Posts Categorized: holiday

christmas + Crafts + holiday + Projects / Monday, 27 Nov 2017

Paper Poinsettia Flowers

DIY Paper Poinsettia Flower

I used to think Poinsettia flowers were one of the lesser flowers on my “favorites list”. I felt like Christmas deserved a much lovelier blossom to represent its magical qualities. That was until I realized that poinsettias were more than just the gold cellophane wrapped arrangements at the grocery store or the tacky silk ones at the craft store. Poinsettias can be found in the most stunning colors and varieties! There are speckled versions, bright pink varieties, and much more. After this revelation, I knew it was time to make some Paper Poinsettia Flowers. It’s one that has been requested over and over by readers throughout the years.

Crepe paper is the perfect medium to add some texture to the petals and have some fun with color. From speckles to brush strokes, these poinsettias will give their real counterparts a run for their money! We teamed up with Cricut so you can easily download the SVG files and your Cricut Maker will cut out all the pieces in no time! Yes, the new Cricut Maker cuts crepe paper! It’s a Christmas Miracle!

Paper Poinsettia Flower

Find out how to make your own paper poinsettia flowers after the jump!

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christmas + holiday + Projects / Monday, 20 Nov 2017

Rainbow Ombre Advent Calendar

Rainbow Ombre Advent Calendar

Advent Calendars have always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. They seem to make the build-up to Christmas that much more exciting. Each day holds a little surprise and a reminder of the big event! We tapped into our love of rainbows to create a Rainbow Ombre Advent Calendar. Each day counting down to Christmas is represented by a different color bag, filled with coordinating colored toys, treats, or trinkets! We partnered with the Brother to create festive P-Touch Embellish ribbons stating days 1 to 25, to tuck into each bag. You, your partner, or your little ones, will have a blast discovering a new treasure each day, not to mention it makes a beautiful display on your wall!

Get the full tutorial for the Dyed Rainbow Advent Calendar

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gift guides + holiday + Life / Friday, 17 Nov 2017

Gifts for $25 and under

Gifts for $25 and under

Are you in holiday mode yet? We are pushing full steam ahead! There are things to be made! Decor to be added and? Gifts to be bought! We’re doing 3 gift guides this year for every budget starting with gifts for $25 and under, perfect for so many different friends and family and co-workers in your life. Take a peek below!

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holiday + Life / Monday, 13 Nov 2017

A Christmas Surprise

True Value Christmas Surprise-4059Tis’ the season for giving! Does the hustle and bustle of this busy season ever seem to overwhelm you? It can be a bit much to take on. The pressure of finding the perfect gift for all the people on your list is almost too much to take. To combat the stress, we’ve committed to focus our efforts this season on simply giving back and showing love. Particularly, giving back to the shinning women in our lives. We all know someone who is constantly serving, loving, supporting, or inspiring, and we want to recognize as many as we can! Really, the best gifts aren’t about the actual gift at all, but rather showing people you care. Wendy Ahlman is one such woman that deserves some appreciation. We’ve teamed up with True Value to give Wendy a Christmas surprise this year and show her how much the community loves her!

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christmas + DIY + holiday + Projects / Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament

Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament

As a girl, I loved helping to decorate the tree each year for Christmas. I would carefully unwrap each ornament and place it on the tree. My favorites were always the vintage clip-on candles and birds from my Grandma. Recently I’ve seen a resurgence of this type of ornament and I love it! I decided I could make a pretty similar rendition using paper and it would be a lot cheaper too.  It’s a very common Scandinavian tradition to decorate your tree with candles, so this Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament is a little homage to my roots! All you need is small baking liners, paper, and glitter and you’ll have a tree all aglow in no time!

Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament

Check out the step by step photos to create your own paper candle ornaments!

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