5 Vintage-Inspired Gift Wrapping Ideas

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One of the best things about the winter holiday season is the amount of presents to wrap. I wish I could wrap this many presents all year! Each gift wrap is an opportunity to create mini art. This year, I came up with five easy, vintage-inspired Christmas gift wrapping ideas. Vintage gift wrapping ideas #1: Stenciled kraft wrapping paper. This one is easy! Just randomly paint stenciled numbers on long piece of kraft paper and finish by wrapping lots of red {Read More}

DIY Reindeer Food Burlap Sacks

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Hi Friends! One of the traditions I have been doing with my boys is making reindeer food for Santa’s reindeer to enjoy on Christmas Eve. We sprinkle a little on the ground on Christmas Eve and leave out milk and cookies for Santa.  They love it and even help in the making of the reindeer food.  I was looking on Pinterest and I saw the cutest reindeer washcloth.  She had made a reindeer out of soap and washcloths. You can view her {Read More}

Orange Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Sugar scrub cubes are the perfect, one-time-use scrub that makes exfoliating your hands, feet or even your body a breeze!  These also make the perfect inexpensive, yet impressive gift!  Place a few of these in a cute little jar and you have a wonderful holiday gift to give this year!  Or you can make them and “gift” them to yourself because after you make and try these, you might not want to give them away!  Either way, this orange gingerbread {Read More}

DIY NOEL Letter Decor

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This year my Christmas decor is a winter wonderland inspired theme. Living in central California means we can only wish for a white Christmas, which unfortunately never happens. But, I’m perfectly fine with decorating my home with a snowy white theme instead. This holiday season I used 90% white decorations with a hint of frosted green accents. While putting together a cabinet display I knew I wanted to add holiday letters to the setup. These faux fur paper mache DIY {Read More}

Homemade Clay Ornaments: Easy, Quick & Embossed

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For the last few years, I’ve lived in a small apartment that doesn’t have much room for a Christmas tree. Does this deter me from making ornaments every year? Definitely not. Making ornaments is one of my favorite Christmas traditions! Today I have a great homemade clay ornaments project that is easy enough for kids but can also be customized for experienced artists. The main part of this tutorial is creating these embossed ornaments. But as you see below, you can {Read More}

20 DIY Christmas Decorations To Make

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When it comes to making your home festive for the holidays, nothing is better than DIY Christmas decorations. By making your own holiday decor, you can save money, customize your decorations to your style and brag about your craftiness all season long! We have gathered 20 of our absolute favorite DIY Christmas decorations to share with you this year. If you find a project that you would like to try, simply click on the link above the image, or on the photo {Read More}

Homemade Christmas Decorations: Ho Ho Ho Holiday Letters

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If you’re looking for a super simple and quick homemade Christmas decorations idea – this project is for you! All you need is a few simple supplies to create this fun and glittery Ho Ho Ho decor piece. Add these homemade Christmas decorations to your mantle or anywhere else in your home for instant holiday cheer!  Supplies needed to make your own Ho Ho Ho homemade Christmas decorations: H and O Paper Mache Letters – 3 of each. Mod Podge. Foam {Read More}

Santa Mason Jar Christmas Gifts

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With the holiday season in full swing I’ve been busy working on gifts for the special people in our lives. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the never ending holiday to-do list and making sure we cross everyone off our gift list. Sometimes easy gift ideas are the way to go. Not only are they time-saving but also inexpensive to make. My favorite way to give a gift has always been in a mason jar. There are thousands of way {Read More}

DIY Gift for Dad: Mini Pool Table in a Tin

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Today’s craft is geared towards the men in your life! Every man can use a little break from work for some stress relief. This mini pool table is a perfect DIY gift for dad and is the perfect size to slip inside a desk drawer- maybe for an impromptu game with a co-worker? Supplies needed to make your own pool table DIY gift for dad: Aluminum Tin Casting Plaster (Plaster of Paris) 8mm Metallic Silver Beads (or any 8mm bead) {Read More}