Thanksgiving Garland {DIY}

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I don’t know about you but I am busy! This time of year is so full of friends and family and celebrating that trying to carve out time for a craft or decorations is as challenging as running a marathon…I kid, but not really. With that said, now is not the time to cut corners. The hours spent baking your leftover Halloween pumpkins into puree for your holiday pie gives you time to reflect on all the things to be thankful for. The care in kneading your homemade rolls gives your mind rest from the everyday as it wanders to all the joy this season brings.

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3D Spider Candle Holders {Tutorial}

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You guys! YOU GUYS! There is black hot glue sticks, BLACK!  Oh the possibilities, the crafts, and the fun we can have with black hot glue!!!! I am guest writer Marcella Rose and I am pretty excited about this timely find since I could not be more excited for my Halloween Soirée this year.  The theme is spiders and I have been going crazy with crafts.  I love a good theme; it gives you a place to land and a place for all the ideas to grow from.  It keeps you centered and it makes one heck of a party and this theme is totally pulling its weight.

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Air Plant Terrarium

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I love an indoor plant. Well, if I could afford “fresh-cuts” every week, I would have them on every gosh-darn surface I could put a vase, but that isn’t good for the pocket book. Therefore, I am a fan of a sensible houseplant. It brings comfort and freshness to a room and, don’t you even get me started on the Feng Shui of it all. Sure, they brighten up the home, but living plants and flowers are really a must at work. With the humdrum of the everyday routine and all that electronic energy and stress, a plant should really be a requirement. (In a perfect world, Human Resources would hand them out and care for them.) Did I mention this craft will make you a total rock star at work? Something alive lifts the mood and is a lovely “non-screen” place to cast your gaze once in a while.

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DIY Vintage Hook Rack

DIY Hook Rack

DIY Vintage Hook Rack

A place to hang your things; oh how much it means. A hook makes a room almost instantly a home. It reaches out to help and, if it is installed properly, it will never fail you. There is something about a hook that makes you just relax, you don’t worry; you have what you need hanging right there. Whether it’s your purse, your keys, your bathrobe, or that light sweater you need on these cooling summer nights, the hook is there to hold it; ready and waiting for you. The hook looks good doing it too. It loves to be useful, to be fashionable and to always be there when you need it. Really, it’s the poor girl’s butler but perhaps I just love hooks too much.

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