Holidays and Occasions

Handmade gifts and holidays go together like hot cocoa and cookies. Celebrate your most special occasions with handmade gifts. Our holiday crafting ideas and DIY projects will inspire everyone!


Besides a Mother’s Day card, do you struggle with knowing what to give your Mom on Mother’s Day?
You want to let her know how much you love her and how much she means to you. You search and search trying to find just the right gift to help you convey your feelings. You might end up giving her just the Mother’s Day card… or … you could find the perfect gift to give your Mom by... Read more
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, in the most wonderful city in the world!

Well, perhaps that second point is up for debate to some, but for me, it’s the best. There is definitely a special place in my heart reserved for New York City .

I’m from New Jersey, born and bred only a couple of hours away from the Big Apple. I grew up anticipating day trips to New York- the view of the... Read more
Happy New Year!

Make your own special occasion garland following this easy DIY project courtesy of Kaboose . All you need is felt, string, glue and some glitter. We highly recommend this project for kids :).

Here are the instructions for making the felt garland: What you'll need: Felt in various colors Scissors Felt glue Sequins Glitter glue 2- 48" (each) long pieces of white yarn... Read more
This year I did half of my Christmas shopping online and half offline.

I needed to buy something for my mom, my brother, my cousin and her boyfriend and for my cousin’s daughter and her husband, plus a couple of girlfriends. Luckily, all grownups, though I think shopping for kids would be a lot of fun too.

I spent exactly one evening ordering things online and about 4 full days shopping at different malls... Read more
As we approach the now very close big day, no doubt the majority of us have the main aspects covered, the tree, the presents and well stocked food cupboards. Sometimes, I find that I want to add those extra finishing touches to the decor, but amongst all the things that put our lives into overdrive over this very busy period, it’s hard to take the time out to make everything happen.

This final week before... Read more
Nothing inspires us more at Suburban Turban Headwear than the wonderful feedback and kind comments that let us know the difference that our headwear makes in helping women rock their style and feel their confident, beautiful best - and, most importantly, still feel like themselves - whilst experiencing hair loss.

When we see pictures posted shared on Facebook or Twitter by those who choose to share... Read more
Last week we picked a few really big Halloween pumpkins at a local farm just outside the city.
Usually, I like doing my own designs for carved pumpkins. But this time I decided to do some research to find inspiration and to do something different.

There is a ton of websites on the web offering great tips and free patterns from spooky to elegant to funny, so you could get your Halloween pumpkins ready in no... Read more
In this post , I'm reproducing the best pumpkin carving technique by craft guru Martha Stewart.

Pumpkins (above) carved using various techniques as seen on Martha Stewart's site

I really like the idea of doing fall leaves on pumpkins. It's seasonal and a fun alternative to a spooky face and definitely gives a fresh look on pumpkins carving.

For the leaf shapes, the project recommends that... Read more
Autumn is upon us, and that means it's almost time for Halloween! Although Halloween is typically thought of as a "kids' holiday," sometimes it's the adults that get most excited about it. Picking a Halloween costume is the most important part, and it's easy to stand out in a crowd when you DIY your costume! Anyone can pick up a generic costume-in-a-bag at the local big box... Read more
Halloween is fun. But it's not a fun to spend the generous amount of money for the Halloween preparations. Here are some money-saving Halloween party ideas for décor, costumes , and refreshments, guaranteed to make your Halloween party spooktacular! Nights are growing longer; days are getting cooler; cinnamon brooms spice up the aisles next to pumpkins and squash at the local market; and, most... Read more



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