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Gingerbread Toy Printable and Tutorial

Melissa Bastow

Tags Christmas, printables, tutorials

Gingerbread Toy Printable and Tutorial

Are your kids like mine - the second Christmas break from school starts they just want to lay around in their pajamas and stare at screens?  And then they ask for snacks every 5 seconds, and say "Mom, I'm bored" about 2,000 times per hour?  It's obnoxious.  If you're kids are like that too I have a craft that will keep them occupied for a pretty big chunk of time!!  A printable gingerbread toy!   You're going to need: • The files that can be found lower in this post • White and/or colored cardstock and a printer • Crayons, colored pencils,...


Giant Finger Puppet Turkeys - Free Printable!

Melissa Bastow

Tags Thanksgiving, tutorials

Giant Finger Puppet Turkeys - Free Printable!

  Make a giant finger puppet turkey with your kids this Thanksgiving!  They're lots of fun to make for kids of any ages (even really old kids......like your husband).  And they come with different accessories so everyone ends up with a turkey unique to them! Right click on the images below to get the free printables.  (All the instructions are on the pages, but I'll also include them in this post.)   The first thing you want to do is print both pages on white cardstock.  Regular paper is too wimpy to hold these giant turkeys up, so cardstock is definitely...


The Easiest Christmas Tags that Will Impress Your Friends and Family - A Tutorial

Melissa Bastow

Tags Christmas, tutorials

The Easiest Christmas Tags that Will Impress Your Friends and Family - A Tutorial

Want to make your friends and family think you spent forever making them a custom gift tag?  Even though you really don't want to spend forever making anything for them?  Boy do I have a tutorial for you!!   Here's what I did, step by step: 1- Throw a bunch of cute Dorky Doodle Christmas clipart on a page (size them according to the tags they'll be going on - mine are around 2x3"). 2- Print the page on white cardstock. 3- Cut around images.  No need to get too detailed, no one is going to care about the white...


Make 3-D Christmas Tags Using Clipart - A Tutorial

Melissa Bastow

Tags Christmas, tutorials, winter

Make 3-D Christmas Tags Using Clipart - A Tutorial

Making custom gift tags isn't something I'd do for EVERY gift.  But for a special few, it's totally worth it!  And it really isn't that hard, it just takes some cute Dorky Doodle clipart and a little bit of time!   Here are the step by step instructions on how I made this tag (including links to products I used): 1- Print some of our super cute Christmas clipart on white cardstock.  Print the same image at the same size 2-3 times (depending on how many layers you want to have).  Also make sure you're printing at the right size...


Cricut Easy Press Snowflake Ornament Tutorial

Melissa Bastow

Tags Christmas, heat press projects, tutorials

Cricut Easy Press Snowflake Ornament Tutorial

Here's a tutorial video on how to make a wooden ornament with a Cricut Easy Press Mini and some opaque heat transfer paper!  The video even includes ALL of my foibles and mess ups!! And here are the step by step instructions (includes links to supplies): 1- Print clipart on opaque heat transfer paper using a regular inkjet home printer.  (Make sure to print it the right size!)  And cut it out carefully.  I printed mine a tiny bit smaller than 1.5" and used a circle punch to get it perfectly round. 2- Peel the backing off the paper while...