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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Stand

Happy Tuesday everyone! 
Have you fully recovered from the going back to work after a long holiday break yesterday? 
In case you haven't, I have something for you today that you can look at and decide if you want to attempt this coming weekend. 
 Travis's parents were taking down their old wood barn to replace it with something better for their horses so while we were in TN over the summer we piled up a whole bunch of pieces and brought them back with us. I wasn't sure what they'd be used for but they were coming. I came up with two projects then it hit me, why not make a cool Christmas tree stand using it? This is what Travis came up with and created for me.

Here is how you can make one for yourself! 

-Wood (we used reclaimed but you can used new as well)
-Table Saw
-Nail Gun
-Wood Glue

Monday, November 28, 2016

Simple Christmas Wreath

Did you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving? I sure hope so! 

I've totally slacked on the Christmas posts so far this year so I thought I really better start since December is looming and so I decided that this month's Craft with Me post would be holiday related. 

If you haven't figured it out by now with my many years of blogging, I love wreaths! 
I could create a wreath all the time for any holiday, occasion, or just because. 
They are so easy. You can do so many different types of wreath and use so many different materials.

I wanted to make a new Christmas wreath so I thought why not just make it this month's Craft with Me post. I didn't want something over the top so I went pretty basic and I was done in a flash.

 Here is how to create one for yourself. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Simple Vinyl Silhouette Ornament

I am pretty excited about today's post. I have teamed up with some fellow bloggers to bring you an Ornament Blog Hop. Just in time for you to get crafty!

I have been wanting to do something with the girl's silhouettes for some time and I thought this was the perfect opportunity.

These were really pretty easy and don't take a lot of time to complete either.
Here's how you can make some for you tree.

-Clear Ornaments that are round but they have flat sides and are more slender (I got these at Michael's)
-Acrylic Paint (optional)
-Glitter (optional)
-Pom Poms (optional)
-Vinyl (I used Black glitter vinyl from Expressions Vinyl)
-Cutting Machine

Friday, November 25, 2016

MHCT&M: Christmas Traditions

Welcome to another edition of Must Have Craft Tips and More!
Allison here once again to bring you another great Christmas tip.

My fellow hostesses have shared lots of fabulous Christmas tips this month so just in case you have missed them you can check them out here: Tip 1, Tip 2, and Tip 3.

Today, I wanted to share with you some fun Christmas traditions you can do with your family to create loads of memories for everyone!

I rounded up 3 different ideas that are sure to make your Christmas more special for you and your family.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #129

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 
Are your bellies full of delicious food and are ready to just relax for the rest of the night? 

Well you are in luck, you can sit back and browse the great ideas that have been linked up and even share your own. 

Are you ready?!
Let's do it! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Eve

Happy Thanksgiving!! 
Can you believe it is the end of November already? I am so grateful for each day that I get to spend with my family. We don't always act like we love each other but we do. We also love to eat and play games.

Here are some of our favorite recipes that we have used in the past. 
This year we will be having sweet potatoes with candied pecans and brussel sprouts! I have a love for roasted brussel sprouts!! 
What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Can you believe that Christmas is a month away already? I sure can't!! 
Where has this year gone? Seriously!? 
I feel like I say that every year but this year really has gone by so quickly! 

I only have a few Christmas gifts purchased and I should go ahead and wrap them to get ahead of schedule. Do you have any of your gifts yet? 
Well if you do, I designed some fun gift tags that you can print out. They would be great for presents or you can put them on jars or baskets for teacher gifts. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

MHCT&M: Three Popular Christmas Decorating Trends

Hello friends! 
Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! 

Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share three popular Christmas decorating trends you are going to love! 
 Now don't get me wrong... I don't ever skip over Thanksgiving. Who could skip over the best meal of the year?! But I definitely don't mind having my turkey dinner by the tree. And even if you don't like to decorate as early as I do, you can pin and save these ideas until you are ready to decorate. 

 The first Christmas trend and one of my personal favorites is Buffalo Plaid. 
In fact, be ready for a few buffalo plaid inspired Christmas projects on Mine for the Making soon! But in the meantime... check out these beautiful ways to decorate with the popular plaid of buffalo.  


  How fun is this Buffalo Plaid Hot Cocoa Bar?! It's so festive and pretty. I love the combo of plaid and gold.

 I love these Buffalo Plaid pillows made from blankets! So cozy and cute.

 There are a ton of Buffalo Plaid printables floating around cyberspace. 
This Baby It's Warm Inside print is one of my favorites! 

My other very favorite Christmas decor trend is the gorgeous farmhouse Christmas style. I love the hints of rustic and weathered and vintage.   


I am so in love with this rustic Coca-Cola crate look! Stack them up and set a Christmas tree inside and you've got an adorable farmhouse look. 

  How gorgeous are these farmhouse Christmas stairs. I love the giant wooden letters and the old vintage books. 

   This chippy, old, mint door on the wall behind the tiny Christmas tree gives me all the heart eyes. If this doesn't scream farmhouse Christmas, I don't know what does. 

And last but definitely not least, let's have ourselves a BRIGHT Christmas, shall we?! 
This is far from traditional Christmas decor, but lovely just the same.  

  Hanging bright ornaments - Bright Christmas wreath - Bright mini Christmas trees - Bright Christmas tree - Bright Christmas ornament wreath (source unknown)  

  This bright Christmas tablescape is so fun and colorful!

    How fun are these brightly, painted Christmas lights?! What a great idea for a garland. 

  I absolutely adore this white tree with bright ornaments and aqua tire tree base. Such a fun spin on Christmas decor.  

There you have it friends! Three of the most popular Christmas decorating trends. 
Which is your favorite? How do you decorate for Christmas? 

Check back next week for more tips!  
Your hostesses,
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #128

Are you ready?!
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!!


{Fabulous Features} #107

With Thanksgiving approaching next week that normally means you get a few extra days of work or school as well.
How about spending those extra days creating new recipes or making fun new crafts.

Check out the great ideas below to see if anything catches your eye from last week's Handmade Hangout Party.

Before I get to the party, I just wanted to put our a reminder that I am searching for contributors for 2017.
If you or someone you know would be interested, you can find out more information on here

Now onto the features! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

25 Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Thanksgiving is next week, next week people! 
And normally with the Thanksgiving feast comes Thanksgiving leftovers and depending on your dinner, LOTS of them! 

You could either just repeat Thanksgiving dinner with those leftovers or you can get creative and make some of these delicious looking recipes that I've rounded up for you.

I ask that if you plan on pinning one of these great recipes to please click on the link and pin directly from the source OR pin the collage image above. Thanks! 

Friday, November 11, 2016

MHCT&M- Fabulous & Inexpensive Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips, it's Bev from Flamingo Toes here with you today!! 

We are having a blast bringing you these fun tips every week - and we are in full holiday prep mode around here so you'll be getting tons of great holiday tips and tricks over the next few weeks!

 I am nowhere near done with my shopping but I am absolutely committed to not leaving the wrapping until the last minute. I am all for cutting down on the craziness of the week before Christmas. I don't have a huge budget though so I'm putting together ideas for money-saving wrapping.
 I thought I'd share them with you today! 

Fabulous and Inexpensive Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas 

I've broken them down into some different categories - let's take a look!  

Brown Kraft Paper ideas - you can really dress up simple Kraft paper with some fun things! 
I buy my Kraft paper rolls at Walmart - they are super inexpensive. 

DIY Winter Scene Painting Gift Toppers 1

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #127

Are you ready?!
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

{Fabulous Features} #106

This week is drawing to a close, which is probably a good thing. 
I think everyone needs a little family time and to step away from their computers or phones so perhaps you will be intrigued by one of these crafts, recipes, or decor ideas to make you feel a little better. 

Here are a few things that caught my eye from last week's Handmade Hangout Party.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Take-Out Style Noodles

The other night I found myself wanting noodles from a takeout place about 20 minutes from our house. I also found myself showered, in pajama pants, and possessing very little desire to go pick up the noodles I craved. Fortunately, I also had the ingredients to make my own in the fridge and pantry, so I went about making my own.

I realize my fridge and your fridge may not have all the same ingredients, so you may or may not require a run to the store. However, if you do find yourself needing to grab a few things to make this dish, the ingredients I used are all very easy to find in just about any grocery store. 

I’ve also included a few variations, just in case you need to make substitutions. Dishes like these usually lend themselves to a few changes with no loss in flavor or ease. It’s also a great way to use and stretch any leftover veggies or meat that won’t make a meal on their own.

Next time you find yourself wanting a large bowl of noodles but you don’t necessarily want to go get them, try pulling these together. I think you’ll enjoy them.

Take-Out Style Noodles

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