Make Burlap Tape

 Did you know that you can make your own burlap tape?  Plus you can make it in any width you would like.  Awesome right?  I thought this was an amazing idea for some fun present wrapping but you could use this burlap tape anywhere you would like.  It is all possible with the help of a Xyron.  I was asked to review a machine and compensated for my participation.  However all projects and opinions are my own.

Make burlap tape with the Xyron for gifts and more!
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Paper Flower Centerpiece

 This paper flower centerpiece would be perfect for a wedding or just as a centerpiece for your dining room table.  It only takes a few minutes to put together and yes those vintage looking milk bottles are actually new!  Read on to find out sources as well.  This one was original posted over on Crafts Unleashed but I am posting here in case you missed it.  This is a part of Craft Lightning wedding week where we have been posting wedding crafts that take 15 minutes or less all week.  If you have missed any of the fun, be sure to check out day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.  Also don’t miss the wedding crafts from our blog partners at the bottom of this post.  Now onto this great paper flower centerpiece!


Make this paper flower centerpiece for your home, wedding, party, or other event in just minutes!

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Spring Burlap Wreath

I am feeling the need for spring y’all.  I thought I would add a touch of spring to my front door with this spring burlap wreath.  At least my door will be nice and warm looking!  Grab the supplies below and follow the instructions to make your own burlap wreath.  This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed however I am posting it here in case y’all missed it.

Spring Burlap Wreath -- make this wreath for your home and add a touch of spring!
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Gold Marbled Mason Jar

 Grab your jars ladies and gents.  You are going to want to make one or a dozen jars like this gold marbled mason jar.  This project is actually really simple and the technique for marbling will blow your mind!  This post is a part of my design team status with DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own.  

Gold Marbled Mason Jar -- add a marbled effect to a white mason jar for a fun fall or winter display!

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Fall Lantern Centerpiece

 I have a fun fall lantern centerpiece that you can make today.  It is so darn quick and easy!  This one is perfect for the center of your table at Thanksgiving.  Take 15 minutes and make this colorful fall display for your home.  This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed as part of my design team status but I thought I would post here in case you missed it.

Fall Lantern Centerpiece -- a quick and easy way to add fall to the center of your table of any room in your home.
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Tiered Fall Dessert Stand (make this in minutes!)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

This tiered fall dessert stand is perfect for your Thanksgiving celebration or any fall themed party that you are hosting.  You can literally make your own version of this in minutes with just a few supplies.  Be sure to shop Dollar General for all of the supplies you need today. 


Make your own tiered fall dessert stand for Thanksgiving or fall parties. Can be made in 5 minutes!
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Rustic Glam Wedding Decor #dollargeneral

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have some rustic glam wedding decor that you are going to love but first some exciting news.  This is my first post as a Dollar General ambassador!  Every month I have the pleasure of stalking Dollar General for some fabulous finds and bringing them right here to you.  Have you been in a Dollar General lately?  They have really stepped up their game y’all!  From craft supplies to home decor, there are some amazing deals to be found.  For instance, you can find EVERYTHING you need to make this rustic glam wedding decor right at Dollar General.  Skeptical??  Then lets get started!

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Yep today I am mixing mason jars with gold glitter to give you the rustic yet glamorous wedding of your dreams.  To make everything you see, gather the follow from your local Dollar General:

  • Framed picture
  • Gold glitter posterboard
  • Mason jars with chalkboard label
  • Mason jar tea light holder
  • Tea lights
  • Glue dots (or other glue method)
  • Metallic gold spray paint
  • Gold glitter tape
  • Mason jar string lights

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I told you Dollar General had stepped up their game!  Want proof I found all of these in my local Dollar General store?  I even took pictures INSIDE the store to prove it to you.


Awesome right?  I will pause while you head to Dollar General for your supplies.  Then hurry back here to make your own rustic glam wedding decor ‘kay?  Alright now that you are back, start by stripping that framed picture of all hardware, etc.  Remember it is becoming a tray so it will need to sit flat on the table.

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Next we are going to have to get inside of it to add that fabulous gold glitter poster board (yes it is that amazing in person as well).


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The frame I settled on is sort of a shadow box because the picture has some 3D elements to it.

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Can you guess what I am going to say?  We are going to need to remove all of those as well so the posterboard lays flat.  I just pulled all of the elements off the picture.

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Now use the picture as a template and cut a piece of that fabulous gold glitter poster board the same size.

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I used glue dots (also available at Dollar General) to put the posterboard onto the picture.  You can use hot glue, krazy glue, or any other fabulous glue that you can find at Dollar General.

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Now reassemble your frame and you have a fabulous tray in just minutes to add to your rustic glam wedding decor.  Rustic glam?  But what about the colors on that mason jar tea light holder?  Have no fear!  We are going to fix that as well.  Start by disassembling the candle holder.

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Spray paint the hello top with the metallic gold spray paint.  Then wrap the amazing gold glitter tape around the burlap for a glam look that you will love.

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Speaking of amazing gold glitter tape….I had to use it again.  These mason jar string lights were screaming at me from the shelf at Dollar General but they needed a little glam.

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Just wrap the tape around the tops for an extra special touch.  I can see these lights strung all around your outdoor summer ceremony.

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Where did those chalkboard label mason jars end up?  A little writing and they are ready for some flowers.  Yes these jars are sold at Dollar General with that chalkboard label already on them.  Run don’t walk y’all.  They can’t last long.

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The mason jar tea light holder was reassembled once the paint dried on the top.  I added in a tea light from Dollar General as well.

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Pulling this rustic glam wedding decor together only takes minutes and purchasing everything from Dollar General is a cost savings for sure.  Throw the budget wedding of your dreams by stalking the new finds at Dollar General.

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Are you like me and have a mason jar addiction?  This centerpiece is definitely for you as well.  Change up the chalk writing on the jars to suit any event or party you are hosting.  “Happy Birthday” or “Congrats Sue” will work as well as “We do”.  Turn this rustic glam wedding decor into rustic glam party decor with the swipe of an eraser.

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Carrot Spring Wreath

A fun carrot spring wreath for your home decor at Easter or throughout the spring season.  Make this wreath in just minutes by following the directions below.  This one is super easy and will make a unique statement on your front door.  The cones for our crafting were provided by FloraCraft as part of our Crafty Hangouts series.  

Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.

I am joined by Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts in the video below as we craft with StyroFoam crafts from FloraCraft.  What would you make with a cone?  Watch below and see what we make.  Then head to Crafty Hangouts to see even more fun cone crafts.  

Watch the video above for the full instructions.  Here is a brief explanation if you miss any of the instructions in the video:
  1. Cut a StyroFoam ball in half and add to the top of the cone with hot glue.
  2. Cut a piece of felt into a funky or fun shape and stick into the top.  Secure with a little hot glue.
  3. Start wrapping at the very top with orange yarn.  The top will need to be secured in a few places with hot glue so it does not slide off.  After that you can wrap the rest rapidly without securing.
  4. At the bottom use hot glue and quite a bit of yarn to create a carrot “tip”.
  5. Wrap a frame in burlap or strips of any fabric for a wreath form.
  6. Tie the carrot on with jute twine and secure with a little hot glue as well to hold in place.
  7. Tie on a fun spring saying to your wreath as well.
  8. Hang on your door.
Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.

Enjoy this carrot spring wreath all season long.  Be sure to see all of the other cone crafts at Crafty Hangouts.  What would you make with a cone for spring?

Carrot Spring Wreath -- grab some StyroFoam to make a fun carrot then add to a rectangular wreath.  A fun spring wreath that is cute and unique.
Portions of the products used in this tutorial were given to me for free for my participation.  All projects and opinions are my own however.


Spring Cone Wreath

I thought I would share a great alternative to a spring wreath today.  My spring cone wreath can be made in 10 minutes or less and will look great on your front door.  The cones for this project were provided by StyroCrafts as part of a cone challenge on Crafty Hangouts.  Our bloggers are all crafting with cones this week so head on over to see what they come up with!  

Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.

Want to make your own spring cone wreath?  Watch the video below for the full instructions for the cone wreath as well as a spring tree ornament from 30 Minute Crafts.  We make both of the crafts LIVE for you in less than 10 minutes!    


In case you missed any of the instructions on the video, here is a brief recap.

  1. Cover a large cone with wood grain contact paper.  I picked up mine at the dollar store.  Trim any excess with a pair of scissors from the side as well as the top.
  2. Add reindeer moss to the top of your cone with hot glue.
  3. Add in these great burlap flowers from Consumer Crafts randomly in the top.  Secure with hot glue.
  4. Form an 18 inch piece of floral wire into a handle like shape and turn it in (90 degree angle) about 2 inches from both ends.  Push those ends directly into the cone at the top through the contact paper.  Push into the cone about 1 inch down from the top on both sides.
  5. Add a ribbon to the top and you are ready to hang this one on your door.



Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.
This spring cone wreath makes a lovely alternative to a traditional wreath. Change it up by using fabric dye for the flowers or a different pattern of contact paper.  The possibilities are endless y’all.  What will you do with this spring cone wreath idea?
Spring Cone Wreath -- a fun alternative to a wreath for your front door.
Portions of the products used in this tutorial were provided to me free of charge.  All opinions and projects are my own however.