Rustic Rag Tie Garland Tutorial

Have you decorated your home for fall yet? Some people decorate as soon as September 1st arrives while others wait until the official first day of autumn. No matter your preference, I have do-it-yourself fall décor projects that will keep your home warm and cozy. 

Today, I will show you how to make a rustic rag tie garland. This garland is a versatile piece of fall décor. It can be a fireplace trimming, dining table runner, or coffee table centerpiece to name a few. The garland takes patience to create. However, if you recruit the help of your family, it can be completed quickly. It’s a way to craft and bond at the same time! 

Continue reading for step-by-step instructions. 

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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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Heart Shaped Jewelry Dish DIY Tutorial

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” – Luke 6:45, NIV

Pressures of the past year have triggered society’s best and worst behaviors. During the evening news, reporters share ways communities have united to make a positive impact. Yet, in a moment’s notice they switch stories to describe heinous crimes committed by mankind. These behaviors don’t materialize overnight. They come from desires that are stored within the heart. 

Our heart’s desires regulate our actions. For example, if our hearts are filled with love, patience, and peace, our actions will be righteous. However, if evil traits such as envy, bitterness, and hatred rest in our hearts, sin will soon follow. We have to examine the ideas and attitudes stored in our hearts and decide whether to cultivate or eliminate them. 

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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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How To Make A Flower Crown

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Summer is right around the corner! That means music festivals, after church brunches, and beach outings. With all these activities to indulge in, you have to look cute! What better way than with a flower crown? It can easily be paired with a basic dress or t-shirt and jeans; taking your outfit from a 4.5 to a 10.

Sure, you can buy flower crowns from the store, but wouldn’t it be satisfying to create your own? They take a little effort, but I promise if you can make one, you can make twenty!

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A Little Jar of Goodness

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Many are praying that 2017 will be way better than 2016. In the final weeks of 2016, people poured their hearts out on social media, documenting all of the horrible things that happened in their lives. I was surprised. Out everything that occurred, nothing positive came out of 2016? Not even the small things?

My first blog post of the New Year is one that will encourage you throughout 2017. Count your blessings even in the midst of hardship with what I call A Little Jar of Goodness. Continue reading “A Little Jar of Goodness”

Craftsmas Day 7: DIY Felt Cactus Ornament

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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!

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