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Aroma Beads Scent Jars

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Instead of an over priced candle why not make your own home scenting gift this year? Aroma beads are small plastic balls that absorb and disperse fragrance. They’re fool proof and easy to make. You can display them in small organza bags or in these pretty mason jars with decorative lids.

Whip up a set of Aroma Beads Scent Jars in seasonal fragrances perfect for holiday gift giving
Your fragrance choices are almost infinite. A few of my favorites for the holiday season are peppermint, sugar cookie, gingerbread and evergreen. [Read more…]

DIY Poinsettia Wreath

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Poinsettias just scream Christmas to me (it’s a nice scream, very Christmas carol-y) but our cat Rita eats houseplants so I don’t dare bring real ones into my house. Instead I buy lots and lots of fake ones. I use them to decorate the tree and last year I used them to make a pretty poinsettia wreath.

Make a pretty poinsettia wreath centerpiece with a straw wreath form, felt and fake poinsettias

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Folding Nativity Backdrop – December Silhouette Challenge

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One of my favorite Christmas family traditions is setting up the Nativity scene. My grandma bought my sister and I our own sets and added lots of characters over the years (what, your nativity set doesn’t have a flock of sheep and a man playing bagpipes?).

Folding #Nativity Backdrop - Ombre Painted Wood and Vinyl #Christmas Tutorial
This year I decided to set it up on the top shelf of the hutch, one of the few places the cat doesn’t go. Unfortunately it was disappearing into the woodwork, ever since I added the book pages it takes a lot to stand out. I decided to paint a pretty ombre sky and add metallic vinyl accents including lines from one of my favorite Christmas songs to create a standing nativity background, the fact that it folds up for easy storage is just a bonus! [Read more…]

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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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.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Trees [Read more…]