DIY Christmas Tree Headband

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A few weeks ago, I came across the cutest Christmas tree headband at Forever 21. Instead of purchasing it, I challenged myself to make it!

Of course, I have to share the tutorial with you. This Christmas tree headband can be worn at a holiday party, while out shopping for gifts, or even on Christmas Day as you relax with family. It will put you in the Christmas spirit! Continue reading “DIY Christmas Tree Headband”

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”

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”

DIY Fall Decorations

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What do you imagine when you think of fall decor? I think of pumpkins, scarecrows, and anything related to Halloween. Boring, right? Thankfully, fall decor is getting a much needed upgrade. Visit Home Goods or Target and see for yourself! Fall decor is now inspired by everything from rustic farmhouses to unicorns. Designers even incorporate unconventional color schemes.

For today’s blog, I’m sharing 6 fall decor YouTube tutorials. They will give your home the feeling of fall with a contemporary twist! Continue reading “DIY Fall Decorations”

How To Make Glitter Coasters

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There’s beauty in learning how to persevere. In spite of the setbacks you face, you must complete what God has called you to do – no matter how large or small the task. Refuse to let procrastination, perfection, or blatant fear hinder you. When you reach a breakthrough, you’ll realize that every hardship you faced worked to develop your character in Christ. That makes the victory even sweeter.

You’re probably wondering what perseverance has to do with a blog post titled “How To Make Glitter Coasters”? I started this tutorial in Continue reading “How To Make Glitter Coasters”

Gift Guide for the Crafty Creative

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The hardest people to buy presents for are crafters. They make everything! Instead of stressing over what to get, buy them the supplies they need to continue DIY-ing. Here’s a gift guide for the crafty creative!

P.S. Don’t be afraid to self-indulge! Purchase some of these items for yourself.


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The DIY Holiday Gift Guide

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I’m a strong advocate for DIY-ing Christmas presents. This marks my fourth year in a row making gifts instead of buying them. I started DIY-ing gifts because I was tired of heading into congested malls only to not find anything worth giving to friends and family. I couldn’t even bear the wait for items I ordered online to be shipped to me.

I had to take the initiative! Now I find unique YouTube and Pinterest tutorials for my favorite DIY projects, purchase a few items from the craft store, and create. It’s a peaceful process!

Nothing beats handmade gifts. They are from the heart. This is why I put together a DIY gift guide just for you. Make your presents this holiday season!


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DIY Flower Infused Cake Stand

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The sweetness continues on Sharifa Creates! Today I am cranking out a new DIY project for a flower infused cake stand. It is a unique and chic way to display cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods. You cannot find this in a regular shmegular store! Keep reading for the tutorial. Continue reading “DIY Flower Infused Cake Stand”

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. Continue reading “How To Make A Glitter Letter Banner”

8 EASY Easter Décor and Craft DIY Projects

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Easter catches me off guard every year! I never know if it will land in March or April. And, I get so caught in the haste of preparing for Resurrection Sunday, that I don’t get a chance to make decorations.

This year I was determined to do better. I went to the Sharifa Creates’ archives and sprinkled a little Easter seasoning salt on a few of my DIY projects. Instead of coming up with brand new decorations, I re-purposed old décor. There’s no denying that Easter is a week away with all the pink, yellow, and purple colored décor surrounding me.

Lucky for you, I compiled ALL of these projects in one blog post, so you can get your decorations in order too. Keep reading to see how I turned 8 different craft projects into Easter décor!

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