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‘Four Gift Christmas’ free printable gift tags: Want, Need, Make, Read

We have a new Christmas tradition in our family: the Four Gift Christmas. We give four Christmas gifts to each of our children from mommy and daddy: Something You Want Something You Need Something To Make Something To Read Today I’m going to tell you about it and give you free personalized printable Four Gift …

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DIY wedding gift: Wine tags that transform into Christmas ornament keepsakes

Want to make a cheerful and sentimental DIY wedding gift? Stock the newlywed’s wine fridge with bottles to enjoy together on their future anniversaries. The wine bottles are colorfully labeled with handmade tags that transform into Christmas ornament keepsakes after each anniversary. Just attach the corks using VELCRO® Brand fasteners after your toast and voila! …

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Meet my latest client: the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

I want to tell you about my latest client, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. I worked with them this summer on a super fun project and you’re going to love the topic: Christmas! I can’t tell you much yet because the project is still in progress, but I can share some of the …

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Washi Tape DIY Christmas Candles – Cute and Cozy!

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is decorating our house to feel super festive and cozy. Chicago gets dark at 4:30 PM in wintertime (sigh) so I like using candles to add a warm glow and create a happy mood …especially these modern and whimsical DIY Christmas candles using washi tape and …

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GIVEAWAY: “‘Tis the Season to Be Felt-y” Craft Book of Christmas creations

It’s mid-November and high time to really start cranking on Christmas decorations and gifts. Enter to win the ‘Tis the Season to Be Felt-y craft book filled with super cute Christmas ideas to make out of inexpensive craft felt. Keep reading to see how to enter!

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White and gold painted DIY wooden playing card box

Make a quick and easy DIY gift idea with a hint of glamour: a gold and white painted wooden storage box. And there’s a surprise inside: this cute little wooden box actually fits two decks of playing cards. Hooray, this is a perfect handmade gift idea for my bridge-playing mom! Are you making DIY gifts …

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Glass ball Christmas ornament DIY using Perler Beads

Yes, we individually glued Perler beads to clear glass ball ornaments to make these fabulously festive DIY Christmas ornaments. It takes way less time than you’d think. In fact, this handmade glass ball Christmas ornament DIY is so easy that I made it together with my four-year-old daughter, Elise. Kids love Perler Beads, and this …

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Swedish Tea Ring Recipe for Christmas morning breakfast

I’m not really sure how a Swedish Tea Ring recipe became a holiday tradition in a German/Irish/English household but my mom has been making it for Christmas morning breakfast since I was a kid. Swedish Tea Rings tastes sort of like cinnamon rolls but even better. Like many breads, it’s a make-ahead project that you …

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Handmade Christmas Cards from Recycled Magazines

Thanks to Tesco for sponsoring this post. This DIY project and all opinions are mine. Although many Christmas cards are produced from sustainable sources, nothing beats making your own! Handmade cards are highly personal – both in terms of the uniqueness of the card maker and because they can be tailored to the intended recipient. …

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Christmas DIY Shortcuts with Martha Stewart Crafts

This post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Crafts. All opinions are mine. I appreciate a good DIY shortcut especially at holiday time when decorating/baking/gifting/wrapping is so hectic. Martha Stewart Crafts has a couple new festive DIY kickstarters that I’d like to share. I prefer to decorate for winter rather than just Christmas where I can …

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Personalized gift wrapping paper from minted

This post is sponsored by Minted but all opinions are my own. I love wrapping gifts. There’s something about cutting just the right amount of paper, creasing those crisp edges, playing with sticky tape, then all those lovely wrapped boxes under the tree. So when I found out that Minted now offers exclusive personalized wrapping …

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Personalize DIY Holiday Mugs {Featured in Jo-Ann Stores National Christmas Catalog}

No more mixed up mugs! Here’s a quick and adorable way to personalize cocoa and coffee mugs for the holidays by hacking VELCRO® Brand fasteners. This DIY holiday mugs project uses VELCRO Brand One-Wrap and a bit of paper to easily personalize your whole family’s coffee and cocoa mugs. And it’s totally removable! You see, …

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Cute mittens Christmas gift tags printable template – type to personalize

Warm-up your holiday gifts with these printable mitten tags and labels that YOU personalize and print at home! These cute mitten gift tags are festive and also non-denominational so they’re perfect for teacher gifts and hostess gifts as well as gifts for friends and family, whether they celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or the Winter Solstice. Just …

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Festive stockings decoration on food storage container lids for pot lucks and cookie exchanges

This post is sponsored by VELCRO® brand fasteners. Last week I shared my wreath Festive Pot Luck Food Storage Containers wreath lid decoration that was featured in Jo-Ann national holiday advertising catalog. It’s a super cute way to decorate your storage containers for cookie exchanges and pot lucks. Here’s a stockings version that’s perfect for …

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