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Christmas Bead and Fabric Garland Tutorial

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Last year there were a bunch of adorable raggy garlands posted around the holidays. Bloggers all over the place were tying billions of fabric strips to ribbon and twine to make scrappy holiday decorations. I absolutely adore the look, but let’s face it; I’m lazy and I love giant Christmas trees. There is no way I’m sitting around for days making little knots. Luckily for me (and really, for all of us) I spend excessive amounts of time stalking craft stores and I found a short cut to that rustic Christmas feel with this bead and fabric garland!

Scrappy Christmas Garland

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Christmas Poinsettia Candle Wreath

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Today I’m over at Embracing Messy sharing my tutorial for this classy, pet-safe and long lasting Poinsettia Candle Wreath!

Fake Poinsettia wreath

Don’t forget Sunday kicks of my Christmas Series!

Christmas Link Party 2012

There will be a week full of Christmas Carol-Inspired DIY projects  and a link party starting on the 2nd!

Find more holiday projects on my Christmas page

Princess Christmas Countdown Tree

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I’ve wanted to do some sort of Christmas Countdown for a long time now.  I was browsing in Hobby Lobby and found (of all things) a pink Christmas tree and a miniature tree skirt with the word “Princess” on it. A little while (and about $30) later I had everything I needed to put together a Christmas Countdown Tree for my 6 year old niece cousin (my Grandmother emailed me to point out that I don’t even have a niece, oops!) Scarlett. (Side note, on Thanksgiving we found out her mom is pregnant so she’s going to be a big sister again! I tell ya, our family has all of sudden started popping out babies left and right!)

Girly Advent Calender

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Christmas Word Searches – Snowman and Holiday Songs

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love the holiday season and I’ve spent the last few days getting my Christmas craft on. Here’s a few holiday themed word searches to help you unwind (or keep the kids busy while you’re working that glue gun overtime!).

First, get your brain working with the tougher one:

Hard Christmas Wordsearch

And then kick back with a mug of cocoa and help the littles with this simple one:

easy Christmas wordsearch

The un-watermarked versions are available [free] from my Google Docs page. Print and share as much as you like but please do not resell or otherwise profit from my work.

Last years word searches can be found here.

Don’t forget the Country Christmas Sing-Along starting December 2nd! Some of my favorite bloggers will be here sharing their Christmas projects.

PS. I’ve already watched the Grinch with Jim Carey 2x and the cartoon once. In two days.

Daffodil Favors from Van Engelen Bulbs

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Once Upon a Time…

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A princess was getting married and she really wanted to give away daffodil bulbs for her wedding favors. So for once in her  life she actually did something with plenty of time to spare. The very nice people promised she would have the bulbs in for her wedding. But they lied, several times.