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 […]

Giant Christmas Ornaments

Giant Christmas Ornaments Bring in the Holidays with these Giant Christmas Ornaments for your home! I can’t wait to show you how to make your own huge outdoor (or indoor) Christmas ornaments with my easy video tutorial. Best of all, they will only cost a few dollars and they look incredible! Last updated: October 31, […]

Fish Bowl Snowman

Fish Bowl Snowman Here is the newest addition to our holiday decor: a Fish Bowl Snowman craft for Christmas! Isn’t it ADORABLE?! I set up a tiny Christmas scene in each one. I got everything from the craft store including the bowls!  Last updated: October 29, 2017 This post was originally published on October 16, 2016. I […]

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 […]

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, […]

Penguins Sliding Down the Stairs

    Penguins Sliding Down Stairs We are already decorating for the holidays even though it’s Thanksgiving week. There are some things in life that we just can’t get enough of and Christmas decor is one of them! Today we are showing you how to make a snow slide in your house! Well, it’s a pretend […]

Decorate Cupboards with Ribbon

Decorate Cupboards with Ribbon Use ribbon to decorate cupboards and cabinets in your home! Today I’ll show you how we created this festive look in our house for Christmas, Thanksgiving, even Halloween.  For this project you will need 2-3 varieties of ribbon at least 3 inches wide. I walked up and down the ribbon isles […]

Gumdrop Christmas Trees

Gumdrop Christmas Trees Written and photographed by Atkinson Drive The Winter holiday season is my absolute favorite. I love getting to spend time with friends and family crafting, baking, and celebrating. Each year I do my best to create a festive environment for all to enjoy, and these gumdrop Christmas trees have long been a […]

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