Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Place Cards

You guys... Thanksgiving is next week!! I truly can't believe how quickly the months have flown by this year. It feels like just yesterday we rang in the new year, and we're about to celebrate another one! While I'm especially excited for the upcoming holiday season (and busy prepping those blog posts!) I'm featuring the one, lonely Thanksgiving craft I did this year haha. These place cards are super quick and easy to make, so you can get back to cooking everyone's favorites and setting that table.

Looking for an easy Thanksgiving place card for your guests? Well, I’ve got 3 DIY options for you! Try a fun pom pom place card, a scallop glitter place card, or a feather place card! They can be customized for your  Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving tablescape. #thanksgivingcrafts #thanksgivingdecorations

These are perfect because you can whip them up quickly with just a glue gun! There's practically no dry time, so you can even make them in the morning while you're watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Head on over to Giggles Galore for the full post!

Looking for an easy Thanksgiving place card for your guests? Well, I’ve got 3 DIY options for you! Try a fun pom pom place card, a scallop glitter place card, or a feather place card! They can be customized for your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving tablescape. #thanksgivingcrafts #thanksgivingdecorations

I think these glitter scallop trim ones are my favorite! My husband also liked them best. Um, he liked something with glitter? WHAT?! You can even mix and match the different designs as long as you pick a similar color palette. You can keep the colors very traditional, or go a little bit funky like I did.

Looking for an easy Thanksgiving place card for your guests? Well, I’ve got 3 DIY options for you! Try a fun pom pom place card, a scallop glitter place card, or a feather place card! They can be customized for your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving tablescape. #thanksgivingcrafts #thanksgivingdecorations

Either way, your guests are sure to love them! So what are you waiting for? Head over to Giggles Galore for the full post!

DIY Christmas Drink Stirrers

ok, I know I'm a little ahead of the game here, but I'm just too dang excited. IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMASSSSSSSS. I've been waiting all year for the holiday season to roll around again, partly because I have all these great Christmas DIY projects I've been wanting to show you. I figured we'd start it off easy with these Christmas drink stirrers so that we can start swizzling those Christmas cocktails and get in the holiday spirit, amiright? 

These Christmas stirrers are super easy and super affordable. You can make them in your choice of colors, but I'm always a fan of pink so I chose a more modern color palette. I had actually made these last year for the blog, but the photos came out SO BAD that I couldn't bring myself to post them (see them here). So, I knew they had to be my first project this year. I gave them a slight makeover and a new color scheme, and voila! Ready to go.

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts

You will need:

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts

Wooden stirrers (here)
Assorted rhinestones (similar here and here)
Assorted sparkly pom poms (from Michaels, similar here)
Glue gun (similar here)
Toothpick

 

Rhinestone Stirrers:

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Directions: Take your wooden stirrer and put a dab of glue on the end. If your glue gun puts out a thick dollop, use a toothpick to put a small amount of glue on the back of the rhinestone or onto the stirrer. Place your large rhinestone at the top. Then, put 2 more of the small rhinestones underneath it. If you want it to look less home made, flip it over and repeat for the other side.

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts
 

Mini PomPom Stirrers:

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts

Directions: Put a dab of glue on one end of the stirrer, and pop on your pompom. Hold in place until it dries, then repeat for the other 2 pom poms. Easy peasy!

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts
 

Snowman Stirrers:

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Directions: Glue the pompoms onto the stirrer in size order from smallest to largest. You can also glue your pompoms in the other direction if you want it to be festive instead of snowman.

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts

And there you have it! 3 easy ways to get festive with your drink stirrers for coffee, hot cocoa, and cocktails. These are perfect for any age, and they're disposable! You could even use them as drink markers, depending on how many people you have since each one can be different. And, since you can mix and match the colors, you can make these to match any holiday or event.

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts
Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts
Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts

I'm SO excited for all the posts coming to the blog in the next few weeks. There are some really good ones headed your way!!

So, which drink stirrer would you grab for your drink? And what drink would it be? Let me know in the comments below!

Pom Pom Pet Collar

One of my very favorite things to do is to dress up my pet. Something about seeing my adorable furbaby all dolled up in something equally adorable is enough to make me squee with delight. The problem is that I have cats, and they usually are not a fan of dressing up. It usually results in faces like this. However, these pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty!

These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty! #catcrafts #dogcrafts #pompomcrafts
These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty! #catcrafts #dogcrafts #pompomcrafts

You will need:

These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty!

Cat or Dog Collar (here and here)

Yarn in rainbow colors (here)

Pom Pom makers (here)

Scissors

A cutie-pie pet

 

Directions:

Using your Pom Pom maker, create 3 Pom poms in your choice of colors. I used the two smallest ones, because my cats are pretty small. Depending on the size of your pet and the width of the collar, you may need larger Pom poms or more of them. Make sure you leave a string long enough to tie them onto the collar.  

Pom Pom Instructions:  

These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty! Click for the full DIY.

1. Take your Pom Pom maker and open one of the sides. It doesn't matter which one.

2. Starting in the center, wrap your yarn around the curve, making sure to keep it even. Keep going until it's nice and full. The more yarn you put, the fluffier the Pom Pom.  If you cheap out, you'll know! 

While you're wrapping around, make sure it only goes on the loop, not the bottom "feet". You don't want it to have weird loose ends. See the photo below for what NOT to do :p

These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty!

3. Once it's nice and full, cut your yarn when at the top of the loop and fold the side in. Repeat for the other side.  

4. When both sides of your pom pom maker are filled, you want to cut each side in half. Don't fret- it's got a special groove for this to make sure you do it evenly! Cut through all the layers right at the center.

5. After you've cut your pom pom in half, you'll notice a groove down the center of the pom pom maker. Take a small piece of yarn and guide it through the middle of the pom pom maker.  I used purple so you can see it better, but for my other pom poms I wanted the yarn to match the pom pom. Pull it tight so that it goes through the center- this is what holds your pom pom together! Tie a knot, then wrap it back through to the other side and tie another knot or two.

Open the two loop arms (the blue part), then pull the two sides apart at the center (the white part) to release your pom pom.

These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty!

6. Trim the ends so that everything is even and your Pom Pom is nice and round and fluffy.  

These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty! #catcrafts #dogcrafts #pompomcrafts

7. Tie the Pom poms onto the collar. You can also glue them, but if your pet is rambunctious they might be able to pry it off more easily.

These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty!
These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty!

Put it on your pet and enjoy! Take loads of photos. Be sure to only put this on your pet when you're there to supervise, since they may be able to take it apart like they're diffusing a bomb. You know how pets can be sometimes!

These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty! #catcrafts #dogcrafts #pompomcrafts
These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty! #catcrafts #dogcrafts #pompomcrafts

Annie (the black cat) surprisingly didn't mind wearing this collar. She's usually the feisty one!I think this photo is my favorite, because LOOK AT THAT SNAGGLETOOTH!

These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty! #catcrafts #dogcrafts #pompomcrafts

Roger, on the other hand, who is the most chill cat ever, somehow wasn't a fan of being dressed up that day. He doesn't hesitate to let you know that too. Here's his best "I'll pose for you human, but only because you feed me" face.

These pom pom collars are so cute, even cats can't help but love them! They're easy to make and fun to wear, so grab your pom-pom maker and your yarn. We're about to get crafty! #catcrafts #dogcrafts #pompomcrafts

How cute do these little kittens look in their fancy new collars?! Ok, I know they're not kittens... but they're so darn adorable! What do you think about these collars? Will you be trying them on your cat, dog, guinea pig? Let me know in the comments below!

DIY Snowcone Party Hats

I know what you're thinking- party hats are for little kid's parties! I have many memories of wearing hats with a lame design that matched all the plates and napkins. And they never looked good. However, this isn't a regular hat- it's a cool hat! You can create these in complimentary colors to tie into your theme without being matchy-matchy, preventing the super cheeseball effect. They're cheap and easy to make, and make really cute festive accessories. Plus, since you're adding the elastic yourself, you don't have to worry about it choking you and creating a double chin! Double win! Well, have I convinced ya? Check out the easy how-to below.

This isn't a regular hat- it's a cool hat! They're cheap and easy to make, and make really cute festive accessories. Click to check out the easy how-to!
This isn't a regular hat- it's a cool hat! They're cheap and easy to make, and make really cute festive accessories. Click to check out the easy how-to!

You will need:

Snow cone cups (I got mine from Michaels)
Pom poms
Glue gun
Elastic cord (optional)

This isn't a regular hat- it's a cool hat! They're cheap and easy to make, and make really cute festive accessories. Click to check out the easy how-to!

For this project, all you need to do is glue the Pom Pom onto the snow cone. Easy peasy! If you're planning on wearing them, create a small hole on each side and pull a piece of elastic through an tie a knot.

This isn't a regular hat- it's a cool hat! They're cheap and easy to make, and make really cute festive accessories. Click to check out the easy how-to!

These are so cheap and quick to make that you can easily create a set for a party. And the bonus? They're SUPER cute!

This isn't a regular hat- it's a cool hat! They're cheap and easy to make, and make really cute festive accessories. Click to check out the easy how-to!

Try placing a hat on each place setting to dress up the dinner table, or scatter them around the room to ensure everyone sees them. Or, even better, welcome each guest into your party by letting them pick their favorite! How do you plan on using these party hats? Let me know in the comments below!