Nontraditional Mercury Glass DIY Menorah {Or Holiday Centerpiece!}

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Today’s project is a simple one that packs a big atmospheric punch!  The classic Menorah includes 9 candles on one holder with the middle candle raised.  These can often be quite pricey, but today’s DIY Menorah craft is absolutely affordable and can be adjusted for various faiths.   Supplies needed to make your own nontraditional DIY Menorah: Gold Mercury Glass Votives. Unfinished Wood Candle Base. Evergreen Pine Fragrance Oil. Baker’s Twine (Cappuccino – my favorite pack!!). Silver Paint and Gold Spray Glitter. {Read More}

DIY Gingerbread House & Birdhouse In One

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I love this little DIY gingerbread house project for Christmas in July because it works now as a birdhouse AND it works later as a darling little flickering nightlight for Christmas.  I plan to do a whole little bird city with all the houses Consumer Crafts has available (See them all HERE).  Wouldn’t it be fun to have a birdhouse painting party with a bunch of friends or neighborhood children? It is a wonderful way to get out of the {Read More}

Handmade Gift Challenge: Giant Gingerbread Homemade Candles

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Need a $10 gift that will serve as a serve-all gift for hostesses, sisters-in-law and random friends alike? I have the project for you today! These giant jar homemade candles are cheaper than you might imagine and they are honestly HUGE! We are talking bigger than the biggest size of Yankee candle, bursting with an orange gingerbread flavor and some fun add-ins.  Ready to start crafting?? To create 5-6 of these homemade candles, you will need the following supplies. These {Read More}

DIY Luminary Cityscape

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With nights getting earlier and the sunrise coming later, it sometimes seems like we are living in the dark!  Instead of lamenting the lack of sun, let’s celebrate it with some fun, new (and safe!) luminaries. I decided to go with golden bags for a true “glow” from within and the plaid edger punch for two different effects.  The first is a simple plaid border cutout around the top of the bags, creating little pockets of light at the top {Read More}