DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe – Last minute gift idea

This DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub is seriously amazing. I’m kind of obsessed with it. Sugar scrubs are so beyond easy to make and anyone would love this gift. 

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DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe 

4 cups of sugar

6 candy canes

2 tsp of Peppermint extract

1 cup of baby oil

*yields 7 (8 ounce) mason jars

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Instructions

In a blender, blend the candy canes until they are completely crushed. You do not want too many chunky pieces of candy because that would hurt in a scrub! Make sure it’s pretty fine. It should resemble the consistency of the sugar. 

In a large bow, mix all ingredients and divide equally into the jars. 

Print your tags and attach them with ribbon. You could also print them on sticker paper if you want to stick the labels on the jar. I did 2″ sticker labels for the lids.

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Merry Christmas friend PEPPERMINT Sugar Scrub

Download and print your labels below:

Peppermint Sugar Scrub gift tags

Merry Christmas, friend tags

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I made 12 jars for my girlfriends for under $17.  That’s a little over a dollar a jar! Can’t beat that for a last minute gift for your friends. 

Have a very Merry Christmas friends! 

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FREE Christmas Gift Tags – 8 printable designs

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 Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Today I’m sharing these adorable Free printable Christmas Gift Tags. I looooove pretty gift wrap. It makes the gift inside so much more exciting! Using these free gift tags are sure to dress up any gift! More than receiving pretty presents, I love to give them! This year, in keeping with my Silver and gold Christmas decor, I decided to design these free printable gift tags to share!

Printable Gift Tag 1

 I used gold glitter paper cut slightly larger than the tag and punched a hole through both the glitter paper and the gift tag. Then, I tied a little strand of jute to the tag and tied it onto the gift! Super easy and super cute! Here are the rest of the designs. 

Free printable Christmas Gift Tags from Classy Clutter

 

Download your free printables below:

Free printable Christmas gift tags

You should be able to print all 8 tags on one sheet. Feel free to print as many as you like, however, these are for personal use only. 

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You can purchase gold glitter paper at most scrapbooking and craft stores. I know Michael’s and JoAnn’s both carry it for sure. 

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 If you pin, please pin from the post and not the .pdf so others can find it. Thanks so much!

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 8 days ’til Christmas. Are you ready??

Christmas Inspiration

 Still looking for Christmas inspiration? Check out these posts!

Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a jar gift idea // Coffee Filter JOY letters // Peppermint Christmas Cookies // Silver and Gold Christmas Decor

 

We’re guest posting on Tatertots and Jello, sharing this awesome New Years Decor! Head over and check it out! 

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My Christmas Decor 2013

Christmas Decor 2013

FIRST of all, wheeeere have we been? I know. We have been MIA as of late. Both of us have had CRAZY schedules and decided to take a little time to recoup and readjust to life. Welp, as of today, I feel a little readjusted. I am barely keeping my head above water with my etsy shop and my kids and I had the flu yesterday. Boo!!! Seriously, not cool. Moms shouldn’t be allowed to get sick.  Excuses, excuses. But really, I’m so happy to be posting today! Thanks for being awesome readers. We really do love you!

Today, I’m sharing a little bit of my Christmas decor! YAY! I am so excited for Christmas. I love the holiday season. There’s just something so magical about it. 

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 You may recognize this sign I painted last year. I love it as much as I did last year. 

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 This guy is my kids’ favorite. They thought it was hilarious to have the ornaments hanging from his antlers. haha!  Silly boys. We did have a red glittery nose on him but it fell off. Whoops!

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 On to my favorite little nook in the house. ;) 

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 On my little side table is this cutie pie reindeer and some DIY cone trees I made! I am making 30+ of these for our ward Christmas party but I had to make some for myself obviously. For the tall white one, I rolled a poster board into a cone and used school glue and  “fake snow” in a bag to make it all snowy! Cute huh? The other cone tree was painted with craft paint and I used school glue to draw the design and sprinkled on some glitter. I love how it turned out. I did a few of these in different metallics. 

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 Can you tell I love gold glitter? ;)

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 You may remember my DIY Wintery Pearl Wreath from last year. I love the simple white and cream. 

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 These little guys came from Michaels. They remind me of my grandma’s house at Christmas time so I had to have them. Can’t beat Michael’s black friday prices! They were a steal. 

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 More Christmas cones! The beaded one is from Michaels too.

DIY glittered letters

 My glittered JOY letters were a hit last year so they’re back of course! Remember when I used them for our Christmas card last year?

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I will show you my glitzy Christmas tree and some more Christmas fun real soon! 

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Coffee Filter “JOY” letters

Coffee Filter Christmas Decor

Today we are going to show you how to make your own Coffee Filter Christmas Decor. We made the word JOY but you can do any word or shape you’d like! Fun huh?

 Supplies:

  • Poster Board
  • Coffee Filters
  • White School Glue
  • A box knife or some wicked awesome scissors
  • Overhead projector (optional)
  • Transparency Film (optional)

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1. First, print out your letters on a transparency film. If you aren’t using a projector, skip to step 3!  You can draw the letters free hand if you’d like.

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2. Using an overhead projector, trace your letters onto poster board. Again, you can free hand it if you want. A simple font should be easy to draw.

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3. Using a box knife or sharp, sturdy scissors, carefully cut out your letters you traced on the poster board.

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4. Now slather on some white school glue and get ready to add your coffee filters.

Gather Coffee Filters 5. Gather the bottom of your coffee filter to create a little pouf. You can fiddle with it a bit until you like the shape.

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6. Apply the coffee filter to the glue and repeat a bunch of times until all of your letters or your shape is covered. This would make a super cute wreath too! You could jazz it up with ribbon, glitter, etc!

JOY coffee filter letters We love the rustic look of the brown coffee filters but you could use white if you wanted too! Aren’t they so fluffy, ruffly and fun!?! 

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**This post was originally published at I Heart Nap Time on 11/8/2013.**

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Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a jar – FREE printables

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Are you looking for an easy gift idea? Well, my dears, you have found it! This Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a jar is pretty much the easiest (and yummiest!) gift idea out there. I was able to create this using things I had on hand, making it the most inexpensive gift ever! You can make a bunch at a time for neighbors, friends, teachers, coaches, visitors, family, etc.

 

To make these you will need:

Hot Cocoa mix - I used Starbucks Peppermint Hot Cocoa packets because it’s the best hot cocoa on the planet. YUM!

Marshmallows

Crushed peppermint candies (optional)

Mason Jar(s)

Scrapbook paper (optional)

Ribbon, Jute or Twine–I used Jute Avery 2″ Round labels,  Avery Printable Tags with Strings (I used jute instead of the strings that come in the package)  

 

Instructions:

Layer 7 hot cocoa packets in the bottom of the jar (1 3/4 cups total of cocoa mix), crushed peppermint and marshmallows to your liking in the jar and replace jar lid. Next, place a piece of scrapbook paper (cut to size) over the lid but under the ring of the lid.  Next, I wanted the place the instructions for preparing the cocoa so I designed some cute instructions using picmonkey.com (it’s free!) and uploaded my image to Avery.com/print

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The software is super easy to use and Avery has such nice products. I’ve used Avery labels for years and I love them! 

You can save and use my images if you’d like! 

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Next, I did the same thing with the Avery Printable Gift Tags.

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I used this image, uploaded it to Avery.com, printed my tags and attached them  with jute to my jars.

Doesn’t get much easier than that! You could even use Design and Print on their website if you want to make your own images. It’s really quick and easy and looks totally professional and CUTE! 

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Now you’re ready to give this yummy gift to anyone you choose! I’m giving them to pretty much everyone on my gift list this year.

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For more ideas on labelled jars, visit Avery’s Pinterest page. Be sure to follow Avery on Facebook and Pinterest for more labeling and organizing inspiration!

 

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DIY Felt Poinsettia Wreath

Today, I’m going to share with you a super easy, inexpensive and most importantly CUTE Christmas wreath! If you don’t have a wreath on your door yet this year, you’ve gotta try this.

You will need:
A wreath form
Red felt
Red satin for bow (optional)
Red ribbon
Berry embellishments
Let’s get started! 
1. First, you’ll take your wreath form and wrap it in red ribbon. I used red, satin ribbon. 
2. Next, cut out lots and lots of petals! I did two sizes of a tear drop shape with a point on both ends to get the look of the poinsettia petal. 
3. Third, layer your larger size petals in the shape of a flower on your wreath form, using hot glue to hold them in place. 
4. Next, take your smaller petals and run a thin line of hot glue along the bottom.
5. Pinch your felt petal where you’ve placed your glue to create a 3D look. This helps your top layer of the flower really pop off the wreath form.
6. Finally, Glue 5-6 petals in a cluster to create your poinsettia. I did some flowers with 5 petals and some with 6 depending on how full I wanted it to look. 
7. Last, take some faux berries, pearls, or beads to embellish the center of each flower.
Oh! I also decided to add a satin bow to the botton of my wreath. I sewed a long satin sash, tied it in a bow and pinned it to the wreath form. You could also use ribbon or a pre-made bow if you want to add one! I think it would be so pretty to do a contrasting color like white or silver. 
Hope you’ll give it a try! 

Christmas Tree and Decor 2012

I’m excited to share our Christmas decor with you this year! I had so much fun making virtually everything that I have used this year and it’s helped get me in the Christmas spirit for sure. 
Let’s start with the tree!
These are a few of my favorite (purchased) ornaments. Most I had on hand from previous years but I added a few this year, like the silvery monograms.

I added some gold and cream script ribbon intertwined with some burlap garland to wrap around the tree.
I made these monogram ornaments by simply filling a clear plastic bulb with glitter and adding the gold monogram for each of my kids’ names. 
The tree skirt was also another favorite of mine this year. I have seen a bijillion tutorials for a ruffled tree skirt and decided I loved it but wanted to make it my “own”. I used a canvas and cut it into a 42″ circle and cup an opening for the tree to fit in. I used velcro strips to close it up and added a cream linen ruffle and bow to it. Next comes the fun part.

I printed off an image I made on the computer and laid it underneath the finished skirt. I used a pencil to trace it (the best I could – the canvas was not very see thru!) Then I used gold metallic fabric paint and added the “Peace on Earth” image. I absolutely love it! I almost don’t want to cover it with presents! PSH! Ya right!

Here’s the full tree during the day!
…and at night. I couldn’t help but snap a photo of these sweet boys in their matching jammies by the tree. Can’t believe there will be a third little one next year! 

If you missed it, here’s my shelf/mantel thing. You can see the full post with tutorials here.

This is another one of my favorites this year. I love the pearls! You can learn how to make it here.

Here are a few more pics just for fun!

JOY letters tutorial can also be found here. That’s it! I am so ready for Christmas! Are you?
OH! Please take a moment to “like” my tree at the DIY Showoff Tree contest! I’m entry #86 (the photo of my boys in front of the glowing tree) Consider it your Christmas gift to me! *winks*
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Merry Christmas friends,

Inspiring DIY Christmas Ideas, Crafts and Recipes

I started looking through the links from Saturday’s link party and I noticed how many amazing Christmas projects were linked up! I couldn’t wait til Friday so I’m going to share a few with you all today and some more on Friday for our Top 10! 
Come back Friday for some more fun features from Saturday’s link party! There’s still time to link up if you haven’t yet. Link up here.

DIY Wintery Pearl Wreath

This year, I’ve decided to change up my Christmas decor a bit and go neutral! I am using white, creams, golds, and some silver. I’ve had this mirror that I have been wanting to use on my mantel for quite a while and it’s finally making its debute this Christmas. I have been working on my mantel decor and I’m super excited to show you how to make this wintery pearl wreath that I hung on my mirror.

You’ll need a foam wreath form, some thick ribbon (get two spools – I ran out halfway!, hot glue/gun  and lots and lots of pearls. I used different colors and sizes to create some dimension.

First, wrap your wreath with ribbon then start gluing… and gluing… and gluing! I placed them on scattering the colors and sizes. 

I didn’t cover the back or the inside to save some money on supplies and it looks really elegant without them done so it’s no biggie! If you want, you could totally glue more. 
That’s it! Easy huh!? My plan is to use it even after Christmas since winter lasts quite a long time here in New York. This would even be a fun idea for a wedding! Gotta love all the possibilities!

Candy Cane Door Decor Revisited

Last year Mallory and I made this awesome candy cane wreath and I LOVE IT!
I want one like this for every holiday. 
 We are both crazy about feathers, glitter, bling and all things GLAM! Since our favorite holiday is approaching, we’d better get started on the Christmas decor!
Let’s get started!
You will need:

4 feather boas (2 red, 2 white)
Wire or a wire hanger
straight pins
3/4 inch foam pipe insulation (available in the plumbing department)
embellishments of your choice

Straighten out your wire (hanger) and feed it through the foam insulation. This will allow you to shape the foam into the cane shape.
Feed one end of the feather boa into the foam and begin wrapping and pinning. Alternate red and white boas until you’ve got a candy cane look and your foam is completely covered.
Use straight pins to secure feather boa to the foam candy cane form.
Once you’ve got it all wrapped up and pinned in place, embellish however you want to jazz it up a bit!  Use straight pins or hot glue to attach ribbon, ornaments, flowers or whatever you like!

What do you think!? I am soooo ready for Christmas!!! What are you hanging on your front door?