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Patriotic Flip Flop Wreath

A little while ago, as I was driving up a road I don’t travel frequently, I saw a wreath made of flip flops hanging on the side of someone’s house. Initially, I had mixed feelings about the concept. But, for some reason, I couldn’t get that wreath out of my mind! So, I went cruising Pinterest to see if I…

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Adorable Crochet LEGO Blanket

Every year, our school hosts a benefit auction and dinner as a fundraiser. School families and people from the community donate items that are either part of a silent or live auction. Our banquet coordinator saw a crocheted LEGO blanket pattern on Facebook and, knowing that I had crocheted goodies before for the auction, asked me to try my hand…

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Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Every year, my favorite Christmas ornaments to make with my students are made from two simple ingredients: cinnamon and applesauce.  That’s it.  It’s pretty incredible how they set up, actually! Each year, we fill the rooms and halls with the warm, spicy aroma of cinnamon.  As we were making the ornaments this year, some of my former students walked by…

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Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

Every year, I love making Christmas ornaments with my students.  First, we decorate our classroom tree, and then they take their ornaments home and decorate their family’s tree.  One of the ornaments we made this year were salt dough ornaments.  I do not do this activity every year with my students, as it depends on the amount of time we…

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How to Crochet a Dishcloth

I come from a crafty family. Many of our family Thanksgivings involved forming a production line of Christmas gifts or ornaments that one of my aunts had an idea for. My mom and I have dabbled in many different mediums, but I have come back to crochet time and time again. When I was young, my mom taught me how…

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