some marshmallows and hot drink mixes.


These are some of the drink mixes that I got:


Then I cut circles out of some scrapbook book paper to add to the lids of the jars.


Insert the candy canes and close the pretty lids. Tie ribbons to the top and you’re almost done.


Now to add a little message I hung the little key tags to the ribbons like so:


And our homemade holiday gifts are ready:



Hope you enjoyed!  Happy Holidays!!


How to make a Hair Bow- Tutorial

How to make a cute easy Hair Bow clip I love bows. Anything with a bow… I must have it. A bow ring, bow print blouse, bow head band etc etc. In today’s tutorial I am going to show you how to make a simple Hair Bow clip. These are super simple to make and take only a few minutes if you have the supplies ready: You will need:

  • Hair clip backing (sold in multiples at Michael’s, Joann’s or other craft supply stores)
  • Fabric of your choice (buy a small piece or use a leftover fabric from another craft activity etc)
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread (optional)
  • Measuring tape (optional)

20140530_212912 Spread your fabric on a smooth surface. Iron if necessary. pic20140530221301 Depending on the size of your backing clip or just depending on how big or small you want you bow to be, measure the fabric and cut a rectangle. Next, turn over the rectangle piece of fabric so that you are looking at its back and then fold it as shown in the picture. If your fabric is soft and flimsy, use the glue gun to secure it in place. Mine is a fairly thick cotton fabric so I did not need to do that. Fold this towards the middle now and secure it with glue gun. pic20140530221050 pic20140530221122 20140530_214309   Now, to hold it tighter in the middle and give it a better shape cut a small strip of fabric and wrap it around the middle. You can use some from your leftover. I decided to use some felt. pic20140530221154 Add some glue to the back of the clip and while the glue is still wet, attach the bow. 20140530_215050 Tadaaaa!  Your hair bow clip is ready!   20140530_215104 Here are a few more that I made. IMG-20130831-WA0003IMG-20130831-WA0004   And my cat Kitta loves bows too!