DIY Heart Disco Ball Valentine

By: Jenny Batt, of Hank and Hunt

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast and now is the time to plan something really cool and fun to do for your loved ones. This year I am sending Valentine’s to my best girl friends. One of them will be this little heart disco ball. She’s about  8″ in diameter which is the perfect size. I heart disco balls. What’s better than a disco ball valentine? I dusted off my disco ball and added a bright red heart. Who wouldn’t want one? This DIY is one of the easiest I’ve ever done. Keeping the heart pixelated not only makes it look really cool, but even the less than occasional painter can create it. Let’s do this!

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Letter to Santa Printable

By Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor


Is your little one writing to Santa this year? Make it extra special with this printable download. We’ve designed a fill-in-the-blank letter that folds up to become it’s own envelope. Whether you’ll be tucking this away with other keepsakes or sending it off to the North Pole, it is sure to delight.


This project requires a little prep by mom, dad or an older sibling. Read on for the download and complete instructions.

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Scandinavian-Inspired Clay Ornaments

By Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor


With Christmas only a few weeks away it’s time to start decking the halls and trimming the tree. These clay ornaments are a snap to make, and their soft matte white finish gives them a crisp modern look. Pair with birch tones and red accents for a Scandinavian-inspired holiday.

 

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a colorful tape christmas tree

By Melanie of You Are My Fave


My husband and I have been married for over seven years but last Christmas was the first we actually had a real tree. The excuses were legitimate – cramped apartment, no money, traveling during the holidays, no kids to enjoy it. But even though that stopped us from having a traditional tree, I didn’t want it to ruin my attempts at being festive. So for those few years, I would make an unconventional tree to display. Here’s an example of a tree that housed our presents underneath it one year.

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scratch off activity advent

By Melanie of You Are My Fave


Advent calendars are my favorite thing to make for the holidays. With the first day of the countdown only being ten days away, I thought today would be a good time to share this scratch off one that you can make with only a few supplies. It might be the perfect long weekend project to kick off the festivities.

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How To Gold-Leaf a Pumpkin

By Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor

Add a simple, yet luxe touch to your thanksgiving table this year with gold-leafed pumpkins. This finish is super shiny, textural and easier than you think!

Supplies:

  • Pumpkins
  • Gold metal leaf sheets (sold in craft stores or online)
  • Metal leaf adhesive (sold in craft stores or online)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Parchment paper to protect work surface

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