Tuesday, November 28, 2017

DIY Sweater and Wood Christmas Tree Decor & Giveaway!

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I can't believe Thanksgiving is already done with and Christmas is less than a month away! For today's post, I joined up with some other amazing bloggers to show the best of the best DIY Christmas crafts/decor for this year. If you are coming from Uniquely Taylor Made, welcome! Also, be sure to check out the other projects at the bottom of this post along with a $150 giveaway!
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Easy Christmas crafts

This year for Christmas, I'm all about cut out trees. I am loving them. First, they are super easy to make. Second, super cheap. Third, simple. All my requirements for a great project :) I cranked these out in under an hour.

Supplies:
Christmas Tree Cut Outs (I used the Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut mine)
Scrap wood (at least 3/4" wide to stand freely)
Jigsaw
Sweater
Paint/stain

Step 1: Cut out the trees into three different sizes. My largest one is about 10" wide, the second one is 7" and the third 5".
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse christmas decor and decorating ideas.
 Step 2: Trace out the trees on the wood.
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse christmas decor and decorating ideas.
 Step 3: Start to cut out the wood with the jigsaw. I usually cut from the right side first, getting all the cuts done on the right.
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse christmas decor and decorating ideas.
 Step 4: Then I flip the wood over, and using the cut part as a template, I line up the tree on the wood again. I then trace it on this side, and finish up the cutting going from the right once again.
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse christmas decor and decorating ideas.
 Step 5: Sand down the trees if needed.
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse christmas decor and decorating ideas.
 Step 6: On the larger tree, stain the edges. I used DecoArt's Walnut Gel Stain. On the smaller trees, I stained the face of the trees, and then painted the edges white.
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse christmas decor and decorating ideas.
 Step 7: Use the tree template again and trace it onto the sweater. I used a marker to trace it on the back side.
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse christmas decor and decorating ideas.
 Step 8: Cut it out carefully. To secure the sweater onto the wood, place a good layer of decoupage onto the wood, and then line up the sweater and move it into place. You may have to go back through when everything is dry to trim the sweater a bit since it may stretch out.
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse christmas decor and decorating ideas.
 Here's the final of the sweater tree.
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse christmas decor and decorating ideas.

And a look at all three of them. 
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse christmas decor and decorating ideas.
 These have been floating around my house. I can't decide where they look better! I think they may have found a home on my front room mantel. We'll see if they stay or find another home :)
DIY wood and sweater Christmas tree decor. DIY farmhouse christmas decor and decorating ideas.

And now for the giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Next up in the blog hop is Cuter Tudor! 



 

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Today Only! 25% off Toys at Target!

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This is an installment of my Thrifty and Chic Deals. I'll be sharing with you some awesome great deals intermittently from now until Christmas! Today's deal is the best. When Target did this deal last year, I got all my Christmas shopping done for my kids. Today only, they are offering 25% off all toys (exclusions apply). This means, that even if something is on sale already, you still get 25% off of that! Amazing. It's not only in store, but online also. So, shop in our pajamas like I did :)


Here are some good deals I found:

Zoomer Pony: Regular 79.99 sale plus 25% off = $44.99
Get an extra 5% off with your Target Red Card :)


Hatchimals Surprise: Regular 69.99 plus 25% off =$52.49

Our Generation Ice Cream Truck: Regular $109.99 sale plus 25% off = $74.99

Meccano Erector - M.A.X Robotic Interactive Toy with Artificial Intelligence: Regular $149.99 sale plus 25% = $84.74



Plus, get 5% off when you use your Red Card ;)





Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Farmhouse Christmas Decor From Amazon

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It's no secret that I love Amazon. For Christmas and my birthday, I ask for Amazon gift cards. So, that being said, I stalk Amazon daily for great deals and cute items. Today, I have my list of my favorite farmhouse Christmas decor from Amazon. Enjoy! (links below)
Farmhouse Christmas decor and decorating ideas


P.S. While checking out all this stuff, I noticed Oprah had her favorite things list on Amazon today. Go check it out! It's a great list :)


































Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

12 Cleaning Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

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12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks

I'm the first to admit that I'm not a good cleaner. I pick up my stuff, can't stand clutter, but when it comes to deep cleaning? I'll find something better to do. It pretty much only gets done when guests come over...or when it gets so gross that stuff starts to stick to it. haha. Gross? Yes. Serious? Maybe. I mean, my house isn't trashed. So, don't think that. I clean, I promise. Anyway. The whole point of that was that I'm all for cleaning hacks. So, I decided I would pull together all my hacks and share them here with you! These hacks seriously save my sanity in most cases, and make some jobs so much easier!  The pictures are pretty self explanatory; just click on them to go to the post to learn how! And let me know in the comments your own hacks! I would love to try them :)


12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks


12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks


12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks



12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks

And if you want to know some of my "cleaning secrets" when my house is a mess and people show up last minute or I need to clean it in like 10 minutes. Check out this post :)

12 Cleaning Hacks for your whole house. Cleaning tips and tricks

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