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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. 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. Supplies: 8″ Canvas covered wooden letters – J, O and Y. Recollections™ Simply Pastel Spray Ink Scallop Stencil (Similar here) 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…

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  • Gold Glitter Christmas Printables

    Hello! It’s Courtney again from Paperelli. I hope you have being loving your fall season. Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? It’s totally coming … and in only 6 weeks! Being in the paper business, I have been designing Christmas cards for months now. I am definitely ready for the gingerbread houses, hot cocoa, Christmas lights, and the smell of fresh pine. One of my favorite things to decorate with at Christmas time is gold and silver and glitter! Today I have two free printables to match your sparkling Christmas décor. The first one is a Merry and Bright printable, designed to fit in your favorite square frame. You can choose between an 6”, 8”, or 12” print. Wow your friends and family by adding metallic glitter accents and this printable to your Christmas décor. Any of you who have been following me on my Pinterest may have noticed my slight obsession with gift wrapping. I have an entire board dedicated to gift wrapping ideas. Who doesn’t love receiving a beautifully wrapped gift? That is why I have another…

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    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.  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 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. Download and print your labels below: Peppermint Sugar Scrub gift tags Merry Christmas, friend tags   I made 12 jars for my girlfriends for under $17.  That’s a little over a dollar a jar!…

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    FREE Christmas Gift Tags – 8 printable designs

     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!  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.    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.  You can purchase gold glitter paper at most scrapbooking and craft stores. I know Michael’s…

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    Peppermint Christmas Cookies

     We are SO excited to be back participating in the cookie exchange over at Poofy Cheeks again this year! We will be co-hosting the cookie exchange link party with Poofy Cheeks and a number of other talented bloggers on Monday so get your cookie recipes ready!! Today we’re going to share some delicious Peppermint Christmas Cookies. They are so soft and chewy with a little peppermint crunch! You will love these. Peppermint Christmas Cookies Ingredients: 3/4 c. brown sugar 3/4 c. white sugar 2 eggs 1 c. butter flavored shortening (I use Crisco) 2 c. flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla  or peppermint extract 3/4 c. oats Peppermint Baking chips (I used Andes, I found them at Target) red food coloring (0ptional) Directions: Preheat oven to 340-350 degrees. What? I know. If you have an older oven, 340 seems to work perfectly so they don’t over bake. If your oven temperature is pretty accurate 350 should be fine.  Combine brown sugar, white sugar, eggs and butter flavored shortening and mix well. Add in flour, baking…

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

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  • Coffee Filter “JOY” letters

    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) 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. 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. 3. Using a box knife or sharp, sturdy scissors, carefully cut out your letters you traced on the poster board. 4. Now slather on some white school glue and get ready to add your 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. 6. Apply the coffee filter to…

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  • Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a jar – FREE printables

    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…

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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…

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