A Day of Play

This is a sponsored post by IKEA. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Smart School House. Our Day of Play What a few weeks we have had! The start of the school year was a great success, but we quickly became wrapped up in our busy schedule and found ourselves bumping into […]

Washcloth Reindeer

Washcloth Reindeer You will love this adorable DIY washcloth reindeer Christmas craft and it makes the perfect homemade Christmas gift idea. I love that it’s easy enough for kids to make and cute enough to give anybody on your Christmas list! Plus, it smells so good… When this time of year comes around, I love getting […]

Lantern Snow Globe

How to Make a Lantern Snow Globe Sponsored by The Star In Theaters November 17, 2017 Today I’m going to show you how we made a snowy, glowing, and beautiful Christmas decoration inside of a lantern showcasing a beautiful nativity inspired scene!  The holiday season is officially here and it’s our most favorite time of […]

Ornament filled wi..

Ornament filled with Hot Chocolate Mix hot cocoa in a large plastic ornament then add mini marshmallows on top for a quick and easy DIY Christmas gift. This ornament filled with hot chocolate is fun to make, but even more fun to receive! Isn’t it so festive and pretty? I can’t wait to show you […]

Snow Globe Gum Bal..

Snow Globe Gum Ball Machine Make a wonderful glittery candy scene built with terra cotta clay pots and small candy ornaments! This snow globe gum ball machine is fun to make with kids and decorate your home for the holidays. Making fun and unique DIY snow globes during the winter is something we love to […]

Strawberry Santas

 

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  Giant Christmas Ornaments 

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Fish Bowl Snowman

 

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The Best Elf on th..

Ahhhhh it’s almost that time of year again. That time when we frantically try to figure out a new a creative scenario for our kids to magically find their elf in. Feeling creatively challenged this year? Here are a few Elf on the Shelf ideas to keep you on top of your clever game! Your kids […]

The BEST Thanksgiv..

The best recipes for Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, and tips to help you along the way. Keep these ideas for your Thanksgiving leftover recipes and Thanksgiving desserts too. They NEVER get old and are so delicious that everyone will go back for seconds (and thirds!). Easy Thanksgiving Recipes 1. Thanksgiving […]

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Giant Paper Plate Lollipops SO many people love this easy DIY Christmas craft! These are giant paper plate lollipops for Christmas. They are super cute as a garden decoration or you can line your driveway with them. Plus, they cost less than a dollar each to make! They do not have to be painted perfectly because the cellophane makes […]

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Santa Boot Bows

Santa Boot Bows If you’re wrapping gifts for kids this year, you must add some decorative Santa boot bows to them! With festive red satin ribbon, you can add this exciting touch to any regular gift wrapping you do.    Do you remember how exciting Christmas time was as a child? Remember the sounds, the smells, […]

Rustic Holiday Dec..

The holiday decorating season is approaching quickly and, here at Smart School House, we are so excited! Today I’ve gathered some beautiful DIY rustic holiday decor ideas. Think: wood pallets, reclaimed wood, and farmhouse style holiday decor. It’s our favorite! If you’re feeling crafty and want to make some gifts or decor that will really stand […]

Desserts for Thank..

Thanksgiving desserts are not only fun to make, they are colorful, cute, and usually pretty easy to do. Well, the DIY Thanksgiving Desserts that I like are easy to make. I love to get my kids involved and have them bake along with me. DIY Desserts for Thanksgiving   1. Sugar Cone Tepees for Thanksgiving Learn how […]

Marshmallow Ghosts

Marshmallow Ghosts  Marshmallow Ghosts are so perfectly delicious for Halloween, it’s scary! Kids of all ages can help prepare these easy-to-make Halloween treats. With just three simple ingredients, they can be made at a moment’s notice. These perfect little marshmallow ghosts would be perfect for a class party or just a little after school treat. They […]

Flamingo Vultures

How to Make Flamingo Vultures Get excited for Halloween making flamingo vultures for your lawn! What do you think of this creepy DIY Halloween decor idea? Turn pink lawn flamingos into vultures using some spray paint and a white boa around the neck. The buzzards are an unexpected surprise to any of your outdoor decorations for […]