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DIY Heart Notebook ❤️

Want to make a cool and pretty unique card for Valentine’s Day? Or for any other lovely occasion really? Have the kids make this adorable DIY heart notebook and let them fill in the heart shaped pages with their drawings or have them write fun messages. This is a wonderful keepsake that will be cherished for years to come!

We just love this cute and simple craft from Easy Peasy and Fun!

Making Mother’s day cards can be a fun activity for the classroom or in the home and this awesome DIY heart notebook will make things even cooler. Needles to say this cool crafty project doubles up as a homemade mother’s day gift too!

What you need

  • our printable heart template HERE – you can also draw the template
  • pencil
  • printer
  • red construction paper
  • print paper (we used 5 sheets, you can use more or less)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • printer
  • ribbon- Shop HERE
  • drawing materials (crayons, pencils, markers…)

Optional: yellow paper (or any other color), biodegradable glitter, stickers, sequin…

STEPS:

Cut out the template or drawing

Fold a sheet of print paper in half

Fold it in half again

Place the heart template in the corner (the bottom of the heart in the corner with no open flaps). Trace the heart with pencil. Cut the heart out – only cutting along the upper part of the heart (the arches)

Unfold (you should get a “4 leaf clover” shape). Draw something nice or write a nice little message

Fold in half. *One heart at the top, two hearts folded in half*. Repeat with as many sheets of paper as you want – one sheet is one page of the book (well technically a 2 page spread).

Take one of the drawings. Unfold. What you need to do is push the “side hearts”, the ones that you folded in half in the previous step, inside. When done, you should get a nice heart shape. Repeat with all other pages.

Time to assemble the DIY heart notebook

Apply glue on one side of the heart. Press another heart shape on the first one.

Apply the glue on the next heart shape. Glue the third one on top of that. Continue until you run out of hearts.

Take the heart shape template again and trace it 2 times on the red construction paper. Cut it out.

Apply glue on the white heart shape (across all the surface) Place ribbon across the center of the heart (don’t cut the ribbon just yet).

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Place the red heart on top. Turn to the other side, apply glue, ribbon and another heart.

Cut the ribbon (leave enough it can be tied in a bow).

You can leave the heart as is, or add a smaller heart inside the heart, using a different color.

You can add a message on the cover of your DIY heart notebook.

Tie the ribbon and you are done!

Your DIY heart ribbon is ready to be gifted to someone special!! 😍

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

EASY cookie decorating with kids!

Commercials make it look so easy and peaceful, don’t they? Let’s be honest: it’s not always the stuff of commercials. What starts out as a wonderful holiday memory can leave kids bored and whiny, your floor covered in sprinkles, the kitchen a disaster area, and lots of frosting in your hair.

If you’re looking for a fun way—and easy way—to decorate cookies with kids this Christmas, We’ve got you covered. It only take a bit of prep work on your part the day before and you’ll be set up for a stress-free, mess-free (!) cookie decorating session.

We love this tutorial from The Pioneer Woman 

The secret to this cookie decorating success? Food coloring pens!

First, start by making the cookies. Use whatever cut-out cookie recipe floats your boat.

You’ll also need royal icing. Here is a recipe for royal icing made without meringue powder.

The key is making the cookies and royal icing at least a day before decorating.

You’ll thin the royal icing with a bit of water, stirring gently as you go until, when you run a knife through the bowl of icing, the line disappears in about 20 seconds. Pour the icing into a squeeze bottle and cover the cooled cookies.

Note: If you want to ensure that your icing is the whitest of white, stir in some white food coloring.

Use a toothpick to guide the icing in place and to pop any large air bubbles. Don’t worry about perfection here. Let the icing dry uncovered for 6-8 hours or overnight. If making them a few days early, store in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper. The cookies can even be frozen and then thawed at room temperature.

Once the cookies are made and the icing is completely dry (we cannot stress this enough), grab your kiddos, break out the food coloring pens, and let them go to town!

Another bonus? Because you made the cookies and icing the day before, the only thing to clean up after decorating is the pens!

Here’s hoping your Christmas is filled with love … and cookies! 🍪❤️

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XOXO,

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SnOw COOL! DIY fake snow ❄️

Learn how to make fake snow that is cold to the touch using just 2 ingredients you already have! Kids love playing with this DIY snow that feels SO real! We love this super COOL craft from Make Life Lovely!

It’s surprisingly easy to make snow at home that naturally feels cold when you touch it (without having to put it in the freezer), is really fun to play with, and is a cinch to make with just two simple ingredients.

Bonus:  This fake snow smells really amazing too!

Here’s how you can make your own snow without having to deal with freezing cold weather.  Your kiddos are going to love this!

How to Make Fake Snow

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. box of baking soda
  • 1 can shaving cream
  • Dish or container (to mix it all up in)

DIY Snow Directions:

Pour all of the 2 lb. box of baking soda into a plastic container with a lid.

Add some shaving cream, and knead it into the baking soda.  Add more shaving cream, mix, and repeat, until the mixture is the consistency of snow.

The DIY fake snow become light and powdery, and will leave very little residue on your hands when fully mixed.

Takes about 10 minutes to mix it all in with your hands. Your kiddos will love to help mix!

We used one full can of shaving cream, plus a small amount of another can, but this will depend on the size of the can that you use.

Our shaving cream scent was called “Arctic Snow,” which was perfect for this project!  I was going to add peppermint oil, but our DIY snow didn’t need it, since it already smelled amazingly brisk and cool due the shaving cream scent.

It was a nice surprise that our fake snow felt cold to the touch.  I’m not sure why the mixture is cold, but it definitely makes it more realistic, and even more magical!

To add to the magic, we couldn’t resist adding Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Christoff, and Sven to our DIY fake snow. Your little ones will be playing peacefully together with the snow for HOURS! Always nice for any mama! 😉

Would you ever have believed that it was so easy to make fake snow?  We truly hope you enjoyed this how to make snow tutorial.  If you give it a try, be sure to leave a comment and let us know how it went

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

 

Marshmallow Snowmen ⛄️

Marshmallows are the perfect snowman canvas!

We love this simple, and yummy craft from The Decorated Cookie. 

Materials: 
marshmallows
edible pens
skewers or lollipop sticks
candy corn
large gum drops
whole cloves or pretzel sticks
sharp knife
light corn syrup

NOTE: Feel free to use your creativity and any candy you find for the hat and nose! Use the larger marshmallows. Edible pens are available at craft stores, or you can find them online. Find skewers in the supermarket or drug store. If you can’t find candy corn, you can also tint fondant (found at the craft store) with orange food coloring to make the carrot nose. You can also substitute large chocolate sprinkles or pieces of black licorice lace for the cloves to make the snowman totally edible, or omit the arms altogether.

What To Do:
Skewer two marshmallows. Cut a large gum drop in half with a sharp knife and place on top of the marshmallows. Press skewer into gum drop to keep in place. Cut off the yellow bottom of a piece of candy corn and dab flat end in light corn syrup. Press onto the top marshmallow for the carrot nose. With a black edible pen, make dots for eyes and mouth. With any other color, make dots for buttons on the second marshmallow. Press cloves into sides for arms. (If you have difficulty getting cloves into the marshmallows, use a toothpick to make holes.) Let snowman rest on his back for a couple hours or overnight to let the nose dry.

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Lip Balm ➡️ Ornament

Beauty items can be great gifts for just about any gal on your list, so here is a simple DIY craft using eos Lip Balm to upcycle a lip balm present into a Christmas ornament for the tree!

We love this ECO-friendly craft from A Beautiful Mess!

Supplies:
Sparkling Ginger eos lip balm
super glue
2 bail bead caps
gold cone studs
small ziplock bags
mini gold tassels (one for ornament and a few for box decoration)
3 large gold jump rings
thin gold cord (cut into an 8″ piece)
printable ornament instructions
-pretty box to pack the kit in (like this one)

So, to make your gifting kit you’ll want to line your gift box with some pretty tissue paper and then divide each of your hardware parts (bail caps, jump rings, cone studs, and tassel) into a separate mini ziplock bag, so the recipient can see all the different parts easily. Add those bags into your box along with your glue, gold cord, and lip balm. Fold up the tissue paper, add your printed instructions on top, decorate your box with some ribbon or extra tassels and you’re ready to give your gift! Here’s what your kit will instruct the receiver to do once they have used their lip balm:

 

Take the super glue and glue as many cone studs as you would like all over your lip balm sphere.

Glue a bead bail directly on top and on the bottom of your balm.

Open your jump rings (should be easy to open large jump rings with just your fingers) and attach all three rings together, and then attach them to your tassel. Attach your tassel to the bottom bead bail.

Tie your gold cord to the top bead bail and your ornament is complete!

If you know a person that loves getting gifts and crafting too, then we think you may hit the jackpot with this gift idea this holiday season!

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Give Thanks: DIY Thanksgiving craft 🦃

Thankful Pine Cones

Send the kids out to find some pine cones while you get Thanksgiving dinner ready and when they come back, all you need is some cardboard, scissors, a pen and twine to add this great little addition to any Thanksgiving table.

You can even have them write something they are thankful for making this a great educational lesson as well!

What you need:

  • Small pine cone
  • Recycled brown paper bags
  • Twine. Order your twine here!

These cute Thanksgiving decorations are very simple and make a great little craft for you to do with your toddler. Simply trace a leaf pattern onto the brown paper bag and cut it out. Write “Give Thanks” (or whatever you want your Thanksgiving message to be) onto the leaf and tie it onto the pine cone using twine.

PRO TIP: 

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This bakers twine is so versatile and, not to mention, cute! Use it for card making, gift wrapping, and crafting. 100% plush cotton, eco-friendly and four-ply. Made in the USA. Comes with 240 yards on each spool, in a variety of 15 gorgeous colors! Order today!

 

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

 

Fall Leaf Wreath… in 5-Minutes! 🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂

BEHOLD! The 5-Minute Leaf Wreath.

We adore this simple craft from shakentogetherlife.com 

SUPPLIES

  • 7-inch Embroidery Hoop
  • Hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • 12 foam leaves – this package was from a local craft store and had 12 leaves (3 yellow matte, 3 gold glitter, 3 brown matte, 3 brown glitter)
  • Ribbons and trim (craft ribbon, pom pom trim, twine, jute, ric rac, etc.)

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THE HOW-TO

  1. Gather your supplies and get your glue gun plugged in.
  2. Using the hot glue gun, hot glue the matte leaves around the embroidery hoop, alternating the colors and leaving space between each leaf.  I glued them on facing the same way – stems towards the center of the hoop.
  3. Now, glue the glitter leaves on in the spaces between the matte leaves.  I glued the glitter leaves on with the stems facing away from the center of the hoop.
  4. When all of your leaves are glued on, gather your ribbons and trim.  Use one length of ribbon (mine was about 14 inches long) to create a loop for hanging.  I threaded my ribbon through the metal tightener of the embroidery hoop – it is a natural hanger!
  5. Finally (see picture below collage), cut various lengths of your pom pom trim, twine, ric rac and ribbon and tie them around the center of the long ribbon loop you made for hanging.

This is the perfect super simple Fall wreath! It’s not fancy, it’s not fussy and it has just a hint of sparkle!  Who doesn’t love a project that takes just 5 minutes?!

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

 

Pumpkin Recipes 😋🎃

When the holiday’s over, don’t toss it–cook it!

Here are 9 Easy Pumpkin Recipes for the whole family!

1. Smoothie Operator

Stir 1 cup pumpkin puree into vanilla yogurt. Layer with granola for a parfait.

2. Sugar-and-Spice Pumpkin Seeds

Toss pumpkin seeds in melted butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Bake at 300°F until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

3. Pumped-Up Pancakes

Add 1/2 cup pumpkin puree and 1/2 tsp pumpkin-pie spice to your favorite pancake batter. Cook, then top with a dollop of pumpkin-flavored whipped topping (next).

4. Mousse Head

Fold 1 cup pumpkin puree and 1 Tbsp pumpkin-pie spice into 2 cups whipped topping. Use a dollop on top of hot chocolate.

5. Hummus Among Us

Combine 2 cups pumpkin puree, 2 Tbsp tahini, 1 garlic clove, 1 tsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp each ground cumin and salt in a food processor. Serve with toasted pita bread.

6. Pumpkin Snowballs

Combine 1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 tsp pumpkin-pie spice, 3 Tbsp pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup raisins in a mixing bowl. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in powdered sugar.

7. Puddin’ Pie

Combine 1 packet instant vanilla pudding, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup pumpkin puree and 1 tsp pumpkin-pie spice. Pour into a premade graham cracker crust. Chill two hours.

8. Oats and Honey

Stir 1/4 cup pumpkin puree into prepared oatmeal, and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.

9. Quite a Spread

Stir pumpkin puree and pumpkin-pie spice into cream cheese. Spread on toast or bagels.

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

 

No Sew Pumpkin Apron 🎃

We are loving pumpkin season! 🎃❤️

Watch this simple and adorable tutorial from Kate Smith as she shows us how to create the perfect fall apron!

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XOXO,

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Day of the Dead: DIY Lanterns 💀🕯

It’s SPOOKY season! We love these super simple Day of the Dead skull lanterns! These are not only simple, but oh so fun! 👻

Materials:

  • glass mason jars
  • black sharpie or craft smart marker
  • glow in the dark sticks

To Make:

First, paint a fun sugar skull or calavera design on the front of the mason jar. Next, cut a glow in the dark stick and pour the glow in the dark liquid inside the mason jar. Close the jar tightly and shake it making sure that the liquid covers all the inside of the mason jars. Make sure that you use gloves when you cut the glow in the dark sticks and do not let children handle them or cut them as the chemicals inside the glow stick can irritate skin and eyes. Some glow sticks also have glass inside so be careful when handling as there might be glass shards inside the glow stick. Proper safety materials like safety glasses and gloves should be used when recommended to protect eyes and skin!

To complete your mason jar, be sure to get your RABOM exclusive sugar skull pumpkin patch ribbon! Order yours here

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

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