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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!

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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Kids Craft: TP Tube Thanksgiving Turkeys

Categories: Thanksgiving, activity, fall, glitter, markers, no-sew, paper, upcycle

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Looking for a quick craft to help get your home ready for Thanksgiving? Or maybe you’re in the market for an easy project to keep little hands out of the mashed potatoes while you’re waiting for the bird to finish cooking on the big day. If that sounds like you, here’s a fun and festive Thanksgiving project for kids big and small.



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DIY Fall Window Clings - With Real Leaves!

Categories: activity, fall, nature

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If your windows are feeling a little bare after you take down your gruesome Halloween decorations, here’s a quick, easy, and practically free way to dress them up (non-gruesomely) for the rest of fall.


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DIY: Autumn Leaf Suncatchers

Categories: activity, fall, paper, upcycle

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As much as I love discovering new crafting techniques and materials and technologies, there’s nothing quite like a time-honored classic–a craft I remember doing as a kid with my mom. Maybe you’ve done this one too, or maybe this is your first time seeing how easy and awesome it is to make one-of-a-kind suncatchers with materials you have around the house.


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