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12 Gorgeous DIY Christmas Decor Tutorials

I love attempting to make my own gifts and decor. Even if it doesn’t turn out, I have a sense of accomplishment knowing I made it myself. I also love the process of creating something, so here I have some totally gorgeous DIY Christmas decor tutorials to really make your home magical this year! If you love DIY, you will also love my post, The 10 Prettiest DIY Christmas Gifts You’d Never Know Are DIY.  That one is huge on Pinterest now, so make sure to save it for later!  DIY: MINI CHRISTMAS TREE TOPIARIES by Joanna Gaines DIY PAPER BALL ORNAMENTS by Nalle’s House DIY SEQUIN PILLOW by The Proper Blog GLAM HOLIDAY BAR CART by Bliss At Home DIY CLOCK ADVENT CALENDAR by Thrifty and Chic DIY ADVENT COUNTDOWN by Sisters Suitcase Blog DIY CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATIONS CENTERPIECE by A Piece of Rainbow SHARPIE & DROP CLOTH…

The Top, Gorgeous DIY Christmas Decor Ideas on Pinterest

I enjoying buying and making my christmas decor. I do a lot of shopping at the dollar store, get some staples and Walmart and Michaels, then have fun making little things to spice up the house. With Thanksgiving break this week, I love to use the extra time with the boys to make things together. Of course their idea of craft-time lasts about 5 minutes, but sometimes I can get them to sit for an activity for longer than 20 minutes. In my search for DIY holiday decor, I found some AMAZING tutorials on Pinterest. I thought I would compile all the best tutorials I’ve found on Pinterest! The Best DIY Christmas Decor on Pinterest:  DIY Snowy Frosted Candles: I saved the video here because I thought it was so simple and easy to watch and do! DIY Christmas Centerpiece by a Piece of Rainbow: Winter Pom Pom Wreath by…

7 Tips To Have A Fixer Upper Holiday from Joanna Gaines

Well Joanna of HGTV’s Fixer Upper is really somebody I look up to. She is insanely creative, completely humble, and totally successful. In my attempt to be a better creative, I’ve put together a tutorial to decorate your home with all the Fixer Upper feels. Let’s let the obsession roll, and I hope this helps you achieve your inner Joanna dreams. This post contains affiliate links.  First Tip: Create A Focal Point HGTV writes about how one of Joanna’s favorite tips is to create a focal point. When talking about the holidays, this usually means the mantle or where the Christmas tree is. Then, you can decorate around the focal point to tie the rest of the home together. Take a look at this set up Joanna did for the Magnolia House B&B: photography by Rachel Whyte What I love about this area is the simplicity in colors. The tree…

Beautiful + Simple Herb Holiday Wreath

I’ve been so excited to decorate this year for the holidays, but you know what?? I can’t decide on an aesthetic!! I’m struggling to take a direction on whether I do a modern, minimal look, classic Christmas or soft and elegant. I was itching to do at least something, so I made these super simple wreaths. They are part natural and part artificial. I used natural rosemary as the main greenery, so they smell amazing and faux berries and flowers. Here’s what you need: Macrame/Hoop Rings: I grabbed mine at Walmart, which were the wooden for the more bohemian/natural look, and Amazon has the pretty metal ones.  Get the wooden ones on Amazon too. If you want to use the traditional wreath wires, the dollar store has them! Floral Tape: I actually grabbed mine at the dollar store, and it was not that sticky, so this one is probably way…

The Best Holiday Decor On Amazon Prime

I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping these days, and I WISH I would have stumbled upon Minted earlier. Seriously kicking myself. I could’ve let you all know about their beautiful pieces with FREE Shipping. Here are some of the best holiday decor options I’ve found on Amazon Prime: Holiday Pillow Covers:  These are classic, farm-style I love the truck in this set!  This set is a bit ligther, still with a super cute truck! Christmas Blankets: I’m obsessed with a brand-new, fuzzy blanket for the holidays! Here are some of the best frinds on Amazon Prime. Holiday Signs: Holiday Wreaths: Holiday Stockings: This one isn’t elligible for Prime because it is personalized, but thought it was super cute anyways! I was looking for more personalized stockings, and I found these, which are not on Amazon, but I think they are adorable! I am in love with this fawn-themed…

13 Adorable + Easy Halloween Crafts For Toddlers

These are 13 adorable and easy halloween crafts you can make with your toddlers. They are super cute, and not too spooky, so even little ones can enjoy them! My favorite are the pumpkin dioramas. I think they spur the imagination like a story, only better! I hope to make a few of them this year, and create a story behind them for my boys! Mummy Mason Jar Luminaries by A Little Claireification Stand Alone Ghosts by Modern Parents Messy Kids Pet Ghost in a Jar by Penny Wise Blog Spooky Pillow tutorial at Joanne Fabrics Mini Mummy Pinata by DIY Candy Halloween Handsoap and Sanitizer by Little Bins for Little Hands Eat Drink and Be Scary Sign by Home Heart Craft Halloween Glitter Slime Monsters by The 36th Avenue Toilet Roll Cats by Family Maven Pumpkin Dioramas by The Paper Mama DIY Pumpkin Diaoramas by A Pumpkin and A…

The 6 Cutest Easter Basket Theme Ideas Ever for Toddlers

Easter is just around the corner, and I am on the hunt to create some fabulous Easter baskets this year! Last year we were traveling, so we did Church events and egg hunts. This year, I am ready to add the baskets! I’ve been searching for some cute ideas, because I don’t want to just fill it with candy. I’m sure my boys would die for a basket full of skittles, but let’s be honest, that will just cause a huge, sugar-induced disaster. So, I wanted to find fun ideas that incorporated gardening tools (because spring planting!), learning activities, faith-based books and more. I thought you all might be looking for similar ideas, so here’s my list of inspo to get you all started on your Easter baskets! First Idea is a Little Gardner’s Theme: I love this because my little boys love to dig in the dirt. This is…

Easiest Holiday Meals Ever (aka Merriest Mama Ever!)

I love how fancy the holidays are. Everything is all lit up and decorated so nice. I don’t like to make a super elaborate or fancy meal. I’m not that great in the kitchen, so the idea is overwhelming. What I have is a solution for those who want to make something that is delicious, and looks extravagant, yet is super easy! You can DOWNLOAD all 55 Tips for stress-free and easy holiday cooking from all your favorite food bloggers. I’m so happy the Ultimate Bundles team decided to put together a little something special this year… PS Want to be a part of the Ultimate Bundles team? Sign up Here! They asked homemaking and meal planning experts to share 55 of their very best tips for a stress-free, joy-filled holiday season, and then put them all together into a free downloadable guide to make this season merrier. This year,…

Holiday Pizza Special with Red Baron

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and its advertiser, all opinions are mine alone. #RedBaronHolidaySavings #CollectiveBias Pizza is our go-to for holiday movie nights this time of year. Anyone getting out all their favorite movies like I am? There’s something about the holiday movies I can’t resist, and pizza even makes it that much cozier. Craving a delicious, deep dish fix for dinner? Looking to save you and your family time and money during this busy holiday season? Pick up Red Baron® Deep Dish Single Serve Pizza from your local Sam’s Club! Don’t miss this great Ibotta offer! When you buy Red Baron® Deep Dish Pizzas at Sam’s Club, you will earn $2.50! *Offer available through 12/31/17.

5 Ways To Make Your Holiday Cards Totally Stand Out

It’s holiday card time! I am so weird with holiday cards. I am either way too ambitious and want to make them totally gorgeous, or I don’t do them at all. Why can’t I just be normal?? Anyways, I have some great ways to make your beautiful, family holiday cards totally stand out and leave an impression with your family and friends. Here’s how you can go big with your cards this year First, make them into ornaments, rather than your average card. I think this is genius because everyone will automatically want to put them on the tree. I found that Minted is a great place to do this. They have so many beautiful options on making your photos into gorgeous ornament holiday cards. They’ve of course got a great deal going on for the holidays with this coupon I saw on their site! Enjoy 20% off holiday cards $150+, 15% off $100+. Code: BRIGHT17,…