DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jar Vases

DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jar Vases

Ball® mason jars are a great inexpensive way to craft and DIY your Christmas décor. I have always had a love for mercury glass as part of my Christmas décor but the fact is real mercury glass can be really expensive. So over the years I have learned how to turn glass ware into a faux mercury glass using this technique.

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Mason Jar Christmas Tree

Mason Jar Christmas Tree

Christmas decor can be expensive so I always like to find inexpensive ways to freshen up my decor. Today I am showing you how to take small cheap Christmas trees and make them look more substantial as part of your Christmas decor. I have been loving the idea of small trees in crocks or baskets but they get pricey quick so I decided to DIY my own.

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Christmas Decor: DIY Wall Mounted Faux Deer Head

Christmas Decor: DIY Wall Mounted Faux Deer Head

The last few years I have been starting to really get into decorating for Christmas. Last year at the end of the season I got some amazing deer ornaments and a deer figurine on clearance and that propelled the idea of incorporating deer into my holiday decor this year. Today I am going to walk you through how I made this DIY wall mounted faux deer head. 

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Buffalo Check Plaid Christmas Tree

Buffalo Check Plaid Christmas Tree

It has always been a dream of mine to have two Christmas trees. So when I bought my house last year I knew that the sunporch was going to be the best place for that second tree. I have a friend moving out to California and she sold me her tree that was perfect for the space. Only 6 feet tall. Now this holiday season is definitely the season of buffalo check plaid.

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2016 Holiday Card Trends

2016 Holiday Card Trends

It's that time of year again. It's time to order and send out your holiday cards. Now being the crafty person that I am for years I made my holiday cards by hand. You know what I have realized as I get older? The older you get the more holiday cards you have to send out. So for the second year in a row I am partnering up with Minted to show how easy and effortless they make the holidays. 

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A Rustic Christmas Tree

A Rustic Christmas Tree

Christmas is in full swing here and I am excited to share with you my rustic Christmas tree. Now I have been collecting for this tree for almost three years and every year it gets more complete. For once I have chose a theme and stuck to it. So how did I stay on track and not veer off? I established a color story. If the ornament or decoration does not fall within that story it doesn't make this tree (yes I have another tree). 

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DIY Rustic Stick Christmas Tree

DIY Rustic Stick Christmas Tree

While my style is typically eclectic leaning towards shabby chic my Christmas decor is usually rustic. There is just something about plaids, reds, golds and burlap. Did I mention wood? Today I am sharing how to make a DIY rustic Christmas trees made from sticks. Now make sure you stick around to the end of this post I have a treat for you 30+ bloggers have joined together to share how we are getting our home ready for the holidays this week. 

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Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes

Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes

Almost every year my friends and family get together at this time and host a Christmas cookie swap party. Never been to a cookie swap? Let me tell you how it works. Invite your friends over telling them to bake some delicious cookies to share. Set up a table in your home with lots of tins or to-go bins. Each person collects an assortment of cookies from everyone and package them up maybe sample a few along the way. It's a great way to kick off the holiday party season and an awesome opportunity to share your favorite recipes. Sometimes you leave with so many cookies that they are great for office gifts or even to make a platter to bring to another party.

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Merry & Bright Free Printable

Merry & Bright Free Printable

Guys I am so excited to be showing you today a holiday printable I made with Glitter Prints paper. Which is a new product from Core'dinations. It's glitter that you can print on without it flaking off and making a mess of your printer and your home. Let's face it I still have glitter from halloween on my hardwood floors! So to try it out I decided to make a some festive artwork to add to my sideboard. 

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Shutter Holiday Card Holder

Shutter Holiday Card Holder

I love decorating my house for the holidays with items I already have. In this case I had plantation shutters in my basement that I had picked up over a year and a half ago at the Brimfield antique fair. I didn't really buy this with intention but just knew I loved the shutters. 

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Red Berry and Pinecone Christmas Wreath

Red Berry and Pinecone Christmas Wreath

Now I am kind of on a grapevine wreath kick. You may remember that last month I created a fall wreath with this same base.  I had stopped by Trader Joe's, to buy everything pumpkin, and saw these gorgeous grapevine wreaths for $3.99. Since the fall wreath I went back and bought two more bases to tuck away for Christmas wreaths which I am showing you today!

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DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe

DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe

It's day three of the Holiday Craft Party and I am joining up with Simply Kelly DesignsTwo Purple CouchesThe House Down the Lane and Where the Smiles Have Been! If you missed yesterday make sure you check out the five fabulous gift tags we created here.  So before I tell you about DIY Mason Jar Snowglobes. Let me tell you more about this week. Make sure you stay to the end of this post a.) to see what the other party goers created and b.) to enter to win a $50 Michaels gift card or $50 to Minted! 

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Easy Holiday Place Cards with Gift Tags

Easy Holiday Place Cards with Gift Tags

Today I am talking about an easy way to take your holiday table decor to the next level with place cards. Whether you have a dinner party coming up or just your family coming for the holidays. Make them feel special with a personalized setting at the table. This is something that shouldn't take more than a few minutes and you might have everything you need in your holiday decor already. We are making place cards out of ornaments and gift tags. 

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How to Make a Mercury Glass Ornament

How to Make a Mercury Glass Ornament

Guys I am so excited to share with you that this week I am joining up with Simply Kelly DesignsTwo Purple CouchesThe House Down the Lane and Where the Smiles Have Been to throw and entire weeklong Holiday Craft Party! You may remember from last year the Holiday Craft Party that Kelly and I threw. We thought it would be even better if we got a few of our favorite bloggers involved. So before I get to How to Make Mercury Glass Ornaments. Let me tell you more about this week. Make sure you stay to the end of this post a.) to see what the other party goers created and b.) to enter to win a $50 Michaels gift card or $50 to Minted! 

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Snowman Mason Jar Vase

Snowman Mason Jar Vase

Hey Guys! It's the third Monday of the month and that means it's Mason Jar Monday. This month's theme is Christmas and I have a fun project for you a Simple Snowman Mason Jar Vase. 

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2015 Ornament Exchange

2015 Ornament Exchange

So last week I made these quirky robot ornaments as part of the 2015 Ornament exchange. Where close to 80 bloggers participated. We were all assigned a partner and got to know them through email. Making it easy to make an ornament fitting there style. For instance my partner Amber loves robots. So naturally I made her some robot ornaments. 

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Easy DIY Burlap Table Runner

Easy DIY Burlap Table Runner

Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. It is the one holiday that I feel like you can go all out for. Growing up my mom always decorated our mantel. I was a bit sad moving into my house that I didn't have a fireplace to decorate. My solution was to get a side board or a sofa table that I almost treat as a faux mantel in my living room. Consumer Crafts was awesome enough to send me a gigantic box filled with every holiday crafting supply you can imagine and challenge me to come up with a holiday craft. So today we are going to start decorating that mantel with an easy DIY burlap table runner made out of burlap ribbon from Consumer Crafts.

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DIY Robot Ornaments

DIY Robot Ornaments

I am so excited to finally tell you guys what I have been working on! Robots! Yes Robot ornaments made from wood and just about any small odds and end I could find by my work bench. So why robots? This week I have teamed up with over 80 bloggers for an ornament exchange organized by Erlene from My Pinventures! And guess who my partner is. Amber from AmberDowns.net. Amber is a Floridian Children's librarian who loves robots! I was a little stumped at first but then the pinterest gods struck. I found these awesome robot heads from my friend Vanessa of Tried and True Blog. And I thought what if I went one step further and added bodies to the ornaments.

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Holiday Cards and a Giveaway from Minted

Holiday Cards and a Giveaway from Minted

Guys can you believe we are talking about the holidays already?! What happened to Summer or Fall? You know what I am actually ok with this because Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love decorating, crafting and receiving christmas cards in the mail! I've actually already figured out how I want to display them this year, but you will have to check back for that in November.  

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Halloween Mason Jar Mummy

Halloween Mason Jar Mummy

I am so excited to tell you guys that I joined up with a bunch of awesome bloggers to bring to you Mason Jar Crafts on the third Monday of every month. So this month's theme is halloween and I have one of the easiest projects for you! A Halloween Mason Jar Mummy that you can make in under 5 minutes and for about $5.

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