10 Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas

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Here in Utah, there are only about 3 weeks left until school starts! And yes, I did say that with an exclamation point because I'm SO ready for my kids to be back in a routine. This summer has been long for us, since all our money is going into building our house, we didn't take a vacation or go anywhere. And I'm impatient this year, since I'm dying to be in my own house which won't be done until Christmas. But Back to SCHOOL...I think we are … [Read more...]

20 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Now

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I know Christmas is RIGHT around the corner and you all are super excited to see all the Christmas ornaments at Hobby Lobby right?? Seeing as it's July...maybe not so much.  But I always like to post some handmade Christmas gifts at this time because Christmas is so overwhelming with the number of things you have to do that handmade gifts tend to not happen.  If you put them off until December, chances are it will become next year's gift am I … [Read more...]

Patriotic Lanterns & Giveaway!

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Today I'm sharing a very patriotic craft idea for some cute and functional home decor.  Patriotic lanterns!  I have had these plain galvanized metal lanterns from IKEA for a long time and though I loved them, I thought I could jazz them up for the biggest American summer holiday:  the 4th of July. These are pretty easy to change as long as you have some good quality spray paint (Rustoleum from The Home Depot and good quality painter's … [Read more...]

4th of July Luminaries

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One of the best parts of celebrating the 4th of July is staying up late to do fireworks and partying with family and friends.  If you want to jazz up your 4th of July party, why not make these easy 4th of July luminaries to add some ambiance to your dinner party?  I got this idea from here and I loved how she made the words her font.  I used candles for my luminaries but you could just as easily drill a hole in the back for icicle lights to go in … [Read more...]

15 DIY Father’s Day Gifts

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What are you giving the fathers in your life for Father's Day? Is your father a more 'manly' guy or is he a more 'I'd like to be pampered but I wouldn't ever actually ask for that' type of guy? Is he a grandpa? Is he a first-time father? Any way you do it, fathers deserve something special and heartfelt on Father's Day, so here are 15 DIY Father's Day Gifts! From start to finish, there is a whole array of presents you could make, some even … [Read more...]

Gold Dipped Flower Pots

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Well another school year has come and gone.  It's crazy to think that in one week I will no longer have a kindergartener!  The end of school always sneaks up on me and before I know it, I need to come up with a teacher gift!  I love giving plants to people, and succulents are the easiest plants to take care of.  I bought some Jade plants and some simple terra cotta pots and jazzed them up with Decoart's Patio Paint! Gold is so big right … [Read more...]

Quilted Easter Egg

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I have been playing with the new fabric collection from Riley Blake called Unforgettable and have just fallen in love with the color scheme!  I thought it would be perfect for something Easter themed, so when Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain asked me to participate in her A-Z series, I knew I would want to do something Quilt related and use this Unforgettable collection. I also happened to have these oval shaped frames from a local wood … [Read more...]

Gold Dipped Bottles

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If you need some super easy and quick St. Patrick's Day decor, why not try Gold Dipped bottles?  I have been saving these green Martinelli's bottles for like a year, wondering if I could somehow use them for a craft or whatever, when this simple idea struck me as the perfect thing for St. Paddy's.  I didn't really have time to construct an entire beautiful St. Patrick's day-themed party table and buy beautiful white Gerbera daisies to put in the … [Read more...]