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Archive for December, 2011

December 12th, 2011 | December Sponsor Spotlight!

Please take a moment to check out some of my wonderful December sponsors! Don’t forget to check out the other ones in the sidebar as well!

Interested in sponsoring us? It’s free! Read all about it here :)

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December 6th, 2011 | Mason Jar Magic!

I love mason jars so much! There are so many things that you  can do with them. They truly are magical, even when it’s not the Holiday’s. Here are some great idea’s I found floating around the internet for DIY gift & decorations for the holidays using mason jars!

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Jars are great for creating simple and elegant Christmas decorations!

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These look so pretty at night! I used to make them all the time as a kid. Great for gifts, or yourself!

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This is SUCH a quick & easy gift idea! Just stack the dry ingredients, and include baking and mixing instructions!

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Mason jar candles are my favourite! You can make a candle right in them, or use them as a holder.

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Martha Stewart has a great tutorial on how to make a mason jar snow globe

Some of my other favourite idea’s include vases, using jars to package/wrap gifts in, giving homemade preserves, using for storage at a Christmas party (straws, candy canes, etc). What’s your favourite thing to use mason jars for?!

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December 1st, 2011 | Handmade Cards & Giveaway

One of my favourite, more traditional handmade holiday items are cards. I love a handmade card, for any occasion. They are just so much more personal and you really don’t need to be a talented artist to make a lovely card. While I decided this year to make all my gifts, I have always made all my cards myself.

I’ve been making tons of cards! I love it, I find it relaxing! I bought a package of blank kraft paper cards from Wal-Mart and have been customizing them in so many ways.

Here’s a list of some tutorials for cards with really unique techniques! I’ve tried out some already, and others are on my list of to-do’s

Modern 3-d Christmas tree & ornament card
Martha Stewart accordion tree card
Martha Stewart button cards
Beaded Christmas Cards

I’m also hosting a giveaway over on Carly’s blog, Tea Cups and Bubble Baths where you can win a package of handmade Christmas cards from me! :)

(ps. I’m sorry I’m just getting this up now. I had it saved to post automatically, but forgot to set the date for it to do so!)

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