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15 DIY Winter Lantern Projects for Your Home

In the long road we’ve taken to turning our house into a beautifully rustic styled haven, we’ve come across a lot of details and projects that are quite common in this style of home. Our very favourite of those is vintage inspired lanterns! Not only do we love what they represent and the way they […]

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15 Winter Projects Made with Cotton Balls

Have you ever looked at a cotton ball while you’re removing your makeup or applying toner to your face and thought about just how much it looks like a little snowball? Well, we did that recently and, being the DIY enthusiasts we are, we were struck with a sudden inspiration to find out whether there […]

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15 DIY Santa Crafts. Kids Could Do

if there’s one thing that our kids can definitively list as the most exciting part of the whole winter season, especially around the holidays, it’s the arrival of Santa. It’s not even that they just love getting gifts; we’re honestly convinced that they’d still be excited if all Santa brought them was vegetables. The gifts […]

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15 Homemade Alternative Christmas Trees That Are Striking

Over the years, we’ve lived in lots of places that simply didn’t have room for an actual Christmas tree. Other years, we had the room but we were so busy that we just never got around to purchasing one or putting one up. Now, we’ve kind of started to really like the idea of getting […]

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Tea Bottle Rudolph – An Adorable Reindeer Craft Idea!

Rudolph with his nose so bright! Raise your hand if you’re getting excited about Christmas! Holiday crafts are always a favorite around here. I love reindeer crafts for Christmas and today we have a brand new one to share with you! Our Tea Bottle Rudolph turned out SO CUTE and we hope it inspires you […]

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15 Best Reindeer Crafts for Kids

In our house, this is prime time for some holiday themed crafting! Our kids get very excited indeed when it comes to making things that are themed after their favourite Christmas characters. This year, the only things they haven’t paid homage to through crafting is reindeers, so we’ve been on the hunt for some adorable reindeer […]

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15 Easy Winter Sweaters to Sew, Knit, and Crochet

Each season, we like to clear our closets out and make room for some new things. Sometimes we’ll fill that space with new seasonal clothes that we’ve purchased but every once in a while we like to make ourselves a new garment instead! This winter, we got rid of some older sweaters and were in […]

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11 Tricks That Will Keep Your Home Clean Longer

It’s really frustrating when you have to clean the same spot constantly. The process is mundane and time-consuming.  Although everyone loves to be in a clean home, you don’t need to subject yourself to that tiring process. You can work smart instead. Doing the following will keep your home clean for a more extended period. […]

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15 DIY Winter Pram and Stroller Blankets

Where we live, this is the coldest time of year. When our kids were little, we would bundle them up just about up to their eyeballs every time we took them outside, whether we were going for a walk or getting in the car. At that time, our babies’ stroller blankets were an absolute staple […]

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Glowing Solar North Pole Snow Globe Made With an Ornament

A homemade snow globe is a childhood must! We have made several DIY Snow Globes here at Smart School House and we’re so excited to share our newest one with you! My daughter and I stopped in at the Dollar Store recently and we saw adorable solar candles. I can’t wait to show you how we […]