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    Holiday Front Door Makeover and easy updates for your home!

    Hello dear friends! We are so excited that the holidays are finally here! Have I mentioned that? 😉 We are traveling and also hosting family this year and I’m so excited to share our front door makeover with you. We’ve partnered with Schlage to create a beautiful and secure front entry for our home. Our front door was fine but nothing special. It was just simple white with a simple handle. I wanted to create a new, beautiful inviting entry with personality. I recently painted my home’s exterior so I really wanted a fun punch of color and blush pink and navy is my favorite color combo right now. I remembered I had blush pink in my favorite Christmas wreath so I chose blush pink for the door color. (Door color: Behr Everythings Rosy). While we were doing some updating, I really wanted a secure lock that also had some personality. I chose this Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt with Century trim paired with Century Handleset and Latitude Lever with Century trim I love the Latitude Lever and chose to use those throughout my home…

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    Top 30 Cutest Holiday Treats

    Well, hello dear friends! Now that Thanksgiving is over its time to deck the halls, eat all the treats, bake the days away and spend time with family and friends! Now only if we didn’t have work, housework and school to attend to! 😉 We are so excited for the entire month of December to celebrate the birth of our Savior and bask in holiday goodness! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite (and the CUTEST!) holiday treats that you need to make ASAP! Don’t forget to pin your favorites! Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats  Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream Peanut Butter Ritz Cracker Cookies Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Cookie Cups Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer Melting Snowman Cookie Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Trees Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups Oreo Peppermint Bark Holiday Nog Hot Chocolate Snowman Treats DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons Christmas Tree Meringues No Fail Fudge Snowman Cake Pops Easy Snowball Elf Cupcakes Santa Fudge Brownie Bars Candy Cane Kiss Cookies Reindeer and Snowman Christmas Treats Grinch Sugar Cookies Chocolate Pretzel Snowman Rice Krispies Treats Presents with A Suprise Sleigh Riding…

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    Bake Craft Sew Decorate: Faux Leather Christmas Pillow

    Hello Classy Clutter friends! I’m Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow, I’m so excited to be back again sharing a fun Christmas decor idea with you. One of my favorite projects to make each year for my holiday decor is custom throw pillows. This year I’m incorporating leather into my holiday decorations, I’m so excited to share this Faux Leather Christmas Pillow with you! Supplies: Faux Leather / Vinyl, Caramel Linen Look Fabric, Beige or White, enough for the back of the pillow and behind the letters Pillow Insert Sewing Machine Leather Sewing Machine Needle and All Purpose Sewing Machine Needle Thread Fabric Shears Heat n’ Bond Ultra Iron Vinyl Cutting Machine, optional When I decided on a design for my pillow I knew I wanted something a little more unique and that hasnt’ really been done for holiday pillows before. I’m obsessed with the camel colored leathers right now and I knew I needed to make a pillow for my new couch. I wanted the pillow to be simple but to still have a fun design, so I decided to…

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  • 8 Tips for a Beautiful Christmas Tree

    8 Tips for a Beautiful Christmas Tree

    It’s that time of year once again! I just LOVE the Christmas season! It’s so fun to see all the festive decorations inside and outside of homes and businesses.  I would say that decorating the Christmas tree is one of my favorite things to do. Over the years and after decorating many, many Christmas trees for myself and others, I have gathered ideas on how I like to make Christmas trees more unique and personal. Today I am excited to share with you some of my FAVORITE tips and tricks on how to make a Beautiful Christmas Tree! #1 – Use greenery as a filler.  Adding something unique to your tree in the form of greenery or filler can add a lot of depth to a Christmas tree! A frosted branch or frosted pinecones, a sprig of berries, or a boxwood spike can add an element of interest! #2 – Choose a Unique Topper. A tree topper doesn’t always have to be what is offered down the Christmas aisle. You can top the tree with anything . . . think…

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    How to refresh old holiday decor

    The holidays can be a really stressful time of year and it can get really expensive when you start adding up all of the expenses of the holidays. As part of the Michael’s Makers challenge this month, we were given 5 common holiday hiccups to choose from and we went with “how to refresh old holiday decor.” We’re excited because we think this is valuable information to save you money this holiday season! Every year the stores are flooded with new, trendy, hip holiday decor that we all need! Marketing pros convince us that we need the newest, on trend decor for every. single. holiday! Am I right? While we LOVE finding new, beautiful decor for each and every holiday, there is something special about reusing our old decor. Today we are going to show you three ways that we refreshed our old holiday decor to make it match our new decor and keep it looking fresh and new! 1. Use spray paint! I (Mallory) had this adorable Santa that doesn’t fit my decor style anymore but I think he…

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  • Festive Tablescape for a Holiday Dinner Party

    One of my favorite things about getting together for the holidays is the food. I love sitting down for a nice meal and catching up with family and friends. This year I wanted to have a festive tablescape for our special dinner. I wanted the setting to be classic and timeless. I went to Crate and Barrel and picked up a few items and I am so happy with the outcome. At first I was not sure what direction I was going to go with the decor but everything changed when I saw these amazing “Joy” Dessert Plates. I knew I had to have them. They are so gorgeous and added the perfect pop of color. After I got the “Joy” Plates  I wanted to use classic white dishes and then add a red napkin to accent the “Joy” dessert plate. The next element I found were these Grasscloth White Placemats. They are beautiful, and the texture of them are rich looking. The placemat makes the place setting look complete. I paired the white dishes and the joy dishes with…

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  • DIY Mistletoe Hanging

    Bake Craft Sew Decorate: DIY Mistletoe

    We are in the final days of Bake Craft Sew DECORATE series! If you’re new or haven’t visited in a while, we will be having Christmas and Holiday decorating ideas around here for the whole month of November! We will be teaming up with our blogging friends Cindy, Mique, and Leigh Anne! Sewing tutorials and ideas > SkiptomyLou, Craft ideas > Thirty Handmade Days Edible Gift Ideas > Homebased Mom We are excited about it so be sure to come back every day in November for another Holiday decorating idea! If you missed anything, you can check them out here. One of our favorite parts of the holiday season is all of the traditions that we have come to love (and look forward to) year after year. Although our list of favorite holiday traditions is far too long for one post, we thought we would add our own personality and style to a holiday must-have. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love some good ol’ fashioned mistletoe? There’s just something about that “kissing ball” that reminds us of old-fashioned love, Christmas’ past, and what the holidays are really all…

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    How to hang stockings and decorate a mantel for Christmas

    Thank you Pier 1 for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Pier 1 all content and opinions expressed here are my own. For the first time in my entire married life (almost 10 years!) I finally have a fireplace and mantel. The home I’m renting came with a fireplace but… no mantel! Dang! I decided that I wanted a beautiful place to hang stockings for our children and the existing fireplace in the home was really lacking character and the magic of Christmas. See what I mean? Nothing special. I decided to build a mantel (tutorial coming soon!) and I couldn’t wait to decorate it for the Christmas and winter! I knew I wanted shimmery glitter, wintery white and metallics. I decided to head to Pier 1 to pick out my favorite items that fit the look and theme I was going for. First, I started with a blank slate and added garlands. I used basic Christmas garland with lights and added the beaded white garland from Pier 1. Next I added the stockings. I am absolutely head…

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  • DIY Engraved Metal Placecards

    DIY Engraved Metal Placecards + Silhouette Black Friday DEALS!

    We’re SO pumped to share the new Silhouette Curio machine and Black Friday Deals with you guys today! We made these adorable Gold Engraved Metal Placecards for Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit at Thanksgiving dinner! We used the NEW Silhouette Curio to engrave the metal and it was so easy and they turned out gorgeous! We used these thin sheets of metal from the hardware store and cut them in half to 4″ x 5″. This was big enough to cut two at a time. We used two of the platforms on the base then the embossing mat on top of that. Clip them into place with the side clips. Place the metal sheets on your embossing mat and loaded it into the Curio. Settings: We selected the Metal Engraving Sheets for the Media and used speed of 3 and depth of 33. We used the regular cutting blade at 10 to get a deep cut. Once it finished engraving, we cut it in half with scissors and then used used a rotary paper trimmer to score the center…

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