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Friday, December 2, 2016

MHCT&M: Christmas Planner Free Printables

Hi everyone! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with a new theme for our crafty series for December.
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This month we are discussing all things ORGANIZATION!
And since we're still in the beginning of December, I thought we could discuss organizing Christmas.

 I love making lists and, even more so, marking things off of them when they are complete! Years ago I made a Christmas Planner and it was such a big help during the holidays. I even have a blank (free) December calendar printable that you can use for keeping December straight, marking holiday parties, when and where to gift shop, or even to keep up with the antics of your Elf on the Shelf (which is what I use it for). 

Stay organized this December with this round up of adorable and USEFUL Christmas Planner FREE Printables! 

I have rounded up some great printables to help you stay organized all December long! 
Many of these are offered as both 8.5x11 sheets as well as the smaller A5 paper size for small binders. Print the set that most suits you or mix and match to be sure you get everything you need. 

Free Christmas Planner Printables 
 Free Christmas Planner Printables from Mom's Favorite Stuff

This set includes all of the major printables you need to keep organized for Christmas. I need the Christmas card list something fierce! 

Free Christmas Planner Printables 
  Free Christmas Planner Printables from Art & Whimsy 

You can plan your entire month of December in one sitting with this planner set.

Free Printable Wish Lists 
 Free Printable Wish Lists from Organizing Home Life  

These printable wish lists are perfect for anyone to fill out. Print and hand out to family member to learn what they really want for Christmas. The color scheme and patterns are pretty darn cute, too! 

Free Holiday Printables

Raise your hand if you're a list lover! (My hand is waving SUPER high!) I could fill these lists out for days.

Free Holiday Meal Planning Printable 

I'm loving this Holiday Menu Planner for keeping various holiday meals and get togethers in order! It also comes with a printable holiday baking list to keep track of your special recipes. There are also lots of tips to help make your meal planning prep run smooth.

 Free Printable Christmas Planner 
  Free Printable Christmas Planner from A Typical English Home

One of my favorite things about this planner, besides the color scheme, is that it comes with a sheet to record Christmas crafts. How awesome is that?? It's not only for planning holiday crafts with my kids, but any crafts I've seen that I want to create.

 Christmas Gift List Printable 
Christmas Gift List Printable from Minted Strawberry 
Just in need of somewhere to write out your gift lists? This free printable may be all you need. 

Christmas Planner Free Printable 
 Free Christmas Planner Download from Becoming Martha

This clever planner set comes complete with a cleaning list which, while not the funnest aspect of Christmas, still needs to be tackled.

Free Holiday Planner Printable 
Free Holiday Planner Printable from A Bowl Full of Lemons

The planner is great for people keeping to a strict budget for Christmas. Keep up with costs and purchases. I also love this set because it has a page just for YOU! Keep a list of what YOU want/need for Christmas. 

 Free Christmas Planner Printables 
Free Christmas Planner Printables from Growing Up Gabel 

This unique planner set comes with a sheet just for the Christmas tree: need new ornaments? Need to replace bulbs? Write it down so you don't forget. I'm also loving the Cookie Shopping List page. A sheet dedicated just to Christmas cookies?? This is totally up my alley!

Printables to Organize Christmas 
Printables to Organize Christmas from Mary Organizes 

 This cute set stands out for it for it's cute page for the kids to fill and and breakdown list for parents to record where gifts are coming from: you, Santa, stocking. 

Free Printable Planner Stickers
 Printable Planner Stickers from Planner Addiction

Already have a planner or holiday calendar? Print and cut these free planner stickers to help you with your organization! 

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Will these Christmas planner printables help you stay organized?

 Do you already use a similar system? I'll be mixing and matching my favorites into a new binder for this year!   

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #130

Are you ready to get your party on?!
Let's do it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

We have just a few easy rules:
1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DIY Rustic Snowmen for Your Christmas Farmhouse Decor


Hi readers! It's Molly from Just a Little Creativity, and I'm so excited to share this cute Christmas project with you. As we all know, farmhouse style is all the rage.

And if you've browsed Pinterest, you'll see that this decorating style looks fantastic in Christmas decor.

These rustic snowmen are easy to make, and add the perfect touch of the distressed, vintage look to your farmhouse mantel this year.

I actually picked up my set of snowmen last year at Target, on clearance after the holidays. But you can find unfinished wood snowmen like these at most craft stores during the holidays.


To begin, I painted them white with chalk paint. I'm sure regular craft paint will work as well, you just may need to prime them first.

Then using a sanding block, I distressed the snowmen in a few places by sanding the white paint back off.

I do a lot of furniture makeovers, and I like to seal my pieces with wax. A brand that I discovered this year is called Daddy Van's, and it's wonderful. I highly recommend it for any projects that need wax. And for the rustic antique look, I used the antique brown wax.

Now, there are many types of similar products on the market, so use what you have or what you can easily attain.

And if you don't want to use wax at all, you can follow these instructions on distressing with paint, it's pretty easy. For the sake of this post though, I'm going to continue on with the wax tutorial.


Using a brush, I covered the snowman in the antique brown wax. It looks crazy, I know.
You can see the difference in the side by side. I didn't let the wax sit long, maybe a minute, and then using a rag, I rubbed it off again.

What this brown wax does is knocks down the bright white look, gets into the cracks and crevices, and also enhances the areas that were distressed with the sandpaper.

When it's rubbed back off, it leaves the snowman very rustic looking.

I didn't wait before I sealed the snowmen with the clear wax.
As soon as I wiped off the brown, I added the clear on top. This will seal the snowmen and also continue to take off any of the brown that stayed too thick. It acts as an eraser in a way.


The last thing I did was used some of my favorite farmhouse styled Christmas fabric, and cut little strips from it to use as scarves.

They would also be cute sewn or glued as little stocking caps (like these I made last year for Coke bottles).

These would make great teacher or neighbor gifts, paired with some homemade cookies in a little basket. 



And there you have it! 

Have a happy holiday season, I'll see you next month! 

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