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Quick DIY – Chain Earring Display

I’m moving (eventually, who knows when!) and I’ve begun the great purge of junk from my apartment that I don’t want to lug around to a new location. I started with my bathroom. I used to house makeup and earrings in a basket on the sink countertop but after tossing old make up and brushes and things I know I’d never use again I decided to stop using the basket all together and opted for…

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Dixie DIY Christmas: Felt Tree Skirt

Supplies: 1 and 1/3 yards of felt – the width should be at least 24in (mine was 72in, and I had plenty of felt leftover for flowers!), small jingle bells, needle, thread, yard stick or long ruler, pen Cost: $3.00 for felt (on sale), already had bells but a small bag will run you $1.50. Time: about 2.5 hours, depending on how fast you can cut Difficulty: Moderate Casualties: my cat now thinks that under…

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Felt Lights Garland

Supplies: red and green felt, embroidery thread, glue, scissors Cost: $0.25 per sheet of felt (mine were scraps), $0.25 for embroidery thread Time: a couple hours so the glue can dry Difficulty: Easy Casualties: Felt not wanting to stay glued, I had to use things as weights to sit on the felt pieces until the glue dried, and Cat chewing on thread. Why, oh, why does my cat love to eat the inedible? Like artificial…

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Dixie DIY Christmas: Pom Pom Garland

Supplies: small fuzzy pom poms, embroidery thread, scissors, needle Cost: $1.99 for pom poms, $0.25 for embroidery thread Time: only a few minutes Difficulty: Easy Casualties: Cat potentially eating pom poms I had a bag of little white pom poms left over from a never even begun project several months ago and I wanted to use them up. Since I finished this garland project I’ve seen similar versions all over the place from other blogs…

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Dixie DIY Christmas: Ornament Card

If you have enough ornaments on your tree you can always make ones on cards with cute trims and embellishments. I’m making my list of people to send holiday cards to so I’ll probably be sharing more cards in the days to come. I’m so glad it is the weekend! I’m working on a couple sewing projects right now. One I just finished today that I’ll share soon! I also updated the crafts page to…

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Dixie DIY Christmas: Doily candle holders

Supplies: different sized paper doilies, candle holders, candles, scissors, tape or glue Cost: doilies about $1.50 to $1.99 for a pack of 20, candles and holders I already had Time: about 30 min if you use tape, longer with glue because you should let the glue fully dry Difficulty: Easy Casualties: None I don’t have a fireplace in this apartment so instead I’m using it as an opportunity to decorate other surfaces this Christmas. This…

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Dixie DIY Christmas: Glitter Glue Ornaments

Supplies: glass ball ornaments, glitter glue Cost: $1 per glitter glue, a few dollars for a pack of ornaments Time: a few hours or more depending on how long the glue dries Difficulty: Moderate Casualties: Sticky fingers I’ve done ornaments like this in the past but with regular glue and then sprinkled super fine glitter over it but that seemed like to much trouble. This year I went to the craft store and bought some…

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Dixie DIY Christmas: Felt Stocking Ornament

Supplies: red and white felt, embroidery thread and needle, glue Cost: if you’ve been doing some of the other projects you probably already have all the supplies otherwise you could buy everything for less than $3 Time: about 15 min depending on how fast you stitch Difficulty: Super Easy Casualties: At some point I had misplaced my white felt and thought I’d never find it. Obviously I did eventually. This is a small ornament, only…

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