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 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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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 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”

12 Scriptures on God’s Unconditional Love

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In the age of social media, we are just one swipe away from a meme that tells us what women should do to be loved. We must be loyal, ladylike, and submissive. All while keeping up with our appearance and caring for others by cooking, cleaning, and nurturing. In reality, none of these things make you lovable especially in God’s Kingdom.

God’s love is unconditional! He gives it freely and consistently because we are His daughters. God does not require anything from us in return for His love. Granted, God may not like some of the things we do, but His love still prevails. He loved us first – before we loved Him, ourselves, or anyone else. The beauty in it all is that God’s love is personified by Christ. Jesus was crucified and resurrected from the grave so that we could be forgiven of our unrighteousness and have a personal relationship with our Father. God not only tells us that He loves us, He shows it!  Continue reading “12 Scriptures on God’s Unconditional Love”

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 Cat Ears

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I have one Halloween tradition. That is to shop for half-priced candy on November 1st. I just don’t have the “let’s celebrate Halloween” bone in my body. Blame it on my parents. As a child, I was not allowed to dress up and go trick or treating. Instead I watched “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and passed out candy to the children who could participate.

I do, however, admire the effort that people put into their Halloween costumes. I have seen Starbucks Frappuccinos, donuts, Solange look-a-likes, and Emojis. The ideas are exceptionally creative.

While I still cannot bring myself Continue reading “DIY Flower Cat Ears”