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Harry Potter Mini Embroidery Hoop DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #9 {Free Template}


Love all things Harry Potter? Looking for a fun Harry Potter themed DIY Christmas tree décor? These Harry Potter Mini Embroidery Hoop DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments are PERFECT then! This is a great Harry Potter Christmas craft for the Harry Potter fanatic and they're also perfect for gifting to the Harry Potter fans in your life, this Holiday Season! My favorite part? It costs under $5 to make this pair of Harry Potter Mini Hoop Ornaments (Harry Potter + Hedwig!)These Harry Potter Mini Embroidery Hoop DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments are project #9 in our Kids Sewing Series, here at One Savvy Mom™.

Hi friends, how have you been? We spent Saturday at the holiday craft fair, selling all of the fun goodies and tree ornaments that we crafted over the past month or so. This was such a fun activity (for a great cause!) I sure hope that the stars align and we can do it again next year (perhaps even as an annual family tradition!) Mid-week last week, while we were gathering and boxing everything that we had completed, my daughter started talking about The Crimes of Grindewald movie that just hit theaters. Which snowballed into a conversation about her love of all things Harry Potter, and then eventually, a dare of sorts to make a mini hoop template that was Harry Potter themed. She said I couldn't. I said it was definitely doable, and well, here we are! These were actually very easy to assemble. Definitely a project that a child could do (I recommend for ages 8+.) 

Read on to grab our free Harry Potter and Hedwig printable templates and make your own Harry Potter Mini Embroidery Hoop DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments, this Holiday Season!

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornament w/ Free Template - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #8

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, had a very shiny nose...Gosh, friends! How adorable is this Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornament?! My daughter and I made several of these 4" embroidery hoop Christmas ornaments over the weekend. They were super simple to put together! They're actually they're just slightly modified version of the deer template from our Woodland Animal Embroidery Hoops, that we shared here with a free printable template back in the Fall. This is project #8 in our Kids Sewing Series, here at One Savvy Mom™.

After coming across a yard of brown fabric and felt in our tote of craft scraps and a ball of red yarn, the idea for this Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornament was hatched! These ornaments make a great handmade Christmas gift idea. They also make a great holiday keepsake craft for the kids to make and for you to cherish as a parent, for years to come.

Read on for the simple supply list, our free printable template and our easy tutorial, to make your own Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornament, this holiday season!

DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Angels

These DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Angels are made from a 3 piece funnel set, and other simple supplies from Dollar Tree! Total cost rang in at about $6 each, to make. The pictured DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Angel stands at about 18" tall, and is perfect for displaying during the Christmas season (or even adding to the top of your Christmas tree!)

Hi friends, how was your week? We are super busy these days, but in the very best ways! These DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Angels, were our project of the day, yesterday. By stacking the funnels, and using them as a form/ base, it gives the illusion that the Angel is wearing a 3-tiered dress. My oldest daughter helped me assemble several of these, in about an hour and a half. I prepped everything by cutting down all of the ribbon into 5" strips, bundled the raffia to create Angel wings, and cut down all of the felt to create the face/hair. Then she helped me assemble them, using low temp hot glue. I was originally planning on leaving the faces without features - but my daughter had the idea of stitching on closed eyes / a mouth on each Angel, before gluing the felt down. I absolutely LOVE how they turned out, and I'm so glad that she suggested this super simple add-on. If you made our Dollar Tree Funnel Set Christmas Trees last year, these are just as easy to assemble! These make great handmade holiday décor and they'd also make a great gift!

Read on for the simple supply list and our easy tutorial to make your own DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Angels, this holiday season!

DIY Giant Snowman Checkers Set - A Fun Family Gift Idea {Under $10 To Make!}


It's a Giant DIY Checkers Set! Yep, and not just any old Giant DIY Checkers Set, friends! We made ours Snowman themed! One of my favorite things about this DIY Holiday Gift (aside from the fact that it's ADORABLE?!) The total cost to assemble each Giant DIY Snowman Checkers, rang in at under $10!

My older daughter and I have been up to our elbows in craft supplies over the past two weeks. We've been brainstorming new DIY's daily, to make good use of our craft scraps for the upcoming holiday craft fair. In addition to making a few sets for the craft fair, we also made 2 sets to gift to close friends who have young children, as a "family gift." Each set only requires 2 boxes of mason jar lids / canning lids, and a few other simple supplies. If you've been reading here for a while, you may remember our original XL Checker Set made with Mason Jar Lids; my older kids STILL play with that set! It's definitely a family favorite, and it's super portable/durable.

Read on for the full supply list and our simple tutorial, to make your own Giant DIY Snowman Checkers Set this Holiday season!

Mini Embroidery Hoop Snowman Ornaments- Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #7

These Mini Embroidery Hoop Snowman Ornaments are such a fun and simple holiday craft to do with kids! This kids Christmas craft yields the most adorable snowman ornaments, great for keeping as a handmade keepsake, or gifting to friends and family! 

Hi friends, how have you been? The last two Sundays have been spent making handmade goodies, using all of our accumulated craft scraps from the past year, for an upcoming holiday craft fair. We whipped up two dozen of these little cuties yesterday, and I just LOVE how they turned out. They all have unique touches (pompom earmuffs, felt earmuffs, burlap ribbon bows, etc.) - no two are alike! So much CUTENESS! This is Project #7 in our Kids Sewing Series, here at One Savvy Mom™.

Read on for the simple supply list and our easy tutorial, to make your own Mini Embroidery Hoop Snowman Ornaments with the kids this holiday season!

Mini Canvas Angel Ornaments

These mini canvas Angel ornaments make the perfect DIY handmade gifts for the holiday season, and they're super simple for young children to put together. If you're on the hunt for an easy kids Christmas craft that results in an adorable keepsake, this is it!

We've been making homemade holiday ornaments with our kids, for as long as I can remember! It's such a fun tradition. Plus, it's so incredibly sweet to look back at all of the ornaments that we've made, and revisit the memories of making them, as we put up our Christmas tree every year. This holiday season is no different, and we've already started making some new ornaments to add to our collection (including some of these adorable Mini Canvas Angel Ornaments!)

This year, as we head into the holiday season, I would really like to focus on spending quality time with my husband and my kids, and on giving back to others. While I was talking to my older daughter a few weeks ago, brainstorming some new ideas about how we can give back, she pointed to a large container of scrap craft materials. She said,"how about using all of the craft scraps?" Friends, we tend to amass a large amount of scrap craft supplies/materials throughout the year, and I usually just toss them in a big tote. Sometimes we reuse some of the scrap materials in other crafts however, they tend to pile up fairly quick. Her idea? Is to use the scrap material to make a variety of crafty ornaments and holiday crafts, and sell them at our local holiday craft fair. Then, donate all of the profits to a local food bank. My response? YES! Yes, of course, absolutely, YES! Selfishly, I know that putting together these  crafts with my older daughter will add up to a ton of quality time with her in the evenings. I just love her idea, and I love her heart for others. These Mini Canvas Angel Ornaments make a cute addition to the top of a holiday package, or as a fun handmade holiday gift from the kids. Keep an eye out over the next few weeks, as we share some of our little DIY holiday ornaments and handmade holiday gifts; all made from craft scraps and put to use for GOOD
this holiday season!

Read on for the simple supply list and for our easy tutorial, to make your own Mini Canvas Angel Ornaments with the kids this Holiday season! 

Play-Doh Supplies Gift Cake - Fun Toddler Gift Idea!

Play-Doh! Friends, I think it's safe to say that my toddler is officially obsessed with the stuff. She recently celebrated her 2nd birthday, and this fun Play-Doh Supplies Gift Cake was definitely a BIG HIT!

For me, half the fun in gift-giving, is in the presentation. This is such a fun way to present all of these fun Play dough supplies as a gift for toddlers, and it's incredibly easy to assemble too. With a few simple supplies, this 4 tier Play-Doh Supplies Gift Cake came together in about 15 minutes. It's a great under $15 birthday gift idea for toddlers. My daughter was so in love with her Play-Doh Supplies Gift Cake, she barely noticed all of the other fun goodies that we got her. This was definitely the hit of the party; total mom-win!

Read on for the full supply list and easy tutorial, to make your own Play-Doh Supplies Gift Cake!