Fall Sign DIY Tutorial

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18, KJV

September is here! It marks the unofficial start of fall for many people. They begin planning for cooler weather, early sunsets, and the holidays. While exciting, this season can also be a source of stress due to grief, finances, and pressure to finish the year strong.

As we enter the final stretch of 2022, I encourage you to practice gratitude daily. Find a reason to give God thanks. Thanksgiving places God above our hardships. When God is prioritized, He supplies our needs (Matthew 6:33). A grateful heart opens the door for our prayers to be answered.

Today’s do-it-yourself project is for a fall sign. You will learn how to make a stencil with a cutting machine and best practices for stenciling. If you do not have a cutting machine, stay tuned! I will post a tutorial on how to make stencils by hand soon.

Overall, I hope my Fall Sign DIY tutorial will remind you to always give thanks!

How to Make a Fall Sign with a Cutting Machine

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Shop Sharifa Creates

Shop Sharifa Creates is my official online store. I created it for you! 

I sell patterns and cut files that will help you make the DIY projects on Sharifa Creates. All products are digital! Once purchased, a secure link with the file will be automatically emailed to you. You can then download the file and begin crafting in a matter of minutes. 

Keep reading to see a list of items that you can buy today.

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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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Glitter 101: A Guide to Crafting with Glitter

Do you have a love-hate relationship with glitter? You love the way it enhances your DIY projects but hate the way it trails behind you long after you are done crafting. I felt the same way when I first began using glitter. Over time, I learned how to manage the greatness of glitter so that it is not intimidating. 

In today’s blog post, I provide unique tips that simplify the process of applying and cleaning glitter. Keep reading for details! 

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Letter Banner DIY Tutorial + Cut Files

Letter banners are a creative way to send a bold, yet beautiful message. I use them as festive party decorations and dazzling statement pieces for my home. Although I adore letter banners, the process of making them by hand is tedious. In my original tutorial, I traced letters onto cardstock and individually cut them with an X-acto knife. My hands would beg for mercy *cringe*.

Last year everything changed because I bought my first die-cutting machine! After learning about all the innovative ways I could use this machine, I knew it would help me make banners with ease. 

In today’s DIY tutorial, I will show you how to create a letter banner with cut files from my online shop. Let’s get started!

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How To Make Glitter Paint

Crafters and glitter have a love-hate relationship. While glitter is an exciting medium to work with, it is painful to clean up. It trails behind you long after you are done crafting. I could write a whole blog post on the strange places I have found glitter.

What is the solution? Glitter paint! 

Normally, glitter is shaken into wet glue and then dusted away. This method causes glitter to spread everywhere. Glitter paint is applied directly to a surface which eliminates the need to remove excess glitter. It also seals the glitter, preventing it from rubbing off. 

In today’s DIY tutorial, I will show you how to make glitter paint. Making it yourself allows you to customize the glitter’s color, shape, and size as well as the paint’s density. It is a simple process! Keep reading for instructions.

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How To Make A Tassel Keychain

Tassels have existed since the beginning of time. They are created with unique materials in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Many people see tassels as purely decorative items. However, tassels serve as everything from status symbols to cultural signifiers. They mean different things to different people! For me personally, tassels signify healing.

In the Bible (Numbers 15:37-41), the Israelites were instructed to attach tassels with a blue cord to the hems of their garments. The tassels were a reminder to keep God’s commands. Later on, Jesus wore the same tassel adorned garment while ministering to people. The sick would touch the hem of Jesus’ garment and be miraculously healed. 

“And when the men of that place had knowledge of Him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto Him all that were diseased; And besought Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.” – Matthew 14:35-36 (KJV)

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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.

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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”

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!

Click here to purchase the Christmas Tree Headband Pattern from our online shop.

Christmas Tree Headband Pattern – $6.00 USD
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