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DIY Christmas Wreath for Under $10

  It's that time of year and we're busy decorating the house for the holidays.  I've been in a wreath making mood and made 2 of these tulle wreaths. It's so easy to make, it took me about an hour. and very inexpensive.  I got a foam wreath forms from Walmart for about $5.  I also got 10 yard rolls of sparkly tulle there for $1 a roll.  The rolls are 6" wide.  For each wreath I used 2 rolls of red and 2 rolls of green tulle costing $4.  Bringing the cost of the basic ...

Christmas Craft for Kids to Make

  The holiday countdown has begun, we're all very busy getting ready.  We're shopping, baking, wrapping, decorating, entertaining, and crafting!  I know many of us are trying to get as much done before school lets out for the winter break. Here are some crafty ideas to keep the kids busy when they're home and gets them involved in this year's holiday preparations. If you're playing the neighborhood holiday game "You've Been Jingled" let the kids join the fun! They'll love the ...

Front Door/Porch DIY Christmas Decor

The first thing you guests see when they arrive for your holiday events will be your front door/porch.  Make your guests feel welcome as soon as they arrive by making sure your front door is decorated for the holidays. It doesn't have to be over the top decorations, a pretty wreath or even a ribbon on your door know will do.  Here are some easy to make door and porch decor.  Most can be done with dollar and discount store items, you can even use items you probably have around ...

DIY Hurricane Vases & Lamps

  I have collected jars, bottles, vases, and other containers forever.  I always knew they'd come in handy one day.  Well, the day has finally arrived!  With a few easy steps and supplies from the craft and discount stores I can turn my jars and vases into hurricane vases and lamps. I've always admired and coveted those pricey hurricane style vases and lamps I see at Pier 1, William Sonoma, and other shops.  I could never really justify the outrageous price tags and hoped someone ...

Baby Candy Cane Elf Tutu and Accessories For Under $10

We're taking the grandbabies to Breakfast with Santa next month so I decided they needed Christmas outfits to wear.  For baby Harper I made this Candy Cane Elf Tutu.  I made a diaper cover, elf stocking cap, and Mary Janes to complete the outfit. I made a crochet headband for the top and attached white and red tulle to make the tutu.  You can buy ready made crochet 6" headbands from craft stores or on ebay for about $1 or so, but I decided it was faster to make my own.  I used ...

DIY Thanksgiving Wreath for Under $6

I happened to be in Walmart when they marked down Halloween items 75% off.  I found rolls of mesh in black and brown for $1.36 along with other Halloween themed decor, costumes, and trinkets.  It was a great time to stock up for next year. I decided to use the brown mesh to make a Fall or Thanksgiving Wreath using extra ribbon and dried foliage I had left over from my Easy Fall Decor with Pumpkins project.  I also used the button ornament I made earlier.   All I needed to buy to ...

Thanksgiving Button Ornament

Looking for a super easy Thanksgiving decoration?  Well what could be simpler than pinning buttons to a styrofoam ball?  This cute ornament can be hung around the house, tied to a wreath, and be part of your Thanksgiving Table centerpiece.  It's very versatile!  You can make several and use all around the house.  Each ball takes about 30 minutes to make.  Older kids can make them too, just make sure they don't spill the pins, ouch! Best of all it's not permanent,  if you're not ...

DIY Sweets Buffet Stands

Cake Stand Made from a candlestick and charger plate Sweets Bars and Buffets make an impressive display at any event.  They serve as decor, dessert, and even favors.  Today the types of bars and buffets seem endless, you can take any food and turn it into a self-serve bar or buffet.  The standard old candy and dessert bars have been joined by cupcake bars, s'mores bars, donut buffets, cookie buffets, pie bars, and more. The main thing all bars and buffets have in common ...

You’ve Been Gobbled – FREE Printable Signs!

For the last couple of weeks my old post called "You've Been Gobbled"  has been very popular.  I'm amazed about how many "pins" it gets daily on Pinterest! So to thank you all for reading, following, liking, and pinning my posts I'm writing this post to share some new printable game sheets I've designed for this great Thanksgiving Neighborhood Game! For those who aren't familiar with this fun neighborhood game, let me explain.  It's exactly like the Halloween game many of you already ...