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How to Update and ReStitch Cross Stitch Samplers

I m sorry my house looks like shit cross stitch

I learned to cross stitch when I was a kid.  My mom taught me the relatively simple craft and I created some simple samplers featuring Care Bears and Precious Moments dolls.  Yeah.. You can tell I was a girl in the 80s.  I did evolve to do more complicated pieces, but eventually I lost steam when it came to cross stitch.  It just took too dang long to make anything.

Folded Paper Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Folded paper christmas tree countdown calendar
Create little three dimensional paper trees out of paper or cardstock and fill them with treats for the most adorable DIY advent calendar.  A little paper forest christmas countdown that looks just as cute on the shelf as it is fun to open!
My kids love advent calendars. Every year they each get their own, and opening the little windows as a Christmas countdown is always fun for them.   This year the girls both wanted these TsumTsum calendars. (I don’t understand the TsumTsum addiction.. so I must be getting old.) 

Creativity Unleashed 199 : Oriental Trading Giveaway


Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party. I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

Now it's TIME TO PARTY! 


This week's party is generously sponsored by Oriental Trading.  Enter for your chance to win $100 below. 
**PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE TAKING NEXT WEEK OFF FOR THANKSGIVING BUT THE FEATURES WILL BE THE FOLLOWING WEEK (NOV 30)**

15 Holiday Woodworking Projects

Easy Christmas woodworking projects.  15 ideas that you can build out of wood for the holiday season. Easy woodworking projects all the way to more complex carpentry!
Easy Christmas woodworking projects.  15 ideas that you can build out of wood for the holiday season. Easy woodworking projects all the way to more complex carpentry!
The holidays can great inspiration for simple woodworking projects.  No matter if you have barely used a saw, or if your building skills are top notch, there is a Christmas inspired building project out there for you!  I’ve collected 15 of my favorites, from scrap wood projects to 2x4 and plywood builds, many of these would be great gift ideas.

So get into the workshop and build these holiday inspired projects!  (Not that you needed an excuse to grab the power tools!)


Love woodworking projects? Find more HERE!

Painted Thrift Store Ski Makeover

Repurposed Vintage Ski christmas decorI’m really excited to finally share this project with you guys!  I bought these skis way back in MARCH and they have been sitting in my garage the entire year, just waiting to be beautified!

Creativity Unleashed 198: Oriental Trading Giveaway


Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party. I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

Easy DIY Rae Dunn Inspired Ornaments (Video Tutorial)

If you haven’t heard about the Rae Dunn Pottery Phenomenon yet, you clearly aren’t hanging around on Instagram.  Rae Dunn has a white rustic pottery line with distinctive lettering that has become the darling of the blogging world. Rae Dunn Ornaments
So of course, now that Christmas is almost here, it is time to jump on that trend to create Rae Dunn inspired ornaments that reflect that same style. DIY rae dunn ornaments
I used my Cricut to create these and I thought I would put together a quick video and list of supplies I used in case you want to try your own version!

Sarcastic Tote Bags with the Circut EasyPress


Funny Sarcastic Tote Bags, great gift ideas for crafters or moms!  "Ball Sack" "Why buy it for $8 when you can make it with $92 in craft supplies?" and "May Contain Wine" FREE downloadable SVG files.   Since you always need to have a little sense of humor!
If you don’t follow me on Facebook, you may not realize just how much of a sarcastic side I can have.  Especially in the world of blogging where everything always APPEARS to be rainbows and sunshine it is so fun to just laugh at the ridiculous things that happen in life.

I mean, Martha Stewart is making her MARSHMALLOWS FROM SCRATCH!  What?!  Why?!  She does know Stay-Puft sells those suckers in a bag right? And you won’t be cleaning up sticky sugar-covered posts in pans for the next two weeks!

But I digress..


Creativity Unleashed 197


Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party. I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

Easy Handmade Gift Ideas Anyone Can Make

With the holidays ahead many of us are getting our shopping lists ready, but this year instead of heading out to the mall, why not make something with your own two hands.  Not only are homemade gifts often less expensive and can help you avoid that headache filled trip to the busy store.. they also are often much more meaningful.
What keeps many people from making their own gifts is that they think it will be difficult or it will look bad and the recipient won't want it.. but that doesn't have to be the case at all!    I teamed up with members of the All Things Creative Team to bring you dozens of handmade gift ideas (from sewing and crafting, to mall woodworking projects and printables.)
** The DIY Village ** The Kim Six Fix ** One Project Closer **Practically Functional ** Blue i Style **Virginia Sweet Pea ** Pet Scribbles**Interior Frugalista**

No matter what your skill set, you will find something on this list that you can handle!

Creativity Unleashed 196


Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party. I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

20 Fabulous Fall (Not Specifically Thanksgiving or Halloween) Mantels

20 fall not thanksgiving or halloween mantels
20 Beautiful mantels for fall that are not thanksgiving or halloween


I love fun holiday mantels, but I know not everyone has time to change out their theme every few weeks.  In the early fall, you can put up an autumn inspired mantelscape and it can last all the way until Christmas as long as you don't focus on a Thanksgiving or Halloween theme.

So today I have 20 gorgeous mantel ideas that are GENERIC fall, and NOT a more specific holiday.  No turkeys, no spiderwebs no "Give Thanks" wording.    Just leaves and pumpkins and all around prettiness.
We'll kick it off with Adventure's in Decorating's fall mantel, that was so gorgeous, even Better Homes and Gardens had to feature it:
 
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