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Pinterest Christmas 2014

1 Dec

I am back for another year of Pinterest Christmas! The hosts and I find Pinterest-inspired crafts/recipes and try to recreate them ourselves! Each of us will be sharing our projects in the weeks leading up to Christmas. We would love for you to join in on the fun. Plan your projects, post them, link back to one of our posts, and leave us a comment! Not a blogger? No problem, we’d love to see your projects on Instagram! Use the hashtag #PinterestChristmas2014

The Hosts are:

[Emerald City Diaries | Greg & Maggi |  The Gilbertson Family | The Pena Family | This Grey House | Without A Doubt]

Can’t wait to see what everyone makes!

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A Pinterest Christmas: Yarn Trees!

19 Dec

Week 3 of A Pinterest Christmas and I am moving onto Yarn Trees!

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Last week was all about ornaments and Scrabble and week one was about quick and easy Christmas crafts! Check it out if you haven’t already!

The Pinspiraiton came from here:

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Kendra and I worked on these puppies together. We took a different approach:

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Kendra went more streamline and I went all over the place. My way was quicker but I think her way looked good with her color choice.

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The finished product!

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I love these yarn trees! They are super simple to make and you can make them in any color!

Be sure to check out the rest of the other ladies and their fun Christmas crafts for the week!

Amanda @ Without a Doubt – Christmas Tree Forest
Sally @ Chacha and Mogo – A Stocking for Mogo
Kendra @ The Gilbertson Family- DIY Yarn Trees
Misha @ emerald city diaries – paper tree forest
Maggi @ Greg, Maggi & Rodney – Odds and Ends

The Pena Family- Yummy treats!

A Pinterest Christmas: Quick and Easy Wreath/Garland

5 Dec

My friend Kendra asked me to do A Pinterest Christmas with her and her cousin. After a week, there was several of us signed up to participate and join in on the Christmas fun. The idea was to find things on Pinterest that you wanted to make for Christmas and blog about them each week. We will all post one blog each week and link each other to all of the other blogs so you can see everyone’s creations!

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I thought it sounded like a great idea and good motivation for me to do some Christmas crafts!

This week: Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts!

The pinspiration came from this picture:

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Last year, we bought real wreathes and were going to add decor to them. I bought all of the little cheap add-ons from Jo-Ann’s since we would be throwing these away after Christmas. Well we never put them on and when I was looking up ideas on Pinterest, I came across this! I just needed to buy two plain wreathes.

 I decided on using items with wire rather than hot glue. I did this so that I can reuse the  wreaths next year and change em up when I want.

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I decided on red and silver for my wreathes but it’s totally up to you! You just place the items where you think looks good and tie ’em on!

It is so simple that that is basically it! It took me about 5 minutes and, wala! I had 2 Christmas wreaths. This is not the most riveting craft project I have ever done but it was quick and easy with a 10 month old crawling around and “helping”.

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Finished product:

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Next project (I am throwing in a bonus since the wreath was so ridiculously simple to make) is a Merry Christmas garland Cricut style.

A spin-off of A Pinterest Christmas if you will.

A Cricut Christmas.

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I found this on Pinterest and saw something similar at Target and thought, I could make that with my Cricut! (The original link to the picture is broken, boo 😦 )

What is a Cricut you ask? It’s an electronic die-cutting machine and it’s freaking awesome.

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You buy cartridges that have so many pre-loaded images or fonts on them and can make them any size you would like on any paper you would like.

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After you cut them out, you glue all the layers together! Attach them to some string or yarn in my case and you have yourself a Merry Christmas Garland!

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I made this last year:

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Well that is it! Hope you can find some quick and easy crafts to do this holiday season!

Don’t forget to check out these super talented girls and what they made this week for A Pinterest Christmas!

Amanda @ Without a Doubt – DIY Sweater Wreath
Sally @ Chacha and Mogo – Pom Poms All Around
Kendra @ The Gilbertson Family – DIY Pom Wreath
Misha @ emerald city diaries – reindeer wreath & felted garland
Maggi @ Greg- Letter Wreath

Stop by next week to see what we come up with!

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