DIY Serving Utensils and Baker’s Gift Idea

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Hey guys! We are so excited to share with you this super easy and super cute DIY Baker’s Gift Idea. We shared this project on U-Create Crafts a few weeks ago and we’re thrilled to share it with you. Hope you like it! These bamboo utensils came from my local grocery store for about $2.99 + a box of $2 cake mix. We used paints and embellishments we had on hand to create this cute gift for under $5! Let’s get crafting!

Supplies:

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Instructions:

First, use your painter’s tape to tape a straight line about 3/4  of the way up on the handle of your serving utensils. Use your craft paint (We used cream on this step.) and paint below the tape line. Allow to dry thoroughly.

DIY Serving Utensils and Baker's Gift (Step 1)

Use a hole punch to create a confetti, polka dot look on the painter’s tape. This creates a stencil to paint your dots. Apply your painter’s tape stencil firmly to your painted utensil.

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Using another color of craft paint (we used gold!) and paint over the stencil with an up and down dabbing motion as to prevent bleeding. When your paint is mostly dry, remove the tape stencil to reveal your cute polka dots!

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Using some fun trims, gift wrap, fabric, etc. embellish your box of cake mix and tie the utensils to the box.

DIY Serving Utensils and Baker's $5 Gift Idea

This makes the perfect hostess gift for your next Christmas party or Christmas Dinner! You could change out your embellishments for birthdays, showers, etc.

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Don’t forget to check out some of our other holiday projects on our blog in case you missed them!

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Merry & Bright Holiday Party | Mason Jar Snow Globe | Gold Glittered Jars

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DIY Vintage Inspired Christmas Stockings

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I created these vintage inspired stockings for the Nostalgic Noel collection on Joann’s Look book.

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I love the look of classic and timeless stockings. For Joann’s I wanted to make a set of stockings this year. These stockings can be done different ways with different colors and also different trim piece but I wanted to share my easy tutorial with you.

 

These are the Materials you will need:

  • 2 yards of fabric for the Stocking
  • 3-4 yards of a variety of ribbons and trims
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Stocking Template

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This is what I did:

  1. Using the Stocking template cut out fabric to make the stocking.
  2. Fold and pin ½ inch at the top of the stocking down to make a clean edge
  3. Pin two pieces of the stocking shape fabric together
  4. Sew the pieces together by sewing about ¼ of an inch in from the outer edge
  5. Turn stocking right side out
  6. Embellish the top of the stocking using the variety of ribbons and trims.
  7. Using a three inch piece of ribbon hot glue a loop together then glue it to the inside the stocking to create a loop, that way the stocking can be hung.

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Download a stocking template here.

 

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These are simple and easy to do. Let me know what you think.

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Let it Snow Shadow Box Snow Globe

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I have always loved a good snow globe and I wanted to do a spin off on the classic Christmas Decor. I saw this great shadow box at Joann’s and I made this cute shadow box snow globe.

Here are the Materials that I used:

  • 12×12 Shadow Box
  • 12 x 12 Sheet of paper for background
  • Cricut machine
  • Double-sided Adhesive paper by Cricut or Scrapbook Sticker Letters
  • Glitter
  • Fishing Line
  • Small White Pom Pom Balls
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Needle
  • Small Christmas Tree
  • Small Vintage Car

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This is what I did:

  1. Attach sheet of paper to the back of the shadow box with a dab or glue or tape
  2. Cut out the letters using the Cricut and then attach letter stickers to the paper to create a backdrop for the snow globe.
  3. Tie a knot at the end of the fishing line.
  4. Using a needle string the pom pom onto a piece of the fishing line
  5. After the pom poms are on the fishing line, tape or glue the fishing line to the top of the box
  6. Stage the inside of the box using trees, more pom pom balls, toy cars

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If you liked this, be sure to check out our DIY Mason Jar Snowglobe!

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DIY Glamorous Gift Tags

Glamorous Gift Wrap ideas + tags

Savannah and I made some super cute and glamorous gift wrap ideas and gift tags for the Joann’s Look Book, Glamorous Gifts collection.

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This was our favorite collection because we love gold, glitter, sparkle and everything that Glamorous Gifts entails. It is just so gorgeous! Here is how you can make your own!

MATERIALS:

  • White cardstock gift tags
  • Holiday stamps
  • Gold ink pad
  • Desired embellishments (Rhinestone stickers, Adhesive ribbon, etc.)
  • Baker’s Twine

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Using holiday stamps and gold ink pad, stamp designs onto gift tags.
  2. Add desired embellishments.
  3. Use baker’s twine to attach gift tag to gift.

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Glam Gift Tags

Check out Savannah’s Glamorous Gift Wrap Ideas here.

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Don’t have time to make your own? Download these Free Printable Gift Tags here:

Free printable Christmas Gift Tags from Classy Clutter

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How to match holiday decor to your existing decor

How to match your holiday decor to your home

Hey friends! I thought I better get this post written so I can show you all my Christmas decor this year! It’s a little late in the season to decorate but oh well! I still wanna show you and hope you like it!

This year I wanted to match the decor to my living room that I recently did a makeover on. I added some bold jewel tones and wanted my Christmas decor to work in the space. I can’t handle colors clashing so this was my best option and I LOVE how it turned out!

Just a little refresher, this is how my living room looks normally when it’s not the holiday season. Except throw the pillows on the floor and scatter a box of toys all over the place. I mean, that’s real life. I have 4 kids. Its like this maybe half the day, if I’m lucky. Anyway, I used the same colors to create a Christmasy feeling in the room without clashing it with my existing decor.

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First, “Buddy the Elf” was there on photo day and we aren’t allowed to touch Buddy so there he stayed for the photoshoot. I added a few berries to my succulents in my macramé planters. I had this world map canvas in the basement after I took down my gold gallery wall so I thought it would be fun to add it in to the decor. I made the Peace on Earth with my Silhouette machine and gold vinyl. I’ll be adding it to my shop soon if you’d like some vinyl for yourself. It would look awesome on a mirror, chalkboard, frame or the wall for Christmas time. Super simple, super cute!

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Next, I moved my desk to beneath the other window and put my tree in the corner. My mint chair and the desk did a little switcheroo so I could kind of barricade my tree a little from a little toddler wouldn’t pull it down. Ahem… Tanner Bananer. ;)

 

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My husband named the tree, Diva Christmas. With the leopard print, black and white stripes, feathers and glitter, glitter, glitter, Diva Christmas seems appropriate.

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I used a few frames as the larger elements in the tree. The Merry and Bright Printable is from our contributor, Courtney from Paperelli and it matches perfectly! I LOVE it!

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This leopard, gold and crystal ornament is my fave. You can also see my little Palmer nugget baby in that frame.

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The little tree sits next to my TV and got bulbs and ornaments that matched the rug and pillows. The mini tree skirt may or may not be my actual skirt from Mindy Mae’s Market. I might steal it back if I wear it to church on Christmas week.

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I added the wreath on the coat closet, Santa and a teal mason jar full of candy canes next to my computer to make it more festive. IMG_1772 Funny story, last year my kids got new stockings and before I even found out I was pregnant, I had a feeling I needed to buy an extra stocking at Target, so I did. This year, we added baby Palmer to the family and he has his own stocking. For the record, I always get a feeling I need to buy stuff at Target. ;) Kidding! Kind of.

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For an added touch, I filled this ceramic and gold bowl from Target full of colorful bulb ornaments. Let’s must say it’s a good thing they are plastic because Tanner thinks they’re balls.

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I kept it pretty simple this year and I’m glad I did. Hope you like it and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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DIY Christmas Sign

This year I wanted to make something special for Christmas and this has turned out to be one of my very favorite Christmas decorations. It was not really that hard but it was a little more challenging then I thought it would be. I think it was just a little more difficult because of the size of the print.

Seriously, How pretty it is!?!! It makes such a big impact!

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Let me tell you exactly how I did it. I found the “Away in a Manger” print online and I sent it over to Staples to get it printed.

*the print that I used was 2400 pixel*

I had to resend this print over twice. The first time the quality was really really bad. But after I found the image that was 2400 pixels it was so much better. So the higher the resolution the better it will be.

I got the print done in black and white at first and it was fine but the color turned out way better. It was about $24 for the 36×48 in colored. I got a really thin piece of wood from Home Depot and I had the kind souls there cut it down to a 36×48 size. Then I got two pieces of 1×3 trim. I also used Mod Podge for paper and the Plaid Mod Podge Decoupage Tool Set and this little set was a game changer for me. It made a big difference.

What I did was I started at the top of the board and I painted on about 1 foot of Mod Podge right on the board and I lined up the print to make sure that it was even. (We marked around the board so we just had to line up the page with the outline that we made around the board)  then I worked down the page another foot or so. I continued to work down the board until I was done. Work fast but smart.

DO NOT move the paper around to much and also don’t use to much mod podge because the paper will rip. Try to keep your hands clean without to much mod podge because we did have to patch up a few spots. I realized that with this project the key is to try your best to not take too long. Once the mod podge starts to dry its really hard to move the paper around with out ripping it.

After you put the paper down use the roller to work out some of the bubbles. For the frame out I did the same thing that I did on the instagram board.

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I also wanted to talk a bit about the amazing Nativity Picture! I am so luck to know the talented Mark Mabry and he did the amazing job on this picture. It is a print I will always cherish. He captured so much emotion in this print. Words can’t express how much I love his work. I have THIS large print hanging in front room and I love it. It brings so much joy  and peace. Check out his work.

Last year I did these “JOY Coffee Filter letters” and I am glad I found a perfect place for them this year. I got the little wooden nativity at home goods for only $24 it was the perfect addition to my little collection.

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This is a project that could be used with any print. As long as the print quality is good.

I really do love this piece of DIY Art. I am planning on doing this again with an image that can be up year round.

What do you think about this DIY Art Piece?

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Glittered Antlers Winter Decor

Mallory and I are so excited to be sharing some great news, we were able to work with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores to create the Winter Look Book. We were beyond excited about it! We can’t wait to share all of our projects with you.

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This is one of the projects that I did for them in the Winter Woodland section of the look book.

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Glittered Antlers Winter Decor

Everything that I used for this project was from Joanns. Here is the list of everything that I used.

  • Two 24″x18″ Design Foam with Skicky Base
  • 1 yd burlap fabric
  • Dritz® Home 44″ wide x 5yds Nailhead Trim Antique Gold
  • Two Plasteel Corp Smooth Foam Sheet 2″x12″x36″ 1pk-white
  • Floracraft® Styrofoam™ Wonder Cutter Tool Electric
  • Silver glitter
  • General performance spray adhesive-13.5oz
  • 2 pkgs Uglu Adhesive Roll
  • Flower

This is what I did…. it was pretty easy.

1. Connect the Sticky Boards together by using Uglu Adhesive on the back to connect the seam the boards together.
2. Remove the cover from the sticky board and attach burlap fabric.
3. Fold corners of the burlap and wrap like a present around the side onto the back and attach using Uglu Adhesive.
4. Attach nailhead trim approx. 1/4″ from the edge of the board.

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5. Freehand the shape of antlers onto a sheet of paper to use as a template.
6. Start cutting the antler shape on the foam sheets Using Styrofoam™ cutter tool cut around the paper antler template.
7. Spray the spray adhesive onto the Styrofoam™ antlers.
8. Sprinkle glitter onto the antlers.

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9. Attach antlers to the board using the Uglu Adhesive roll.
10. Add flower with Uglu Adhesive.

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Finished! Its so pretty and very easy!

Enjoy!

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Here are a few other projects that we did for the look book

Jute wrapped JOY letters

Joy Jute Letters

Ice Skate Wreath

Ice Skate Wreath

Glitter Dipped Ornaments

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Glitter Dipped Bulb Ornaments

Make your own glittered bulb ornaments in less than an hour! The added sparkle and elegance are sure to make your Christmas Tree shine!

DIY Glitter Dipped Bulb Ornaments

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a fantastic holiday season so far! Today we have a super easy and super cute craft idea for you. It’s really simple and you can make several of these in under an hour. This was one of the projects we created for Joann’s Winter Lookbook we told you about last week. Don’t you love Savannah’s Ice Skate Wreath? You can find that tutorial here.

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This was part of the Winter Woodlands Collection. I love how simple they are yet bring such an elegance to a basic bulb ornament.

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The tutorial was originally shared on Joann.com but we’d love to share it here in case you missed it!

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

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If you’d like a frosted bulb, use Krylon Gloss Frosting Spray to spray clear ornaments. You get the glass look without it being fragile. Plastic frosted bulbs are the way to go!

IMG_0509 When your bulb is dry, use painter’s tape to tape off the bottom half of the bulb ornament.

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IMG_0520 Generously apply glitter to glitter glue. Tap off excess glitter and allow glue to dry

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Glitter Dipped Ornaments_5 Tie a loop of jute twine to the top of the bulb ornament.

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It’s pretty cool to see our faces, our names and Classy Clutter on Joann.com. I still can’t get over it. This has been a big year for us and we are so thankful for the blessings we’ve received this year that has allowed our blog and business to grow. Thank YOU for helping us grow. We sure love our readers!

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DIY Christmas Decorations: Scalloped “JOY” Letters

We are so excited to have participated in the amazing Handmade Holiday series! Today we’re sharing a super cute and simple craft that anyone can make to spruce up their holiday decor that we shared on 30 Days Blog.

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With the holidays quickly approaching we decking the halls all over the place. On one of our craft shopping sprees, we found these cute letters while we were are Michaels. We decided it would be super cute to get J, O, & Y for JOY and embellish them in our current favorite pattern, scallops.

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Supplies:

JOY letters instructions Instructions:

Start by prepping your surface. The spray was a bit messy so I did this right inside my bathtub.  This way, I could easily wash off the stencil and rinse spray ink right down the drain. It made for easy clean up. If that’s not an option, lay down some newspaper or old wrapping paper to protect your work surface.

 

Simply place the stencil over your letter and lightly spritz the Simply Pastel Spray ink onto your letters.  Make sure that you spray the letters with enough ink or it will look spotty. After each letter, rinse the stencil and then dry it off with a towel. Each letter took about 2 minutes and the ink dried pretty quickly on the canvas letters.

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Isn’t that so fun!? This entire project can easily be done in under 30 minutes and will brighten your holiday decor!

Don’t forget to check out some of our other holiday projects in case you missed them!

Classy Clutter Projects

Merry & Bright Holiday Party | Mason Jar Snow Globe | Gold Glittered Jars

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How to decorate a Mantel for Christmas

I am so excited to finally show everyone my Mantel this year. I am loving it soooooo much!! To start I am knew that I wanted a moose from The White Faux Taxidermy They have such amazing stuff  at a great price. I also wanting to do something different for my “Christmas Moose.” With that in mind, I painted his antlers red using Krylon Red Spray Paint then I used my Silhouette Machine to cut out these cute dots with white vinyl. The dots are about an inch and a half.

When I decorate my mantel I always like to have a focus point and I knew my moose would be the prefect centerpiece.

Good Garland is always hard to find and I was lucky enough to get this garland from my mom. I got the lights from an antique store in Gilbert. They are the big bulb white lights and I do love them.

This year was the first time that I hung the garland like this. And I really do love it. This garland is really thick and I nailed 4 nails into the mantel. I hung the garland onto the nails.

The stockings are from Ballard Design. I got them a few years ago. I love the classic shape and style. The lit up joy letters are from Home Goods. I also got the cute nutcracker from there and this year I decided that I am going to start collecting nutcrackers. The sled is also from the antique store. I go the Santa bag from H & M last year. The final touch was the amazing lights! I love these soooo much! Guess what?!?!?! They were only $18 They were from Great American Warehouse I could not be more excited about these. After the holidays are over I want to hang the lights in my kitchen.

Merry Mantel

 

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To continue with the Mantel theme, I joined with 14 top bloggers in the Christmas Mantel Blog Hop!

I hope take a minute to check out these beautiful Christmas Mantels: