Christmas Extravaganza Party time!

Hello, Hello!

It’s that time again that us ladies collaborated together to throw a big shindig.

Christmas Exravaganza Blog Hop and Linky Party Graphic


I swear, I feel like I have been getting ready for Christmas, pretty much since Halloween.

Makes no sense, but it’s true. We have to start early out here otherwise ideas and inspiration fall to the wayside.

I figured I would do a recap for you all just in case you missed something, or perhaps you are new here and you can see what I have bee up to.

Let’s see, I think this season I started with a Pottery barn inspired Holiday pillow


Pottery barn inspired pillow

Then in my travels at the Dollar tree, I stumbled across a pickle ornament.

Do you know I had never heard of a Christmas pickle before?  I must live under a rock, because apparently you all have.

Christmas pickle tradition

I love the Dollar tree, not only for the decor, but for learning something new thanks to them:)

While I was at the dollar tree that day I picked up some pretty tissue paper and votives and made my own decorative ambiant candle sconces.

dollar tree ambiance and whimsy


I also picked up a plain white plate and thought I would make a cute Christmas sharpie plate

Christmas sharpie plate

You can get just about anything at the dollar tree.

I even picked a plain clear vase and made it a Sparkly festive Christmas vase 

vase with sparkle mod podge

Yes, peoples this is what I have done already for this year alone.

It’s crazy the crafts you can do on a dime! 

After I was over my glassware projects, I moved on to burlap and linens

diy Holiday napkins with fabric markers 012

I think these are my favorite diy this year.

Diy Holiday napkins.  Washable, permanent and very personal.

Made my first Burlap Christmas tree cones.

Styrofoam crafts for Christmas

And cute foam snowman balls too!

Styrofoam crafts for Christmas

First time this year working with Foam.  I really like it. Easy, and so light.

How to make a ribbon wreath with foam

This window Foam ribbon wreath was snap to make.  Looks super cute and festive too.


All the while, I am spreading JOY and cheer around the house,

since October HAAAA!

How to make a burlap banner for the holidays

Diy Joy Burlap banner

I did manage to get some baking in already.

Oh wait, no I didn’t. I don’t bake {hardly}

but I did try my hand at some home made peppermint bark.

home made peppermint bark 009

 Oh I almost forgot, these pretty Winterberry Pfaltzgraff dishes reminded me

I also did a tablescape

pfaltzgraff winterberry dishes 027

Of course, I had to use my new Holiday napkins!

Somehwere in the midst of all this crafting chaos, I made some Holiday Printables.

Christmas porch 035

So there you have my Christmas Extravaganza.  Instead of the 12 days of Christmas song, I think I will sing, “12 crafts a crafting and a blogger who is tirrrrred”!

oh wait, how about I add two more to the mix…

diy dollar tree plate with subway art printable

diy dollar tree plate with free subway art printable


diy frosty mug

diy frost mug

I love it though, otherwise why would I be here.

12 crafts a crafting #christmas #crafts #budget friendly ideas for the #holiday season

 Thanks for stopping over today.

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Don’t forget to check out the fabulous line up we have and come back on Friday, Dec. 13th – Sun., Dec. 15th and link up your inspiration and fabulous ideas.  I ran out of my own and it’s just beginning the season!


Christmas Extravaganza Blog Hop Participants


Kim at Sand & Sisal

Debbie at Debbiedoo’s

Kristi and Kelli at Lolly Jane

Kristin at Yellow Bliss Road


Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Angelina at JoJo and Eloise

Destiny at A Place for Us

Kristen at Ella Claire


Courtney at French Country Cottage

Chelsea at Two Twenty One

Heather at Setting for Four

Jennifer at Town and Country Living


Maryann at Domestically Speaking

Roeshel at DIY Show Off

Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage

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  1. says

    Debbie, I can’t say which I love most, they’re all beautiful! Where do you get your ideas from… I wish you were designing my home for Christmas!

  2. says

    Wow, I can understand why you would be tired. Everything you have done is so lovely. We just got home after being traveling for 2+ weeks. I hope to catch up on your posts I missed.
    Have a blessed week, Ginger
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