Circle of Gratitude

Circle of Gratitude

Thanksgiving has historically been a feast to celebrate the harvest since recorded time began. Ancient Greeks enjoyed a harvest festival called the Smophera. Ceres, the Roman goddess of harvest, had a festival called Cerelia that was celebrated on October 4th. In Old England, the autumnal feast and harvest was called Harvest Home. In the United States, the 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. Pilgrims and...

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A Witchy Fashionista

A Witchy Fashionista

A Witchy Fashionista Bits & pieces of tulle, ribbon, rhinestones and a crepe paper hat can transform any vintage doll into a Witchy Fashionista. Use your own creativity and mix of colors and fabric to design a trendy costume for a vintage doll. Save Save Save...

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Last Minute Halloween Decoration and Treats

Last Minute Halloween Decoration and Treats

I needed a small decoration for my Halloween tablescape, so I created this mini vignette. It will surely delight your Halloween party guests and maybe even scare some trick or treaters when placed by the candy bowl on Halloween night. Mini Halloween Celebration Materials Needed: Scraps of paper to cover floor and wall Scraps of fabric for table cloths Foam core board for wall, floor and round table Miniatures (scale: 1″ = 1′...

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A Dollar Store Pumpkin

A Dollar Store Pumpkin

Autumn has officially arrived …pumpkin spice lattes are everywhere, colorful leaves are falling and dancing in the chilly breeze, football season is in full swing and, of course, October means Halloween.

I am starting to add pieces of Fall décor here and there in my home and also integrating some of my favorite Halloween decorations early in the month. Here are two easy, DIY projects to get ready to greet the spirit of Halloween.

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Hearts beats true ‘neath the red white and blue

Hearts beats true ‘neath the red white and blue

A Sparkling and Sweet Firecracker Cake Lights Up Your Fourth of July Party! Materials Needed: 3 graduated sizes of cardboard tubes Cardboard White glue Glue gun Wallpaper paste 3 different 4th of July fabrics Trims: ribbons, stars, paper decorations, rhinestones, artificial small flowers Scissors Here’s How: Cut tubes & round cardboard disks for tops Use wallpaper paste, glue 3 different fabrics to each tube and disk Glue covered disk...

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Baby You’re a Firework!!

Baby You’re a Firework!!

It’s all in the presentation . . . Surprise your Valentine with candy, jewelry or a proposal in this sexy, unusual wrapper made from recycled materials. Just untie the ribbon and let the message or treats fall out. Wrapped like a firecracker, your gift will show your Valentine just how hot and loving you are! Materials Needed: TP tube Crepe paper Ribbon Doily Lace Paper (accordion) Red heart rhinestone White glue Here’s How: Cut and glue...

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