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DIY Glitter Confetti Ornaments

DIY Glitter Confetti Ornaments

I’ve mentioned before that I love crafting this time of year more than other. Maybe it’s the excuse to go all out with gold leaf and confetti and glitter? That may very well have a little or a lot to do with it, admittedly. Specifically, creating really pretty homemade ornaments feels like it’s becoming a bit of an obsession. The painted gold leaf ornaments I made last year are some of my favorite ornaments on our tree and, coincidentally, the …

DIY Family Photo Wall Hanging

DIY Family Photo Wall Hanging

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I always love giving photo gifts for Christmas, especially to my parents, siblings and close friends. This year I wanted to find a really special way to make use of the many amazing images that were captured throughout the last twelve months, instead of just texting them to people or sharing them on Facebook with family. Emerson had so many exciting …

DIY Gilded Photo Ornaments

DIY Gilded Photo Ornaments

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On the tree at my dad’s house, there are four old ornaments all bearing the faces, names and birth year of my siblings and I. As an adult I’ve grown to love those ornaments more than any others from my childhood, and every Christmas morning to this day my sister and I find so much joy in reveling over our tiny little faces. This …

My Christmas Wrapping Theme for 2016

My Christmas Wrapping Theme for 2016

I have a bit of reputation among family and friends as being the gift wrapper. You know, that person who gets a little crazy about making sure every package is perfectly, neatly wrapped and topped with just the right festooning of ribbons or twine. I completely understand why some people find wrapping gifts to be a hassle so good enough is good enough, but for me I feel like that extra bit of care and those special little details really make …

Christmas Chocolate Bark Six Ways

Christmas Chocolate Bark Six Ways

This fall I was reminded how easy it is to make chocolate bark when I made a bunch of Halloween candy bark, which inspired me to create a whole bunch of Christmas chocolate bark recipes for you! Our kids are crazy for chocolate bark and, since I’ve been keeping them in ample supply, so are all of our neighbors. It’s fun because it’s really easy to make, especially with kids, and you can mix and match the flavors in an …

Homemade Irish Cream Holiday Gifts

Homemade Irish Cream Holiday Gifts

Each year during the holidays, I like to spend time making homemade Christmas gifts for a handful of people on our gifting list. One year it was homemade after shave for the gentlemen. Another year it was homemade vanilla extract. Most every year I make homemade body scrub for the ladies. (Like this one or this one!) This year I was inspired by some of my lady friends in our neighborhood to make homemade Irish cream! Poured into a cute bottle …

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers

DIY Cupcake Liner Flowers

Today’s DIY tutorial revisits one of my favorite craft techniques, making the prettiest paper flowers from good ol’ inexpensive paper cupcake liners. Making these flowers is about as easy as it gets, but the end result is pretty gorgeous, even if I do say so myself. You can make them just about any color you can imagine (or any color that comes in a spray paint can anyway) and then use them as place cards, a cake topper or string them …

Strawberries and Cream White Hot Chocolate + Printables

Strawberries and Cream White Hot Chocolate + Printables

Posted 02/04/2016 by in Printables, Recipes \ 13 comments

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Last year around Valentine’s Day, I teamed up with my friends at Lindt to bring you some super cute printables inspired by my undying love for my favorite Lindt LINDOR milk chocolate truffles. (Can’t stop, won’t stop, guys. The love affair is real.) Needless to say, me and my sweet tooth were more than happy to jump on board when they asked me to share a little …

DIY Mini Rosemary Wreath Garland

DIY Mini Rosemary Wreath Garland

If you’re still looking for a few pretty ideas for decking the halls, I have one last holiday DIY idea to share with you today! And in the spirit of all things last minute, we’re keeping this one appropriately simple. It’s the sweetest little rosemary wreath garland made with tiny little embroidery hoops and it’s seriously adorable to boot. You could also nix the garland and use these little wreaths as ornaments, too! So so pretty, don’t you think?

 

Mini embroidery hoops
Twine, …

DIY Cheesecloth Ghost Cake Toppers

DIY Cheesecloth Ghost Cake Toppers

I will be the first to admit that there are a million different variations of this project floating around out there, but that’s also kind of why I love these little ghosts. We made a version of these every year with my mom when we were kids, sometimes out of cheesecloth and kitchen twine like these, or other times out of tissues and thread. Basically, whatever we had on hand. We’d hang them from doorways or the chandelier in the …