Monday, November 19, 2018

Purple Buffalo Plaid Swag Wreath

Welcome to Day 1 of the Fourth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Series! And Day 1 is all about DIY Wreath Ideas! I'm so excited to be part of this wonderful event!

We've teamed up with 50 plus bloggers to bring you oodles of DIY Ideas and Recipes to make your holiday season merrier. There are 12 different posts in the series and we have spread them out over a four week period with three posts per week.

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It's Day 1 and we are sharing DIY Wreath Ideas!

Everywhere you look for the holidays, you will find something done in Buffalo Plaid!  It's very popular and quite trendy right now, but buffalo plaid decor is really not new - it's been around for a very long time!

The exciting thing for me about buffalo plaid these days is that you can find it in new colors and in new ways! And it's not just for country or farmhouse decor anymore! In fact, for my Twelve Days of Christmas ideas, I'm introducing you to  lots of purple buffalo plaid Christmas decorative accent items - and surprisingly, they give off a modern, fresh look for the holidays!  Just a bit out of the ordinary for the holiday season! So on Day 1,  I'm starting with my white 30 inch swag wreath and dressing it up with  .  .  .   you guessed it! 
PURPLE BUFFALO PLAID! 
The focal point on most wreaths is a lovely big bow! So I got out my trusty Bowdabra bow maker and made a lovely purple buffalo plaid bow that's 10 inches wide! If you have trouble making bows, the Bowdabra is the best tool to use to make bows! 

To Make the Bow:  First, fold an 18" piece of Bowdabra bow wire and place into the Bowdabra, tucking ends under. Next, crease one end of the ribbon leaving a tail and insert into the Bowdabra. Since the plaid design is only on one side, make  a 5" loop on one side and twist the ribbon down into the Bowdabra!


 Next, fold and twist the other side at the same width for the next loop, creasing the ribbon down into the Bowdabra.  Continue to loop and twist on each side until you're satisfied with the look. I made a total of eight loops, but you can make as many loops as you like for your bow! The Bowdabra will hold them all! Scrunch down the ribbon using the bowdabra wand.

Make a slip knot by taking the loose ends of the bow wire through the wire loop, pulling tight while gently pulling the bow out. Separate the wires around to the back, tying in a double knot.
And to give the tails a finished look called dove-tail, fold the ribbon and cut at an angle from the fold to the end corner. Snip into a V shape!
Then fluff and tie the  bow onto the center of the swag. Add additional purple and white ornaments and embellishments.

Wow, what a super fun take on the buffalo plaid trend!

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

50 Plus DIY Christmas Ideas - 12 Days of Christmas


Hello, and welcome to our kick off and preview of fabulous Christmas Holiday goodies! I'm so excited to be included in this awesome event! We are kicking off the 4th Annual 12 Days of Christmas event with a collection of most popular DIY Christmas Ideas from 50 plus bloggers!
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We have teamed up with 50 plus talented bloggers to bring you hundreds of new ideas for the holiday season! Scroll down to meet the team and see our 12 Days of Christmas event topics along with free printable calendars with the dates you can expect more ideas throughout the holiday season!



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Magical Snowflake Candle Holders (Free Template) @Craftify My Love Most Popular DIY Christmas Ideas you can use this year! DIY Christmas Decor and Games Ideas #12daysofChristmas
Wire Angel Ornaments @Adventures Of A DIY Mom
DIY 'Knit' Christmas Ornaments @Domestic Deadline
Prairie Point Star Ornament @Supermom No Cape 
No Sew Quilted Ornament @This Autoimmune Life Most Popular DIY Christmas Ideas you can use this year! DIY Christmas Decor and Games Ideas #12daysofChristmas
Christmas Ornament Pallet Sign @Creative Ramblings
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Poinsettia Tree Skirt @Purple Hues & Me
The Best Gingerbread House Recipe @Tikkido 
DIY Star Garland @Faeries & Fauna Most Popular DIY Christmas Ideas you can use this year! DIY Christmas Decor and Games Ideas #12daysofChristmas
Cozy Christmas Tablescape @Our Crafty Mom
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Crochet & Cross Stitch Snowman Pillow @The Inspiration Vault 
How To Create A Hot Cocoa Bar @My Family Thyme 
Hand Painted Christmas Tree Sign @Domestically Creative Most Popular DIY Christmas Ideas you can use this year! DIY Christmas Decor and Games Ideas #12daysofChristmas
The Reindeer Antler Game @Intelligent Domestications
Gift Passing Game @Polka Dot Poplars
Free Printable Christmas Scattergories Game @DIY Adulation
Christmas Party Group Game @Blowing Away Out West
Christmas Movie Trivia Quiz @Creative Cynchronicity
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Recycled Little Golden Book Ornaments @Little Cottage Living 
North Pole Christmas Table for Kids @Cookies, Coffee & Crafts Most Popular DIY Christmas Ideas you can use this year! DIY Christmas Decor and Games Ideas #12daysofChristmas Holiday Gift Wrap On A Budget (Free Printable Gift Tags) @Happily Ever After
Layered Ribbon Trees @Sparkle Living
DIY Nativity Shadowboxes @A Princess and Her Pirates 
Farmhouse Christmas Tree Ornament with Mod Podge @Grandma's House DIY Most Popular DIY Christmas Ideas you can use this year! DIY Christmas Decor and Games Ideas #12daysofChristmas Ganache Hot Cocoa @Chef Sarah Elizabeth 
Peppermint Cupcakes In A Jar Gift @Through My Front Porch 
White Chocolate Glaze Gingerbread Biscotti @Christmas Tree Lane 
German Gingerbread Cookies @Cooking With Carlee Most Popular DIY Christmas Ideas you can use this year! DIY Christmas Decor and Games Ideas #12daysofChristmas
Nine Free Holiday Printables @Farm Girl Reformed
A Coastal Christmas Tree @Charleston Crafted
Most Popular DIY Christmas Ideas you can use this year! DIY Christmas Decor and Games Ideas #12daysofChristmas How To Fill Outdoor Planters for The Holidays @Interior Frugalista 
Make A Gingerbread Man From A Clay Pot @Shoppe No. 5 
DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments @Create & Babble 
DIY Spray Painted Christmas Pillows @A Wonderful Thought Most Popular DIY Christmas Ideas you can use this year! DIY Christmas Decor and Games Ideas #12daysofChristmas
Santa Shell Ornament @Across The Blvd.
A Simple Elf Breakfast @Glitter On A Dime
Non Candy Stocking Stuffers @That Fit Fam

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy Holidays Link Party!

 Welcome to our Happy Holidays Link Party 2018! We’ve joined a group of talented blogging friends to bring you a month long holiday party. You're invited to share any December holiday decor, crafts, cards, tree trimmings, recipes, holiday traditions, activities, and more! Stop by the party for tons of holiday inspiration!
To get the party started, all of the co-hosts will be sharing a holiday post today.

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Buffalo plaid continues to be very popular and trendy for the holidays! I love making Christmas ornaments and created this adorable tree ornament out of buffalo plaid ribbon. You'd be surprise at how easy this ornament is to make! Click here to see how it's made.
The party is open from November 16 to December 16 - one whole month of holiday goodies!  Join us by sharing your ideas and inspirations for the holidays and be sure to visit all the wonderful link-ups throughout the month!


Check out how all of the co-hosts are kicking off the party! Click below for some wonderful ideas.


There is no limit on the number of links as long as they are family friendly and related to any of the December holidays. We welcome your older holiday posts, too. Be sure to let others know about the party and stop by throughout the month to share or to find some new ideas!
Wishing you all a Merry & Bright Holiday Season!




Sweet Inspiration Party #133

Welcome to our 133rd Sweet Inspiration Link Party!

This has been a crazy week for me. Just when I thought things were going great, BAM! My social media world - namely Facebook has become non-existent for me. FB said I cannot log on for security reasons until my photo can be verified. Say what now? How long will that take? It's been nearly 4 days! And I didn't know that meant I have been removed from the site completely. No contact with family and friends! No pictures! No group or page interactions. In other words, no me! Mary - one of the co-hosts here has been wonderful in sending me all the info to participate in this party! And I am so grateful to her! 

And I'm grateful to everyone who joins us each week! Thank you so much for taking the time to be a part of this wonderful party and share your awesome projects, ideas and inspirations!

The party starts on Fridays @7am EST or 11am GMT and runs through the following Tuesday. Plenty of time to link up your creative ideas! By joining us every week you will be able to grow your blog, meet new blogging friends and have your ideas and inspirations seen and shared by all of us who link up!

The hosts will be visiting everyone who join to share your inspirations, ideas and creativity! And of course enjoy the possibility of being featured by one of the party hosts! We truly appreciate and thank you dearly for joining us each week!


On to Our FEATURES:
Isn't this snowman jar ornament so cute? I know we can find to buy lots of Christmas ornaments everywhere. But there is so much joy to create our own ones. There is a simple tutorial at Across the Boulevard for this snowman. Go and check it!!!


I absolutely love this idea of using a metal tray as a magnet board for the kids from Victoria at Dazzle While Frazzled. My kids would love it, and I think I see (yet another...) craft project in my future.😊


I love a good repurpose and this one is no exception. Barbara of French Eternal has taken a bunch of old lamps and turned them into these adorable candlestick holders. And just in time for the warm and cozy atmosphere we are all looking to achieve.     



 I love apple pastries and this Apple Puff Pastry Tart recipe by Mrs Kringle is quite the winner and includes an awesome easy to follow video! And the best part, this delicious looking tart can double for breakfast, too! 

Isn't this the cutest idea ever! No wonder this was the most popular from last week's party! Can you imaging drilling holes in these card boxes to light up the headlights of the cars? Brilliant! What a wonderful decorative item to make for the holidays! Stop by Penny @Penny's Vintage House to check this and more of her great ideas, if you haven't already!
https://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2018/11/diy-easy-budget-friendly-christmas-decor.html


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