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Pom Pom Barrettes


Quick and Easy Pom Pom Barrettes

This craft is SO simple! You can customize the size and color of the pom poms you use, making them perfect gifts for cheerleaders, scouts, or any other group. 

Here's a photo how-to, quick directions, and supply list.

Disclosure: This project includes products I received as part of a separate sponsored post. As always the opinions expressed are my own. 
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Holiday Advent Activities Mobile


This year instead of giving advent gifts, make memories! It's a great way to celebrate the joy of the season all month long without spending a ton of money and it'll help your family bond over the holidays!
I received product in exchange for this post, the opinions expressed are my own.

Everyone knows one of the best ways to extend the spirit of the holidays is to create an advent. This year instead of giving tokens or sweets (in the past we've even gifted books) we're going to save a few bucks and create some memories! With PSA Essentials Stamps and this handy list of activities we created a Holiday Advent Activities Mobile.

This year instead of giving advent gifts, make memories! It's a great way to celebrate the joy of the season all month long without spending a ton of money and it'll help your family bond over the holidays!

To make a mobile of your own you'll need:
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Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas and a CONTEST


Here's a collection of eleven Thanksgiving, Fall, Autumn table decorating ideas!
I received product in exchange for this announcement. All opinions expressed are my own.

Most Thanksgivings we visit family, but I still appreciate a festive fall tablescape, especially those that feature handmade projects. I am a crafty blogger after all. To get in the spirit I've pulled together eleven creations to make and inspire. So, when you're busy stuffing birds and mashing potatoes you'll know the table is set. 

As a bonus, I'm sharing how your DIY creations could help you win a new 
Christmas tree from the Christmas Tree Market! 

Christmas Tree Market DIY Thanksgiving Decor Contest
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Crafty Gift Idea: Edison Bulb Lamp


Great DIY gift idea you don't have to DIY! Gather these supplies together, box it up, and give it to your favorite crafter! Or decoupage a bottle, get the Edison bulb from Darice Crafts, plus the bottle adapter, and keep it for yourself!


This post was sponsored by Darice Crafts and let me just say...it's awesome! 

The who, what, where, when of making this craft is below the video-friendly reminder - if you open the viewer on YouTube you can give it a thumbs up! What I want to talk about first is why this is an awesome DIY/Crafty gift idea. In fact, I've put together three reasons and they are:

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Craft Lightning: Fringed Juice Lid Ornaments


Every time I say Craft Lightning, "Grease Lightning" starts playing in my head. 
So, guess what time it is, "Go Craft Lightning, Go Craft Lightning!" 

Craft Lightning is code for quick and easy, these Fringed Juice Lid Ornaments are just that. Easy enough for kids to craft and perfect for adding a rustic feel to your holiday decor.

I told myself I wasn't going to make a single ornament this year, who was I kidding? I'm not sure if this one will fit into the Instagram Photo-A-Day Challenge we're doing this month, but it might. (Be sure to check it out and follow along at #NUOrnaments15!)

Back to today's project and yes, it's an ornament. In keeping with the craft lightning requirements it takes less than 15 minutes to complete.  

To make your own Fringed Juice Lid Ornaments you'll need: 
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Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2015


 This year marks the 5th annual Handmade Holiday Blog Hop and I'm so excited to be one of its contributors! I'm really excited about the gift I made but before I jump right into the how-to I want to make sure you know there are links, and a giveaway, for you to check out at the bottom of the post. 


It's Handmade Holidays blog hop time!

One of my daughter's favorite things to do is draw and frankly, she's pretty good at it. At least I think so and it's hard to argue the merit of a child's artwork with a parent. 

You know who else fauns over your little one's handy work? Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and even family friends. Thankfully, it's really easy to turn all their creations into creative, one-of-a-kind gifts! 

Use your kids' drawings to create one of a kind wearables to give as gifts! A great DIY project loved ones would be grateful to receive!


We actually used three different techniques but they all had the same premise and that is to spotlight my budding artist's work. First we created a floral watercolor piece; secondly, we painted on an iron-on image transfer; and thirdly, we combined the water color with the image transfer.  All you need to recreate any of these projects is:
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