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!


I’m sure we have all met that one dog that absolutely changes your life. I sure know I have! The dog quickly becomes your best friend and both of you know what each other is thinking without having ever spoken. National Spoil Your Dog Day is coming up on August 9th and we thought everyone needs a reminder of this special day. Do you need a few more ways to spoil your dog? If so, read on!

Does your dog love... Read more
Looking for a just the right gift for Father’s Day? Here are 5 gift ideas specifically tailored for him…

Wooden Gone Fishing Sign

Pyrography is the art of drawing on wood using a wood burning pen that melts into the wood, which in turn “burns” a black engraved pattern into the wood. Jennifer makes a variety of wood products that includes key chains, refrigerator magnets, table and... Read more
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



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