Mint Anyone?

I needed a FAST and free centerpiece before one of our holiday events – so I grabbed my pillar candles I had around & a bag of peppermints. It worked and people really liked the idea!


Reindeer Cupcakes

Such a cute idea for kids parties, work gathers, and more! Bake a basic cupcake, ice with Chocolate Frosting, and add a mini vanilla wafer for the nose. Take red, white, and black icing to make the nose, mouth and eyes. Break large pretzels in half for the antlers! Oh – did I mention you can use them to propose with?! That is what this batch was made for…


Candy Cane Vase

Want a cute centerpiece that is dirt cheap? Look no further! All you need is an empty large can of veggies or fruit, a hot glue gun, two boxes of candy canes, and a piece of ribbon. Run a bead of glue down the back of the candy cane and stick it to the can. If you don’t have a hot glue gun you can also use double sided tape (make three rings around the can then stick the canes to it). Once you have candy canes around the hole can, tie a piece of ribbon around it. Then fill with a bunch of flowers! My only costs were the $2 for the candy canes – then whatever flowers I needed! Every week I just purchased new flowers. Next yr – I am trying this with cinnamon sticks! Good luck and Enjoy!

Boo “Happy Halloween” Card

I absolutely LOVE making cards and art using my kids Hands and Feet! It is a cute idea that the G-Parents love to show off. I always make an extra for myself to keep (and scrapbook!)

This was a real simple and easy one. All you need is a black piece of construction paper, white acrylic paint, a paint brush, and Orange letters/diecuts. I used my Cricut machine to cut the Boo! out.

Paint the bottom of your kiddos feet with the white paint and stamp them down on the paper. I folded my paper before hand three ways, so it also fit in a #10 envelope for easy mailing to family. Label the front “Happy Halloween”.  

Always, always, make sure you name and date the cute guys…that way you can always look back and remember how old they were!



Welcome to Creative Ma of 3

I am a working Ma of 3, well 4 if you include the hubby. I am a very crafty Ma on a very little budget. My blog will provide you with pictures and instructions on some of my favorite pieces I have made, on my little budget. I just got a new Camera to take pictures of my creations – so bare with me on the quality at frist. It has a lot of bells and whistles, so I am still learning it all! I enjoy making centerpieces of parties and holidays, favors, crafts, decor, and more! My new favorite thing is creating custom gifts for people. Since we have about 10 babies due in 2012 – be on the look out! My family is constantly saying how I am creative and they love some of my stuff, so I thought I would share with other “little budget” Ma’s out there. Enjoy =) Please share my page with your family and friends!