DIY

12 Days of Christmas DIY: Mason Jar Candles

Posted by on Dec 22, 2012 in Blog, DIY, For Fun | 0 comments

12 Days of Christmas DIY: Mason Jar Candles

Here’s another easy one for you! This original idea came from Pinterest and I’ve modified it a little according to what I have in my house.

You’ll Need:
- Epsom Salt or Sea Salt
- 1 Mason Jar
- 1 Votive Candle
- Twine
- Decorative Accents (antique key, ornament, ect.)

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12 Days of Christmas DIY: Framed Cards

Posted by on Dec 22, 2012 in Blog, DIY, For Fun | 2 comments

12 Days of Christmas DIY: Framed Cards

Here’s an easy way to add a little holiday cheer to your home decor! Best of all, it’s cheap, temporary and can be re-purposed later!

My mom has been re-purposing Christmas cards as framed art during the holidays for years now. I’ve always thought it looked cute. This year, I did it in my own home using a couple frames from around the house and a few Christmas card faves.

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12 Days of Christmas DIY: Painted Glass Ornaments

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Blog, DIY, For Fun | 2 comments

12 Days of Christmas DIY: Painted Glass Ornaments

Last Saturday, I was invited to a cookie decorating party. It was a wonderful time to catchup with friends and meet new ones! While there, one of the ladies (Jacque) brought our host a gift of homemade ornaments. They were gorgeous! Being my usually self, I asked all kinds of questions.

Jacque was so kind, she offered to share the craft book she’d used when making her ornaments. I eagerly awaited her dropping it off! In fact, I was so eager, I went out, got some of the supplies and tried doing a couple myself. This had #FAIL written all over it!

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12 Days of Christmas DIY: Joe Joe Truffles

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Blog, DIY, For Fun | 0 comments

12 Days of Christmas DIY: Joe Joe Truffles

As I look forward to our next Christmas DIY projecs, I’ll admit this has been an undertaking. Rooms are filled with ribbons, boxes, papers and glitter as I’ve tried to narrow down my favorite holiday DIY’s for you. I’ve created more ornaments, candies, bows and crafts in these last couple weeks than I have in a long time. Christmas has officially heaved an unsettled mess into our home! (I’m thinking my husband may deserve sainthood status)

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12 Days of Christmas DIY: Magazine Bows

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Blog, DIY, For Fun | Comments Off

12 Days of Christmas DIY: Magazine Bows

Last Christmas, a friend gave me a box of handmade bows she’d made from magazine pages that featured our photography. It was such a neat way to remember those photo-shoots and then re-purpose them through gifting! Since then, handmade Christmas bows have become extremely popular. You may have seen multiple instructional pics on Pinterest already.

It’s a project worth highlighting since it’s fairly easy and won’t take you lots of time. Visual step-by-step instructions included!

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12 Days of Christmas DIY: Holiday Potpourri

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Blog, DIY, For Fun | 0 comments

12 Days of Christmas DIY: Holiday Potpourri

At times, winter evenings provide the perfect moments to cozy up on the couch with a blanket, book, warm tea and the smells of Christmas filling the home! Since this post is going up on such a night for me, I thought it’d be the perfect time to share this stovetop/slow cooker potpourri recipe with you!

If your house is similar to mine during the holiday season, you may find you have a few leftover spices and uneaten pieces of fruit on the verge of becoming inedible. If you completed my previous holiday DIY activity, you’ll most likely have a few left over cinnamon sticks!

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