How To Make A Jewelry Box

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You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” 

Matthew 5:14-16

God has placed treasures in each of us – unique physical and spiritual gifts. With these gifts, we have been called to glorify His name and draw people to Christ. Often we stifle our gifts because of fear. We fear failure, the opinions of people, and even God’s ability to transform our hearts.

We should not fear using our gifts for God’s Kingdom. God is with us! We are protected by His grace to do anything He’s called us to do. Walking in our purpose is the most fulfilling thing we can do. Continue reading “How To Make A Jewelry Box”

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”

God’s Perfect Timing

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“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” – Luke 1:45

In 2018, I turned 27 years old. I remember being 17 and daydreaming about what I wanted to accomplish over the next ten years. Needless to say, life did not work out completely as planned. There is a gap between what I imagined doing and my reality, but that’s okay!

The world tells us that with growing older, we have less time to accomplish our dreams and goals. There’s a certain time to attend college, start a career, become a homeowner, and have a family. However, as children of God, these ideas are far from the Truth. Continue reading “God’s Perfect Timing”

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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Photo by Elora Allen on Unsplash

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 A Decorative Catch-All Tray

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Catch-all trays are useful for holding jewelry, keys, nail polish, and other small items. They have existed for decades, but only recently have been made to display witty and motivational messages. These trays cost upwards of $20 at certain home décor retailers. Fortunately, you can DIY one with items found at the dollar store. Keep reading to learn how to make a decorative catch-all tray! Continue reading “How To Make A Decorative Catch-All Tray”

DIY Party Decorations | Sharifa Creates’ 4 Year Blog Anniversary

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Photo by Jennie Brown on Unsplash

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.

Continue reading “DIY Party Decorations | Sharifa Creates’ 4 Year Blog Anniversary”

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”