Freeze fresh herbs in olive oil! Add the cubes to pasta/potato dishes, soups, or roasting onions, garlic, & veggies; These have a six month freezer life and do need to be stored separately to preserve individual flavors of the herbs.
Make a tribe of cute crafted pine cone elves to decorate far more than the elf on the shelf could ever manage. Pine cones, felt, brown pipe cleaners, a wooden bead and a bit of paint plus needle and thread are all you need to make your own pine cone elf
rock garden DIY Rock Cactus Garden- this if for those self declared Brown-Thumbs out there! We saw this & thought they were cute! This would be a fun project to do with the little kids, gather a few rocks on your next outing.