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Santa Boots Decoration

Santa Boots Decoration | Mini Van Dreams

These Santa boots were definitely not made for walking… but, they would look adorable on your mantle or as an extra-special way to give small gifts, gift cards, or candy.  The best part is, you can make these in a couple of hours and have them ready for gift giving or to decorate your home.  Go beyond the boring gift packaging this year, and give them their own Santa Boots!     (more…)

Easy Birthday Gift Tag

Easy Birthday Gift Tag | Mini Van Dreams

Have you ever gotten one of those gifts that someone wrapped beautifully – almost too pretty to open?  They always have an amazing gift tag attached, right?  Well, you can make your own easy birthday gift tag with some scraps and birthday candles – in less than 15 minutes!  Jazz up the next birthday gift you give with this easy birthday gift tag and make a statement of your own!   (more…)

Elegant Pumpkin Decorations

Elegant Pumpkin Decorations | Mini Van Dreams

Check out the elegant pumpkin decorations I made!  I love when I can use holiday decorations more than one holiday… so, when I saw these unpainted pumpkins on Oriental Trading’s website I knew I had to make something with them that I could use the entire autumn season!  I wanted something more classy and elegant than just orange pumpkins, so I decided a little sparkle was in order – everything is better with glitter!  Keep reading to learn how to make these super easy elegant pumpkin decorations!

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You’re a Lifesaver Thank You Card

You're a Lifesaver Thank You Card | Mini Van Dreams

My You’re a Lifesaver Thank You card was an idea born out of a VBS decoration that I had made.  The theme last year was “Under the Sea” and our classroom was the inside of the submarine.  I made life rings out of paper plates, red construction paper, and twine.  I thought it would make a great Thank You card, so I set about creating one to enter into the fair.  Here is what I came up with – a simple to make, nautical themed thank you card that is perfect for everyone!        (more…)

Pumpkins for Sale Project

Pumpkins for Sale | Mini Van Dreams

If you are new to Mini Van Dreams, you may not know that Fall is my favorite season – the pumpkins, the gourds, the leaves changing, and Halloween.  My fall decorations are on the skimpy side this year, so I thought I’d create something fun and fall.  So, I came up with this fun bucket of pumpkins for sale.  I hope you enjoy!

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Retro Camper Birthday Card

Retro Camper Birthday Card | Mini Van Dreams

Check out this super cute retro camper birthday card!  A friend of mine at work camps and when I was in search of a birthday card to enter in the fair, I stumbled across a camper card and decided to create something similar.  I have always loved those retro, teal campers so I knew the color scheme would be perfect on the card.  However, choose colors that your recipient loves to make it even more special!   (more…)

Cell Phone Just Because Handmade Card

Cell Phone Just Because Handmade Card

Our cell phone “just because” card is adorable and so easy to make!  You can easily make this into a Happy Birthday card or anything you want!  Another feature is that it is perfect for a man or woman – or the text-crazy teen in your life!  Don’t forget your emoticons!  Grab your supplies and let’s get crafting!   (more…)

Father’s Day Card for Car Lovers

Father's Day Card for Car Lovers | Mini Van Dreams

My dad was a mechanic and loved cars his entire life.  I am sure he would have loved to receive this Father’s Day Card for Car Lovers!  While it looks hard, it is rather easy to put together in an hour or so.  If you can’t find the license plate or repair shop sign, check out Google Images for something similar.  This could also be easily turned into a birthday card for the motorhead in your life.   (more…)

Thanks a Million Appreciation Gift

Thanks a Million Appreciation Gift | Mini Van Dreams

We all have someone in our lives we appreciate – whether they have done something special or are always there when we need them.  Think teachers, co-workers, clergy, nurses, doctors… the list is endless.  To show your appreciation, give them our Thanks a Million Appreciation Gift!  It is simple to make, works for men and women, and can be made for less than $7!  You don’t even have to buy a card… we have a bonus free printable you can use!     (more…)

Mother’s Day Card for Moms that Sew

Mother's Day Card for Moms that Sew | Mini Van Dreams

May 14th is Mother’s Day!  Today, I am sharing this super-cute Mother’s Day Card for Moms that sew!  It looks difficult, but it really is quite simple.  It is, however, more complex than most of my cards.  So, don’t get discouraged- just practice on the dress folds with some scrap paper!  Ready?  Gather your supplies and let’s go!

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