I'm Kat, also known as Mama Kat to anyone who's been blogging with me back before it was cool to use your real whole name online. I'm a wife and mother to three, I've operated a home daycare for ten years now and I found an outlet for my crazy days with the kids when I started my blog, Mama's Losin' It. I spend my weekends embarrassing myself on YouTube, watching reality TV and chasing children down our hallway. In a happy way. Usually.
After seeing hot chocolate snowmen make the rounds on Pinterest recently, I decided to give that winter craft a try! Not only do they look like they could make potentially adorable gift ideas, but I love that it utilizes inexpensive materials.
The directions for this craft are easy to follow:
1.) Add candy, hot chocolate mix, and marshmallows to three baby food or mason jars.
2.) Hot glue the jars together.
3.) Draw a face on the top jar.
4.) Wrap a ribbon scarf around the hot chocolate snowmen.
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and I can't wait to sit down with a plate full of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes. I don't want to go to dinner empty-handed though, so I searched Pinterest for a Thanksgiving side dish that seemed to be popular and discovered a turkey-shaped veggie tray that has been pinned thousands of times.
If fall brings a ton of colorful autumn leaves to your neighborhood than you might consider this wax dipped leaves craft to preserve those pretty fall colors all year round! Originally created by Martha Stewart, this craft is popular on Pinterest, and I was excited to give it a try. Who dips leaves in wax and hangs them in their homes? We do. That's who.
This week I wanted to embrace beautiful Autumn colors as we say goodbye to Halloween and step into Thanksgiving season! I wanted to find an inexpensive craft that could help me embrace the warmth of this season without breaking the bank. When I discovered the phenomenon that is apple votives I just knew this was the craft for me. Sticking candles into apples seems easy enough and I happen to have both items on hand!
What I don't know is if my apple votives will look as pretty as the apple votives I've seen floating on Pinterest, or if it will just look strange to turn fruit into a candle holder.
If your house is like mine, you're currently surrounded by huge amounts of Halloween candy! The question is, what can we do with all that candy without wasting it. Donating Halloween candy is always a great option, but even tastier than donating candy is the idea of making something spectacular with it! I went to Pinterest to find out what I could do with all of our candy and was thrilled to discover leftover Halloween candy bark seemed to be a real hit. The best part is that this chocolaty treat requires no baking and no additional ingredients ... JUST your Halloween candy! You can also make it now and then freeze it for a time when you've all come out of the Halloween sugar coma.