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    5 Christmas Crafts To Try This Winter

    Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash   Christmas is fast approaching, which means social media is now filled with everyone’s gorgeous Christmas crafts. Whether you’re browsing Pinterest or scrolling Instagram, Christmas crafts are absolutely everywhere, so why not get in on the action? If you have never made any crafts before or if you’re a seasoned pro, here are 5 Christmas crafts for you to try this winter:     Put Together A Christmas Garland For Your Fireplace   If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home then you will know how stunning it looks when it has it’s Christmas garland placed over it. Whilst they are…

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    Crafts

    Snowy Mason Jars

    Last year I made little snowy winter tree scenes in mason jars for a winter craft. I wanted to do another mason jar DIY this year so I’m back with a snowy or frosted mason jar. I saw a few ideas on Pinterest using epsom salt to create a snowy or frosted glass look so I decided to use those ideas as inspiration. I used: 3 mason jars epsom salt Mod Podge craft glue Christmas ribbon a paint brush hot glue gun battery operated tea light candles I painted on the Mod Podge around the mason jars and then rolled the jars in the epsom salt. I let them dry…

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    Glitter Pine Cones

    When browsing Pinterest for some fun winter DIY decor ideas I saw glitter pine cones. I had plans to buy fake pine cones from the craft store, but when I was visiting my aunt at her little weekend place upstate (New York) she had a whole basket full of pine cones from her yard. I took a dozen or so home and stored them until I had the time to do my little holiday craft. For this easy holiday/winter craft, all I needed was glitter, spray adhesive, burlap, and a wire basket. I took some cardboard outside and did my spraying and glittering out there. It was my first time…

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    Crafts,  Home Decor

    Pumpkin Planters

    While browsing Pinterest (what else is new) I was looking for a fall decor craft/idea. I saw pumpkins being used as planters which I thought was a brilliant idea and really cute. However, I quickly found out that the one I originally saw was made using a plastic decorative pumpkin and when I tried to search for real pumpkin planters they were either done by real florists and elaborate or hot glued succulents on top of the pumpkin. But I didn’t see a reason why I couldn’t use a real pumpkin as a planter so that’s what I did! I went to my local farmstand and got 2 medium sized…

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    Crafts,  Fashion

    DIY Slouchy Tee

    I’ve been wanting to do a cut-out t-shirt for a while now. I see so many cute designs on Pinterest, but I know my limits craft wise and I think it would be tough for me to pull off a cool cut-out design in the back of a t-shirt. I was thinking of a skull or tree. I know, pretty ambitious. So for my first cutting up a t-shirt craft, I decided to do something much easier/safer and do a slouchy tee or off-the-shoulder look. I followed a YouTube tutorial for the neckline which was a really good idea because I was originally just going to start cutting without even…

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    Crafts,  Home Decor

    Spring Craft: Faux Floral Globe

    If you’ve been following me for a while you may remember I did a post last year around this time about DIY Air Plant Terrariums. I had gotten two air plant terrarium kits which comes with the globes, plants, and the other things you need inside such as sand or moss and you put it together yourself. Well, those plants died this past winter. They only needed to be watered once a week or so, but after a few months they just weren’t do so well and I may have started to neglect them which accelerated their demise. Hey, the way they are watered is you have to soak them so…

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    DIY: Winter Trees in Mason Jars

    It was a long and busy week – thankfully it’s the weekend! Today I’m sharing a DIY winter craft that I did a few weeks ago. I was perusing Pinterest for some winter craft ideas and saw a lot of mason jar ideas. I saw some with seasonal trees inside the jars and there were all different ideas involving the two. Inspired by the many different ideas I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up what I could find for the vision I had. I really only picked up the trees and the jars. Everything else I already had – the glitter paper, glue, cotton balls. Originally I wanted to…

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    Christmas Wrapping: DIY Gift Tags & Bows

    How was everyone’s weekend? Aside from a trip to the movies Saturday morning to see Rogue One (which I will write about in an upcoming review post!) I rested up at home since I caught a cold at the end of last week. I’m feeling much better than I was Friday/Saturday. I’m so relieved because I did not want to be sick during my days off and for Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, I can’t believe it is Christmas week! Honestly, where does the time go? Today I’m sharing a video and some pictures of my recent gift wrapping exploits. As I stayed in Saturday night to rest up and fight my cold,…

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    Fall Wreath DIY

    I’m back with a new craft post! If you know me, you know I like to attempt to craft but I’m not amazing at it. That doesn’t stop me though and I think I’ve gotten better and better. If you’ve been following me for a while you may remember last fall when I wrote about my fall door decor. I wrote in that post about how it was really hard to find nice fall door decor because I personally thought so many of the pieces available were not very good looking. I was able to spruce up one I found last year but I wasn’t completely satisfied. So this year, I…

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    Decorating a Mug

    I’m back with another YouTube video today! Follow along as I decorate a mug for a little easy arts & crafts project. I saw this idea on Pinterest a few years ago and pinned it as something to eventually do, but of course never did it. Until now that is. I followed the directions found here, but I couldn’t call this a Sharpie Mug because when I was at Michael’s I couldn’t find oil-based Sharpies! So I bought other markers that were oil-based. Click on the video below and keep reading for pictures and details! First, I bought a plain white mug from Michael’s. Washed and dried it. Then, I…