Easy crafts that anyone can create quickly.

About 2 weeks ago I decided to make fingerless mitts as gifts for a whole slew of people.  I ended up knitting six pair total — all in different colors and yarns.  The pattern is Fetching, which took the knitting world by storm about five years ago. I’m[…]

I really love hand print/footprint crafts with the kids even though I have getting out the paint with a 3 and a 5 year old makes me break out in a sweat (even if it is washable!).  These hand print  Christmas trees make an easy and memorable Christmas[…]

  I saw this in a craft book I checked out of the library a while ago (I can’t remember which one) and finally got around to making it.  It was very easy as I had everything on hand, but the cost of the supplies is minimal if[…]

I found this gift idea in an Advent devotional that I’m using this season.  The author suggested the recipe as a way for the reader to find some indulgence during the busy holiday season, but I thought this would make easy and fun gifts. You can use a[…]

Family Memory Jar - Growing Up Gabel

Family memory jars are a great way to collect and keep memorabilia from family adventures throughout the year.  Make a jar every year, or empty it out and start over and save the contents in a special box. My friend makes and sells “Thankful Jars” for Thanksgiving.  The[…]

For the past few years I’ve been wanting to incorporate an advent wreath in to our Christmas celebration.  We had one growing up and it had a teeny tiny manger in the middle. I have fond memories of light the candles every week.  My husband was raised Jewish[…]

Boo Halloween Craft

Now that the school season is in full swing, it’s time to focus on Halloween!  This is a super easy and fun craft to make.  If you already have the Mod Podge and scrapbook paper, it’s also pretty inexpensive.  Mod Podge is pretty useful lasts forever and is[…]

  I made this newborn set as a baby gift for a friend to give.  The hat is Roar by Tot Toppers and the mittens I just winged.  I’m terrible at sewing on embellishments so the points were not as nice as I wanted! But it still works.

I am re-decorating my daughters’ room with a ballet theme and I’m determined to use what I have on hand first!  I’ve been trying to get rid of a small Tinkerbell table for about a year now, but Ella loves it too much!  So when I saw this[…]

I am in the (very slow) process of re-decorating the bedroom that our daughter’s share.  The previous “theme” was Pink Disaster Area. I thought it might be time to get organized and find a place for all the Barbies and Squinkies and find a nice theme to add[…]