DIY Advent Calendar

Hi everyone, this is a post from last year that I'm absolutely still in love with.  DIY Advent Calendar.  Advent calendars are really simply the best.  It's a countdown to Christmas and kids get really excited.  I secretly get more excited than the kids. Growing up our kids received a simple treat each morning.  Think outside the box and insert bible verses or encouraging words, the ideas are endless.
This is so fun, you are going to love it.  It takes a little time, but you are going to be so happy with the results, I promise.  You only need a few things to get started, so let's go:

 - 24 Cotton Muslin Bags, measuring 3 X4 inches
 - Vinyl
 - Personal Cutting Machine
 - Acrylic Paint
 - Foam Brush

1.  Cut out numbers 1- 24  in vinyl using your favorite font using your cutting machine.
2.  Add each number to bag
3.  Paint bag using your acrylic paint
4.  Remove vinyl
5.  Let completely dry
6.  Hang

This last step is completely optional.  I used a 16 X 20-inch frame, removed the glass and added a piece of MDF then added gold hooks to hang the bags.  You could also display your bags using clothespins to hang your bags from ribbon or twine.  Hang on a mantle or from a kitchen island.  Have fun with this project.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy this project as much as I do.  Leave a comment letting me know what colors you decided to paint your bags and what surprises did you insert into the bags.

DIY Holiday Treat Boxes

An oldie but goodie!  I created these last year, and I think I might create them again this year.  They are just so easy, and with everything going on this holiday season, time is limited.  These DIY Holiday Treat Boxes are a fun gift to give to coworkers, friends, neighbors, teachers, etc.  Learn how to make these easy DIY holiday treat boxes which are sure to be a hit!

Easy DIY Holiday Treat Boxes

I think most of us get so overwhelmed with the holidays, holiday lists, parties, and shopping; and I'm always looking for inexpensive gifts to hand out to my kid's teachers and friends.  I created these boxes with time management in mind.  Plus they are super cute, how could you not make these.
You could easily make up 10 or 20, and people would love them.  These boxes could be given at classroom parties, teachers, school administrators and more.  If you wanted to give a bit more, you could easily tie a gift card to the box.
I’m so excited to share this project with you. It's really simple.  I used crafting supplies I had here in my studio.
Let's get started:
- clear boxes, these can be purchased at Michael's and also online
- holiday cut outs, ours have been cut using Cricut Designer Space
- Adhesive
- candy of your choice
  1. Simply use holiday cut outs and apply to clear box
  2. Pour candy into box
  3. Add embellishments
Of course, you could use anything to dress up your boxes, if you are interested in the cut outs we used from Cricut, they can be found by searching Belt and the Reindeer can be found by searching ugly sweater project.  Simple reduce size of images to the size needed to fit your boxes.
Thanks for stopping please leave a comment with any questions, suggestions or feedback.  

Happy Boo To You Banner

hi everyone!  I've had an amazing opportunity to work with a new paper company - Love + Lemon Craft Co.!  I'm so in love with these craft supplies 'inspired by the sunshine-colored lemons hanging from the California trees outside their windows'.  They offer everything from banners to stickers and even pins!

Halloween is only a few days away.  Today I worked with chalk banner pennants, tags and stickers to create a simple banner to display with your upcoming Halloween decor.

You only need a few supplies to get started...

Love + Lemon Chalkboard Banners Kit
Love + Lemon
Love + Lemon Glitter Letter Stickers
Love + Lemon Twine
Print Out

I'm not very comfortable with my handwriting so I printed out a saying using one of my favorite fonts and made it large enough to cover the chalkboard banner.  Simply cut each letter and trace the back with chalk.

Then trace each letter with a pencil onto the chalkboard banner, you will see a thin outside of each letter.  

Finish each letter using chalk (included in the package) or a chalk pen. 

Next, I used the Glitter Alpha letter and just added them to the tags.

And used twine to create the banner.  Happy Boo To You.  Do you celebrate Halloween?  If you, how do you decorate your home? 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, please be sure the checkout Love + Lemon Craft Co. for more creative ideas.

Halloween Drink Wraps

Is it too early to think about Halloween - Fall, where did you come from?  It's still in the 90's in Texas so it doesn't feel like fall, but don't tell Hobby Lobby or Michaels.  I'm so excited to revisit this fun and easy project quick with you.  

Halloween Drink Wraps.  Great idea to add a little extra touch to any Halloween party.