Did you know you can put almost anything in a jar and it will look adorable. They are awesome home made gift ideas They are great teachers, neighbors, and friends.
Hot Cocoa Mason Jar
Here's what you'll need per 1 Pint Jar:
- 1/2 Cup of Sugar
- 4 Table spoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 cup crushed peppermint or mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate Chips
- Add the layers in a 1 pint mason jar. Screw the lid on tight and decorate as desired.
For individual servings, pour 1 cup whole milk (or your favorite milk alternative) into a microwave-safe mug, and microwave on high just until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix, and stir to dissolve.
For a larger batch of cocoa, warm 1/2 gallon of the milk in a saucepan set over medium-low heat, taking care not to let the milk boil; as it warms, stir in 2 tablespoons of mix for each cup of milk.
Grab items your teacher would love. I chose gum, advil, hand sanitizer, chapstick and I threw in a gift card to her favorite store. Tie a bow and there you go. How Cute.
Grab candy that's red or has a red wrapper and drop them in your mason jar. Take a piece of black ribbon and weave it throw a soda can top. This will make your buckle for Santa's suit. Use hot glue to secure the ribbon and you are done!
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DIY Yarn Christmas Trees
How do you spend your Thanksgiving afternoon.. Are you in a food coma or getting ready to shop til you drop.
If you are looking for a fun afternoon project that you can do with the kiddos, I've got one for you.
These super cute yarn Christmas trees are an easy to make DIY craft project but they are also adorable accents to your holiday décor.
Here are the supplies I used:
I grabbed mine at Wal-Mart. You can use any size. I would say mine is a medium thickness.
or Foam Cone
Hot Glue Gun
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Watch this video to see how I made these cute signs
DIY Personalized Christmas Stockings
If you your Christmas stockings are anything like mine, they could stand a little bit of an update. I have had the same stockings for a couple of years and I was not looking forward to pulling them out this year.
So, I thought long and hard about what I could do to jazz them up and then it dawned on me.
Why not personalize them!
Because who doesn't love a monogram and a little bit of personalization right?
Here are the supplies that you will need to compelte this super cute diy:
I usually get my Ribbon at Hobby Lobby or Walmart.
Be sure to get the 7/8 ribbon
Personalized Christmas Ornament
Check out our ornament collection. We have a variety of personalized ornaments that can be customized with your décor. Click Here to grab your personalized ornament
Check out the video of me making a couple below.
They turned out so cute don't you think? Drop a comment below if you plan to update our stockings this year!
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Would you consider yourself an early bird or last minute shopper. I hate to admit it but I have walked into a shopping mall on December 24th. And girl it was bad.
There were random stocking stuffers like Chia pets lying around and you know they did not have the sizes I was looking for.
Needless to say, I gave out gift cards that year.
So, I've been there done that and I am not going to let you fall into the same trap.
I've got you covered. I created the Ultimate Gift Shopping tracker to make sure that you do the one thing that is gong to keep you out of the store on Christmas Eve and snuggled up in your pajamas by the nice warm fire sipping on your beverage of choice.
So here's something that I know to be true. During the holidays ain't nobody got time to be standing in line. Am I right?
Another thing I know is saving money is key. And if you can save money and still get a quality gift then you have scored for real. Can I get an Amen!
Our tracker gives you a list format to brainstorm ideas for each one of your friends and family, track the money you have spent, and not forget anyone.
Have you ever showed up to the gift exchange and forgot one of your cousins. That is not the look you want to portray on Christmas Day.
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Isn't this Christmas Tree set just adorable. Imaging them sitting on your holiday table with all of your other Christmas decorations. Or sitting on your mantle on Christmas morning as you open presents.
These are available finished by me or your can make it a fun project while the kids are out for Thanksgiving break.
You can find them here on the site.
Watch the video of me making these adorable signs on our FaceBook Halloween Craft Hop. Can you guess my costume?
Here’s the finished rustic set.
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I am going to share something that you may not believe because for the most part I am sure that I look like I have it all together . Well, here's the secret and this is just between me and you.
I do not have it all together all the time. Sometimes I let thoughts in my head that should not be there.
Thoughts like I am not good enough, Who am I to (insert bad thought here), I am not as crafty as the next person. I will never have a successful business.
Why do we as women give everyone in the world grace but hold ourselves to the most unreasonable expectations.
On this motivation Monday I challenge you to look at yourself how others see you and most importantly how God sees you.
While we all can be a "hot mess" sometimes I assure you that God does not make any mess that can't be cleaned up.
So , while I swallow little bit of medicine for myself I have a couple of things that can bring you a little bit of motivation and inspiration.
Our new Boo Y'all Halloween Door Hanger will be a great addition to your front door this Halloween and fall.
The sign is available finished by me with a cute bow and hanger or you can get it unfinished and put your own creative spin on it. Lastly we have a template for our super crafty friends.
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Pineapple Blank- 18 in
Paint: red, white and blue
This is a great project for a DIYer. Make sure you check out our free Pineapple Printable Template.
Watch me make this sign!
Tonight I’ll be making a new HOME.Design..
HOME Sign Kit
This is a super easy project. Watch me make it on FaceBook Live- Video will be uploaded tonight
Don’t worry we are also offering this one as a ready made sign. It’s great for a gallery wall, a side table display, shelf, etc.
Get your finished sign here
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Does painting polka dots scare the “H E double hockey sticks” out of you??
Well girl, I’m here to tell you that they don’t have to be scary. I love polka dots and it is my favorite pattern on my signs. Polka dots can be intimidating! Once you get started, it is actually the easiest pattern.
When I first started out,I felt the same way you probably do. I was always trying to figure out things like … Where do you put ‘em so that they don’t look crazy? How do I make them look like they flow? I was constantly getting myself in what I like to call “a polka dot dilemma”.
You may be thinking what is a “polka dot dilemma”? You know how it is when your polka dots are too close together, too far apart, or they just turned out looking really janky. So, how do I not have a polka dot dilemma? Over the years I’ve come up with a couple of tips to turn your polka dot nightmare into a polka dot dream.
Let’s talk about a few different methods you can use to help you figure out polka dots and feel more comfortable using them.
These are my tried and true tips for painting polka dots that I’ve learned over the years.
Get to know your brush: I like to determine the size of the polka dot I’m making. This will let me know the size brush I need to use. The larger the polka dot the larger the brush you will need. You can use any type of brush from flat to round. My favorite brush for making polka dots are round brushes. Maybe you are thinking that you don’t know the first thing about brushes. You don’t have to worry, because I’ve got you covered!
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Start on the edge of your sign: One sure fire way to get yourself in a polka dot situation is to start your first polka in the middle of your sign. From my experience, it’s best to start on the edge of your sign and work your way across. This will ensure that your polka dots flow throughout your whole sign.
Paint Your Polka dots in a triangular pattern: Your polka dots should always form a triangular pattern. You start with one triangle and keep forming them. You should start noticing that all of your polka dots are flowing together on your sign.
Think the letter C while you’re painting: I move my brush in a C pattern. I start by painting a letter C on my sign and then I connect it with a backwards C. This will help you make sure your polka dots are a round shape.
Now that you know the dos and don’t, check out my favorite methods to paint polka dots!
One method to paint polka dots is the plain old free handed method. I’m talking getting up close and personal with your brush and just doing the darn thing! This can be kind of overwhelming for some painters, especially when you’re first starting out. Remember, practice makes perfect. This method is actually pretty fast once you get the hang of it.
Foam Circle Sponges: These are awesome because they already come in the shape of a polka dot. They come in a variety of sizes and are super simple to use. They have come in handy for me when I have a lot of polka dots to complete.
These are my favorite foam sponges--> Click Me!
Trace your polka dot: You can use any object with a circle bottom, like a paint bottle, to trace your shape for the polka dots. I like to use a chalk marker or plain old chalk to trace the shape. Pro Tip: Use colored chalk that matches the color of the polka dots your painting your sign. Be sure to not use a super dark color or permanent dark colored marker. If you do it will be hard to cover the traced line with your paint. If you’re using chalk, you can just wipe it off with a wet rag after painting. No one will ever know you traced your dots. If you like structure and planning your dots out beforehand, then this may be the way to go.
Make a stencil: If you have a cutting machine like a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut, you can create a polka dot. This is a great option for paint parties or to hand off a sign to an assistant or family member. They also give you a crisp clean finish to your polka dots. If you are OCD about your polka dots being the same size, then this is the method for you. Pro Tip: I use Oracal 813 to make my stencils. You can get several uses out of it and it is not super expensive. I highly recommend these for your paint party guests. It’s a great and easy way to get people to feel comfortable with doing their own thing at your parties.
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I hope all of these tips help you solve your polka dot dilemma. They are not that bad. I know that you can make awesome polka dots. So let me know if this post was helpful and share with me your polka dot tips in the comments. If you are a visual person check out the video version of this post here. Until next time, keep it, crafty girls!