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 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!

If you’re convinced, keep reading to learn how to make a flower crown. Continue reading “How To Make A Flower Crown”

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!

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”

Craftsmas Day 2: Easy DIY Christmas Countdown Sign

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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”

A Box of Chocolates

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Have you ever received a box of chocolates as a Valentine’s Day gift and automatically cringed? I know I have. I’m never sure if it will taste like actual chocolate or cardboard. People give what they are able to afford, so I’m not here to judge. However, if you want to give your loved one a box of chocolates without being too cheap or spending huge bucks, then do-it-yourself. Create a heart shaped box of chocolate with treats that they’ll love! Here’s how:  Continue reading “A Box of Chocolates”