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Christmas DIY

Chocolate and candy are of course easy Christmas ideas to give, but just sticking a chocolate bar in a stocking or advent calender is a bit boring.  It’s so easy to add your own personal crafty touch when giving candy.  My boys love Reese peanut butter cups, so I used a pack of these for my Christmas craft.  You can easily wrap these bars, and others of course, in Christmas paper, to give them a festive look.  All I did was cut my paper to length, and measure the four edges going around to get the width (make sure you leave a little extra so you can overlap your...
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Chalkboard Christmas Countdown Blocks

I ordered some chalkboard vinyl ages ago, and have never done anything with it.  I decided to finally make a set of Christmas countdown blocks with it.  I cut two squares out of a 2×4, measuring 3.5″ high and wide, then I cut a 2 x 2 at 7″ long.  I painted my square blocks red, and the bottom block green, and added some Christmas themed papers to each.  The bottom is just red cardstock, embossed with little dots.  I like to keep anything that’s going to have writing on fairly solid, so the words are easy to read. I then cut my chalkboard...
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3 New Sets of Bookends!

It’s been a busy couple of days, but I finally got my new owl bookends finished!  And, I’ve even started on an elephant set that would be cute for both boys and girls.  So, here are some pictures of my new ends, which are all available for sale in my Etsy Shop 🙂     Please follow and like...
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So Many Owls!!

I’ve been working away, cutting, painting, mod podging…starting on a few new sets of owl bookends.  I’ve picked out some new colors and designs for these ones from a book of cardstock paper that I have in my cupboard.  And to be honest, I can’t even remember where I got it.  I’m hoping it was Walmart, because I would really like another one of these books, and I’m hoping it wasn’t from the scrapbook store that shut down earlier this year 🙁  The brand name on the back is Momenta, so I think I’ll check that out.  Maybe...