Feather + Twig Napkin Rings

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These don’t have to be exclusive to Christmas but usually during the holiday season you have some type of pine hanging around. Which makes these a lot easier to make during the holidays!

I would have made these with just plain twine but unfortunately I did not have any lying around so I just made do with this copper wire I had. But the copper makes it pair quite nicely with the mini tree place cards.

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Sprinkle Christmas Gift Tags

sprinkletags9 sprinkle tags19 You didn’t think we’d let a holiday pass without some kind of sprinkle craft, did you? Usually you can find holiday-themed sprinkles at any grocery store and they made for perfect little gift tags. I actually have almost no gifts to wrap this year and I am a little sad. But think of how cute these would be tied around mason jars or around utensils. There are tons of fun uses!

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  • Sprinkles
  • Cardstock or kraft paper
  • Glue
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Awl or hole punch

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Be Merry Treat Bags | Free Printable Friday

be merry bag10 Christmas is just 6 days away! I can hardly believe it!

To help hold extra goodies you acquire on the day or to use for neighbor/friend’s gifts, I made up these little bags. Download below:
download-buttontCut the shape out, fold along lines then apply glue to the flaps. Once glue has dried, fold the tops of the sides inward so that top flap folds down over. Fill with treats or favors, either glue or tape flap down or punch out holes to tie ribbon or twine through. be merry bag7

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Doily Cups

doilycup7 doilycup4 I found these adorable Christmas doilies by Martha Stewart over a month ago and had forgotten about them until the other day when I happened upon them. They are just too cute to let the holiday season pass without using them! While there are tons of things to use doilies for, I thought that using them to dress up some plain cups would be fun!

These also can be used at any time but the mint and red are of course fitting for Christmas. I really think that gold doilies would look super pretty too!

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Mini Copper Tree Place Cards

copper tree2 We just can’t get enough of copper! It really just makes the perfect little accent for so many things – and looks especially nice against greenery!

For us, Christmas is just all about spending time with loved ones and what better way to spend time together than over food? If you’re hosting a dinner or small party, these make for perfect little place cards. Read More

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200th Post | DIY Mini Mini Mylar Letter Balloons

DIY mini foil letter balloon cake toppers | A Joyful Riot @ajoyfulriot And just like that we’re already at our 200th post!! We already feel like we’ve had so many awesome opportunities through this blog and learned so much! Malissa and I are still learning and growing and improving everyday and we’re so thankful that we have this platform to share that growth on and to force us to make those efforts. It takes creativity to have creativity and setting these goals for ourselves keeps us on our creative toes and makes it so much fun! Thank you for joining us here in this place that we love so much!

As a special celebration, I wanted to post this craft that I have been working on for several weeks. DIY mini foil letter balloons!

DIY mini foil letter balloon cake toppers | A Joyful Riot @ajoyfulriot I thought about this a couple months ago and thought there couldn’t be anything better than teeny tiny versions of those awesome giant mylar letter balloons that have been making the rounds in just about every party this year. I have to say that when Urban Outfitters released their holiday collection featuring these mini letter balloon ornaments I was a little disappointed. Obviously I love them! But I felt like it might’ve stolen my thunder for this DIY I was planning. But then I realized, their letters are $6 each AND there is no U-Z. That makes so many words un-doable! (Um hello…yay, hooray, fun, happy, love..so many more!) And those are just the words you’d wanna use if you were making them into cake toppers! So I continued to perfect my method because you need to have access to whatever letter (or number!) you want and this version will only cost you like…10 cents a letter maybe…and you guys love DIY right!? Duh!

The title is kind of a lie because these aren’t really mylar and they aren’t really balloons either but they are mini mini (because mini versions of these balloons already exist in the world) and they are DIY and they are probably the best thing ever because they’re not pop-able, they’re not expensive, they’re reusable and personalizable and just all around fabulous! So let’s show you how it’s really done!

DIY mini foil letter balloon cake toppers | A Joyful Riot @ajoyfulriot

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