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Dollar Tree Must Haves this Christmas

Christmas and the Dollar Tree….2 of my favorite things! I was super excited on my last shopping trip so I had to share all of the Dollar Tree goodness with you! Are you ready?

Y’all, how cute are these napkins???  We used them for our elf breakfast and they were absolutely perfect! How cute  would they be on on a hot cocoa bar?  Speaking of hot cocoa…check out this super cute mug!

I am always a sucker for a mug! This hand lettered one is adorable and would make a sweet gift!

Pair it with this adorable Santa container and you are set. This would be precious with Chex Mix or your favorite Christmas treat! Tie it with a cute ribbon and you have a gift from the heart!

I was really excited when I found this!  Do you know what it is? It is the ties to use on a wreath form and it looks like garland. Purchase the metal form at the Dollar Tree and twist these on to attach deco mesh or ribbon to your form. Genius!

This may be just a box of ornaments but you can do so much more with them! Attach them to the top of a gift, tuck one in a apothecary jar filled with faux snow to create a winter wonderland or do my favorite thing with them…. Hang them over your lamp shades to add a touch of Christmas sparkle to your lamps. It’s all about the small details!

I am totally obsessed with these clear ornaments and I buy them by the cart full! They are plastic so there is no need to worry about shattered ornaments. You can fill them with glitter, faux snow, pom poms, bells, beads, broken crayons, hot cocoa mix, and the list goes on! If you have a vinyl cutter go stick a monogram on it and you have a sweet personalized gift!

Some of my other finds (that I didn’t get pictures of) were:

  • Christmas window clings. I bought one for each child in Be8ntley’s preschool class and I am going to roll them up and tie them with ribbon and a tag. They are really cute and will keep the kiddos occupied!
  • You can never have enough paper straws and the Dollar Tree never disappoints! I made sure to grab some red and white ones for our hot cocoa bar.
  • And lastly, paper shred! Dollar Tree is the best place to buy paper shred and it is perfect for filling small gift bags, ornaments, and gift boxes!

Make sure to message me with your Dollar Tree finds! Happy Shopping!

Hugs,

Jessica

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Farmhouse DIY Decor

With farmhouse décor being all the rage, this little planked sign called out to me to give it a farmhouse makeover! What I love most abo0ut this is how you can switch it up for seasons or holidays. It would look adorable on the wall or resting on an easel. I just love the simplicity. Are you a farmhouse girl?

Love and shiplap,

Jessica

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Simple Rustic Christmas Wreath

This rustic Christmas wreath was a cinch to make! With only a few supplies, we took this plain grapevine wreath and gave it a rustic makeover!  If the rustic look doesn’t match your décor look for floral picks that coordinate with your theme. Instead of antlers you could attach ornaments, cotton, or berries. This time of year the craft stores are overflowing with greenery, picks, and ribbon! So many choices! You will be whipping these out in no time!

Happy wreath making,

Jessica

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Why You Shouldn’t Throw Halloween Candy Away

Mamas, does it feel like there is Halloween candy everywhere? Are your kids constantly asking for it? Have you threatened to throw it away 100 times? I totally feel you! But trust me, don’t do it! Don’t throw it away!

(Especially the Reese Cups, you may need them later! Candy tax, right mamas?)

 Hide it if you need to but don’t throw it away. You are probably thinking I am crazy but trust me, there is a reason!

Think gingerbread houses!

Yes girls, they make great decorations for gingerbread houses! Especially if you have one of these beauties! Which is not only the perfect size for a whole family to do together but it is reusable (think spooky Halloween house, Easter cottage, Valentine’s Day love house)! You can purchase yours here using my affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2zse3rJ

I can’t wait to see pictures of your gingerbread houses covered in all of that Halloween candy!!!! The perfect way to recycle those sweet treats!

Happy decorating,

Jessica

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Fall Basket Love

I am so loving the turquoise and orange color combo this year! It may not be traditional but it is super cute and my dollar tree pumpkins are the perfect filler! I ended up attaching the words with wire so I can reuse or repaint the basket if I want to change things up! I love a project that can be repurposed! Enjoy!!!!

Happy Fall Y’all!

 

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Cutest little pumpkins you have ever seen!

My love of the dollar tree is no secret but these pumpkins……. I really can’t stop! It is a problem! Every time I pass a store I find the wheel steering toward that bright green awning and their they are. Boxes of ugly orange pumpkins! But not for long! After a mini transformation they are cute as can be!

 

Happy pumpkin making,

Jessica

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The Easiest and Most Beautiful Flowers

I knew I was going to love making these flowers but I had no idea how much I would love them!!! They are so easy and make a huge statement! The perfect decoration for a party or even in a little girls bedroom. So many possibilities! So many color choices!!! Go grab some cardstock and a hot glue gun and lets create!

xoxo,

Jessica

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Simple, Sweet and Spooky Fall and Halloween Table Decor

Fall is here! Well, almost! We are already decorating over here and this easy and basically free project was a hit! Go collect some sticks, spray paint, hot glue, pom poms, and yarn! You will be whipping these up in no time!

xoxo,

Jessica

 

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I Like Big Bows and I Cannot Lie

Yep! I said it! I totally took Baby Got Back and made it about bows! But seriously, bows are crucial in any celebration and learning to make them is a must! I have a quick and easy tutorial that will have you whipping out bows in no time!

You will need: wired ribbon (mix and match), floral wire, and scissors

Cut your ribbon in 12 inch pieces. I like to use anywhere from 6 to 8 pieces. Your length of ribbon and number of pieces determine the size of your bow.

Fold each piece of ribbon and gather about 4 inches below the loop. Think of it like making a bouquet, being sure to mix up your patterns of ribbon.

When you get all the pieces folded and gathered into your bouquet take a piece of floral wire or a pipe cleaner and tightly wrap it around the part that is gathered.

Now it is time to primp! Fluff your loops and move your tails so some point up and some point down. You may have to work on it to get it just right but it will be so worth it when you have a big beautiful bow!

These bows are perfect for tree toppers, mail boxes, door hangers, wreaths, and packages!

Happy Bow Making,

Jessica

 

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Embroidery Hoop Makeover

I love an embroidery hoop. There are so many possibilities! Have you seen the wreaths girls are making out of them on Pinterest? They are stinkin’ gorgeous! I need one in my life!

I had one lying around my craft room and decided to turn it into something for my sweet girls to keep in their room! This project is super easy, super fast, and super cost efficient! Let’s get crafting sweet friends! Here is what you will need:

An embroidery hoop

Scrap of fabric

Hot glue gun

Twine or ribbon

Mini clothes pins (I found mine in the dollar spot at Target)

Ribbon (optional)

To start off, separate your hoop into two parts and lay your fabric across one of the circles. Carefully place the other circle on top while tightening the two pieces. It is important to pull on your fabric to make sure it is completely stretched through the hoop.

Turn the hoop over and trim the extra fabric. Next, dab a little hot glue on the back and attach one end of your twine. You will begin to wrap the twine around the hoop securing it with glue in the back. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Get creative and start wrapping!

When you have the look you love, secure the end of the twine on the back with a little dab of hot glue. You are ready to clip on your tiny clothes pins. Oh, the cuteness!

 With your extra twine you can cut a piece and loop it through the top to hang it. Hot glue your bow on and your ready to display pictures, invitations, or reminders.

Cute, easy and functional! That’s what I’m talking about!

Hugs,

Jessica