Posts in the ‘Christmasholidays’ Category

Holiday Felt Ornament DIY

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Holiday Felt Ornament DIY |

Shauna Krantz from Ella and Annie Magazine, is here to share a last minute holiday felt ornament DIY that would look great on your tree and as a cute decoration on all your presents!

Making ornaments is a fun and creative way to join in the holiday festivities! This DIY holiday felt ornament tutorial is easy and affordable to create.

9 Last-Minute Christmas Dessert Ideas

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9 last minute Christmas dessert ideas |

Need some last-minute Christmas dessert ideas? Below are 9 of our favorite recipes for you to whip up this holiday!

We've got yummy cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cakes, and even peppermint bark. These have all been tested for ease and deliciousness. So spend less time baking and more time enjoying your holiday with friends and family!

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Cupcake Stand DIY

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Check out this easy to make holiday cupcake stand DIY! See more crafts and DIYs at!

Here's a quick and easy cupcake stand DIY that's perfect for the holidays from Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs!

Today we are sharing a perfectly simple and inexpensive way to display all of your party sweets and treats! Whether for your next holiday party, or birthday celebration, this DIY 3-Tiered Cupcake Stand will allow you to showcase your delicious desserts with the perfect touch of chic simplicity:

California Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

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We were asked by DeKuyper to come up with a signature cocktail that would be fun to serve during the holidays. Most people think of eggnog or peppermint as their Christmas flavors of choice, but when I think winter... I think citrus!

I love the sweet and tangy flavors citrus brings to a drink, and since I am a California girl (by way of New Jersey), I wanted to create a California cosmopolitan cocktail recipe that highlights the relaxed, casual, West Coast lifestyle and would brighten up any holiday party.

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Santa Mason Jar DIY

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Check out this easy Santa mason jar DIY, perfect for last minute gifts!

Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs are here with an easy Santa Mason Jar DIY that is simple to do and oh so cute!

With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to think about a creative gift that would be the perfect way to say Happy Holidays to teachers, neighbors, family and friends! We don't know about you, but with so many special people on our list, we wanted a gift that was simple, budget friendly, but still chic and unique!

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Christmas Ornament DIY Ideas

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I was invited by Tend to create a video, sharing some of my favorite Christmas ornament DIY ideas. I can't tell you how fun this was.

I headed to a cool DIY space in San Francisco called Workshop. They had everything set up there (including a makeup and hair person). Given that I spend most of my days in my office (garage), in my yoga pants, in front of my computer, it was such a change, and I felt like a real celebrity. Kim Kardashian, watch out!

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Fabric Gift Bag DIY

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Fabric Gift Bag DIY |

Shauna Krantz, with Ella and Annie Magazine, is showing us a fabric gift bag DIY today!

I absolutely love wrapping up gifts in fabric. These easy to make drawstring bags are perfect for dressing up those holiday gifts. Make them various sizes. They are perfect for the oddly shaped presents that are nearly impossible to wrap with paper. Best part, the are reusable! A great way to go green this holiday season.

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Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

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Cookie Exchange Party Ideas |

Today we're sharing some fun cookie exchange party ideas from Laura Aguirre from Laura's Little Party!

'Tis the season for holiday gatherings! I especially love this time of year when we get together with friends, and houses are filled with the yummy aroma of sweet baking. If you’re looking to plan a get-together with friends, I highly recommend putting together a cookie exchange party!

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