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 year we challenged each other to make a gift and if you know anything out us, we are crazy for glass jars! With gold being so "in" right now, we partnered with Ball brand, snagged some cute 4 ounce jars + battery operated tea lights, and created a simple DIY Mason Jar Ornament that will add the perfect amount of rustic flare to our sisters trees! Ball Canning is celebrating the creativity of … continue reading

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! www.lollyjane.com

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 on Insta, you'll know just what we're talking about!  Kelli decided to put a spin on Kristi's fall antler art printable by turning into a Merry and Bright pallet art sign.  Kristi's typically the designer while Kelli is at the stencil cutter, we make a pretty good team that way. {Pillows from Birch Lane, swoon!} Supplies needed: 2) 1 x 6 pieces of pine wood (we picked up … continue reading

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 have the same memories.  Although we've shared a variety of pretty diy ornaments, we have yet to share a kid friendly version.  Our alphabet block ornament features our kids pictures but this year they are excited to make their own with their favorite Disney character.  Hope you find inspiration in these adorable 20+ DIY Disney ornaments! DIY … continue reading

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 hint of peppermint. For a lower fat version of this hot chocolate, you can use 1% or 2% milk.  I hope your holidays are merry and bright and filled with lots of Peppermint Hot Chocolate! With love from my kitchen to yours, Carrie Thank you, Carrie! Please visit her darling and drool worth site, My Recipe … continue reading

$500 cash giveaway

WIN $500 PAYPAL money! Perfect for the holidays!! Enter now!!

What if you had $500 cash to spend on anything you wanted this holiday season? Gifts for family and friends, even something you might need for yourself! We can help! Let us add a little extra holiday cheer to your gift giving this year by offering a giveaway today for some cold, hard cash! That's right, $500 in cash via Paypal will go to one lucky winner! Yippee!!   Holiday Cash Giveaway Looking for Christmas ideas? Check out our paper wrapped trees, our glitter succulent planters, this awesome holiday gift organizer FREE print, PLUS we share weekly cash/gift card giveaways on Instagram just for fun! Keep up with us there! XO … continue reading

Food Pantry Holiday Makeover

FREE print! "Joy To The World"

Today's post is sponsored by: This post is not a fun tutorial or pretty project but instead an important subject that just isn't talked about enough: hunger in our own country. Did you know Lolly Jane started because my husband switched careers and took a 50% pay cut?  I started our sign business to still stay at home with my three kids under the age of 5 and was able to supplement his income a little.  Back then, those $8 and $15 vinyl lettering orders meant milk on the table or covered the cost of a new pair of inexpensive shoes for my kids.  Throw in a toddler with a breathing problems who landed in the hospital for a week, a pay cut from work from hubby's new … continue reading

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 our Christmas antlers free printable {scroll down for the link}.  And a sneak peek at a yummy recipe we'll share later this week too (; Our mom just remodeled her kitchen and this is her first Christmas in the new space.  We thought it would be fun to surprise her with some classic red Christmas tones, her favorite style.   Of course we had to throw in … continue reading

Holiday bucket list chalkboard art

DIY Holiday Bucket List Chalkboard Art

Hello there! My name is Tiffany from Time With Tiffany and this is my first guest post with Lolly Jane. Thank you so much for having me! I wanted to share some tips with you today on a hobby of mine that I so enjoy; chalkboard art. I like to document as much as I can through different chalkboards. A few of my favourites were my pregnancy announcement, the progress of my growing baby bump, and of course holidays and seasons throughout the year. With the holidays quickly approaching, I have been working on a couple winter inspired pieces. In this post I will share some tips on how you can create your own artwork at home. Chalkboards are so popular now that you can purchase some … continue reading

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 make a sweater pillow, an animal silhouette (you know our love of all things DEER), a chalkboard pillow, a painted pillow...ay ay ay...which of these 50+ DIY Christmas pillow tutorials is on your immediate list?? SO MUCH CUTENESS! DIY Chalkboard Christmas Pillow | Home Stories A to Z Stag Christmas Pillow | Dear Emmeline Letters to Santa Christmas Pillows | The 36th … continue reading

paper wrapped Christmas trees

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

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 to your holiday decor.  They're neutral enough to match any decor and with it being wrapped in inexpensive paper, you could do your own paper pattern preference (say that 3 x's fast, lol)!  We originally shared this on Jen's fun holiday series and since we are all about easy holiday decor, we know you'll love these too! For this project, … continue reading

Creative Collection group link party

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Happy Thanksgiving weekend! And Happy BLACK FRIDAY!! If you've been wanting a Silhouette, now the time to act!  Get a smokin deal when you use code LOLLYJANE!! We had a busy week here, too! We shared our DIY Birch Wood Tin Can Planters, 25+ Sugar Scrub recipes and Applesauce Pie Tarts by Life Created plus 35+ GOLD Christmas decor ideas!   DIY $10 Vintage Sled| Fynes Designs Hazelnut, Cashew and Pecan Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce| Setting for Four Rudolph Reindeer Art | Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke Red Velvet Cookies | Kitchen Gidget Peppermint Mocha Doughnuts | The Simple, Sweet Life Wooden Spool Christmas Tree … continue reading

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 LollyJane.com

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 + 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $179.99 (over 40% savings!) with code LOLLYJANE CAMEO Bundle #1: A Silhouette CAMEO® machine, Designer Edition software upgrade, Dust Cover, 4 Tools + $25 Download card to the Silhouette Design Store for $269.99 (over 40% savings!) with … continue reading

gold Christmas decor ideas

35+ gold Christmas decor ideas | www.lollyjane.com

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so excited for family time and to stuff our faces (;  The day after is all about decorating for  Christmas as a family so we thought it would be fun to share some trends!  Gold is IN, baby!! When I got married about 13 years ago, it was all about WHITE gold. Having a gold wedding ring was for old folks! Now it's back in style and we can't get enough of it!!  What say you?  Do you dig gold Christmas decor ideas or are you going a totally different route?   Let's start with TREES!  Because we always decorate around the most used item in the house, the tree!  This gold back and white Christmas tree from Kara's Party Ideas is so … continue reading

Applesauce pie tarts

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For a great recipe to do with the kids for an easy snack, these apple sauce pie tarts are a great option. Like pop tarts, they can be filled with your choice of filling, and are easily hand-held! The best part is they are quick with just a few easy ingredients and even a great option for toddlers! This version of an apple pie tart is perfect for the colder months... eat them any time of day! I hope your kids enjoy these pie tarts as much as mine did! What other filling would you use? Site | Blog | Shop | Workshops |FB | Pinterest | Insta | G+ | Bloglovin’   A big thanks to cute Stephanie for being here … continue reading

birch wood tin can planters | DIY

Simple Christmas decor, birch wood succulent planters |via lollyjane.com

So you know our obsession with succulents and with birch wood being so trendy right now, we  had to blend the two styles for a simple, yet festive look.  These birch wood tin can planters would be a great addition to your fall decor, Thanksgiving mantel and even Christmas decor mix.  Supplies: 3 succulents, 4 oz. size (we snag ours at Home Depot) 3 tin cans, different heights (or buy these tea cans) 2 sheets of birch wood printed scrapbook paper (we purchased ours at Hobby Lobby) decoupage foam brush scissors Directions: 1. Measure the height of your tin cans and cut paper to size. 2. Apply a thin layer of decoupage around tin can, … continue reading

diy sugar scrub recipes

25+ diy SUGAR SCRUB recipes | Lots of different  scents for everyday and holiday uses. Great handmade gift idea!! Easy neighbor gift idea!

Christmas is just over a month away and my adorable sister in law, Nise, is mostly done shopping. WHAT!? Crazy girl, I wish I could say the same.  We decided instead of each sibling exchanging gifts, we're going to do a favorite things swap.  And wouldn't 25+ diy sugar scrub recipes be a GREAT swap idea?  If your pal loves mint, there's a scrub for that!  If your pal loves chocolate, there's a scrub for that too!  Lots of yummy recipes, we've made a peppermint Christmas scrub in the past and are excited to fill up some new recipes with our mason jar obsession, lol!  Hopefully you find a scrub or two to bookmark!  Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub | … continue reading

The Creative Collection group link party

Darling Rustic Woodland Christmas Mantel

Welcome to the Creative Collection group link party!! This week on Lolly Jane, Shannon from Fun on a Dime shared the cutest no sew tree skirt, a darling tutorial which I will be happily using! Adorable Miss Rhonda from Just Rhonda made a great dessert for you non-pumpkin lovers, a s'more roll. I know, right??? YUM! We whipped up these adorable mini glitter succulent planters and have been using them all season long for various room. Easy to make! We busted out our paintbrushes to give our black bench a zeal teal makeover! We also played with some tools to continue with a 5 year old's room, love the scallop trim in her closet! We love us some sweets and can't wait to try … continue reading

Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle

EASY and FAST microwave peanut brittle recipe. Quick to make but still has all the yummy flavors like grandma used to make. This is your Christmas peanut recipe for holiday desserts!

We're thrilled to have cute Carrie from My Recipe Confessions sharing an easy microwave peanut brittle recipe. YUM! I love homemade candy! My grandma is a candy making expert. Every year when I was growing up, she made a bunch of homemade candy for all of her family. That is saying a lot considering that she had 13 kids and seventy something grandkids. One of the candies that she made was peanut brittle. For years she made it on the stove top. Toward the end of her candy making years, she started making it in the microwave. I make bothversions. The microwave version isn't any faster, but it is … continue reading

scallop wooden trim tutorial | closet makeover

Pretty scallop trim closet tutorial | Adorable little girls bedroom ideas.

My 5 year old's room has been on t0-do list for years.  And that is when I started it..years ago! Poor girl!  She's had gray blank walls in her room for far too long. So happy that BLACK+DECKER is hosting a "Your Big Finish" challenge - to finally complete a project that has been neglected in your home and get it checked off! My sweet neighbor generously gave me 20' of pink wooden scallop trim because she knew I would "do something creative with it" but alas, it has sat on the floor of my garage for nearly 2 years. When my daughter asked if we could paint her room purple (transitioning from a toddler room to a "big girl" room,) I knew it was time to dust these suckers … continue reading

teal bench makeover

Gorgeous teal bench makeover!  See how easy it is to refinish old furniture to make it new again.| lollyjane.com

Earlier this month we shared the perfect teal color, Teal Zeal by Glidden paint.  It's part of their new simplified color palette and we just adore it.  Check out our many color inspiration ideas, so much eye candy for the home!  This bench has been in our marriage as long as our oldest daughter has been.  My in-laws gave me a gift card to Pier 1 back in the day, nearly 13 years ago, and I was so excited to have a real wood piece of furniture in the house.  It was $250 and the gc was for $200.  I was so thrilled with the black beauty and red distressed undertones.  Fast forward, I don't wear black.  Ever.  I don't decorate with cool … continue reading