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DIY Wedding Table Numbers

There is so much fun to be had when handcrafting your wedding day – or helping out with a friends celebration! This month we have DIY wedding tutorials for paper lanterns, cupcake and wedding cake toppers, family seating signage and a gorgeous matching wedding invitation (coming next week) . . . all using the same delicate… Read more.

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DIY Starburts wall art

Easy DIY Star Burst Wall Art

During the holidays, we shared a post about decorating for a modern holiday. We created a star burst wall art to add some fun DIY drama in a palette of golds. Many of you commented and asked for the tutorial. Our busy holiday schedule pushed this post back, but we decided to make a new… Read more.

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Printable Kid’s Thank You Notes

One of our readers asked if we could make a thank you note for kids in the same style as the kid’s Santa letter we posted earlier this holiday. What a great idea! Here are two versions of that printable. The first is a “fill in the blank” style making it easy for the little… Read more.

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Monogrammed Christmas Stockings

This is my last Christmas post this year (and our 50th Christmas project for 2014). I will have to admit I am a little bit sad for it and wish I had another two weeks to fill these pages. There are just too many great project ideas will have to wait until next year. Until… Read more.

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DIY Felt Stockings with Arctic Fox and Polar Bears

Yesterday our studio was buzzing with last minute Christmas crafting. We made these two adorable felt stockings (along with two elegant white stockings coming next) in our ongoing Arctic theme that we have used for window clings, Santa letters, gift wrap, gift tags and gift toppers. These diy felt stockings are quite simple to make… Read more.

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Holiday Labels

Last Minute Food Gift Labels for the Holidays

My go-to for last minute Christmas and New Year’s gifts has always been gourmet treats or homemade goodies. This type of gift is always welcome and is a perfect pick for those who are not close friends or family. We designed this set of labels based on last year’s red and green traditional set, that… Read more.

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Wool Felt Stocking for Your Pets

If you are anything like me, my pets are like my kids. I know, pretty sappy. Of course if I am making stockings for the family then the pets should have one too. Right? We have designed a set of pet faces that are mix and match so you can make your own dog or… Read more.

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Elegant Paper Cut Christmas Cards

Christmas week is here! For your last minute handmade Christmas cards, consider making one of these gorgeous paper cuts. They are in the same style as the winter village and woodland paper lanterns and are a keepsake that can be used as framed art or to place on the shelf for holidays to come. If… Read more.

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Make Felt Mushrooms and Acorn Gift Toppers

To finish our set of felt gift toppers or ornaments, all in warm, wooly woodland style, here are the acorn and mushroom patterns and tutorial. All of the wool blend felt used in this series is from Benzie Design’s Etsy shop. If you have not worked with wool or wool blend felt, you owe it… Read more.

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Felt Bunny

Make a Felt Bunny Gift Topper or Tree Ornament

Our final little animal for this felt stuffie series is the bunny. It is so sweet and fluffy wrapped in a warm red scarf. This little guy is so easy to make and we used wool blend felt from Benzie Design’s Etsy shop in a soft grey, white, black and red. You will find the… Read more.

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Make a Felt Raccoon Gift Topper or Ornament

Only one week until Christmas!  Continuing with our adorable felt animal ornament series, today we are sharing with you the pattern and tutorial for the raccoon. I just love this little guy holding his red mushroom. How cute will he be on top of your gift or hanging from your tree. This raccoon was made… Read more.

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Christmas Cookie Exhange Party

There is nothing that says Christmas better than a homemade holiday cookie. What fun it is to gather with your friends to exchange your fresh baked goodies and what a great way to do it with this adorable Christmas Cookie Exchange Party Kit. We partnered with TomKat Studios for this cookie exchange party in designing… Read more.

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Make a Felt Bear Gift Topper or Ornament

I am back from my trip to London and have all kinds of great projects to get up before Christmas! The next felt ornament is this adorable little felt bear wearing his red scarf. This little bear is so easy to make. I used gorgeous wool felt blend from Benzie Design’s Etsy shop. For the… Read more.

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Make a Paper Christmas Wreath

There is nothing that says Christmas better than the traditional red and green color mix. This gorgeous paper Christmas wreath is something you can make and decorate with year after year as it will always me a handcrafted treasure. The wreath includes holly leaves and berries, mistletoe leaves and berries as pine needles adding a… Read more.

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Make A Pretty Gift Card Holder Ornament

Do you need a creative idea to wrap your holiday gift card gifts? How about hang them on the tree? These pretty paper cut envelopes are made from a mix of metallic papers and glitter papers that you can find at your craft supply store. We were asked by Cricut to do a test run… Read more.

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Make A Felt Squirrel Gift Topper or Ornament

This is the second in our felt animal gift toppers and ornament series. You can find the little fox in this post. We have provided a template for you to use to cut all of your felt pieces. I used wool blend felt from Benzie Design’s Etsy shop in the colors of Smoke for the… Read more.

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Holiday Recipe Cards Printables

A fun printable that you can use for yourself or add in to one of your gourmet gifts are these holiday recipe cards printable and personalized recipe cards. This one is a gorgeous holiday design in navy glue with a gold floral pattern. This is really easy to add our own recipe by first downloading the… Read more.

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Make a Felt Fox Ornament or Gift Topper

For those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I am in London this week debuting my new paper craft kits. Very exciting! Trips like this always throw off my blog schedule, so my plan to start my series of felt animals has been delayed for a few day. Let’s get… Read more.

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Sneak Peek of My Christmas Morning Breakfast Table

This Christmas morning I will have a small group of family at my house. Much different from the 21 I hosted at Thanksgiving. Our family tradition is to open gifts on Christmas eve and to serve an elegant breakfast or brunch on Christmas day. I am so lucky that this year Birch Lane invited me… Read more.

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DIY Paper Mistletoe Kissing Ball

But of course! With all of the paper greenery we are doing this season, a mistletoe kissing ball is a must. Though I think the mistletoe would look great with a small bundle of sprigs and tied with a red ribbon, this kissing ball makes quite the statement and is perfect for your holiday party… Read more.

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