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Gift Wrap Scraps

If you’re like me then you hoard even the smallest bits of leftover gift wrap because some day, some time you know you’ll need them for all those super tiny boxed gifts you’re going to give (only I never have small boxed gifts! ugh!). Here’s another way to use up those scrap pieces instead of dumping them into the recycle bin. Use them as background for Christmas cards! I made these cards to resemble wrapped…

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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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Dixie DIY Christmas: Re-purposed Vintage Cards

Phew! I got the last of my cards and packages mailed out just in time today. I didn’t mean to procrastonate about it. The time flew by and before I knew it it was almost Christmas! I made these cards for my extended family by cutting up and re-purposing bits of old vintage cards that I bought along with some leftover doilies from other Christmas projects as well. I loved the printed pictures and sentiments…

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DIY Christmas: Hot Chocolate Peppermint Spoons

These spoons would have made extra special party favors if I could have located my clear plastic treat bags. These spoons are for stirring in hot chocolate or coffee on those cold winter nights and in the warm liquid the peppermint chocolate will infuse into your drink making an already great treat even better, yummy! These are plastic spoons so you don’t want to run around dipping them into boiling fluid or anything like that…

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DIY Chirstmas: Santa Claus Face Cupcakes

I had a bunch of these at my party on Friday and I had to keep convincing people to eat them because they kept saying the cupcakes were too cute to eat. It’s food, people! Eat it! To make 24 cupcakes you need 1 box white or yellow cake mix2 tubs icing (I used cream cheese icing because I like it but obviously plain white works just fine)Pink and red food coloring24 black or brown…

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DIY Christmas: Gift wrap ideas

Here are all my lovely wrapped presents (I have a few leftovers waiting for their own paper treatment) under my skinny tree (one of two trees). Most of these are for Justin’s side of the family who feels that each person should receive an amount of gifts equal to the number of years he or she has been alive. Ok, that is a slight exaggeration, but still, they like to go all out for the…

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DIY Christmas: Gift Wrapping Party

I had my gift wrapping part last night with quite a table full of supplies to make lovely presents. I also had quite a lot of work to do. Snacks and cupcakes for the guests. This was before I added punch in my egg nog bowl (not much of an egg nog person). You can see the light garland on the table and the Santa cupcakes in the corner – I’ll have a full post…

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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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