Category Archives: CREATING

Fun Ways to Encourage Gratitude This Month!

Kiwi Crate Gratitude - Live to be Inspired

As I was checking my email this morning I came across an email from Kiwi Crate that contained a number of adorable projects all focus around the themes of Thanksgiving and Gratitude. At first I thought it was the themes for their monthly boxes or for extra boxes you could purchase, but then I realized it was actually links over to the FREE DIY section of their site! I had no clue this area even existed even after being a subscriber of their monthly boxes for over a year now!!!


Looking around, they HAVE tons of project ideas (complete with supply lists, photos and instructions) and they all look super cute and fun! All you have to do is narrow down which project you want to do and then head to Amazon (or your local Walmart or Target) to gather your supplies!


I can’t wait to spend some more time going through the different sections. As a homeschool mom of three littles, two being two and under, I feel I can never have too many resources on hand!

Now, I’m off to figure out what we’re doing for lunch today and to run some Saturday errands. So much to do today, but I didn’t want to wait to share this new (to me) resource I came across! (Or I might forget! 😉 #mombrain) Hope you are all having an awesome weekend!

If you try out any of of the projects from the Kiwi Crate site, make sure to come back and leave a comment letting me know how it goes! 🙂

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christmas projects

da da da done! the super saturday tutorials (from like eons ago) are here, well somewhat. i’m sure they aren’t perfect, in fact far from it and i’ll probably be editing them and making them more user friendly/perfect this weekend, but for now they are as done as they’re going to be for a little bit. phew! they will at least give you some sort of idea on how to begin and proceed on the projects, since you know, christmas is in like 17 days. although the second project could actually be modified so that it wasn’t so “christmas ish” and could be displayed year round, so if you want a project for after christmas, there you have it!

the first project is the set of santa hats pictured above and the second project is a holiday sheet music frame. when trying to decide the best way to share these tutorials i actually decided to try sharing them as google documents. if you click on each of the following links it should (crossing my fingers) pull up the google document for that. if not let me know and i’ll correct it. a couple of notes: the instructions for each project were typed up on a mac in the pages program, so they may or may not open on a non mac computer? i’ll try to confiscate my hubby’s lap top this weekend and get them switched over to generic word documents for all you non mac users. also, i do have a circle template for the flowers, but can’t seem to find where i saved it, so when i find it i’ll upload it but really you can use any size. you’ll see what i mean when you go through the instructions.

santa hat shopping list
santa hat instructions
santa belt template
music frame instructions
silent night sheet music
away in a manager sheet music

to give you an idea of cost on each of these projects you can make the santa hats from around $23-$33 dollars (depending on if you use coupons or not) and the frame can easily be made for under $5 thanks to fabulous cheap $3 frames at walmart! (see i’m not always a walmart hater!)

make sure to check back next week to see these lovely (and mostly easy) projects mixed in with the rest of my christmas decor! happy creating!

ps. the original inspiration for these projects can be found here & here.