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Crafting with Kids: Leaf Lantern

lantern making

Living in San Francisco since Milla is four years old, we try to honor German traditions – and one of my favorite celebrations as a child was the lantern procession on St. Martin’s Day. Last year Milla crafted a leaf lantern for our lantern walk. This lantern is also a beautiful decoration for your home and a fun fall project to do with your kids. You can see how we did it here – including all the traps we fell into!

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Crafting with Kids: Easter Wreath with washi tape

easter decoration easter wreath

Last weekend (one of these rainy March weekends) Milla and me enjoyed some crafting time at home, making a wreath with Easter eggs. We are both not very patient crafters, so I always choose something really easy to make on one day. I remember that I made a similar wreath when I was in...

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DIY Wooden Bead Star for Hanukkah and Christmas

diy wooden beads christmas hanukkah

I made this star of wooden beads last week and some of my friends and instagram followers asked me for the tutorial. I can already promise upfront, it is very easy if I managed to make it! ;-)

I like the star because it is a beautiful handmade gift for our friends who...

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Our homemade christmas gifts

last minute dyi christmas gift

Yes, I have really neglected this blog! I had great plans and ideas but since the launch of Over The Ocean only very little time. I am also behind with my Christmas presents this year. So while searching for inspiration on Pinterest I just thought that maybe there...

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I am Birgit, the founder of Over The Ocean. Here I blog about family life in Europe and the US, living abroad and the little differences in lifestyle. Together with my muses we share travel tips, family traditions and recipes, all kinds of inspirational finds and our personal photo albums.

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