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.

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How To Make A Splatter Paint Ring Holder

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Lately, I have been obsessed with rings. I love rings that can be layered, so I usually purchase bulk packs from Forever 21 to mix and match. With all of the rings that I collect, I needed a place to store and easily access them. So, in typical fashion, I saw this as an opportunity to make my own ring holder. It took no time for me to create and customize my ring holder. I’m talking about less than 30 minutes type of fast. In today’s blog post I will show you exactly how I made my splatter paint ring holder. Continue reading “How To Make A Splatter Paint Ring Holder”

8 EASY Easter Décor and Craft DIY Projects

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Easter catches me off guard every year! I never know if it will land in March or April. And, I get so caught in the haste of preparing for Resurrection Sunday, that I don’t get a chance to make decorations.

This year I was determined to do better. I went to the Sharifa Creates’ archives and sprinkled a little Easter seasoning salt on a few of my DIY projects. Instead of coming up with brand new decorations, I re-purposed old décor. There’s no denying that Easter is a week away with all the pink, yellow, and purple colored décor surrounding me.

Lucky for you, I compiled ALL of these projects in one blog post, so you can get your decorations in order too. Keep reading to see how I turned 8 different craft projects into Easter décor!

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Craftsmas Day 4: A DIY Christmas Gift Guide

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Admit it already; Christmas shopping is no longer your thing! It’s tiresome trying to find the perfect gift among crowds of people at the mall. They push and shove and do everything but put you in the holiday spirit. Then, once you find a gift, you stand in line for eternity to purchase it. Ugh! Don’t even get me started on the holiday traffic.

Here is my suggestion: skip ALL of that, stay home, and make your presents! With Christmas being 20 days away, right now is the best time to get started. You only need to take one trip to the craft store to buy supplies. Then you can stay in the comfort of your home. Put on a holiday themed onesie, fix a cup of your favorite spiced drink, and start crafting with this DIY Christmas Gift Guide! Continue reading “Craftsmas Day 4: A DIY Christmas Gift Guide”

3 DIY Fall Home Décor Ideas

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When fall arrives you expect for the temperature to drop 10 to 20 degrees, leaves to change color and flutter from the trees, and for the local coffee shop to offer your favorite spiced drinks.

Well, fall began over a month ago and only one of those three things has happened here in Texas. I’ll give you a hint- it wasn’t the first two.

*Sigh*

I’m not going to complain because to be honest, if it were cold, I’d wish it were hot outside. I’ll let Mother Nature do her thing and patiently wait for cooler temperatures. In the meantime, I’ll craft up fall decorations to help me get into the fall spirit.

Whether fall is in full effect or you are experiencing a completely different season (like me), here are 3 Fall Décor Ideas to warm your home. Continue reading “3 DIY Fall Home Décor Ideas”

DIY Glitter Stud Earrings

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I recently updated my blog post, DIY Stud Earrings, and realized it had been a while since I made earrings. I decided to make a pair since I still had earring making supplies. I wanted this pair to be different from earrings I already owned. I had recently purchased a  multi-pack of glitter tubes and was looking for a way to incorporate the glitter into my DIY projects. This was Continue reading “DIY Glitter Stud Earrings”