Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from me to you! I hope your day is filled with the love, joy, and peace of Jesus Christ. As the day progresses, remember to do these 3 things as you celebrate His birth:
- Give without the expectation of receiving.
- Be grateful.
- Encourage someone.
Have a blessed and safe Christmas Day! I will see you in 2017. – Sharifa Creates
My favorite ornaments hands down are baubles. There are so many unique ways to decorate and use them. You don’t even need to hang them on a tree. For Day 10 of Craftsmas, I’ll show you three ways to decorate a bauble ornament. Keep reading to find out how! Continue reading “Craftsmas Day 10: DIY Christmas Ornaments”
You know what makes a good snack after crafting for the holidays? Rice crispy treats. They are quite tasty and take less than 20 minutes to make. Get them in holiday colors and they’ll taste even better! Here’s how to make them: Continue reading “Craftsmas Day 8: Holiday Rice Crispy Treats”
Nowadays anything can be made into an ornament even if it has nothing to do with Christmas. I’ve seen everything from pizza and donuts to cellphones and coffee cups as ornaments. So this year I thought, why not make a cactus ornament? It would make a super adorable and unique trimming plus it’s trendy!
If you cannot resist the urge to decorate your tree with cacti, then keep reading to learn how to create a felt cactus ornament. They take a bit of patience to make, but I promise you it’s all worth it in the end! Continue reading “Craftsmas Day 7: DIY Felt Cactus Ornament”
Christmas trees traditionally are a holiday must have. But let’s face it; they can be an inconvenience whether real or faux. Trees take time to find and decorate and can also take up a lot of space. It’s a joyous process for many but, if you’re like me, you like to keep things simple.
Try crafting a minimal Christmas tree. They can be assembled on a wall with basic supplies and can be created in less than 10 minutes. No hassles or worries. Are you ready to make one? Let’s get started! Continue reading “Craftsmas Day 6: DIY Minimal Christmas Tree”
Who says Christmas décor has to be some combination of red, green, and white? It’s okay to play around with an unconventional holiday color palette. In my opinion, any color is great for Christmas as long as it is matched with a little bit of glitter and gold. If you don’t believe me, try out this simple DIY tree garland project to find out for yourself. Continue reading “Craftsmas Day 5: DIY Glitter and Gold Tree Garland”
Admit it already; Christmas shopping is no longer your thing! It’s tiresome trying to find the perfect gift among crowds of people at the mall. They push and shove and do everything but put you in the holiday spirit. Then, once you find a gift, you stand in line for eternity to purchase it. Ugh! Don’t even get me started on the holiday traffic.
Here is my suggestion: skip ALL of that, stay home, and make your presents! With Christmas being 20 days away, right now is the best time to get started. You only need to take one trip to the craft store to buy supplies. Then you can stay in the comfort of your home. Put on a holiday themed onesie, fix a cup of your favorite spiced drink, and start crafting with this DIY Christmas Gift Guide! Continue reading “Craftsmas Day 4: A DIY Christmas Gift Guide”
It’s Flashback Friday! I have 5 Trendy Christmas Decorations to share with you from the Sharifa Creates archives. Turn on some Christmas music, fix a cup of hot cocoa, and spend the weekend crafting! Continue reading “Craftsmas Day 3: 5 Trendy DIY Christmas Decorations”
So, just in case you did not know, December begins tomorrow. Yep! That means that the countdown to Christmas has begun. What better way to keep track of the days leading up to the big day than to create a Christmas Countdown Sign? I promise you it’s super easy to make. Let’s get started! Continue reading “Craftsmas Day 2: Easy DIY Christmas Countdown Sign”