12 Weeks of Holiday- Week 7

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Only a little over a week until Thanksgiving, 5 weeks until the December Holidays!

This week we are thinking about expressing our warm sentiments to those near and far.

Yarn Greeting Card Crafts!

I love to send and receive Christmas Cards. I found a couple of fun ways to include Erika in my Holiday Mailings and use up some of the odds and ends in my yarn bin.

How much fun is this yarn ornament card? This LINK has the printable pdf for the card, plus a reindeer card! But you could totally free-hand a design. I’m thinking, stars, snowmen, pine trees, fuzzy yarns, and glitter never hurts. Pick up a pack of blank cards at the paper-craft store and go to town. Just be sure to share a picture of your creations with me, please!

Take a look through the rest of HGTV’s holiday crafts with kids, I am really inspired to make some crafting time.


Here’s another way to embellish greeting cards. Punch holes to sew shapes! Here’s another pdf to get started.

You could punch your greeting card directly or sew onto cut out shapes and attach to the card. I really like the layered look. How pretty would it be with fancy cardstock? Glittery or holographic come to mind, but fun holiday prints would be nice, too.

I can’t wait to see what you do! I’ll share mine on Facebook and Instagram, too.

Check out the rest of Mr. Printables while you are there, lots of fun ideas for the little ones to learn and create.



Recipe of the Week

We call it Christmas Crack, but it works well for any day of the week, any time of the year. 

Big thanks to Susan O. for sharing with us. 

Susie’s Christmas Crack

2 cups pretzels or pretzel pieces

2 cups bugles

1 bag microwave popcorn – use the buttered! make sure to remove the unpopped kernels

1 pound white chocolate, melted

Mix together in a large bowl, evenly coating pretzels and bugles and popcorn. Spread in an even layer on wax or parchment paper to set. If necessary, place in the refrigerator to set. Break up and store in an airtight container.

I found Bugles at the Dollar Tree and Callebaut chocolate at the Uncommon Market.