27 christmas crafts and decor ideas

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‘Tis the season! As a blogger, my Christmas crafting and decorating is well underway, and I imagine that yours is, too! But whether you are in the midst of your holiday crafting, or waiting until after Thanksgiving, you’re sure to find some inspiration here today. Enjoy!

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holiday gift tags using old photos from lovely things

easy christmas wreaths from martha stewart

matchbook advent calendar from country living

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tiny gingerbread houses for your mugs from not martha

typography heart ornaments from burlap+blue

dyed pom pom wreath from tatertots and jello

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patchwork pillow from nana company

tree pillow from inspired honey bee

looped burlap wreath from burlap+blue

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quilted coasters from gwenny penny

ruffled christmas tree tutorial from the southern institute

burlap lace tree skirt by diy divas on ucreate

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yarn wrapped trees from one pearl button

vintage ornament wreath from the toasted coconut

 felt poinsettia from bhg

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felt ball garland from my sparkle

striped straw wreath from tatertots and jello

snow globe tutorial from i heart naptime

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doorknob stockings from bhg

paper bag wreath from bloesem kids

stocking tutorial from teal & lime

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diy glitter canvas art from i heart naptime

no sew ruffle christmas tree skirt from the johnstons

santa christmas countdown printable from inviting printables

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stocking advent calendar from skip to my lou

pom pom ribbon christmas tree from cherished bliss

ric rac christmas trees from a pumpkin & a princess

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mod podged initial ornaments {a tutorial}

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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, but don’t worry, these glittery and fun initial ornaments come together quickly and easily. They would make great gifts for all the little people in your life and would also be adorable as gift toppers!

Materials:
Mod Podge
scrapbook paper
wooden or paper mache initials
glitter

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Step 1: First, you’ll need to trace your letter onto scrapbook paper and cut out. I got these letters from Michaels, but any craft store will have something similar. Don’t forget to cut a piece for the back side of your letter as well!

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Step 2: Next, use your Mod Podge to attach your paper to your letters. For the back of each letter, insert a halved piece of twine or ribbon for hanging before Mod Podging your paper down.

Once you’re done, you’ll have this…

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Add 2-3 coats of Mod Podge to seal, making sure to let your letters dry completely between coats.

Step 3: Now for the fun part! I used extra fine gold glitter for this, but whatever you have on hand will work. What worked best for me was to lay a small pile of glitter on a piece of paper, add Mod Podge to a portion of my letter, and dip the letter in the glitter. I was able to Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter in the circle part of the “O”, but couldn’t easily get in the nooks and crannies of the “E” or “A”. That’s okay, though, I don’t think anyone will notice:)

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And there you have it! I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did.

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DIY confetti soap {a tutorial}

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Some days, I really love being a blogger. DIY projects go smoothly, blog posts come together, and I get to spend a full 30 minutes choosing cute papers and washi and twine combinations. This was one of those days:)

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These DIY confetti soaps are perfect for kids (stocking stuffer, anyone?), and are so easy to make. I used melt and pour soap, so it was as simple as melting down the soap, adding fragrance, pouring into molds and stirring in confetti. Here’s the how-to:

Materials:
rectangle soap mold
melt and pour clear glycerin soap

confetti
vegetable spray
fragrance
paper, etc. for wrapping

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Step 1: Prepare your mold by spraying with vegetable spray. This will help the soap come out easily once set. Cut your soap into squares, and place into a glass, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave according to package instructions.

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Step 2: Once soap is melted (be careful not to overheat, as this can affect the consistency of the soap), add fragrance. I used doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil, and added 6 or so drops to the soap mixture. Mix well, and then pour into molds.

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Step 3: After pouring soap into molds, add a pinch of confetti to each mold, and stir in using a wooden dowel. You will need to work quickly, as the soap sets faster than you’d think!

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Step 4: Put in the refrigerator, and let set for 30 minutes, or until hard. Gently pop out soap once set. Having a hard time getting the soap out? Just put the mold in the freezer for a couple of minutes!

Step 5: The fun begins! Wrap and decorate your soap with whatever materials you choose. I chose scrapbook paper, twine and washi tape, but there are so many creative ways to make your soap gift-worthy (see tomorrow’s post for some more ideas)!

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Have a great Monday!

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