Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas my sweet friends!! I hope you get to spend some quality time with your family and that you create wonderful memories that will last forever! If you are looking for a last minute very simple but cute gift, how about Christmas Bookmarks? Or perhaps a yummy treat to give a special someone (or even just for you), Peanut Brittle is VERY yummy! Running out of wrapping paper and gift tags? DIY Wrapping Paper Christmas Gift Tags – 25 sets of printables Don’t forget, From Dream To Reality is still running strong and it will continue until the beginning … {continue reading}

Elf Boots – Felt Christmas Ornaments

Elf Boots - Christmas Felt Ornaments - Tutorial

Every year I like to make new Christmas ornaments for our tree. One of my favorite things to use is felt. I find that felt is easy to find and very easy to work with. This year I made cute Elf Boots! They are quite adorable! Elf Boots Ornaments Supplies: – Felt – Binder clips – Sewing Pins – Ribbon – Stuffing – Scissors – Pencil – Paper – Glue Gun Instructions: Step 1: Draw an elf boot onto a piece of paper. Step 2: Once you have the desired boot, cut it out. Step 3: Fold the piece of … {continue reading}

Christmas Bookmarks – Perfect Gift for book lovers

Christmas Bookmarks - Easy Tutorial

Every Christmas I like to get a couple of books for my daughters as gifts. My husband and I love reading to them and watching the excitement in their eyes as the stories unravel. Since Gabrielle reads now, we decided to get her books from a series. Figured this way, she’ll be even more excited about finishing the book and knowing that there’s a second book that follows. Emanuelle will be getting these fun books: Isabella: Star of the Story The Snatchabook Gabrielle will be getting The Templeton Twins Books: The Templeton Twins Have an Idea The Templeton Twins Make … {continue reading}

DIY Wrapping Paper – Created easily with a printer

DIY Wrapping Paper - created easily with a printer

Don’t you hate it when you are wrapping last minute gifts and realize you don’t have any wrapping paper left? Or you just can’t find the perfect gift wrap for a special gift? Well, you are in luck.. I have an EASY and quick solution for you! Use a printer to create beautiful custom gift wrap. Back in October I got a HP Photosmart 7520 printer which can print, copy, scan and fax. I knew it would be the perfect tool to create wrapping paper. To create this gorgeous cedar wrapping paper I placed cedar branches on the printer’s glass scanning … {continue reading}

Handmade Wreaths – Elegant and Simple

Handmade Wreaths - Elegant and Simple

A few weeks ago I put together my very first handmade wreath: Wooden Spool Christmas Wreath. I was quite happy with the result and found it really fun to put together. As I went through the December issue of Martha Stewart Living this weekend, I came across beautiful Handmade Wreaths. I like that they look super fancy and yet they are quite simple to put together (you know how much a like simple projects.). I thought I would share a few of them with you. Photos by Matthew Williams. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2013.   Handmade Wreaths … {continue reading}

Holly Jolly Centerpiece – Holiday Decor #12MonthsofMartha

Holly Jolly Centerpiece

My parents have beautiful circle shaped glass that they were uncertain what to do with. They have been saving them because they knew that they could be used for something. When I showed my mother the Martha Stewart Holiday Icons stencil I had, she asked if we could use one of the shapes to decorate one of her glass pieces. Of course I said yes. Holly Jolly Centerpiece Supplies: – Glass (whatever shape you choose) – Wood base to hold the glass upwards – Holly stencil from Martha Stewart Crafts Holiday Icon Stencils. – Glass patterning tape – Daubers – … {continue reading}

DIY Scarf Embellishment Tutorial

DIY Scarf Embellishment Tutorial

My daughter is part of her school choir again this year. They were asked to wear something red and green during their performances. Gabrielle had a simple red scarf that she received as a gift from Santa last year. I figured if I jazzed it up a little bit with some green, it would be perfect to wear during the performances. DIY Scarf Embellishment Supplies: – Scarf – Sequin trim – Fabric Glue – Scissors – Ruler (optional) – Chalk (optional) Instructions: Step 1: Place the sequin trim onto the scarf and decide how you want to place it on … {continue reading}

Wooden Spool Christmas Wreath

Wooden Spool Christmas Wreath - Tutorial - theDIYdreamer.com

With Christmas fast approaching (EEK it’s only a month away!), a few of my blogging friends and I have come together to give you 15 Wreath Tutorials. Isn’t that awesome? My wreath is a simple one, you know how much I like quick and easy projects. It takes no time at all to put together and it’s so easy to customize with your very own color scheme. Simple Wooden Spool Christmas Wreath My color scheme has changed a lot in the last few years. I’ve had the Green-Red-Gold combo, Silver and Blue but currently I’m into Pink, Green, Purple and … {continue reading}

No Sew Ribbon Christmas Tree Skirt!!!

No Sew Ribbon Tree Skirt

No Sew Ribbon Christmas Tree Skirt created with decorative ribbon, fabric and a hot glue gun.  Easy and fast to create with absolutely no sewing. (This is a post from last year. I’m sharing it with you again because it’s one of my favorite projects!) I’ve been seeing so many cute Christmas Tree Skirts everywhere, I even featured The Crafty Blog Stalker’s No Sew Ruffle Tree Skirt a few weeks ago on From Dream To Reality. Our Christmas tree is going to be very bright this year and so I figured it will need a new tree skirt that will fit … {continue reading}

Etched Candle Holders – Perfect for Christmas! #12MonthsofMartha

Christmas Candle Holders

There are years where the Holidays, especially Christmas, seem to come and go so quickly. For me, last Christmas flew by so fast that I barely had a chance to create anything . I did make a wall mounted advent calendar and a no sew ribbon tree skirt, but still not as much as I would have liked. This year I made myself a promise to start crafting things for the Holidays as soon as November started. I’m quite happy to say that I stuck to my promise! YAY! A few weeks back when I received my box of October … {continue reading}

All I got for Christmas…

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All I got for Christmas are some AWESOME gifts!!  And I mean AWESOME.  But before I brag about what I got…. how was YOUR Christmas?  Did you spend lots of time with your family, did you travel a lot from one place to another or did you stay in? Our Christmas always involves three jammed packed busy days of travelling from one place to another.  We started off with Christmas at my in-laws, then Christmas at home, Christmas at my Grand-parents, Christmas at my Aunt and Uncle’s and then Christmas at my parents. We got to relax at home yesterday which turned … {continue reading}

Christmas Gift Tags – 25 Sets of Printables!!!

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If you are like me, you always seem to run out of Christmas Gift Tags at the very last minute.  A solution for this problem, is to roam the web and find cute printables.  Next year, I won’t even bother buying any tags.  Why?  Because this compilation of Christmas Gift Tags 25 Sets of Printables is AMAZING!!   Have fun going through these printables, I promise you’ll find the perfect gift tag for everyone! Christmas Gift Tags – 25 Sets of Printables!!!   Source: The Scrap Shoppe Blog   Source: Lemon Squeeze   Source: We Love to Illustrate for Children   Source: We … {continue reading}