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 with Hot Chocolate

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 Ball Machine

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 […]

Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe

 

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Giant Christmas Ornaments

  Giant Christmas Ornaments 

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Big Plastic Ball Ornaments

 

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Fish Bowl Snowman

 

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The Best Elf on the Shelf Ideas Ever

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 […]

Giant Paper Plate Lollipops

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 Decor

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 […]

Outdoor Christmas Decor

It is no secret that we all love decorating our homes for Christmas! Ready to really step in up a notch without breaking the bank? Consider some of these ideas for creating AMAZING outdoor Christmas Decor! Outdoor Christmas Decor   1. Giant Ornaments Make giant ornaments with large plastic balls, tin buckets, and aquarium glue! Then, […]

Desserts for Thanksgiving

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 […]

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 […]

Easy DIY Halloween Decorations

Easy DIY Halloween Decorations BOO! Are you as excited about Halloween as we are? Today I’ve started collecting some of the BEST easy DIY Halloween Decorations! So may of the supplies for all of these crafts can be found at the dollar store, the hardware store, or Walmart.  Make a glowing pumpkin sconce by putting […]

Tomato Cage Witch Hat

Tomato Cage Witch Hat This HUGE tomato cage witch hat for Halloween is sure to be a show stopper! Halloween is one of the BEST holidays to decorate for! Whether you like spooky things or super sweet Halloween touches, everybody gets excited for the big night in October. These witch hats look great grouped together […]

How to Make Glitter Glue Sponges

Elmer’s Glue has partnered with Smart School House for this post How to Make Glitter Glue Sponges Learn the step by step instructions for how to make glitter glue sponges for classrooms, small group centers, homework, artwork, and more! No more mess of drippy glue puddles! Glue sponges are my new go to for anything […]