DIY Cactus Ornaments | YouTube Tutorial

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The most viewed Christmas project on Sharifa Creates is the DIY Cactus Ornament tutorial. This year I updated it to include YouTube video instructions. Gather with friends to watch this video and create your own cactus ornaments!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2018 | Women – Owned Businesses

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Remember to support a woman-owned business this holiday season. Even if you’re in the home stretch of Christmas shopping, there’s still time to make a purchase. You’ll be sure to find unique, quality items! Not sure where to start? Here’s my 2018 holiday gift guide for women-owned businesses: Continue reading “Holiday Gift Guide 2018 | Women – Owned Businesses”

3 Principles of Work

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“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.” – Genesis 2:2 NIV

We live in a performance driven society. Work is measured by the number of tasks we complete each day and the amount of time and resources we pour into them. As believers, we must remember that our work must be fruitful and not busy. Our ability to work comes from God’s grace, not grit.

A few months ago I was struggling. Continue reading “3 Principles of Work”

Overnight Thanksgiving Decorations

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Thanksgiving is almost here! Between finalizing the guest list and grocery shopping, it’s easy to forget about the decorations. If you are in need of fast Thanksgiving décor, I have 5 projects that you can make overnight. They only require common household items! In fact, all of the items used in these DIY projects are from Target’s Dollar Spot.

Enjoy Part I & II of How To Make Thanksgiving Decorations. Part I includes tutorials for fabric pumpkins and coasters. Part II details how to make a Thanksgiving sign, festive flower centerpiece, and place cards. Start crafting today!  Continue reading “Overnight Thanksgiving Decorations”

5 Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is on Wednesday, then … it’s finally Christmas!

*cue Let It Snow by Boyz II Men*

BUT, before I get ahead of myself, let’s make sure you have a costume. In today’s blog, I’m sharing 5 DIY Halloween costumes that can be made at the last minute. They are all headbands, so do not worry about creating a full look. Simply pair the headband with a cute hairstyle and outfit!

Enjoy your Halloween festivities. Afterwards, meet me back here to celebrate the most wonderful time of year! Continue reading “5 Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes”