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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!
Grab the printable that I used on these gifts for free at the link below.
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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.
Now where do you get this unbelievable printable.
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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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I don't know about you but it feels like summer. My kids are home from school, we've cranked up the grill, and the neighborhood pool is open for business. And OMG it is H-O-T hot outside. Even though the official first day of summer is still about a month away, I am declaring that summer has officially begun. Have you decorated your home for summer yet?
Here are some of my favorite trends for decorating your home inside and out this summer.
1. Don't be Scared of a Little Color
A pop of color never hurt anyone and Summer is as good of a time as any to add some color to your front door. Whether it is a colorful Summer Wreath or Door Hanger.
2.Fruit is trending
Fruit is not just for eating, it's also for decorating. And I'm not talking about your nana's fruit table centerpiece. I mean on your door. The top trending fruits for summer are lemons, watermelon, and pineapple!
3. Welcome your Guests
What better way to let your guests know that they are welcome than to greet them with a Hello, Hi, or Welcome before they even reach your door.
4. Paint Your Front Door
If you are tired of the dame old boring black door like I am, paint your front door htis Summer. I did a poll over on my Facebook page and was surprised to find out that many are skipping traditional door colors and opting for color. The most popular colors for doors were turquoise, red, gray, and navy.
5. Revive your Welcome Mat
A quick fix to jazz up your front door is to add a welcome mat!. I am loving the trend of layering door mats.
Check out this post for inspriration on how to layer door your door mats and brighten up your front door.
6. Monograms Never Go Out of Style
If you have followed me for any length of time, then you know I love monograms. They are timeless and can be used for any season. Did you know that you can change our the bow on our Circle Monogram Door Hangers. Let's say you have a white monogram door hange. One way to update your sign for summer is to change out the bow and add a bit of color to the sign.