How to Make DIY Monogram Earrings

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Monograms are oh so popular among the preppy set.  Make your own DIY monogram earrings and be the envy of your friends.

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If you live in the south, one of the things that you just cannot get away from is the monogram. I mean, there is a saying “If it doesn’t move, monogram it!” Personally, I’ve never been one that’s fallen into that trend, but I totally see how others have. Maybe it’s because the letter “G” looks weird in a lot of fonts. Recently, though, a friend asked me to make her some monogrammed earrings. I was like “whaaaa?? How???” Her reply was “You’re clever and creative. You’ll figure out how to make them.” Ooh…a challenge!

After some trial and error, I did figure out how to make DIY monogram earrings using the Silhouette machine. It’s not even difficult, once you get the hang of it.

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How to Make Glittered Wine Glasses

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Sparkle makes everything better.  These glittered wine glasses are no different.

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As we all know, glitter makes everything better. A lot of people refer to glitter as the herpes of craft projects, but I don’t feel that way. Nope. You just have to treat glitter right, and it will make you happy beyond measure.  I mean, I love me some glitter craft projects.

Lately, I’ve been seeing these glitter wine glasses all over the place. Since I do love glitter, I decided that I needed these glittered wine glasses in my life. However, the prices were a bit steep. I’ve seen these glitter wine glasses going for $10 to as much as $22 a piece. Oh no. I figured if everyone has these, they can’t be that hard to make a glitter wine glass.

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DIY Washi Tape Candles

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DIY Washi Tape Candles can really change the look of any room or event.

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I was recently drafted for décor help for a gathering. Since we were putting this together last minute, and on a somewhat shoestring budget, we had to get creative. One of the main items we used were candles. But, how do we jazz these candles up quickly, and on a budget? Washi tape to the rescue! Oh yes. We made Washi Tape Candles!

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Snow Globe Christmas Ornaments Tutorial

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Who doesn’t love snow globes?  These snow globe Christmas ornaments just add another dimension,  Great for package toppers, too.

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I have always loved snow globes.  They have these great, detailed scenes, and when you shake them, they disappear in the flurry of whatever they use to make fake snow.  And just before everything settles down, shake them again, really hard, with all your might.

Oh?  Everyone doesn’t do that?  Or try to get all the snow globes in a collection going at once?  Hmmm…you don’t say.

In any case, these snow globe Christmas ornaments are a fantastic addition to anyone’s tree.  They’re inexpensive to make, too.

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Mini Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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Make these adorable Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament for everyone on your list!

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I am a notoriously late Christmas shopper.  Really, for just about any occasion, but Christmas especially.  One year, when I was about 8 or 9, my grandmother took me Christmas shopping.  On Christmas eve.

As we were gallivanting from store to store, and place to place, I happened upon the best gift for just about everyone on my list – gumball machines.  I mean, who doesn’t want a gumball machine?  And for Christmas?!?!  HECK YEAH!!  Long story short, but some people recognized that gumball machines are, in fact, awesome while others didn’t.

Gumball machines hold a special place in my heart, because of this event.

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How to Make Resin Glitter Pendants

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Thanks to Oriental Trading for providing some of the supplies for these Resin Glitter Pendants.

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As most of you know by now, I have a love affair with glitter. I mean, I’m pretty sure it’s a two-way street and we’re thisclose to being official. I wanted to make something that I could show the world my love, not just another home décor glitter project. Enter the Resin Glitter Pendants.

Real resin is difficult to use, and in my experience, has mixed results. You have to make sure that you mix it just right, for long enough – but not too long – and that the weather is just right. Yeah, I don’t have the time or patience for all of that. Sooo…I chose to use Diamond Glaze, which is a resin-like product, but about a thousand times easier to use. There are other brands of this on the market, but Diamond Glaze and Crystal Lacquer are my favorites.

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