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with Leah

I'm Leah--wife, mother, editor, writer, photographer, and rickrack apologist. There's craftiness in my DNA, but between the kids and my work and the house and the television and my blogs (http://www.agirlandaboy and, among others), I have to keep my projects quick and easy if I hope to finish them before my boys (born December 2008 and July 2012) graduate from college. You're a working mom and you're busy too, but if you still want to get your craft on, join me here for some fun projects!

DIY Snowglobe Magnets

Categories: Christmas, diy, paper, upcycle

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This is the perfect winter craft project for those of you who thought you had run out of time for winter craft projects. Let’s make these adorable snowglobe magnets in the time it takes you to steep a cup of peppermint tea.


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Holiday Craft: Spaghetti Tree Gift Tags

Categories: Christmas, diy, no-sew, paint, paper, upcycle

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What does spaghetti have to do with Christmas? Aside from my mom always suggesting we skip the big Christmas dinner and have pasta instead, not a whole lot. Until now. Let’s make some fun tree tags with dried noodles.


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Kids Craft: Borax Crystal Snowflakes

Categories: Christmas, diy, no-sew

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When you live somewhere it doesn’t snow, you have to take matters into your own hands.


Click through for instructions on how to make these two-ingredient crystal snowflakes that will transform your house into a winter wonderland overnight.

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Thanksgiving Place Card Salt Dough Ornaments

Categories: Christmas, Thanksgiving, dough, fall, stamps

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If you’re a child of the seventies or eighties, you’ve probably made at least one salt dough ornament in your lifetime. If yours turned out like mine did—as deformed candy canes and lopsided snowmen mid-melt–you may have written them off forever. With today’s project, though, I hope I can change your mind. These personalized salt dough ornaments are quick and easy, they cost almost nothing, and dare I say they look chic and elegant enough to grace the main table at Thanksgiving dinner. Which is what we’re making them for.


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