Shop Sharifa Creates

Shop Sharifa Creates is my official online store. I created it for you! 

I sell patterns and cut files that will help you make the DIY projects on Sharifa Creates. All products are digital! Once purchased, a secure link with the file will be automatically emailed to you. You can then download the file and begin crafting in a matter of minutes. 

Keep reading to see a list of items that you can buy today.

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3-D Party Banner DIY Tutorial

Make it your goal to celebrate your accomplishments – even the “small” wins. Celebrate your work promotion AND finally perfecting a recipe. Celebrations do not have to be extravagant undertakings. Simply do whatever brings you joy! That may mean watching your favorite TV show with a glass of wine, getting a mani-pedi, or crafting a dazzling piece of home décor. Life is more fulfilling when it’s celebrated. 

Today’s DIY offers a literal way to celebrate as I show you how to create a 3-D Party Banner. This project combines the results of my letter banner and confetti tutorials. Keep reading for instructions!

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How To Make Confetti

I learned how to make cascarones (confetti eggs) in my middle school Spanish class. My teacher, Ms. Brown, asked each student to bring six hollow eggs. We dyed the shells bright colors and drew decorative designs on them. We then filled the shells with confetti and glitter before sealing them with tissue paper.  

I had no idea why we were making cascarones. Ms. Brown only told us they were for our upcoming Cinco de Mayo party. On that day, Ms. Brown led us outside. To my surprise she began cracking the confetti eggs on our heads one by one! I was heated…at first. I had just got my 4c natural hair styled into mini twists (iykyk). As my classmates ran around, throwing, and cracking cascarones on each other, I had no choice but to join in on the excitement. I went home with a head full of confetti and glitter. Weeks later I was still attempting to comb all of it out of my hair. 

I am always reminded of this memory when I work with confetti. It is such a versatile medium! Confetti is used to create everything from cascarones and gender reveal poppers to greeting cards and unique table spreads. Although confetti is normally purchased in-store, you can do-it-yourself. In today’s tutorial, I show you how to make confetti in three simple steps!

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Letter Banner DIY Tutorial + Cut Files

Letter banners are a creative way to send a bold, yet beautiful message. I use them as festive party decorations and dazzling statement pieces for my home. Although I adore letter banners, the process of making them by hand is tedious. In my original tutorial, I traced letters onto cardstock and individually cut them with an X-acto knife. My hands would beg for mercy *cringe*.

Last year everything changed because I bought my first die-cutting machine! After learning about all the innovative ways I could use this machine, I knew it would help me make banners with ease. 

In today’s DIY tutorial, I will show you how to create a letter banner with cut files from my online shop. Let’s get started!

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DIY Conversation Heart Box

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It’s the season of love. Malls are flooded with women and men searching for romantic gifts. Parents are making quick stops at the grocery store to pick up packs of candy and boxes of cards. And, across America millennial women are planning Galentine’s Day brunches. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching!

With ALL of this in mind, I created a thing! This “thing” is a simple gift for couples, fun craft for kids, and perfect party favor for brunches. It’s a Conversation Heart Box! Learn how to make one in the tutorial below. Continue reading “DIY Conversation Heart Box”

DIY Party Decorations | Sharifa Creates’ 4 Year Blog Anniversary

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I could not let August end without acknowledging Sharifa Creates’ four year anniversary. Running this blog is a fulfilling experience and I have learned much along the way. I thank God for the opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and crafty DIY projects. Thank you for reading, commenting on, and sharing my blog posts throughout the years.

To celebrate, I have curated a list of 11 DIY party decorations that you can make for any occasion.

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How To Make A Glitter Letter Banner

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Glitter letter banners are my favorite craft! I can create any message and then display it as a vibrant piece of party or room décor. I even sold them for a couple of months on my online shop. Glitter letter banners are easier to create than some may think. That’s why today’s tutorial is all about how to make one! Keep reading for all of the glittery details.

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DIY Graduation Party Decorations

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Graduation season is in full effect! Students are earning everything from kindergarten and high school diplomas to bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Obtaining a degree is no easy feat, so congratulations to those moving on up!

A graduation is a cause for celebration, right? And, a celebration is not complete without bomb party décor. Here are some graduation party décor ideas to celebrate the grad in your life! Continue reading “DIY Graduation Party Decorations”

How To Make Tissue Paper Tassels

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What’s light, fluffy and crinkly?

You guessed it, tissue paper tassels! Paper tassels make great decorations for any occasion including dinner parties, weddings, baby showers and birthdays. You can make them in just about any color at a super affordable price. It only takes one sheet of tissue paper to make two tassels. Keep reading to learn how to make them! Continue reading “How To Make Tissue Paper Tassels”