3 Easy Ways to Wrap Wine Bottles

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If you have ever met me, you know that I love wine which is why I am so excited to partner with Mirassou to share with you how wine makes the perfect hostess gift. Although this post was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own. #MirassouHoliday

So, I am a total wine lover. If you have ever met me in real life or even talked to me online {maybe stalked my Instagram}, you know that I love to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine. Of course, when I need to take a gift to a hostess for a party or dinner, wine is my go to selection. Not only is it an easy choice but it is something almost anyone can use and enjoy. Mirassou wines are one of my favorites because they are reasonably priced (starting at about $12 per bottle) and pair well with almost any holiday dish. Of course, after selecting the perfect wine, I have to decide how to wrap it for my hostess. Here are 3 easy ways to wrap wine beyond the traditional gift bag.

Three easy ways to wrap wine beyond the boring bag.

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Burlap and Plaid Christmas Wreath

So, November totally flew by! It was like I packaged up the Halloween decorations and now I am pulling out my snowmen and Christmas items. This blog started with the making of a wreath {and then a ton of wreathes after that} so I like to be sure and share the newest wreath I make each year for Christmas. This year, I am going for a pretty traditional and rustic feel so my burlap and plaid Christmas wreath fits in perfectly.

A simple burlap and plaid Christmas wreath is so easy to make and looks beautiful.

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13 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

I love to wrap gifts. Each year, I transform our basement into Santa’s workshop and you’ll find paper, ribbon, tape and bows spread every where. Occasionally, I will toss something in a bag because I am in a pinch but I really prefer to stick to DIY gift wrapping ideas. In case you are like me, I’ve put together 13 creative gift wrapping ideas that are perfect for Christmas!

13 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas to make your packages gorgeous this Christmas.

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Easy Glitter Christmas Ornaments

We are really into Christmas and literally change the decorations in pretty much every part of our home for Christmas.  We have about five Christmas trees of different sizes around the house.  We even take down artwork and put up Christmas decorations instead.  I’d probably change out pieces of furniture too if Mathlete wouldn’t give me a hard time about it!  This year, I decided to add a little Christmas sparkle to our paper mache tree and made some super easy glitter Christmas ornaments to hang on it.

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Thanksgiving Mini Pallet Art

I love decorating for Thanksgiving but often find I just don’t have the time to do a lot of decoration changes.  So, I typically focus on decorating the house for fall and then add a few Thanksgiving specific touches around the house as the holiday gets closer.  This year, I created some Thanksgiving mini pallet art to display on my mantle. It is the perfect last minute craft to toss up for Thanksgiving since it takes only a few supplies and almost no time to complete.

Thanksgiving pallet style art you can make in under 30 minutes using wood shims! [Read more...]

Halloween Glittered Skull Wreath

While I am out celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mathlete’s parents, I have a few amazing bloggers here sharing their awesomeness. Today, Amy is sharing her super fun Halloween Glittered Skull Wreath. Read on to find out where she got the supplies and how to make it.

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Hello friends! I’m Amy from Mod Podge Rocks (and DIY Candy, and Washi Tape Crafts!). I think we’re all in the Halloween mode, and I had to share a recently completed project with you that I just LOVE. I’m a huge fan of the Dollar Tree, and it’s always a fun challenge to head there and see what I can come up with. I knew I wanted to do something Halloween-related and use FolkArt Extreme Glitter, but besides that, I had no idea what I was doing when I walked into the Dollar Tree. It was SO much fun, and this skull wreath resulted.

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13 Candy Corn Ideas

Candy corn is one of those ubiquitous Halloween treats. From the basic candy corn candy to candy corn flavored cookies, it can be found everywhere. Of course, we can’t forget about candy corn crafts either! To really get you inspired to make something candy corn related, I’ve found 13 candy corn ideas that are the perfect inspiration.

These are the best ideas for candy corn themed recipes and crafts.

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39 Halloween Crafts

Halloween will be here before we know it. I mean…October 1st is in 2 days! How in the world did that happen? If you are like me, you are already thinking of some great Halloween crafts you can do for fun or to add some Halloween into your decor at home. I’ve got 39 Halloween crafts that are the perfect starting point for making your house spook-tacular.

I love all of these great Halloween crafts.

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Easy Fall Felt Hoop Art {Guest Post}

I love fall! After spending a week at the beach, I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and all things fall! Today’s guest post is all about getting ready for fall with a super fun craft: fall felt hoop art!

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I’m so excited to be guest posting for Shannah! My name is Albion, but most people call me Abby and I blog at Albion Gould. I have four young daughters, so I enjoy projects that don’t take a lot of time or can be done in bits and pieces. In that vein, I’m sharing an easy fall felt hoop art craft with you today.

Easy Fall Felt Hoop Art

Fall is my favorite season and if I could live in a world where it’s fall year round, I would. I love seeing the leaves start to change colors and there’s nothing better than that fall wind with them swirling around. I tried to create hoop art to reflect that.

For this craft, you’ll need:

  • felt in fall colors
  • hoops
  • needle & thread
  • scissors/cutting machine/leaf templates

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Start by putting your base colors of felt in the hoops. Trim the excess felt.

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I used my Cricut Explore to cut out my leaves. I ironed on interfacing to the felt, loaded it into the Cricut, and cut out all the leaves I wanted.

iron on interfacing

iron interfacing

cut out leaves

When you have your pile of leaves, start arranging them how you want. I imagined a breeze coming from one direction and swooping them across the hoops. Once they’re placed where you want, stitch each leaf onto the hoop. I used two cross stitch stitches on each leaf.

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You’re ready to hang your hoops! We have a corner that never got decorated properly, so we use it for seasonal decorations. I had some extra leaves and let the girls stick them on the wall with some painter’s tape (kids and stickers, right?!).

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I hope you enjoyed this easy fall felt hoop art craft! I’d love for you to come over and check out some of my other recent projects, like my Felt Fascinator, Coffee Love Mug, and Fall Candle Centerpiece.

Thanks so much for having me, Shannah!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Earrings {Guest Post}

There are a few bloggers that I am lucky enough to have met in person and develop a friendship with. We may live crazy far away from each other but we chat online and keep up with each other. Kim is one of those bloggers. In person, she is awesome and I am always so impressed by her projects online. These chocolate chip cookie earrings are no exception. They make ME want to go and make a pair…oh, and maybe eat a cookie!
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Hi everyone! My name is Kim and I blog over at seven thirty three. I love to share kids crafts, free printables, party ideas and more. 

My 5 year old daughter wants to get her ears pierced SO bad… but she is too afraid. She has literally sat in the chair three times now. She makes it to the part where they go to add the little purple dot to her ear and she bolts. Seriously. Jumps OUT of the chair and runs. She received a pair of Christmas clip-on earrings two Christmas’ ago and keeps asking if I can make her a pair. I finally decided after her last bolt from the chair that I would go ahead and make her some. I picked up the clips at Joann’s – though I was a bit bummed that they didn’t have a smaller option.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Earrings

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