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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Copper Gratitude Autumn Wreath DIY

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Copper Gratitude Autumn Wreath DIY
I needed an Autumn wreath for the side door and wanted something shiny.  I love how this turned out with bright copper and metallic leaves.  The lettered gratitude is the finishing touch!
 You will need:
Copper Shimmer fabric
Willow Wreath Form
Metallic Leaf Garland
Wood sign
Hot glue sticks and gun
 Cut the shimmer fabric into 6 inch strips.  It arrives folded and rolled, so the crease would be hard to get out.  I cut it at the fold and used the strips to wrap around the wreath.
 Each strip is attached simply with a lark's head/girth hitch.
Just loop the fabric's center under the wreath.
 And thread the tails of the strip into the loop.
 Pull tight and done.  Perfect!  Repeat a million times.
 Once the wreath form is covered with shimmer fabric, just wrap the metallic leaf garland between every knot.  Easy peasy!  I used exactly the entire garland and twisted it to itself on the backside of the wreath.
 Then just scoot some of the shimmer fabric to the side and hot glue the sign right onto the willow wreath form.  I used a piece of scrap wood from the garage and hand lettered "gratitude" on it.  I used brown paint with a touch of metallic bronze on top.
 Hang it up and enjoy the cool breeze, the crunchy leaves and the bright harvest moon!
Sweater weather is the best!
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Single Mug of Hot Chocolate Recipe!

 Single Mug of Hot Chocolate Recipe!
Sometimes I want hot cocoa, but I don't want to make a ton of it.
Here's a simple recipe for just one cup!
 Fill your mug 3/4 full of milk (I use 1%)
My mug is oversized, so half it for only 8 oz of milk.
Microwave until the temperature you like it.  I put mine in for 2 minutes.
 Then add 2 spoonfuls of cocoa powder.
 And 2 spoonfuls of granulated sugar.
 Stir it up!
Mine has always been warm enough to dissolve the sugar, but if you are
making a cooler variety, use powdered sugar.
 Then sit back and enjoy!
Perfect for a cold winter night!
(or any day of the week)

And if you want to make a big batch, here's a recipe!
Hot Cocoa Mix

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Friday, October 27, 2017

650 Handmade DIY Christmas Gifts Ideas!

Handmade gifts are my favorite type of giving during the holidays...but they take a little time to make so you have to be thinking about it well before Christmas.  Here are loads of fun ideas for all age ranges to make a handmade touch.  With 650 ideas, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list!

Leaf Pendants

Buffalo Plaid Wreath

Metallic Tardis Pillow

Pony Ear Headband

Faux Stained Glass Tardis Vase

Tropical Coloring Supplies

3 Rules Shirt

Bag with Patch

Starry Night styled Tardis

Question Mark Flair Pin

Unicorn Popcorn Box

Marbled Stationery

Harry Potter Geek Shirts

Harry Potter Book of Monsters Journal

My Little Pony Shirt

Geeky Cameo Pins

Gold Glitter Vase

Legend of Zelda Shirt

Get a Life Cards

DVD Mosaic Tray

Marbled Notebook

Himmeli Necklace

Pizza BFF Necklace

Nope Shirt

Calligraphy Pens

Narwhal Tote Bag

Shark Etched Glass

Hologram shirt

Opposite Fluttershy Shirt

Flower Lapel Pin


String Art

Pineapple Stamped Shirt

Pineapple Rubber Stamp

Wood Swords

Metallic Foil Print

Watercolor Calligraphy Quotes

Steampunk Keychain, Magnet and Pinback

Baby Headband

Note Station

Rune Necklace

Birthstone Necklaces

Silicone Mold and Resin Cast

Wire Wrapped Pendant

Gold Leaf Canvas

Make Today Awesome

Pipecleaner Crown

Watercolor Vases

Pencil Case

I'm so Great Tote

Magnetic Shark Fishing

Be Happy and Smile

Boondoggle Keychains

Polka Dot Vase

Seahorse Pendants

Bottle cap pins

Gold Leaf Cabinet Knobs

Shabby Chic Cabinet

Floral Raglan Sleeve

Pineapple Tote Bag

Bed and Breakfast Sign

Colorblocked Vase

Drawstring Bag

Lego Fidget Spinner

Leather Choker

Paper Succulent and Leather Pot

Crepe Paper Flowers

Steampunk Pendant

Fairy Garden

Wonder Woman Bracelets

Watercolor with Vinyl Calligraphy

String Art

Fidget Spinner DIY

Beach Sign

Stacking Trays

Layered Choker

Float planter

Sealife Soap

Treasure Map Tote

Pineapple Shirt

Necklace Holder

Alas, Earwax Shirt

Guardians of the Galaxy Shirt

Minecraft Blanket

Ornate Card

Paper Gift Basket

Rhinestone Bow Headband

Rhinestone Choker

Charcoal and Peppermint Soap

Paper Heart Wreath

Doctor Who Tote

Wire Wrapped Necklace

Sonic Screwdriver Shirt

Calligraphy Pens

Color Shift Pots

Parrot Stained Glass

Geode Soaps

DIY Snuggie

DIY Terrarium

Framed Agate Slices

Crystal Soap

Leather Rose Earrings

Pineapple Planter

Watercolor and Gold Leaf Coasters

Cloud Light

Bacon and Eggs

Wire Wrapped Necklace

Rose Suncatcher

Rose Cloche

Harry Potter Shirts

Chalkboard Mantra's

Waterbrush Calligraphy


Wow Bag

Smash Book

Update Old Frames

Teal and Gold Ombre Soap

Wish in a Bottle

Avocado Earrings

Leather Bow

Chain Tassel Necklace

Crystal Cluster Light 

Marbled Soap

Calligraphy with Watercolor Wash

Alpaca Bag

Palindromes are Semordnilap

Hill Areas Shirt

Never Trust an Atom Shirt

Pineapple Applique Totes

Pineapple Shirt

Pineapple Charm Necklace

Star Wars Kyber Crystal

Cupcake Earrings/Necklace

Artwork Plushie

Koala Tea Shirt

Faceted Necklaces

Minecraft Necklaces

Sherlock Wallpaper Tote

I am Sher locked

221 B Baker Street Keys

Leather journal

Succulent Birdcage

Mistletoe Decor

DIY Hairpin Leg Table

Moroccan Lantern

Galaxy Shoes

Indoor Zen Garden

Snowman Tea Lights

Colored Pencil Roll

Hairpin Leg Cakestand

Charm Necklaces

Merry and Bright

80's Tote Bag

Ring Holder Cigar Box

Page 394 Tote

Catch and Keeper totes

Harry Potter wands

Star Wars Pillowcases

Chalkboard frames

Ribbon and Button Bookmark

Faux Agate Slices

Here's 487 more ideas!

Handmade gifts are the BEST!  They help children think of others and get more excited about what they are giving instead of receiving!

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