DIY Christmas: A Chirstmas Craft Page & Reindeer Ornaments

This year I decided to start early on my Christmas decorations and crafts.  I know that a few people will protest and say that Halloween is barely over and it is much too early to start on Christmas crafts.  For those of you who are not ready to start thinking about Christmas crafts, I hope that you’ll follow my Pinterest Christmas Crafts board, bookmark this page, and come back when you are ready to start thinking about holiday crafts.  For everyone else please do all of the above and keep reading!

DIY Reindeer Christmas OrnamentI am starting on my holiday crafts early this year because I think handmade crafts and decorations are a nice way to show love for family and friends, but I also like to actually spend time with family and friends doing things other than crafting and I simply don’t have enough time between Thanksgiving and Christmas to do all of the crafts that I would like.  The lovely green velvet fabric that has been sitting in my craft closet for almost a year waiting to be made into stockings is testament to that.  By starting early, I hope to craft at a more leisurely pace and also give you time to make any projects on the blog that strike your fancy.

I have started a Christmas Craft page that I will add to as I blog about my crafts.  Please consider subscribing to my blog to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of my fun holiday and winter crafts. To subscribe, please click on the envelope icon to the right, enter your email address, and verify your subscription. Continue reading

DIY Sunflower Party Invitations

Earlier this year, Jaime and I hosted a jazz brunch celebration.  Now that the brunch is over, I wanted to share some pictures of the invitations that we made for the brunch.  We made these invitations for a retirement celebration, but I also think this design would work well for a dinner party, bridal shower or baby shower.

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DIY Wedding: Keeping It All Together (Belly Bands)

Our DIY invitations had a lot of of pieces so we wanted something to tie them all together.  Our solution? Belly bands.  Keeping with our DIY theme we made the belly bands ourselves.  These bands were a fairly quick project and helped make all of the pieces of our invitation into a cohesive whole.

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A Book Themed Baby Shower: DIY Alphabet Bookmarks

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  On Friday, I flew to New York to co-host two good friends’ baby shower.  I am so excited for them and had so much fun celebrating with them. I had enthusiastically volunteered to make the decorations for the shower and now that it is over I wanted to share some pictures of the decorations with you.

Alphabet BookmarksI found some cute napkins and trays at Target, and decided to use the colors in the napkins (blues and yellow-greens) as the colors for the shower. Continue reading

DIY Butterfly Jar

Recently I have seen a lot of beautiful terrariums in the blogosphere and have wanted to make my own.  I don’t want to have to take care of additional plants so I decided to make a butterfly jar instead.  I can set this arrangement on a shelf and not have to worry about whether it is getting enough sunlight and water as it needs neither.

DIY Butterfly Jar

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Guest Post on A Glimpse Inside Blog: DIY Paper & Tape Butterflies

Today I am very excited to be guest blogging on A Glimpse Inside Blog while Allison is on blogging maternity leave.  Here is a preview of my guest post on DIY Paper & Tape Butterflies:

DIY Paper & Tape Butterflies

I encourage you to stop by Allison’s blog to see how I made these butterflies.  If you are interested in seeing how I made the flower, check out my post on DIY Paper Magnolias.