Christmas Tea Trees

Happy holiday season everyone! It’s been a little while since I’ve last posted so I’m extra excited to be sharing my latest creative endeavor with you. Each year all the women in my family get together for a festive Christmas dinner and gift exchange. This year I decided to take the DIY approach and create these super cute yet useful tea trees! Relatively easy and very price conscious, these trees were a big hit for minimal effort. To recreate the look, you’ll need a handleless mug, a styrofoam cone, approximately 30 tea bags, a hot glue gun, and a fun tree topper. Starting at the base of the cone, use a small amount of hot glue across the top of each tea bag and attach to the cone. Work your way around the base, slightly overlapping the bags to insure the cone does not show through. Continue adding tea bags up to the top of the cone and finish off with your chosen tree topper. To affix the mug base, cut a separate block of styrofoam that fits snugly inside the mug and glue to the underside of the cone. For added visual interest, use a variety of differently colored tea bags. And that’s it!¬†Thanks so much for reading, happy holidays everyone!

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Sew Fun Tote Bags

Hi everyone and happy December! I’ve just about wrapped up all of my holiday shopping and thought I would share two of my favorite gifts to give this year. Perhaps selfishly, (I have been dying to dust off my sewing machine and get back in the sewing swing), I decided to make some fun and floral tote bags for a few of my family members. The bags were super easy to make, relatively¬†inexpensive, and I loved roaming the aisles of Jo-Ann searching for the perfect fabric pairings based on my recipients’ individual personalities. And while I thoroughly enjoyed the few hours I got to spend working on them, the recipients equally loved the homemade aspect and special touch. Happy Holidays!