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Christmas Topiary Gift Tags

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This year I got to be part of an awesome homemade gift tag exchange, there were over 30 participants and I received a giant envelope of loveliness. My tag was inspired by a file I found in the Silhouette Store for Garden Topiaries.

Layer die cut paper, stamps and twine to create festive topiary gift tags pretty enough to hang on the tree

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Peace On Earth Banner with Free Cut Files

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When you walk into my home the first thing you see is a red bookshelf with a giant frame on it. During the fall I had the fingerprint tree from our wedding on display but I wanted to change it up. The frame is filled with a piece of foam core board covered in burlap so I knew what ever I added had to be light weight.

Peace On Earth Paper Banner - #AdhesiveCardStock project

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20 DIY Christmas Stocking Tutorials

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I’ve got a real weakness for stocking and stocking holders. I’ve got a large collection of the latter and I use them to hold up ornaments, garlands and of course, stockings. 20 DIY Christmas Stocking Tutorials
Last year I made new stockings from felt with a burlap cuff for Mike, the dog, the cat, the bunny and myself. This year I’ll have to make another three, one for the baby and one for Gumball and one for the kitten Mike decided to keep (occasionallyrefered to as “toilet cat” since he’s in love with the toilet).

I’ll probably just stick with last years pattern (making 3 stockings is much easier than making 8, no matter how simple the method!). That didn’t stop me from browsing Pinterest in search of some new ideas.

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Scrappy Christmas Cinnamon Stick Trees

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I’ve always loved holiday displays that feature miniature forests of trees. When I found these cinnamon stick tree ornaments I knew I wanted to turn the same concept into a little holiday forest.

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Layered Popcorn Gift Jars

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I like to gift people with practical things. But just because they are practical doesn’t mean you can’t make them pretty!

Layered Popcorn Mason Jars with Mitten Tags

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