DIY: Last-Minute Printable Heart Glasses

Written by Sharon Garofalow of  Cupcakes and Cutlery

Need a fun, last-minute craft to do with your kids today? I’ve got the perfect, easy activity for you! Just download and print the template for these adorable heart-shaped paper glasses!! They’re the perfect accent to your Valentine’s Day festivities!

Easy last minute Valentine's Day craft for you and the kids.
Printable heart shaped glasses for kids on Valentine's Day.

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DIY: Latch-Hook Door-Hanger Hearts

Written by Sharon Garofalow of  Cupcakes and Cutlery

During the holidays, our family seemed to be filled with sweets and junk food. So for Valentine’s Day this year, I decided to ease up on the candy and go a different route. Sure, the kids will probably still get a bit of chocolate (I’m not a monster!), but I also want to give them something that isn’t full of sugar. These easy-to-make latch-hook hearts are the perfect way to say “I love you”—hang one from their door so it’s the first thing they see in the morning. Plus, latch-hooking is kind of therapeutic, the perfect craft to work on while bingeing your favorite Netflix show.

Latch Hook Heart Door Hangers for Valentine's Day

I promise, once you’ve made one, you’ll keep wanting to make more! This fun, 70s throwback craft is really easy to customize and create a gift that is handmade and comes from the heart.

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DIY: Holiday Room Spray

Written by Sharon Garofalow of  Cupcakes and Cutlery

The holidays are in full swing and the temperatures are dipping, making cozy nights at home a frequent occurrence. I love the different scents during the holidays, like the way my house smells after I’ve baked a batch of holiday cookies or the fresh pine scent after bringing home our Christmas tree. To make sure my house smell festive all season long, I made these holiday-themed room sprays to keep spirits bright and and conjure up that holiday feeling whenever I like.

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DIY: Wooden-Bead Trivet for Thanksgiving

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‘Tis the season for entertaining! Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at home or are headed somewhere else, these wooden-bead trivets are the perfect accompaniment to your holiday meal. With all of the piping-hot dishes headed to the dining table, chances are you’ll be searching for something to set them on. These simple trivets are easy and inexpensive to make and look great display on the tabletop. Make several ahead of time or set up an activity table to keep the kids entertained while waiting for the meal to be served. You can also create an extra set and package them up as the perfect hostess gift!

Homemade gift idea for DIY wood bead trivets.Wood Bead Trivet DIY

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DIY: Felt Eyeball Planters

Written by Sharon Garofalow of  Cupcakes and Cutlery

I’ve never been a fan of Halloween. I don’t like scary things and would rather ignore it all and move on to the other fall and winter holidays. My kids, however, love Halloween. So I compromise by decorating with things that are cute and just a little creepy. This eyeball planter is super easy to make and perfect for our Halloween décor. You don’t even need to worry about keeping your plant alive—this is the only time of year when dead plants fit right in, which is good news for anyone (like me!) without a green thumb.

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DIY: Easy Etched Drinking Glasses

Written by Sharon Garofalow of  Cupcakes and Cutlery

I love to entertain and have tons of glassware, and sometimes I put my own spin on my drinking glasses by etching patterns to make them more interesting. It’s a super-simple project but really goes a long way to make plain glasses much more fun—you could even gift a set as a housewarming or wedding present.

DIY etched glasses

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“Dadmosa” Beer Cocktail for Father’s Day

Written by Sharon Garofalow of  Cupcakes and Cutlery

Skip the BBQ this Father’s Day and host a family brunch instead. And just because you’re hosting a morning event doesn’t mean you can’t include Dad’s favorite brew. Serve up some Dadmosas, the perfect beer-based brunch cocktail (that even non-beer lovers will enjoy!). Move over mimosas, there’s a new brunch beverage in town.

Brunch cocktail idea with beer for Father's Day.

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DIY: Brass Ring and Yarn Wall Hanging

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Woven wall hangings are all the rage right now, but most DIY versions require special equipment (like a loom) and some artistic ability. But not ours—this DIY wall hanging requires only a few easy-to-buy supplies to create a custom art piece to liven up your walls. You’ll be able to fulfill all your boho craft dreams in just minutes!

Easy wall hanging idea with brass ring and yarn

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Recipe: Delicious Lavender-Roasted Almonds

Written by Sharon Garofalow of  Cupcakes and Cutlery

There’s nothing like a good snack to help get you through the day. While plain almonds are always a quick and easy—not to mention heart-healthy!—snack, sometimes you need something a little more special. These lavender-infused roasted almonds are sweet, lightly salty, and very crunchy—so delicious! They make a great afternoon treat but are also perfect to serve at your next party or gathering. Pair them with some iced tea or a glass of rosé and you’ll certainly be the hostess with the mostess!

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DIY: Rope-Wrapped Planters

Written by Sharon Garofalow of  Cupcakes and Cutlery

January, to me, means kicking off the new year with a fresh start. This involves cleaning out all the stuff I just don’t need anymore, as well as rearranging and restyling my house to change things up a bit. This easy, inexpensive DIY project is just what the doctor ordered after busting budgets during the holidays. These rope-wrapped planters will give your space a fresh look and are a great way to bring in more plants at the same time.

A simple tutorial for making rope planters to refresh your home decor.

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