diy rustic marquee holiday tree sign

Rustic DIY Marquee Christmas holiday tree sign

You know we love making signs and have been on a marquee kick lately so we decided to combine the two, holiday style, and see what we came up with! With a little ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape added into the mix, we created a DIY rustic marquee holiday tree sign! To get started you’ll need a raw piece of plywood, pencil, […]

Simplify holiday entertaining + Chex mix holiday trees

Chex Mix Trees, perfect for holiday parties!

I have to share a typical story that happened last week in my family.  I don’t talk about this a lot but my husband is a SWAT sergeant for his city which means his hours are crazy and unpredictable.  I spent a week planning a quiet get together for his team, their wives and their youngsters. […]

diy homemade candles

Homemade Candle DIY

Hey there, Jess here.   I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season so far and are feeling super excited for Christmas next week!! If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, worry not because I have got your back! My favorite gifts to give are homemade ones because I find the process of creating something for […]

colorful white Christmas tree decor

Love this colorful white Christmas tree!

We love decorating for Christmas and we lovely love love our craft room so… we decided to put a tree in there! As if the colorful space wasn’t playful enough, our new white Christmas tree fits the room perfectly and is oh-so-cute! We’re playing along with Treetopia.Com and having you guess WHICH gorgeous white tree is ours… simply leave a […]

diy Santa-inspired wreath

DIY Santa-inspired Holiday Wreath |via

There’s a lot of give and take with DIY’ing in my house while raising littles. My colorful craft room is actually the family art room in my house by day and my professional studio by night. It is important to me to create with them so I’m always trying to find ways to decorate with fun pieces […]

Puppy Advent Calendar + Sizzix Big Shot giveaway

DIY | puppy advent calendar

Welcome Laura!  She’s sharing a cute puppy advent calendar tutorial with a bonus HUGE SIZZIX GIVEAWAY!! After the tutorial, read on to find out what you can win and how to enter!! Thanks for being our guest, Laura! XO  Hi! I am Laura Kelly and am so super excited to be a guest on LollyJane […]

diy holiday stocking board

Easy DIY Christmas Stocking Board, perfect for fireplace mantle-less spaces!

We are in high gear for the quickly-approaching “Big Day” (Christmas!) and was thrilled to receive my personalized Christmas stockings last week. Of course my boys tore open the package to find their own but then turned to ask where they could hang it. Umm… our current home doesn’t have a fireplace mantel so I […]

gold antler reindeer makeover

Cute thrifted deer makeover by

Today’s Christmas post is sponsored by minted.  My Christmas cards just arrived and I couldn’t be happier.  Keep them in mind for your holiday needs!   It’s the 10th of the month which means it’s our creative group blog hop! This is our 16th post as a group and we think it’ll be our last, […]

Holiday entertaining on a budget

Holiday Entertaining on a Budget

  I am throwing a holiday work party for my husbands office this week and died when Jessica from Jess Loves This Life sent her post over… her tips for Holiday Entertaining On A Budget was perfect timing and you bet I’m going to serve her Cranberry + Mint Ice Cubes. Read on to get your […]

mini canvas thumbprint ornaments

ADORABLE mini canvas thumbprint ornaments! SO EASY to make, kids have fun crafting and you get a Christmas keepsake for years to come. Great Christmas kids craft and Christmas gift idea! Love this reindeer thumbprint ornament!

I love handmade goods at Christmastime, especially on my tree.  Some people adore a gorgeous perfectly decorated themed tree but I enjoy handmade all the way.  Blick Art Materials  challenged us to make our own mini canvas ornaments and we knew thumbprints were the way to go!  I adore any type of hand print art, kids […]

DIY button ornaments

DIY | Easy button ornament, just use hot glue and buttons to create patterns, dimension. Great for little kids!

We have a fun and easy tutorial for you today, courtesy of Blick Art Materials.  They challenged us to re-create their popular diy button ornaments.  We thought it would be cute to create a design in them so we came up with matching Christmas trees.  My 7 year old son helped me make these.  He […]

frosted peppermint brownies

Easy peppermint brownies recipe, so yummy and quick to make! Perfect Christmas dessert idea or neighbor gift!

We were doing a little Christmas shopping at World Market (to shop for our Christmas kitchen tour) a few weeks ago and spied these little peppermint drops with tiny nonpareils in Christmas colors sprinkled along the bottom. I immediately grabbed a bag and knew I wanted to spruce up our lovely Aunt Mar June’s frosted peppermint […]

diy ball jar ornaments

DIY Ball Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments

There are 5 of us girls in our family of 9 children and each year we trade gifts. Since we’re all married now and 4/5 being busy moms, the past few years have ultimately turned to gift cards. Don’t get us wrong, we love gift cards buuuut, they’re not as personal as a handmade gift. This […]

Merry and Bright antler pallet art

DIY | Easy way to build Merry and Bright antler Christmas pallet art using new wood, very cost effective for a huge sign!

Antlers and animals heads are all the rage right now and we adore it!  We were raised on a farm and have always appreciated animals.  We don’t hunt, at all, which is why we love all things faux animals heads.  Flowers and animal art became a trend over the summer and if you follow us […]

20+ DIY Disney ornaments

20+ DIY Disney ornaments | Lots of fun kids craft ideas for your Christmas decorating! Frozen ornaments, Ninja Turtle ornaments, Mickey Mouse ornaments and Disney princess ornament ideas! So fun!

We twin sisters are very different sometimes.  Kristi is all about pretty themed Christmas trees for example, while I’m all about handmade ornaments and not matching at all.  Our mom’s tree was a variety of our dorky childhood messy ornaments and I still love looking at them 30 years later.  I want my kiddos to […]

easy peppermint hot chocolate recipe

EASY and yummy PEPPERMINT hot chocolate recipe! This is THE hot cocoa recipe this Christmas season!

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you need to make sure to take time to put your feet up and relax. What better way to relax than with a cup of this homemade easy Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe? This hot chocolate is silky smooth and so creamy with the perfect […]

easy Christmas kitchen decor ideas | free antler printable

FREE Christmas antler print | Click through for Christmas kitchen decor ideas!

Well HAPPY 1st of DECEMBER!  We can’t believe Christmas is 24 days away, ahhh!! SO MUCH to do!!  We teamed up with World Market and 13 lovely blog friends to share some easy Christmas kitchen decor ideas to get you in the spirit of the season.  And of course we’ve got some freebies for you like […]

50+ DIY Christmas pillow tutorials

50+ tutorials to all the cute DIY Christmas pillows out there! Lots of step by steps directions for adorable Christmas decor! Great no sew options, painted pillows, lots of styles to choose from!

Have we got a fun roundup for you!  We wanted to make a quick no-sew Christmas pillow so went searching for inspiration.  Before you knew it, we had a ton of adorable Christmas pillows pinned and had to get them in one spot for easy access.  Now the hard part is deciding if we want to […]

paper wrapped Christmas trees

These DIY Paper Wrapped Holiday tTees are the cutest! |via

Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming!!   We’re gearing up for for the big day by busting out our Christmas decor this weekend.  As part of Make It Fun®’s creative holiday team, we were shipped different sizes of cones.  You know how much we love   These paper wrapped Christmas trees would be a fun addition […]

Christmas sign ideas (plus a Silhouette Black Friday deal!)

Over 20 projects to see what you can make with your Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait! |via

Yay! Silhouette is having another gigantic Black Friday sale! HUGE discounts happening NOW! Head on over to Silhouette to score their Black Friday bundles with FREE shipping PLUS 40% OFF materials, supplies & accessories!    What kind of deals are we preaching, you ask? Well……. check it out (and prepare to squeal!) Portrait Bundle: A Silhouette PORTRAIT® machine […]