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Christmas Crafts: How to Make a DIY Paper House Ornament

Tiny houses are a THING at Christmas, aren’t they? We love tiny Christmas villages and gingerbread houses and this year at Target I watched as a couple of ladies fought over the last set of small wooden Christmas houses in the dollar spot. It didn’t come to blows, but there was definite fist-fight ENERGY. I...

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  • BeccaDecember 2, 2020 - 5:46 am

    Adorable!!! You could do so many different color schemes! I don’t have a Silhouette but I’m kind of wishing I did ????.ReplyCancel

DIY Winter Snowflake Backdrop with Hangers

This Snowflake Backdrop is sponsored by bubly. All opinions are ours alone. This post may contain affiliate links, which help us support this site. We found a “new normal” over the summer and into back-to-school season, and now it looks as though this holiday season is going to require a bit of adjusting as well....

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    Holiday Crafts: DIY Macrame Christmas Ornament

    Although we aren’t particularly talented with it, we love making macrame projects (see our Dyed Macrame Keychains and Mini Macrame Wind Chimes). It takes us back to the days of making friendship bracelets and putting Chinese Staircase hair wraps in our hair! These DIY Macrame Christmas Ornaments use similar skills and only a few supplies,...

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    • Kirti SoodFebruary 18, 2021 - 12:58 pm

      Hi there, I am hugely impressed by your Macrame tree decorations. Could you pls give the size of the wooden rings and beads for the benefit of the crafters new to Macrame?

      Thank you in advance.ReplyCancel

      • prettylifegirlsFebruary 18, 2021 - 3:26 pm

        Hello! Thank you for your kind words! We included the exact rings and beads we used in the supply list early in the blog post! I hope that helps!ReplyCancel

        • JenniferOctober 20, 2021 - 9:14 pm

          Hi,
          The links taje me to Anazin but not the specific item you used. Could you advise what size wooden beads and what size wooden ring you used, thanks!ReplyCancel

          • prettylifegirlsOctober 26, 2021 - 8:08 am

            Hi Jennifer! We updated the links, so they should work now!ReplyCancel

    • MaryOctober 25, 2021 - 8:54 pm

      I’m new to macrame as well. Could you please tell me what size cord you use for this project? Thank you!ReplyCancel

      • prettylifegirlsOctober 26, 2021 - 8:06 am

        Hi Mary! We used 4mm cord for this project – we linked to some in the supply list. We also sell kits with all the supplies you need, which you can see just below the supply list!ReplyCancel

    • LaurieNovember 21, 2021 - 9:42 am

      These are darling and would enhance a wrapped package as well as make a wonderful gift of four for the tree.
      Thank you!ReplyCancel

      • prettylifegirlsNovember 23, 2021 - 10:55 am

        Oh I love the idea of using them for a gift topper! So smart Laurie!ReplyCancel

    • DebNovember 24, 2021 - 9:16 pm

      Hi, A question about the macrame cord you use for the trees. In the photos it looks like a multi strand braided cord. The link you provide goes to a 3-strand twisted cord on Amazon (which isn’t available ATM). I’m wondering that these are different cords, and would the result with the frayed tree be the same with the twisted cord? The braided cord seems to fray out nicely, judging by the photos, but would the twisted strands fray out as nicely? I really like that look.ReplyCancel

      • prettylifegirlsNovember 26, 2021 - 9:11 am

        Hi Deb! Good catch – I will update the link. The cord I like for this project is from Michaels, but we also sell kits with everything you need!ReplyCancel

    • ChristineDecember 2, 2021 - 8:46 pm

      Love these! Have you ever tried a thicker cord?ReplyCancel

      • prettylifegirlsDecember 3, 2021 - 3:25 pm

        I haven’t! I imagine it would work, but the amounts needed would be different! Let us know if you try!ReplyCancel

    • Peggy KearlDecember 7, 2021 - 11:05 pm

      I just tried the tree and snowflakes as I am new to macrame but was easy to follow ur directions. I didn’t see ahead of time what cord you use do I used a 3 mm twisted and it’s harder to comb out. Tomorrow I’m going to try a. 4 mm. Thank uReplyCancel

      • prettylifegirlsDecember 8, 2021 - 9:14 am

        I’m so glad the directions were helpful! The combing is definitely the most time-consuming part – just keep at it! Thank you Peggy!ReplyCancel

    How to Make a DIY Christmas Village with Modge Podge

    If you were around this blog on Halloween, you know that we have a thing for villages, and the most iconic of them all has to be the DIY Christmas village! There is something so magical about these tiny festive towns, and everyone has a different take on them! When I was younger I remember...

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      Grateful Stenciled Tote Bag Tutorial

      This stenciled tote bag is sponsored by Silhouette. All opinions expressed are ours alone. This post may contain affiliate links, which help us support this site.  The weather has taken a major turn here and it’s got me panicked about keeping a couple of stir-crazy kids engaged all winter long. When this happens I do...

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        A Crafty Kids Thanksgiving Table

        Now that our families are growing and the kiddos are outnumbering the grown ups when we get together, planning Thanksgiving comes with a little more thought than just what will be on the menu — we’ve gotta think about how we are going to entertain all of those dang kids, too! So, this year we...

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          7 Holiday Mocktails to Try this Year

          Making holiday mocktails is one of the pleasures of my life that I really didn’t anticipate. I have never been the best baker or cake decorator, nor do I have the tools/skills to become one, but I love the idea of having a wow factor at a party. That’s why mocktails are so wonderful –...

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            DIY Halloween Costumes: Witch Cape Costume for Kids

            In case you missed it, this year we have been working on a cape costume series for Halloween! (Find our flamingo cape costume here and our spooky spider cape costume here!) Capes are the perfect solution to this unusual year because if they don’t get much action due to restrictions on the usual festivities, they...

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