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    DIY Moss Valentine & Printable

    Can you believe that the first month of 2016 is more than half way over? Me either. And that means that the lovey-dovey holiday in February is close by. I know some people hate sharing all of the feels on Valentine’s Day, but for the true lovers out there, I’ve whipped up a fun and quick DIY Moss Valentine & Printable.

    Moss Valentine's Day Card

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    Why moss you ask? Well, I like it and it reminds me of Spring. And warmth. And new life. Unlike this weird and cold winter we are experiencing here in the Midwest. To make your own, first print out your free printable at the bottom of the page. You will also need:

    Moss Gold Scissors

    First, cut out the cards (along the center lines), as well as the heart template with scissors.

    Printable Valentine

    Next, use the pen/pencil to trace around the heart template on the back of the moss mat.

    Tracing Hearts

    Then, cut out the mossy heart, peel off the backing, and attach it to the card.

    Heart Cut Out

    That’s it! These cards should fit easily into a normal 4-3/8″ x 5-3/4″ invitation envelope.

    DIY Moss Valentine & Printable

    I am planning to send a couple of these along with my son for his preschool teachers!

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    Download your free Valentine Printable.

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    Five Minute Friday: Vintage Christmas Gift Tags

    Five Minute Friday
    Welcome to 5 Minute Friday. This is a weekly post where we share quick tips, projects, and recipes that can all be completed in 5 minutes or less! The topic this week is Vintage Christmas Gift Tags.

    Vintage Christmas Gift Tags

    Have your finished all of your holiday shopping? We still have a few more things to get and then we will start the wrapping process. I always love to see all of the pretty presents, decorated with ribbons and bows.

    Christmas Song Gift Tags

    And I love a fun gift tag to finish everything off.

    Free Printable Gift Tags

    This year, I created vintage Christmas gift tags using a few images from The Graphics Fairy and some Christmas song lyrics.

    Holiday Gift Tags

    Just cut them out, punch a hole in the top, and attach to your gifts with a little string.

    Gift Tag Hole Punch

    Click the image below for the free PDF link. This free printable is for download for personal use only. (View Terms of Use.)

    Free Printable Gift Tags
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    Five Minute Friday: Feather Christmas Ornament

    Five Minute Friday
    Welcome to 5 Minute Friday. This is a weekly post where we share quick tips, projects, and recipes that can all be completed in 5 minutes or less! The topic this week is Feather Christmas Ornament.

    Feather Christmas Ornament

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    This is probably one of easiest, yet elegant ornaments you could possibly make. And it actually only takes about one minute (or less!) to complete each one, so that makes it a major score in my book.

    You will need:

    Plastic Ornament Hanger

    Remove the top piece from the ornament. (I chose plastic because… Kids, Puppy, Cat.)

    Ornament Top

    Insert one white feather. (Depending on the size of the feather, you may want to cut it down a bit. Or not.) If needed, use a pencil or something similarly slim to move the feather around inside of the ornament until it is situated to your liking. Replace top piece.

    Feather Ornament

    Attach ornament hanger.

    Swirl Ornament Hanger

    And you are done! Super easy, right? I love the way these ornaments look on a Christmas tree. They are very simple, but the light reflects perfectly off of the ball. It kind of gives them an ethereal presence.

    Christmas Tree Decor Ornament

    We’ve had these pretty ornaments hanging on our Christmas tree for over 10 years and they are still one of our favorites! Check back soon to see our Christmas tree all decked out for the holidays.

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    Five Minute Friday: Coffee Mug Gift Card Holder

    Five Minute Friday

    Welcome to 5 Minute Friday. This is a weekly post where we share quick tips, projects, and recipes that can all be completed in 5 minutes or less! The topic this week is Coffee Mug Gift Card Holders.

    Coffee Mug Gift Card Holder

    To make this super easy, adorable, gift card keeper you need wool felt, scissors, paper, pencil, sewing machine or needle and thread.

    Make your own GC Holder

    First, create a template by drawing on paper what you would like your mug and handle to look like. (I am one of the world’s worst drawers. So if I can do it, I know you can too.) FYI: The mug portion and the handle are separate templates. Make sure you make the mug big enough to hold a gift card and remember to account for seam allowances too.

    Coffee Cup GC Holder

    Next, cut out your templates with scissors and lay them flat on the felt. Trace around them with the pencil or chalk. You need 2 mug pieces and 1 handle piece. I folded the fabric when tracing the mug section on so I could trace and cut the 2 cup pieces at the same time. When selecting your fabric for this project keep this in mind that the felt I used was fairly thick. If you choose a thinner fabric you will end up with a floppy handle.

    5 minute GC Holder

    DIY Felt Gift Card Holder

    Then, remove the paper and start cutting out your felt shapes.

    After that, lay the two mug pieces one directly on top of the other and insert the tips of the handle in between the two pieces.

    DIY Gift Card Holder

    Finally, sew down one edge of the mug, across the bottom, and up the other side securing the handle in place.

    Simple Sewing GC Holder

    Trim any loose thread and you have yourself a very cute coffee gift card holder. Happy Gift Giving!

    Coffee Cup Gift Card Holders

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