Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas

Valentine’s Day is almost here, so let the craft-making begin! I love seeing all the new and unique Valentine’s Day craft ideas each year – they just keep getting cuter! If you’re looking for a fun idea for a Galentine’s Day craft night, or a cute and simple craft for the kids, look no further! Here are 3 of my favorite crafts for this season of love.

1. Gnomes!



Gnomes are becoming more and more popular, and I can see why! They are ADORABLE and super easy to make. There are tons of different versions on Pinterest, so choose your favorite style and don’t forget to grab some of my Various Sized Wooden Balls for the perfect Gnome nose. (Featured Gnomes by @homegrowngnomesuk and @angelasgnomes)

2. Painted Wooden Hearts

This craft is perfect for kids and adults! Simply purchase a few of my wooden hearts, grab some paint and brushes and decorate to your *heart’s* desire. You could then use these for Valentine’s Day decor as coasters, table displays, or make-believe play as cookies!

3. Wine Stoppers

Perfect for a Galentine’s Day craft night are my Natural Wood Wine Stoppers! Feel free to paint them how you like, or leave them as-is and give them as gifts to your best wine-loving gal pals.


Holiday Crafts for Maximum Merriment

The holidays are finally here! If you are like me and love this time of year, there are so many fun crafts and decorations to be had! In this blog, I’ve included 4 of my personal favorite crafts for this time of year that can be used as holiday décor, or simply just for fun!

Wooden Christmas Trees

These are PERFECT for holiday crafting! These can be used as table centerpieces, tree ornaments, dollhouse Christmas trees, or just as a fun DIY!

Wooden Dreidel

Watch this natural wooden dreidel spin as your child’s face lights up with excitement. These spin tops are a holiday tradition. They have four sides and are ready to paint, stain, or stamp.

Wooden Angel Doll

These angels are perfect for tree ornaments, table decorations, or for a nativity scene. Have your child paint a few for fun! Add this angel doll, one of my wooden dads and wooden babies for the perfect Christmas nativity scene.

100 Jingle Bells in Silver or Gold

Your jingle bell is ideal for home décor projects, napkin rings, decorative wreaths, jewelry pieces, gift wrapping, or crafts! 100 pieces come per package. Add color and sound to your projects with our metal jingle bells. They’re a great accessory and kids love them!


Fun Pieces to Include in Fall Holiday Crafts

For my fellow DIYers and crafters, the year is starting to wrap up, which means the HOLIDAYS are just around the corner! October, November, and December are great months for crafting given the lousy weather and immense decorating we go through to get our houses up and ready for the holidays. Here are a few of my creations you’ll want to add to your decorating list this year!

Natural Wood Cake Stand

For my fellow DIYers and crafters, the year is starting to wrap up, which means the HOLIDAYS are just around the corner! October, November, and December are great months for crafting given the lousy weather and immense decorating we go through to get our houses up and ready for the holidays. Here are a few of my creations you’ll want to add to your decorating list this year!

Customized Napkin Rings

Set your holiday table in style with these wood colonial napkin ring holders! Customize with your family’s last name or each individual’s initials. Can be painted or stained as a fun craft idea!

Wine Caddy
This wine holder is a convenient easy way to beautifully display your wine glasses and wine bottle. They make a perfect personalized gift when you add your recipient’s favorite bottle of wine! These can be decorated with paint, stamps, markers, or even with wood-burning.

Wood Candlestick Holders

These unfinished wood candle holders have just the ambiance you need in order to accent your holiday table or decorate your home. These wood candle holders are made of pine and maple and are ready for you to paint or stain in your color of choice.


Fall Must-Haves

It’s finally that time of year when we say goodbye to the hot weather and make way for campfires, sweaters, and the most important thing…fall decorating!!! Although I love summer, fall is always a refreshing new start. Check out a few of my favorite pieces I’ve crafted below. Get your fall orders in early!

Wooden Acorns

Comes with 50! These unfinished wooden acorns are perfect for a fall craft, home décor, or even a fun counting game for the kids. Paint or stain them to your liking!

Maple Leaves

Who doesn’t want to paint a few of these to get into the fall groove?! leaves are ready to be painted stained or use a painter marker on them for finer detailed work. Drill a hole through your maple leaf to use as jewelry, or glue them to make a beautiful front-door wreath.

Fall Wine Corks

These vibrant autumn images are sealed onto the cork with several layers of protective topcoat sealer. All wine stoppers fit both white, red wine bottles and many others. Perfect to add to your bottle after a chilly evening by the fire!

My Little Sensory Tray: The Great Outdoors

More of a craft than a decoration, let your little ones fall in love with the great outdoors with this awesome sensory kit! Scoop, count, sort, and play like you are camping in the great outdoors. Add your own rice, sand or beans to this kit for more scooping action fun.


Must-Haves for End of Summer Celebrations

Sadly, it’s just about that time of year again where we say goodbye to long days at the pool or beach and hello to school, football, and chillier weather (depending on where you live). BUT, summer is not quite over yet, and you know I will be getting to enjoy as much of the nicer weather as I can before the seasons change! I put together a list of 5 of my outdoor party favorites/decorations to make your life a little easier.

Wine Caddy

These are perfect for table displays or a fun home décor piece! Decorate your natural Baltic birch wood wine holder with stickers, stamps, or paint. Also a fun ladies-night DIY project!

Mini Donut Stand

If you are hosting a backyard party, graduation, or wedding, these stands are perfect to display mini donuts (or even mini bagels)! Mix and match doughnut stand sizes and colors for an eye-catching display at your doughnut bar! When you are done using them as doughnut holder they work in a lovely way as a bracelet jewelry holder or remove the dowel and use as a pillar candlestick holder.

Wooden Rings

You will receive 100 wooden rings with an order. These work great for a backyard ring-toss game and other fun crafts! Different sizes are available.

Wooden Lady Bugs

A fun end-of-summer craft for your little ones! Do you love ladybugs as much as I do?! Create your own ladybug and add them to flower pots, school projects, jewelry, or create a fun counting game for your kids!

Wooden Acorns

Get ahead on your fall decorating! These acorns make the perfect wreath décor, sorting game, or add to bowls throughout your home for a fall feel! Comes with 100 unfinished acorns!


Back To School Must-Haves!

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again…back to school already! Time is really flying by, isn’t it? Or maybe it’s just me! I offer plenty of fun school/crafting supplies and educational games that could be a big help to your child’s learning process this year. Take a look below at these 4 back to school must-haves.

Wood Solar System

I created this bag filled with the 9 planets, including our sun and moon. They are made of solid maple wood and will be the talk of your child’s solar system school project. These planets are ready to be painted or stained by you. These solar system balls are ready to be drilled into if you will be hanging them from a device.

Wooden Solar System

Home School Sensory Tray

What better way to promote education then with this Back-to-School Sensory tray? Entertain your kids for hours with this natural wooden sensory tray kit. Let them write on the 7″ x 10″ chalkboard and practice spelling, math, trace or writing their name.

Sensory Tray

Craft Wooden Rectangles

These rounded wooden rectangles have so many great uses! School projects, educational games, or DIY magnets. Also perfect for a counting game!

Wooden Rectangles

Wooden Ruler

6″ long wooden rulers are not only great for school, but you can also get crafty by taking your 6″ ruler and make a keepsake picture frame or glue to the outside of a canister to create a fun flower pot or pencil desk caddy. Use your 6″ ruler as a bookmarker too!

Wooden Rules

Whether your kids are going to school in person or are learning from home, these pieces are perfect for your learning needs! Head to my homepage to start shopping!


5 Ways To Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer!

Four Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy this Summer!

Summer is finally here! That means endless hours of sunshine, outdoor activities, and smiles. However, if you have kids, that means a whooole lot of hours to keep them busy! Luckily, I have just the solution. I’ve put together a list of four DIY crafts from my shop that will keep your kids occupied in a fun way this summer!

Wooden Rings

These rings come in all different sizes! Perfect for a DIY ring toss game, decorative ornaments, teethers, or other DIY craft projects. Leave them natural or decorate them to your liking!

ring toss

Wooden People

Paint them and use your imagination! These little wooden people are great for a dollhouse, play-pretend, and to decorate! These are also perfect for cake toppers or toy-car games and can be purchased in different sizes.

wooden people

Wooden Scoop

Do your kids like to dig? These wooden scoops (available in different sizes) are great not only for a DIY paint project but can be used to dig outside! They also work great in kids’ kitchen pretend playsets and as party favors.

wooden scoop with lady bugs

Wavy Fan Sticks

These unfinished wood sticks work well for crafts, fan sticks, dowel rods, paddles, you name it. Build a tiny tabletop house or even create marketing material. These wavy fan sticks are a staple if you are a DIYer like me!

All of these items are available for purchase on my website! Let’s have a happy and safe summer!


Crafty DIY Easter Decorations

Easter is just around the corner! A holiday perfect for creating DIY decorations that will keep you and your little ones busy AND make your home look festive! I put together a list of a few of my products that will add a little extra pizazz to your Easter spirit!

2” Wooden Easter Eggs

These eggs are perfect for your Easter decorations! Make it even more fun by decorating them to your liking, adding paint, glitter, and designs!

They are also great for pretend play in the kitchen or can be used with building blocks.


Doughnut Stands

These doughnut stands make the perfect Easter brunch centerpiece! Whether you are craving something sweet (like a doughnut) or salty (like a bagel!) these stands will display your food in a gorgeous, aesthetically pleasing way.



Wooden Bowls

These 2.5” bowls can be decorated and used to hold spices or condiments at the Easter dinner table. They can also be used for storing jewelry or as a toy kitchen play bowl for kids!


My Little Sensory Tray: Easter

This Easter toy sensory kit is perfect for the little ones! Not only will it keep them busy but they are perfect to show off on a small table display once decorated!

Add your own dry beans or rice for more scooping fun! 



Five DIY Party Planning Must-Haves

It’s almost Springtime and that means warm weather, longer days, and blooming flowers! If you’re having a celebration soon; whether it be a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or graduation, these DIY party planning items are perfect for personalizing your party

 1. Cake Stand

If you’re having a dessert table, I always love to recommend my cake stand because it’s so versatile! You can use it to display your cake, hold cupcakes, or other sweet treats for your dessert table. It comes unfinished and ready to be personalized to fit your party’s needs.

Purchase Cake Stands Here

2. Rustic Ring Napkin Holders

These rustic ring napkin holders are an especially cute accent for weddings, but also look nice for table settings at dinner parties, or other more formal celebrations. During this pandemic, I’ve seen more people opt for backyard dinner or events, and these rustic napkins are the perfect touch to make your table setting pop.

Purchase Rustic Ring Napkin Holders here

3. Fan Sticks

These fan sticks are versatile and can be used in a few different ways. If it’s a hot day, these can be used at a children’s birthday party to make fans. They can also be used to make props for a photo booth at a party or wedding, or even used to make fun invitations!

Purchase Fan Sticks here

4. Natural Wine Stopper

These wine stoppers come unfinished and ready for your party to decorate! These are a hit at bachelorette parties, paint parties, and bridal showers. They can be a fun craft or can even be turned into a personalized party favor.

Purchase Natural Wine Stoppers here

5. Plop in the top

If you’re looking for party favor items, plop in the top is a great gift that won’t be wasted. It is a quality-made product and will keep kids entertained for hours-no batteries needed!

Purchase Plop in the Top here

If you have a party or event coming up, be sure to check out these fun DIYs for your party, and don’t forget to tag me @hobknobin on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!



3 New Must-Have Items

Happy New Year and happy January! It’s finally 2021! I think I speak for a lot of us when I say I couldn’t be happier to leave 2020 behind. Now that it’s a brand new year, I’ve released some new items that I can’t wait to share. Here are three great items in my shop that will lead to lots of creativity and fun:


  1. Mystery Box

assortment of wooden items


Start your year off with a surprise! Every box is unique and includes a grab bag of toys, loose parts, and other wooden items for a child or crafter’s dream! This box is great for you if you want a variety of loose parts but don’t have the time to search for them. Most pieces are unfinished and it’s the perfect excuse to let your imagination run wild with all these parts!


  1. My Little Sensory Tray-Easter Addition


Sensory trays are a great brain break for little ones, especially young children that are constantly staring at screens all day. My newest Easter addition sensory tray is perfect for spring time (and just about every other time of year)! Sensory trays are great to help young children with fine motor skills, counting, shapes, and color recognition. The tray comes unfinished and could make for a fun painting afternoon with your little one!


  1. Natural Forest Set

wooden trees

This set of wooden trees will lead to ultimate creativity and fun. The possibilities are endless with these trees: perhaps your child uses them in play or uses them for decoration. This set is also great for learning and can be implemented into many different lessons. No batteries are required for this toy set and the results are endless amounts of fun and creativity.