17 Holiday Cookies, Breads, Cakes

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!  May you have a splendid time with loved ones today.  To add to your joy, over the years we have featured quite a few of unique / traditional Christmas cookies, breads and cakes and I thought to share them with you on this merry day!  Enjoy!   Monogram Cookies   Cookie recipes […]

Santa Nail Art

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It’s the simple things in life that make the difference. Like adding a Santa belt to your fire-red polished nails. A fun and festive manicure that is too cute and easy to do. Great to add some swing to your Christmas party. Image Credit: polish2times.com/2011/12/23/santas-belt/   How to Make Your Own Santa Nails Step 1: […]

Top Creative Gifts

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The 1200+ free craft tutorials here at Fine Craft Guild allow you to create any kind of handmade gifts. However, if you want to complement your handmade gifts with store-bought goodies, here are some well-priced, wonderful gifts for creative people and kids. (& just the right gifts for that one last person on your list). […]

Beaded Necklace Tutorial w Silk Ribbon

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Shabby & Fun Jewelry :: Necklace Making Tutorial Today, here is a fabulous inspiration for a  ‘Handmade Christmas Gift for Her’ : a last-minute gift idea of a beautiful, ‘a la Anthropologie’-styled necklace that you could make yourself in very short time. The fabric that holds the beads together and that makes this necklace a […]

Paper Doilies Christmas Tree

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First of all, here’s our overview of all alternative Christmas Trees. :: It is been 4 years now that I have covered our all-glass front door with paper doilies. It makes the most beautiful shadow patterns of afternoon sunlight on the walls. Every year, I cut them a bit differently. Usually I post them randomly […]

Best Homemade Advent Calendars

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Beautiful Advent Calendars, to Make & To Buy. My friend was cleaning her closets the other day, and asked if I was interested in her old house-shaped letter-box. It looked … a bit dated, odd-shaped and bland. It was plain wood, and … I did not know what to do with it. Mentally, I was […]

Cricut Christmas Tree DiY

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Is it too early to post a Christmas tree? Noooo…?!! Never too early, right?! Last night I spotted this Cricut Christmas Tree on Pinterest, and it spurred me into immediate action. You know, some pictures just have that effect on me. I wanted one. photo credit: Cricut   Not having a Cricut here with me […]

We Have a Winner!

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Thank you to all of you who participated in the giveaway for the wonderful photo styling by Ahndea May.  The winner is…. Inez Falleyn! Lucky girl. This year, she’ll have beautiful photos of her kids to give to grandparents and well, to keep for herself!  Congratulations, Inez.   For the rest of us, please realize […]

DIY Butter Mold ~ Cool!

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Over my Christmas dinner I was reminded again on how Italy celebrates numerous types and qualities of butter.  Hundreds of tiny villages are all so proud (and are famous for) their local produce. So, as I am learning that we are living indeed in butter heaven, I realize that the local farmers alas do not […]

Calligraphy Workshop Gift

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I’m sooo excited!!  I got my first Christmas gift for the year from a fellow blogger and it’s something that touches my heart (or my soul… not sure yet…?!! But this stuff is soulful!)  Remember Melissa who made this fabulous dress, and gave us the free tutorial on how to make your own in just […]

Vintage Christmas Posters :: Freebies

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I know a good thing when I see it. Like when I spotted this gorgeous Sears Catalog page from 1956, filled with darling vintage Christmas ornaments. It is free printable as a large image, and would  indeed make a great Christmas print to decorate with. To hang up as-is. To transfer onto a pillow case/sham. […]

Mini Gingerbread Houses on Cups

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I smiled when I saw these darling gingerbread house Christmas cookies. How adorable are these?!  Same ideas as these cup topping stars, but well, …more involved.These, for sure, make special gifts.   They are made by Caketime.  As I know you will want to learn more, and as this blog is in Polish, I thought […]

Melted Snowman Cookie

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Have a try at making this darling melted snowman cookie. How fun is this?   Here’s a variation on the theme: use a melted marshmallow for the head. Great little Christmas ‘gifts’ for XMAS for all the sweeties you know.   Photo credit | Official cookie design by: The Decorated Cookie BTW These melted snowmans […]

Free Altered Arts Magazine

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Paper Art Freebie for you: the folks of Altered Arts Magazine are giving their December issue as a free download! Now that’s a nice holiday gift for you! If you are not familiar with the magazine, it’s an artistic inspiration for artists who make art journals, mixed media art, collage and altered paper art projects. […]

Spiritual Toppers (Gifts for Men)

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Spiritual Gift Toppers: Handmade Gift Jewel + Prayer Beads ‘Om Mani Padme Hung’ One of my most spiritual friends is a Buddhist. He is absolutely lovely, and one of the most giving people I know and wish to honor this holiday season. (Not everyone who enjoys the holidays is Christian, after all.) Just for them, […]

10+ Free DIY Gift Boxes

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Ultra-cute gift boxes, I might add. Ranging from gorgeous ideas for girlfriend gifts, to feminine gifts for your tweens, to fun, easy gift wraps your kids might like to craft, to pretty, pretty boxes, which templates you must have on hand, year-round for beautiful, fast gift giving. These free gift box templates are to be […]

10+ Free Printable Holiday Greeting Cards

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This is PART 2 in the series of 50+ free Holiday greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping ideas, templates and gift projects. I promised ‘easy and fast’. Well, here are 10 free printable holiday cards Or rather card sets, as quite a few cards are really a family of related gorgeous card designs. Free for you […]

50+ Holiday Freebies: Gift Tags, Cards & Wrap Ideas

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Christmas Holiday Gift Tags: Freebies, Printables, Templates How-top’s & Ideas. The next two weeks will be dedicated to fab + fast-to-make holiday gifts and gift wrapping. Tons of holiday fabulousness for you. A set of goodies, tips and ideas a day, so as to inspire & help, but not overwhelm you. So be sure to […]

Cookie on a Cup’s Rim + More Popular DIY-Craft Ideas

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Oh, I’m so happy! Nearly a 100 new great ideas richer.  Thank you all so much. Now choosing, which DIY/craft project is best… it’s impossible. I don’t know any more. So, I just scoured around amongst the ones that were visited more than others, and then I added a couple of my personal favorites.   […]

Linky party 43

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Linky party 43. The theme this week is on handmade Christmas ornaments. Show off your ornaments!! Not ready yet, or not celebrating Christmas? Then, please do show off your other creative projects!   Handmade Christmas Ornaments Here is a list of already featured Christmas ornaments. Felt Christmas Ornaments Felt Christmas Decorations (Anthopologie)   Recycled Monogram […]

Gift Idea: Free App for Cookie Lovers

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I am traditionally not a gadget-gal. However, I guess I have become quite a digital gal. And so, I use my iPhone and/or Kindle (whatever is at hand) in the kitchen every day. MOSTLY for recipes. This brings me on to the topic of the day. I just found the perfect gift idea for cookie […]

Holiday Greetings: what to write on yr cards

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Did you order your Christmas greeting cards yet? If you haven’t yet ordered your cards, do so today! Besides the fact that it is getting time to write your Christmas greeting cards and mail them out, today is the last day to take advantage of Tiny Print’s site-wide 25% Off Sale. Use the promo code […]

Business Greetings for Holiday Cards: what to write…

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Consider photo cards for business. Insert new product photos, photos of your design team or major events. Be creative and take advantage of today’s 25% off sale. Usually people want to see people.   Business Greetings for Cards Here’s some creative help on what to write in your business holiday cards. I think you should […]

Christmas Holiday Greetings

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Christmas & Hanukkah cards + more are included in today’s 25% sale at TinyPrint. Christmas / Religious / Peaceful / Spiritual Merry Christmas. Luke 2:11 ~  For unto you is born this day a Savior which is Christ the Lord. Noel! Peace on Earth. Peace on Earth. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and […]

Happy Holidays Greetings for Cards

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Lovely Personalized Holiday Cards! Today Sunday Dec 2, Tinyprint site-wide 25% discount. Note that this sale includes both their gorgeous photo holiday cards as well as really nice personalized gifts. Happy Holiday Greetings for Cards Happy Holidays! Be Merry! Wishing you the happiest of holidays! Wishing you Holiday Cheer & Happy New Year. Merry & […]

Exquisite Diamond Paper Box

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  2. Diamond Paper Box How to Make 1,2,3: you’ll need this template + 2 (or more) hours. Difficulty: hard, but on this site there are simpler gem gift box shapes that are easier and faster to make as well. For kind of gifts: it’s a gift all by itself. Photo Credit | By Jean […]

Pretty Designer Paper Box Templates

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  4. Pretty Designer Paper Fold-over Boxes How to Make 1,2,3: print one or both templates for pretty paper boxes. Cut and shape. Difficulty: easy For kind of gifts: truffles or small Christmas cakes Photo Credit | By: Poptastic Bride   Next

Flat Gift Box with Pretty Topper (Free Template)

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  10. Flat Box w Pretty Flaps How to Make 1,2,3: Print and cut template. Glue the white folds. Difficulty: easy Tip: Scale template to make larger boxes. To wrap folded sweaters for example, use sturdier cardboard and attach half circle flaps later. Be sure to add an inch at the fold to attach the […]

Free Template: Gift Boxes with Hearts

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  9. Heart Square Gift box How to Make 1,2,3: Enlarge the template to size. Cut, score, fold, and glue into shape. When closing the two flaps on the top, the heart appears. Glue on a pretty bead or sticker to close gift box. Difficulty: easy Tip: it’s easy to modify this template to make […]

TP Roll Gift Boxes How-to

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  #7. Toilet Paper Roll Boxes How to Make 1,2,3: Either find 2 bottle caps that are just the right size to close the tube, or cut 2 circles that are 1/2 inch bigger than the diameter of your roll. Glue on fabric, wrapping-, scrapbooking- or craft paper around the toilet paper roll and onto […]