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DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE

DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE

DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE

I love to host little get together’s with family and friends! The holiday season can get crazy busy, so I like to keep things pretty simple and fun! Once I spotted the “MERRY & BRIGHT” collection by Daydream Society, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! I headed over to Sweetsindeed for a blend that would bring everything together. I decided to go with the Sugarplum Fairy blend. The colors coordinated nicely.

First, I went to my local grocery store where I found the cutest holiday pretzels that I planned to dip in chocolate and sprinkle my Sugarplum Fairy Candyfetti on top. You can never go wrong with chocolate covered pretzels, even better when they are in fun shapes. I wanted to create a patter that the kids could nibble on with frosting and sprinkles so that they could dip there favorite treats in. Then I decided to make a little village for the center piece with these triangle shaped houses I found at Michaels in their dollar spot, bonus. As soon as I got home, I started to paint one side of the little houses in colors to match my party ware. I decided to leave the other side in the natural wood so I could use them in different combinations. I then proceeded to the Silhouette Design Store to look for some village designs that would work well with my house shapes. Once I made my selection I used white vinyl to make the village scene. This way If I ever wanted to change them to something else I could by simply removing the vinyl! You all know how much I LOVE my Silhouette Cameo 3! Now you can have a colorful village on one side and a neutral one on the other. The very best part you can mix and match the houses and sides. You can use these as centerpieces, on a mantel, in a child’s room, the possibilities are truly endless. I even made a set for my friend as a hosting gift!

DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE

DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE


Supplies Needed:

DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE

DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE

DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE

Tutorial:

I purchased 3 wooden houses.

I then slightly sanded them, taped off the edges around the houses and painted them each with two coats of paint. I left the other side in natural wood.

You will want to set them aside to dry.

Now for the village designs. You will begin by opening your Designs #17595 & #17596 in Silhouette Studio located in your Library.

Purchase and download your design.

Once you have done that open up your designs in your design window.

You will want to measure and adjust the size of your village to have it off set in the middle of each house shape.

Then you will send to your design to print and cut window.

Now you will want to send your design to cut.

Next you will want to load your vinyl into your silhouette and select the proper cut settings.

Once your files have been cut unload your design and weed it.

You will now want to place your transfer paper on top of each design and apply them carefully to your fully dried houses one at a time. This way you can see if you like the placement since you will be displaying them.

Now you are all set to enjoy your Merry & Bright little village with Sugarplum Fairy Candyfetti!


DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE

DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE

DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE

DIY Colorful Double-Sided Village PINIMAGE

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DIY Balloon Doggy Gift TagsPINIMAGE

DIY Balloon Doggy Gift Tags PINIMAGE

The Holidays are quickly approaching and one of my favorite things to do is create custom gift tags every year for family and friends! I base the design on the wrapping paper I go with or sometimes what is trending that year. I came across some Balloon Doggie Ornaments at Hobby Lobby and I was instantly in love!

Once I got home I knew I wanted to make some gift tags with this design to match. I headed over to The Silhouette Design Store. They truly have an amazing selection of designs to choose from. My Silhouette Cameo 3 is by far one of my go to’s for many of my crafting projects along with my new Silhouette ALTA 3D Printer!

This post is part of a 3 Series Collection. I will be sharing two additional Balloon Doggie projects with you very soon! You may want to sign up for our email list if you haven’t already. I will be sharing a special printable to coordinate with this series. These gift tags are sure to be a cute and colorful addition to your holiday gifting this year. The possibilities are endless. Since my penmanship is not great I also cut out names using my black vinyl for the names.

DIY Balloon Doggy Gift Tags PINIMAGE

DIY Balloon Doggy Gift Tags PINIMAGE

DIY Balloon Doggy Gift Tags PINIMAGE


Supplies Needed:

  • Silhouette CAMEO 3
  • Silhouette Cutting Mat
  • Silhouette Cutting Blade
  • Silhouette Tools
  • Transfer paper
  • Black Vinyl – Silhouette
  • Color Card Stock – Joann
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Colored Ribbon – Joann
  • Design ID #83778

DIY Balloon Doggy Gift Tags PINIMAGE

Tutorial:

Begin by opening your Designs #83778 in Silhouette Studio located in your Library.

Purchase and download your design.

Once you have done that open up your designs in your design window.

You will want to go to your menu bar and select object and choose the mirror above from your drop down menu.  This will make it into a card so that it flips open.

At this time you will want to decide what size you want your gift tags to be. You can make the gift tags any size you wish.

Now you will want to move both shapes so that they overlap. Once they overlap, I used my eraser tool to remove the center of the doggie heads.

They will now appear to be one design. You will want to make a few score lines where you deleted the center in order for your card to fold on the top.

Now you are ready to send your design to print and cut.

At this point you can load your card stock to your silhouette and select the proper cut settings. You will need to do this a few times with various colors of paper.

Set your Balloon Doggie Card aside and load your Silhouette with black vinyl for your names.

Open up a new file and type out your names using the font or your choice but ensure you measure your doggie hang tag so that the name fits nicely on the card.

Once your names have been cut you will weed your design and place transfer paper on top of your names. Make sure they are centered on your hang tags.

Now you can use your hole punch to make the hole to attach your ribbon onto your name tag.

At this point your almost done you just need to write a special little message and your Balloon Doggie Hang tags are ready to be gifted!


DIY Balloon Doggy Gift Tags PINIMAGE

DIY Balloon Doggy Gift Tags PINIMAGE

DIY Balloon Doggy Gift Tags PINIMAGE

What are some of your favorite Holiday gift ideas?

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DIY Colorful House ScenePINIMAGE

It’s official! The Holiday Season has begun. When I spotted this adorable metal house scene at Target, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! This colorful DIY House Scene came out better than I thought. Don’t we all appreciate a super simple Holiday DIY especially around this time a year with so much going on? I love how the colors all came together and blended into the next. The color possibilities are endless. You could add a fun pattern to each house or even color block them! These would look great sitting on a mantle or as a center piece for a fun gathering. I have tea lights that sit behind them and they look amazing at night. You could even get a bunch of these, decorate them and give them out as gift sets!

DIY Colorful House ScenePINIMAGE

DIY Colorful House Scene PINIMAGE


SUPPLIES:

DIY Colorful House Scene PINIMAGE

DIY Colorful House Scene PINIMAGE

INSTRUCTIONS:

You will begin by taping off the houses separately.

At this time you will start to spray paint each house one at a time front and back in your selected colors.

I did two coats on each side and made sure to give them plenty of time in-between each coat to dry.

Once they have dried your Colorful House Scene is ready to be displayed just in time for the Holidays!


DIY Colorful House Scene PINIMAGE

DIY Colorful House Scene PINIMAGE

DIY Colorful House Scene PINIMAGE

What is your favorite holiday decoration?

 

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Harvest Whoopie Pie Recipe PINIMAGE
Whoopie it’s almost Thanksgiving! LOL What better way to celebrate than with some Harvest candyfetti whoopee pies. I like to bring desserts that are not only simple but sweet. One of my favorite cookies around the holidays are shortbread cookies, especially with a skinny vanilla latte from Starbucks. I could have eaten about four of these if they weren’t so big. I also made these as treats for my daughters class, I placed them in a small cilo bag and used a leaf cut out with Happy Thanksgiving on them! These were a hit!

My obsession for Sweetsindeed and their variety of candyfetti blends is still growing strong. They are by far one of my favorite go to’s in the kitchen. If you have yet to use or taste some of their blends head on over and take a peek!

Harvest Whoopie Pie RecipePINIMAGE


RECIPE:

  • Shortbread Cookie
  • Whipped Frosting
  • Harvest Blend Candyfetti – (Sweetsindeed)
  • Spatula

Harvest Whoopie Pie RecipePINIMAGE

INSTRUCTIONS:

Start by grabbing your shortbread cookie and spreading your whipped frosting in the center. Make sure you are adding way more than what you would normally like.

You want to make sure that when you place the second cookie on top that it forms a good center and surround to add the candyfetti or sprinkles.

Once you have added your cookie on top, place the candyfetti on a plate and slowly rotate your cookie in the candyfetti until fully covered.

If you have a few areas that did not get covered add more candyfetti with your hands.

As soon as you have done that place them in an air tight container till it is time to gift them. Depending on what frosting you made or used you may want to place them in the fridge.


Harvest Whoopie Pie RecipePINIMAGE

Harvest Whoopie Pie RecipePINIMAGE

Harvest Whoopie Pie RecipePINIMAGE

Harvest Whoopie Pie RecipePINIMAGE

What is one of your favorite pies?

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Stir It Up For The Holidays - DIY Stir SticksPINIMAGE

Stir It Up For The Holidays” with these DIY festive stir sticks for your next holiday party! You may remember my summer collection of stir sticks, “Stir It Up For Summer“. I still believe that there is nothing better than gathering around with your friends and being greeted with a fun cocktail. I wanted to create a couple of different stir sticks that would go with a variety of holiday themes. These are super simple and quick to make. Not only are they a great addition to your cocktail, but would also make great hostess gifts!

Stir It Up For The Holidays - DIY Stir SticksPINIMAGE


SUPPLIES:

  • Wooden Stir Sticks – (Etsy)
  • Glue – (Joann’s)
  • Miniature Santa Hats – (Hobby Lobby)
  • Acrylic Stir Sticks – (Amazon)
  • Silver Bells – (Joann’s)
  • Wire Snippers
  • Vice
  • Drill & 3/16″ Drill Bit
  • Twine

Stir It Up For The Holidays - DIY Stir SticksPINIMAGE

Stir It Up For The Holidays - DIY Stir SticksPINIMAGE

INSTRUCTIONS:

Silver Bell Stir Sticks:

Begin by placing your silver bell in a vice or hold it with your hands and start snipping the center of the hoop on the back of the bell. Make sure you do not cut off too much. You want to make sure your acrylic stir stick fits in the center.

You will then begin drilling your silver bell with your 3/16″ drill bit in reverse.Doing this makes it easier to drill the hole. You will want to use a desktop vice to ensure your bell is secure when drilling; you can also hold it with your hand if you do not own a vice.

Once you have drilled your bell, you will want to insert your acrylic stir stick into your bell.

At this time you will want to gently fold in your metal sides securely to your stir stick.

Santa Hat Stir Sticks:

You will begin by adding a small amount of glue to your mini Santa hat to hold the pom down on one side.

You will want to hold it in place for a few till it dries.

Now you will want to add a small amount of glue to the wooden ball, then add your Santa hat. Make sure to slightly tip the hat to the back to show the wooden ball as it will resemble Santa’s face.

Now you are all set to serve up your favorite cocktail!


Note: You could also add black vinyl to make a Santa face on the wooden stir sticks. Another idea would be to spray paint the silver bells in all different kids of colors.

Stir It Up For The Holidays - DIY Stir SticksPINIMAGE

Stir It Up For The Holidays - DIY Stir SticksPINIMAGE

Stir It Up For The Holidays - DIY Stir SticksPINIMAGE

What are some of your favorite Holiday cocktails?

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