Christmas Movie Quote Pennants

Hello makers! It’s Thanksgiving week and we are loving all the family time we are getting in. We decided to do a non traditional Thanksgiving on Thursday and get out of town to explore! Then we will have our traditional dinner with family on Saturday and I cannot wait! It’s practically the best meal of the year, wouldn’t you agree? Well, as you know, I’ve started my Christmas decorating already. I decided to pretty much purge everything from my decor and start fresh this year. So that means lots of Christmas crafts and DIYs, and I’m not mad about it. Today I want to share the Christmas Movie Quote Pennants I made for our new tree, but you can hang them anywhere!

We absolutely LOVE Christmas movies and it’s a goal to add new ones to our collection each year (just like our Christmas books)! These were so fun to make and they were the finishing touches to our tree. I really love them and the quotes we decided on. We even made Christmas Movie Quote Mugs too

In case you want to make some for your holiday decor, I thought I’d share the tutorial with y’all. You will need:

  • Drop cloth material (or something similar)
  • Black heat transfer vinyl (HTV)
  • Small wooden dowels
  • Jute or twine
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen/marker
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Iron
  • Silhouette Cameo

First thing you want to do is draw your pennants on the drop cloth (you can find drop cloths at Home Depot and Lowe’s). I used a fabric marker and ruler for this. I measured them to be about 5 1/2 inches by 6 inches (to the point), then cut them out. The cool part about drop cloth material is that you really don’t have the hem the edges if you don’t want to. I like the rough cut look for this project. 

Next I hot glued the small wooden dowels (found at Dollar Tree) to the top of the pennant by folding it over the dowel. Be sure some of the dowel is sticking out on both ends. 

Then you want to cut a piece of jute (mine was about 5 inches long) to tie to each end of the wooden dowel.

Now you can design your movie quotes in the Silhouette Design Studio (or use mine, links at the end of the post). Be sure to mirror your image and load your HTV into the cameo with the shiny side down (refer to the directions on your HTV package). After you weed the design (leaving the shiny piece on), place it on the pennant. Iron it onto the drop cloth material (high heat) by pushing down firmly and moving to different places. I also recommend putting a piece of material in between the iron and the HTV for protection. Towards the end, I remove the extra material and press down firmly with the iron one more time. 

Carefully peal the plastic sheet off the HTV, making sure the vinyl is secured to the pennant. If it’s not, iron again. 

Now they are ready to hang! I just love them on our tree…

Can you guess the Christmas movies we picked by reading the quotes? If so, we can be besties. 

I absolutely love them all. They are such fun and unique ornaments.

Do you think you’ll make them for your tree? They make it so fun and magical! Everyone that comes over wants to read them and yell out the Christmas movie they are from.

If you want to use my designs, simply click on the links below to download. And please leave a comment letting me know if you make them! 

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I am so thankful you are here and I appreciate all your support with this blog of mine! 

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Snow Globe Ornaments

Hello makers! We are down to 5 more days until Thanksgiving and 5 more weekends until Christmas! This year is flying by… I wish I could slow time down a bit or press the pause button. Since I can’t, I decided to make Christmas last as long as possible (aka: decorate early) and get as many Thanksgivings in as we can (we have 3 scheduled with family and friends). I just love this time of year and this season of motherhood. Christmas is still magical and I’m hoping that lasts a while longer. So we put up the tree and my daughter happily helped me decorate it. We even made these fun Snow Globe Ornaments (last year…oops!) and they are some of my favorite ornaments to hang up. I love crafting with my girl!

These ornaments were so easy and fun to make… do you want to make some too? First you’ll need to gather up your supplies. I bought all of mine at Michael’s.

  • plastic ornaments that open
  • mini trees
  • plastic baby deer
  • faux snow
  • hot glue and gun
  • super glue
  • twine/jute
  • scissors

To make these, just open your plastic ornaments and hot glue a tree or two and maybe a deer to the bottom of one half of the ornament.  I also like glue the tiny contents to each other as well… so I glued the trees together that were touching and I glued the deer to the trees as well.

Add some faux snow and close up the ornament with the other half. Put tiny dots of super glue around the opening of the ornament to secure it (this step is optional). Loop twine through the top of the ornament to easily hang it from the tree. I even added a jute bow the the top with some hot glue. 

See! Easy and they are SO cute. I love them on my flocked Christmas tree. But it’s hard to get a good photo of them without catching my reflection! 

What do you think friends? Would you hang some of these Snow Globe Ornaments on your tree?

Creative Christmas Villages

Hello there makers! Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?! It’s my favorite meal of the year, so I cannot wait! 

I’ve already started decorating for Christmas and I decided to add a mini Christmas Village to my decor this year. I have always loved Christmas Villages. They are just so magical. And there are lots of ways to make and display them, so I thought it would be fun to share all of the fun and creative Christmas Village displays with you today!

Christmas Villages can be bought in pieces from holiday stores, Dollar Tree, online… pretty much anywhere that sells holiday decor! You can also DIY your Christmas Village and be as creative as you want. Let’s check out some of my very favorites!

Cake Plate Snowy Scene

Snow Globe Terrariums

Christmas Village Wreath

Christmas Village Lantern

Dollar Store Christmas Village

Advent Christmas Village

Recycled Box Christmas Village

Printable Christmas Village

Christmas Village Christmas Tree

Farmhouse Christmas Village

3D Paper Christmas Village (with SVG file for cut machines like a Silhouette Cameo)

Fabric Christmas Village

Wooden Christmas Village

Aren’t these Christmas Villages unique and creative?! I just love them all! Which is your favorite?

Join us next week for more Christmas tips, tricks, and ideas! I hope y’all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Christmas Movie Quote Mugs

Hey there makers! Can you believe November is already half over? I packed up Halloween last weekend and busted out Christmas bins. I’ve always decorated for Christmas in November… I love having my Christmas decor up as long as possible and I love having Thanksgiving dinner by a lit tree. Call me crazy or be apart of my crazy, I’m okay with both! Of course I’ve started my holiday crafting and whipped up a couple of cute coffee cups that would be great as gifts or great to keep for yourself. And because I’m crafting while watching my fave holiday movies, it’s only natural that the Christmas Movie Quote Mugs came out of the craft room this week! 

Aren’t they fun?! Do you know what Christmas movies these quotes are from? Two of my favorites!

I picked up a couple of blank mugs from Dollar Tree and got to work on some fun designs in the Silhouette design studio. I used some of my Expressions Vinyl I had on hand, and cut the quotes out with my Silhouette Cameo. After weeding the design, I applied the vinyl quotes to the mugs with transfer tape. And that’s it! 

Of course these mugs are great for coffee, hot chocolate, and hot cider. You can even fill them up with a couple of packets of hot chocolate or some holiday candies and give these mugs as gifts to teachers, co-workers, friends, coaches, neighbors, etc. 

If you like the Christmas movie quotes I chose, you can download these free cut files to make your own mugs! Or get creative and pick quotes for YOUR favorite Christmas movies! The options are endless.

Be sure to hand wash these mugs as they are not dishwasher safe with the vinyl on them. We want them to last for lots of Christmases to come!

Have you started your holiday crafting or gift making yet? I would love to see your mugs if you decide to make some! Thanks for stopping by, friends. Have a great weekend. 

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Farmhouse Decor Gift Guide

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Hey there friends! Have you started your Christmas shopping? One of my favorite ways to shop for the holidays is online. I love beating the crowds and shopping right at home, in my jammies, with my coffee and my computer on my couch. Ya feel me? 

One of the biggest trends this year in home decor is the farmhouse style. I have to admit, I love it myself! Do you have any friends or relatives who love farmhouse decor too? Today I’m sharing all my favorites right here in this Farmhouse Decor Gift Guide. 

Farmhouse Command Station

Antique Wooden Wall Coat Hooks

Metal Milk Pitcher

Wire Berry Baskets

Mason Jar Measuring Cup Set

Set of 3 Tobacco Baskets

Real Cotton Wreath

Farmhouse Sign

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Antique Iron Scale

Rustic Windmill Clock

Barn Wood Open Box Shelving

Clawfoot Bathtub Planter

Tin Bread Box

Faux Boxwood Wreath
 

So many fun farmhouse items! Do you have any on your wish list? I would love that scale and that bread container for my kitchen. But petty much everything on this list gives me all the heart eyes. 

I hope you find this gift guide helpful in your shopping! I’ll see you tomorrow for a fun Christmas craft that also makes a great gift! 

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Must Have Harry Potter Gift Guide

Hi all! It’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here today with our last gift guide for the month! I’m a huge Harry Potter fan so I thought I’d gather up all my favorite HP gift ideas (I’ve added a bunch of these to my list too)! Check out this Must Have Harry Potter Gift Guide… perfect for the Harry Potter fans in your life.

Well, you can’t start a Harry Potter gift guide without the books right?! Check out this great paperback Harry Potter book set!

Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit (we have this and it’s super fun!)

Harry Potter Bag

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Harry Potter Wand

Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

Harry Potter Ornament

Hogwarts Wax Seal and Candle Set

Hogwarts Library

Hermione’s Time Turner

Hufflepuff Cup

Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes Shirt

6TN Mens Weasley's Wizard Wheezes T Shirt ( Small )

Harry Potter Letter Wallet

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Nanoscene Gryffindor Tower

Harry Potter Jigsaw Puzzle

Gringotts Bank Ornament

Marauder’s Map Mug – goes from black to color with heat!

Happiness Dumbledore Quote Print

Hogwarts Battle Game

Do you have any Harry Potter fans on your gift list?! Hopefully this has helped you out!

Come back next week for more fun tips and ideas!

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Handmade Gift Guide

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We’re continuing our theme the next two weeks of bringing you the best of the best holiday gift ideas!

We all have that one person that’s hard to buy for. Or the friend who already seems to have everything. Or someone that we just want to find something super special for. Enter in… the handmade gift guide!

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
For these types of family and friends, I often find that buying something handmade is just what is needed! Handmade items tend to be unique, can often be customized or personalized, and come in all shapes and sizes. And it just feels so good to support handmade!

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Antique Botanical Prints

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Handmade Natural Soap

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Herringbone Cutting Board

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Tree Ring Hand-printed Cloth Napkins

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Test Tube Flower Bud Vase

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Hand Stamped Coordinates Necklace

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Bacon and Bourbon Candle

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Boss Lady Mug

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Rose Gold Slate Coasters

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Organic Bath Bombs

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Mama Bear Necklace

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Puzzle Piece Wood Ornaments

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Marble Print Zipper Pouch

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Rustic State Signs

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Vintage Spoon Herb Markers

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Wanderlust Map & Compass Necklace

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Chunky Merino Wool Blanket

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Embossed Rolling Pin

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Inspirational Watercolor Print

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
Star Wars Vinyl Record Wall Clock

 

A little bit of something for everybody, right?

Must Have Craft Tips & More!
Don’t miss next week when we share one last gift guide for the holidays!

 

 

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I Love Lucy Costume

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You guys. I can’t even tell you how stinking excited I am to share this costume with y’all. When my daughter told me 6 months ago (we like to plan ahead) that she wanted to be Lucille Ball for Halloween, I was thrilled. What a fun costume idea! They don’t make super cute I Love Lucy costumes for kids… and if they do, they are super pricey yet cheap looking. So DIY was a must, but it was actually a really simple costume to put together. Take a look of our version of Lucille Ball in this I Love Lucy costume…

My Luci (yes, that’s my daughter’s name) LOVES Lucille Ball and knows pretty much everything about her. So she is well versed in practicing her facial expressions and silly antics… and of course yelling “Ricky!!” LOL! 

For this costume, I made the apron and the pearl necklace and earring set. I used white fabric, lace, ribbon, and red felt (for the heart!) for the apron. I glued everything together with fabric glue… no sewing! I used white puff paint to mock I Love Lucy like the logo. The necklace I strung together using faux pearls and I made the earrings by gluing two faux pearls to earring studs. We ordered the polka dot dress from Amazon and found the black ballet flats at Walmart, but there are similar shoes on Amazon. The red bandanna is from JoAnn, but you can get it on Amazon as well too.  It’s always easier to order it all online and have it shipped right to your door, in my opinion!

We found a tutorial for her cute hair style online and used a lot of bobby pins and hairspray, but it turned out so cute. We couldn’t find a good wig for kids and we opted not to dye my Luci’s hair, so I think this was a great compromise. 

Plus a little red lipstick… because obviously Lucy wears red lipstick… and your I Love Lucy costume is complete! So fun, right?!

I know y’all don’t have time to make this costume for this Halloween, but PIN IT for later so you can find it easily for future Halloweens. 

Doesn’t she make the perfect Lucy?! We had SO MUCH FUN making this costume… and my daughter totally sells it! Such a ham… I just adore the heck out of her.

Thanks so much for stopping  by friends! Have a fantastic weekend and a Happy Halloween!

Gagets and Tools Gift Guide

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Happy Friday everyone! There are only 9 Fridays left, including today, until Christmas! SAY WHAT?! It’s Allison here this week with more gift ideas for you to help you do a little shopping so you can be done well before Christmas. This gadgets and tools gift guide is full of products we love that we use in our home. 
 
 
 
I’ll start in the kitchen with a few things we really like.
 
 

Make veggie pasta with a Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer. There are larger systems out there but this one works great and takes up much less room than a large machine.  

 

 
I think Instant Pots are the latest rage but it really is a fabulous appliance you should have in your kitchen. It makes things so fast but I also love the slow cooker option.
 
 
My husband loves avocados, and he loves having an avocado slicer. This one has a knife, a spot to get out the pit, plus the slicer. It makes it that much faster to enjoy that avocado.
 

 

 Have some that loves to cook? How about getting them a unique chef knife? You can even get it engraved! Don’t have anyone that would like a chef knife? AIM Blades has hatchets, smaller knives, axes and more and all of them can be personalized.
 
 
Leaving the kitchen and moving towards some tools or other things we love.
 
 Have small kids, own a small business, involved in sports, or go camping a lot? This Collapsible Utility Wagon from Mac Sports is perfect or all of those! This wagon is sturdy, folds up nicely for travel, and the wheels are great. There is even a more heavy duty option with bigger wheels for rougher use. 
 
 We do a TON of house and other diy projects in my house and I love having a paint sprayer to get the job done more efficiently. This sprayer from Home Right works amazingly.
 
 My husband has one of these Leatherman Multi-tool and it lives on his belt. I even have a mini version I carry around in my purse. It has so many tools on it that it can help you with all your needs. So handy!
 
 This Little Giant Ladder is far from little! It is heavy duty, sturdy and meets all your ladder needs. Painting on a stairway? You can adjust the ladder to be uneven and placed on multiple steps to help you reach what you need. Flip it all the way open and make it one long extension ladder, it can help you with any of your ladder needs.
 
 Someone in your life enjoy building furniture or cabinets? The Pocket Hole Jig from Kreg is the best tool to give them to help hide all those screws.
 
What are some of your favorite tools or gadgets that would make a perfect gift? Stay tuned next week for more gift ideas to help get your holiday shopping complete. 
 

 
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Easy Nancy Drew Costume

Hi y’all! It’s been a busy week on the blog, and I’m back again to share a super simple but fun Halloween costume with you! We had our homeschool Halloween party at the park this morning, so we needed to come up with a fun costume idea that we could easy put together and could be played in easily as well. My daughter (age 9) is super into mastery books right now, so we decided on this easy Nancy Drew costume and it turned out really cute!

We had most of what was needed for the costume on hand and the rest we pieced together using dollar store items. But doesn’t she look so cute as Nancy Drew?! I love it!

This costume is fun because you need props to make it work. You need a longer coat that buttons up or can tie around the waist, a ‘detective’ style hat, sunglasses and a few other fun things…

Nancy Drew carries her TOP SECRET notebook with her to keep track of her clues and solved cases. We found a faux leather notebook at the store and added tape with the words “TOP SECRET” in red.

Nancy Drew also needs a magnifying glass to look at clues more closely. We have magnifying glasses in our science kits, but you can find them at the dollar store as well.

Nancy Drew also needs to dust for finger prints… so be sure to get a small brush (a makeup brush works well or a brush from an excavation kit) for one of the props.

Nancy Drew also needs a map for whatever case she is working on… this also helps her keep track of clues! 

And since Nancy Drew is always working on solving cases, it only makes sense that she was working on one this morning at the park! Nancy Drew and the Case of the Missing Jack-o-Lantern… SOLVED! 

We had so much fun with this costume idea! Do your kids like dressing up as book characters too?

Okay friends, I’ve got one more Halloween costume idea coming at you this week and it’s my favorite one to date! Giddy with excitement is an understatement!