Holidays and Occasions

Once again its that time of year for gift wrapping and gift giving. How many times have you heard people say "good things come in small packages" !

Well here is an idea that I have been using for many years to make little packages for wrapping tiny gifts .

All you need is some greeting cards (used ones work just fine), a ruler, a pencil and some scissors. Almost all greeting cards are... Read more
Growing up, my favorite part of Christmas was opening the stocking . It seems everyone in the family had their own method of doing this. There are the "dumpers" (dump it all out in a pile and then dig through the loot) and the "pickers" (one by one pick things out of the stocking and examine carefully). When I was younger I was definitely a dumper, but now I like to savor every moment of... Read more
I am hosting a cookie exchange and play date this week and I was wondering what to bake this year. Both my girls love the mint flavor and I finally found this recipe that my girls devilishly loved!

Eggless Butter Mint Cookies

I ngredients:

1 cup butter softened

3/4 cup finely crushed butter mints (I used Saybon But'r mints)

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp water

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp... Read more
As the year winds down, we gear up for the holidays. We shop, cook, wrap presents, bake, host and attend holiday parties, work events, and decorate the inside and outside of our homes. December is always a whirlwind of activity. Through it all we find ourselves with paper cuts from wrapping presents, flour in our hair, last minute RSVPs that make you re-jig the dinner table setting. And the dreaded mall parking... Read more
On November 13, 2012 Hindus will be celebrating Diwali - the festival of lights. Diwali marks the victory of good over evil/darkness. On this day, the blessings of Goddess Laxmi is invoked. Goddess Laxmi symbolises wealth and prosperity. People wear new clothes, exchange sweets and good wishes. In the evening, lamps are lit all over the house and crackers are burst.

Let me give you a glimpse of the Diwali... Read more
It is finally October and Halloween is right around the corner . I especially love to day dream of different costumes to create for the kids as well as fun sweet treats. Several of our iCraft community members have been busy creating gorgeous Halloween inspired creations that will get you into the spirit. Here are some of my favorite picks.

Candy Corn Soapsickles

Are these for eating or bathing? They... Read more
With so many friends pregnant lately I am in the baby shower planning mood . I really love the idea of a gender reveal party. It is a nice way to surprise family and friends when so many are finding out the gender these days. Here are a few ideas I have seen that I think are absoultely adorable!

Gender Reveal Cake

I had a friend who decided to do a gender reveal cake. All you have to do is bake a cake... Read more
Let's talk about eggs. Easter 2012 is only a few weeks away, the Easter Bunny is setting up shop at the mall, and kids are gearing up for Easter egg hunts in the yard.

Easter 2012 falls on April 8th in 2012, so let's get cracking! Here are a few easy, fun Easter egg crafts and activities for families and kids :
1. Hollow Eggs to hang or display
Creating and decorating hollowed-out Easter... Read more
A few fun and easy ideas for making Valentine's Day 2012 the sweetest one yet!

Sweet things to do on Valentine’s Day, Part One , explored some fun and creative options to make Valentine’s Day unique and memorable this year. Read on for more tips on creating a night to remember for the “him” or “her” in your life:

Create a craft. This is iCraft, after all. Even if you... Read more
Some sweet and simple ways to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Long before it was a Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day was a celebration reserved for enjoying the love in your life. But what to do during those precious hours after work?

“Date night on a Tuesday? No fun,” you might think. But why not?

If you think outside the box, Valentine’s Day 2012 can be a fun and memorable one to... Read more

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