Countdown To Christmas With This Advent Calendar + A Giveaway!

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I know it's a lil' early for Christmas, but I couldn't resist. This stocking advent calendar was just too fun not to share. The best part is I've got a giveaway for you too! You can win a Cricut Explore, the craft machine I used to create these perfectly shaped stockings!

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Using Cricut Explore:
Upload the Cricut stocking template into a new file in Cricut Design Space. Delete the white space around the stockings. Adhere the white felt onto the cutting mat (make sure it is super sticky still) and upload into the machine. Cut out the template onto the white felt using the machine. Next, upload the Cricut numbers template into a new file in Cricut Design Space. Delete the white space around the numbers. Adhere the black felt onto the cutting mat (make sure it is super sticky still) and upload into the machine. Cut out the template onto the black felt using the machine. Sew two white stockings together. Glue the loops to the back of the stockings and the numbers onto the front of the stockings. Finally, fill with your goodies!

By Hand:
Print the printable stocking template and the printable numbers template onto some card stock. Cut out the stockings and numbers. Trace the stockings and loops onto white felt. Cut out the stockings and loops. Next, trace the numbers onto black felt. Cut out the numbers. Sew two white stockings together. Glue the loops to the back of the stockings and the numbers onto the front of the stockings. Finally, fill with your goodies!

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And now the giveaway! I'm so excited to do this Cricut Explore giveaway. Have you guys seen the new print + cut technology? It's pretty bomb. Enter through the rafflecopter below!

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Posted on October 16, 2014 and filed under Party.

Floating Gallery Wall with Tiny Prints

DIY gallery wall

I've got a DIY gallery wall for you today! I have been working hard on updating our master bedroom. It is coming along slowly but surely. I can't wait to do a reveal for you all when it's complete! Here is a sneak peek at what I've done so far. Yes, that bed frame is a DIY. Stay tuned for the full tutorial. One of the first things I wanted to do with our bedroom was a DIY gallery wall over our bed using some photos from our wedding! I used the new wall decor line from Tiny Prints. Did you all know they came out with a home decor line? I love it!

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Rather than mount the photos to the wall, I did a lil' something different. I suspended the photos from the ceiling at different depths to give it a 3 dimensional feel. I used a mix of metal prints and mounted prints in sizes 16" x 20" and 20" x 16."

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Remove the mounting brackets from the metal photos by tapping a putty knife underneath the mounting brackets using a hammer. I left the mounting brackets on the mounted prints because they were difficult to remove.

DIY photo gallery

Drill holes into the top left and right corners of each photo. Thread the clear mounting cord through and knot the ends according to the cord instructions. Screw the hooks into the ceiling where you want the photos to be. For spacing, it is easiest to make paper cutouts of each photo and place them on the wall where you want them. My how to do a gallery wall post shows you the step-by-step. And that's it! Simple enough ... huh?

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DIY gallery walls

Can you please help me convince M to get rid of our ceiling fan? Wouldn't a cool light fixture look so much more chic?

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Posted on October 2, 2014 and filed under House.

DIY This Chic Marble Clock For Cheap!

DIY marble clock

If you get my exclusive DIYs, you might have seen the marble shelves I made. Well, you can make this marble clock to match. Marble is having a moment right now, and I'm loving it.

DIY marble wall clock

I'm curious, do you think marble will be in style for a while or go out of style quickly? For the full tutorial, hop on over to Brit + Co. Also, here are my other posts for Brit + Co.

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Posted on September 23, 2014 and filed under House.