Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

The only thing better than hot apple pie is the scent of apple pie in a hot bubble bath! Try this DIY Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub Recipe!

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If you haven’t noticed yet, I LOVE a yummy sugar scrub! It makes your skin so soft and it’s so fun to get creative with the scents! I’m also a sucker for apple treats. Remember my Apple Crisp Recipe and Apple Crisp Parfait? Well, imagine the scent of warm, delicious apple crisp coming out of the oven. Then image a hot bubble bath. Put your hands together and you’ve got this amazing Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub. It leaves your skin super duper soft and smells divine. This is such a cute gift and really easy and really inexpensive to make for holiday gifts, mother’s day, birthday etc. I won’t tell if you don’t!

Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub


1 cup brown sugar

1 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 – 3/4 cup of coconut oil

Pint size mason jar(s)


In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until you are happy with the consistency. I mixed all the dry ingredients and gradually added the coconut oil (melted or use liquid coconut oil for cooking) until it felt like a good consistency. You don’t want it too oily but you definitely don’t want it dry. Mix it to your own personal taste. Pour into a pint size jar and wrap it up for a gift or treat yourself to a hot bubble bath! You deserve it!

I added jute and a little tag I made out of upholstery webbing just to make it a little more fun. This would also be super cute for a teacher’s gift. You know,  teacher’s like apples right? ;)  Now, I know it doesn’t actually have apple in it but the spice makes it smell just like a hot apple pie and let’s get real, apple pie is amazing!

Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub - Great gift idea!


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DIY Marbleized Paper

It’s a Classy Clutter Day in my neighborhood and I’m thrilled to be stopping over from Ciburbanity. Have you all seen the little pops of marbleized decor showing up more and more frequently in magazines and catalogs? I love it and would be delighted if this becomes the next fun trend!

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Real-deal marbleizing involves alum and sizing and inks and pigments and is generally too complicated for my impulsive DIY brain. Thankfully, there are plenty of suggestions on the world wide web for cheating a little bit and keeping marbleizing easy!

Wanna know what I happen to have a lot of leftover from my powder room redesign? Liquid Starch. Which is all you need to make beautiful marbleized paper in your own backyard. (Or kitchen… I did both.)

liquid starch

craft paint marbleizing

Fill a pan with liquid starch… maybe 3/4″-1″deep? Not much. I used regular ol’ craft paint and experimented with a few different ways to drop the paint into the starch. The method that worked best was to lightly ‘wave’ the paint back and forth over the starch so I had a scribble-like pattern. (When I just squirted it into the starch, a lot of the paint sank to the bottom like in this picture… the brightest pattern comes when more paint sticks to the surface of the liquid.)

paint on surface

Take a toothpick or a skewer and lightly run it through the paint collected on the surface and play around with what marbled patterns you like! Swirls or stripes or zigzags… whatever floats your boat. (See what I did there? Float…)

toothpick in paint

I had some heavy watercolor paper in my stash, so I cut it to fit the pan and then lightly laid it onto the surface of the starch. Gently pull it out and rinse off the starch. (Don’t worry… the paint won’t wash away even a little bit!)

paper after marbleizing

So yeah. Um, that’s it. Silly easy. (I sort of want to fill our baby pool with liquid starch and try to make big giant sheets of marbleized paper, but then the kids will want to go swimming so I’ll have to take the beach towels out of storage and then they’ll want to make forts out of them so I’ll have to move around the patio furniture which will probably mean sweeping the patio so I’ll look for the broom and notice that the hooks in the garage need to be replaced so next thing you know I’ll be building a new storage system out there, and well… that’s just too much. So no baby pool.)

two marbleized prints

marbleized frame

marbleized detail

Aren’t they SO pretty?! Think of the possibilities even without doing a baby pool sized paper… book covers, stationary, cute holiday gift tags, use thinner paper and cover a table with them, wall paper the back of a shelf with them… I’m going to buy more starch, y’all…

marbleized prints in corner

corner pair marbleized

Oh! If you want a way to marbleize with your kids… this shaving cream technique is amazing. Also? You should know that I’ll do any activity with my kids that involves shaving cream.

Check out these other posts of super duper simple ways to fake something waaaaay more complicated!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think? Are you on board with the marbleized trend? Ever tried it? Do you like ice cream? If so, vanilla or chocolate!

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Thanksgiving Free Printables

Happy Fall everyone! It’s Courtney again, from Paperelli. Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday! I love making Thanksgiving dinner so much you wouldn’t believe what I do. I totally make it twice a year. I know, I know it sounds crazy, but I love it! A few years ago my husband and I decided to start our new tradition of having “Thanksgiving in July”!

In July we try new recipes and November we stick to tried-and-true favorites. Because this is my favorite holiday, I am celebrating with some awesome printables I know you and your family will love. This first, a Happy Thanksgiving Printable will look great next to your fall décor, on your mantle, or even on your desk at work. All you need to do is download, print, & slip into your favorite frame. We have a cream background printable and a white background printable for you to choose from.

Happy Thanksgiving Printable by Paperelli


Sitting down together with friends and family over delicious roasted turkey and sweet potatoes is always a treat. I love having good conversations with people I love. We also have these helpful and adorable Thanksgiving Conversation Cards for you and your family to enjoy. Just print, cut, and place on your table to ensure great thanksgiving table conversation.

Thanksgiving Place Cards by Paperelli


Ever since reading this blog post, I have been thinking a lot about Mallory and Savannah’s idea to celebrate gratitude this season. This last printable is a perfect way to help us do just that. All you need to do is print, use the crop marks to trim, and frame this adorable printable or HERE this larger 8×10” version. Then grab a dry erase marker and every day write something you are grateful for on the glass of the frame. I like to write mine in the morning when I wake up, that way every time I walk by I am reminded of the many things I have to be grateful for.

In All Things Give Thanks by Paperelli


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Hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving, be sure to stop by our blog for more Thanksgiving Printables and delicious holiday recipes soon!

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous printables Courtney! Be sure and check out Courtney’s Etsy shop, Paperelli and follow her on Instagram, and Pinterest too!

DIY Barn Wood Magnetic Board

Hello, hello! It’s Carrie stopping by from Lovely Etc. again to share another fun, inexpensive DIY project.

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I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely love the look of aged wood. Barn wood, pallet wood, whatever you want to call it, it is beautiful. The problem is finding the stuff can be a real challenge and a lot of work. Luckily, today’s project doesn’t actually require you to scout out authentically aged wood at all. All you need are an hour of time and a few inexpensive supplies.

magnetic board materials


Frame – you can use any old frame you have at home or find one inexpensively at a thrift store. The great thing is the frame doesn’t even need to have glass for this project.

Sheet metal – you can buy a 2’x3’ sheet of sheet metal at your local home improvement store for around $10. That will give you enough for several projects.

Tin snips – These are like scissors that cut metal. If you don’t already own some, you can get a pair for less than $5.

Wood print scrapbook paper – I bought mine at my local craft supplies store buy you can also buy it on etsy.


Magnetic Board

Turning all of this into a magnetic board is pretty simple. First use a marker to trace the cardboard from your frame onto the sheet metal and then use your tin snips to cut it out. (You should definitely wear gloves for this – the metal can be sharp!)

Next you want to cut your scrapbook paper to be that same size.

When I got to this step, I had a little problem. My frame is bigger than a single sheet of scrapbook paper and when I layered two sheets, there was a very obvious seam.

wood scrapbook paper seam

That seam was just crying out “This isn’t real wood! It’s just paper!” Luckily I came up with a great solution. Since I wanted it to look like real wood, I decided to treat it like real wood and cut the different ‘planks’ different lengths.

planked scrapbook paper

When I put the two pieces back together, the seam visually disappeared.

Wood scrapbook paper with hidden seam

I used a little two-sided tape to tape the two pieces of scrapbook paper together and then cut the paper to be the same size as the sheet metal I had cut earlier. Then all I had to do was put everything together. I put the scrapbook paper into the frame followed by the metal and the cardboard that came with the frame.

faux wood magnetic board

One freshly made barn wood magnet board ready for service!

barn wood photo magnet board

I tried it out with a few photos stuck on randomly and it looked super cute. But I liked it even more with one photo as the star.

Simple photo magnet board

The clip holding the photo is a simple magnetic clip from Target. I love how simple it is to change out the photo or even switch it out for free printables, invitations, and reminders instead.

And I swear you would never guess that this wasn’t made with actual wood. I am already brainstorming new uses for my wood plank scrapbook paper!

This is adorable Carrie!!! Thanks for sharing this awesome craft with us! That wood scrapbook paper is amazing!!

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Gratitude Free Printables

Whenever Fall begins, I always reflect on the many, many blessings in my life.  Fall is always like a new beginning. When the leaves change and the warm Summer air turns crisp and cool, it brings a sense of true happiness into my home. My kids get ridiculously excited for the holidays coming up and they marvel at the bright orange, yellow and red leaves as we drive around town.

Gratitude Printable

This Sunday, we were so grateful to be able to watch our church’s General Conference from home with our family as we listened to the cold rain outside. As I snuggled up with my husband on the couch and watched my little boys color as we watched General Conference on tv, I couldn’t help but be filled with gratitude and happiness. You can watch it online here if you missed any of the sessions.

I hope you’ll print and enjoy these darling printables (Designed by Paperelli) to celebrate Gratitude this season! Be sure to check out more amazing prints and printables on the Paperelli Shop.

Gratitude in our Hearts - President Monson (2)

Click here to download the white Gratitude Printable

Gratitude in our Hearts - Cream - President Monson

Click here to download the cream Gratitude Printable

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Halloween Swig Cookies

Halloween Swig Cookies

Let me introduce you to the magical, wonderful, amazing Swig Cookie! It is a sugar cookie, kind of like a shortbread, with the most delicious, creamy frosting on the planet. The girls from Lolly Jane gave me a Swig cookie at SNAP Conference last year and I’ve been hooked ever since. For those that don’t know, Swig is a little bake shop in St. George, Utah that sells baked goods and drinks, from what I hear. I have never been there but this place is famous. And for good reason. These cookies are too. die. for.  A dirty Dr. Pepper and a Swig Cookie are my happy place.

I got the recipe from Mandi from Vintage Revivals. She lives in St. George and apparently, this recipe is spot. on. Like perfection! Out of respect for Mandi, I am not going to repost the recipe here but you can find it on her blog HERE.

You probably have everything you need to make with a possible exception of Cream of Tartar (I didn’t have any) and you’ll need sour cream for the frosting. Don’t worry, it’s amazing. If you eat the frosting with a spoon, I won’t judge.

I made these Mandi’s way (the Swig way!) the first time I made them then I decided to give them a little Halloween twist by switching the red food coloring for red + yellow (to make orange, duh!) and added some super cute Halloween sprinkles. I’m psyched about them, my kids are obsessed with them and I need everyone I know to experience the greatness that is the Swig Cookie. You’ll thank me later, I’m sure of it. ;)

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Simple Polka Dot Pumpkins

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Hi friends!  It’s Katie from Made to be a Momma stopping in one of my favorite places! Congrats to Mallory on the birth on her newest adorable son! It’s probably no surprise that I have an easy craft for you today!  Easy and Simple are two of my favorite words when crafting or cooking :)   I have such a love for all the white pumpkins that have seemed to make their apperance over the last few years.  I love tradition but I also love to add new elements into my decorating and white pumpkins sure adds a fun spin from the  typical orange!  I found this pumpkin at Joanns but I’m sure you could find it at any craft store!  I decided to take the pumpkin up a notch and add some fun polka dots and matching black ribbon!

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I had a picture of the materials and somehow it got lost in cyber space :)  All you need are some black circle stickers or you can use a scrapbooking circle punch and punch circles out of vinyl ( which is what I did) I wanted to do the vinyl because I could easily remove them.  I then tied some pretty sparkly black ribbon and bakers twine around the stem of the pumpkin.  So simple!  This would even make a fun project for the  kiddos!  Imagine just how colorful your pumpkin could be  ;)

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For more fun Fall ideas come check out my home tour!


and enjoy some delicious pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal cookies while your at it! :)

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 Thanks for having me here girls!

These are so cute and totally easy and customizable! You’re a rock star Katie!

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Creative Kids Halloween Costumes

I am always looking for a cool/new idea for my kids to be for Halloween. I love to find a creative take on costumes. Something besides the normal costumes that are for sale at any store. Here are a few of my favorite ones that I have so far.


Field Of Flowers


Wild things


Paper Doll








Olaf Inspired Costume


Watercolor Paint Box




One Man Band


Scuba Diver


Garden Gnome


Little Hobo


Cruella DeVille




DIY Jet Pack


Dwight Schrute


Crazy Cat Lady


Strong Man


Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Kid Costumes

If you have some cool costume Ideas let us know. We would love to feature you!

Looking for even more costume ideas? Check out our Creative Couples Costumes here:

Creative Couples Costumes


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DIY Yarn Acorns

Hello, hello, hello! I’m Charlotte from Ciburbanity and it’s always a treat when I’m over visiting with my girls at Classy Clutter! Do you guys pull out all the stops for seasonal decor? I LOVE it, but… I’m not always organized enough to get around to decorating. Every year, I’m getting better and better about bringing in a little project here and there that has a hint of the season. This fall, I’m into acorns. Luckily our favorite nature walk is long on oak trees and I have lots of little helpers.

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Wanna know what you’ll need for this fun autumnal craft? Acorn caps, leftover wool, and a hot glue gun. (Note: it HAS to be 100% wool. Nothing machine washable.)

leftover wool

Start by winding a small little ball with your yarn. Make sure your ends are tucked in and secure.

starting wool ball

Squirt a drop or two of dish soap onto your ball, get it wet, and lightly begin to roll it between your palms. Imagine you’re making little playdough balls. (And then picture my daughter’s thighs because they are doughy to the max these days!) Your goal is to keep your yarn balled up but still continue to agitate it.

soap yarn ball

felting wool

Rinse and repeat this step graaaaadually increasing your pressure. You’ll feel that the yarn ball will get firmer and firmer as you roll it between your palms. Each of these took me maybe 3-5 minutes of agitation? (The technical term for this craftastic fall project is ‘felting.’ In a nutshell- ha! See what I did there?!- you’re separating the fibers of your wool yarn and then tangling them all back together creating a ‘new’ fiber.) See how it tightens up and gets smaller? That’s the felting.

felting steps

Once your yarn has ‘felted’ and dried, glue your acorn caps on. I didn’t do anything to my acorn caps to prep them, I just left them in a bag in the hot car for a few weeks which did a good job drying them out. Technical stuff, folks.

acorn close

acorn red

acorns finished

Not that you asked, but here’s why my lazy seasonal self loves this project…. 1. It’s easy. 2. It’s sweet and subtle and colorful. 3. It makes use of one thing I NEVER know what to do with… leftover wool. 4. Best of all, I can make a little acorn ball in no time so it’s a great little project to have on hand when the kids are eating dinner, when the macaroni and cheese is cooking, you name it. I hope to keep adding to my stash so one day I’ll have a whole big bucket full of these colorful yarn acorns!

acorn square

acorn glass case

acorns scattered

On a scale of zero to ‘even my underwear is festive’ what do YOU like do to for seasonal crafts and decorating?

Oh my gosh, these are so cute Charlotte! Thanks for sharing with us! I want a big jar of them!!! I better get going now that Fall has officially begun!

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Halloween Mason Jar Luminarias

Good Morning Classy Clutter readers! I’m Tara – the girl behind Anything & Everything where I blog about anything from DIY projects, home decor, food & drinks, and anything in-between.

I am so thrilled to be here today sharing a super easy and quick Halloween decoration. These Halloween Mason Jar Luminarias will be perfect to set out on the porch when all the little trick-or-treaters arrive, and are also great for your October home decor until Halloween does arrive, as they also look great during the day!


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  • flameless tea lights
  • glitter blast (diamond dust) spray paint
  • frosted glass spray paint
  • sponge brush
  • embellishments
  • sponge brush
  • decorative mason jar lids
  • 2″ Alphabet Stickers
  • twine
  • mason jars

Halloween Mason Jars Luminaries Supplies


First place the stickers on each mason jar and paint them with the frosted glass spray paint and let dry.




Once dry, paint with the glitter blast spray paint and let dry.



While you are waiting for the paint to dry you, you can paint the mason jar rings. Then once everything is dry that you can tie on the twine, and decorate the jars however you would like with some embellishments. That is it! Now enjoy your super cute Halloween inspired mason jar luminaries!

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For more DIY projects, and crafts including my Fall Mason Jar Vases (that are also way cute and super easy to make) head on over to my page Anything & Everything and say hi! To make sure you don’t miss a thing, you can also follow along here:


Huge thanks to Mallory & Savannah for having me today! I am truly honored and happy to be here!

Thanks so much Tara! These are darling!! My kids could even get in on this craft! How fun!!