Free Valentine’s Printable

It’s the end of January (wow), so Valentine’s projects will now commence. First up is a free printable I designed, using words from a song that my mom used to sing to me when I was little. I now sing it to Mini Mug, even though she’s starting to get annoyed when I do. Tough, kiddo. That’s one of the reasons we have kids, so we can embarrass them.
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Wine Box Ornament Storage

If you purchase your wine like the Mugs, it comes 12 bottles at a time and those bottles are in a box with a molded protector that holds them safe from breaking.

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These are the PERFECT way to store your Christmas tree ornaments. The trays stack nicely and the box holds them neatly. Each box will hold at least 36, smaller non-breakable ornaments can go 2 to 3 in a section. Keep on reading…

Mug Makes! Magazine Christmas Trees

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My mother-in-law introduced me to this project. I saw them a few years ago while visiting for the holidays and was immediately draw to their modern style. I loved their simplicity and how you could create a whole forrest if you wanted to. She had hers coated in sparky glitter. I chose to keep mine naked because I like the graphic quality of the pages. Plus, having to not vacuum up glitter sounded nice.
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Mug Makes! Pom-pom and Yarn Ornaments

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Fun, festive and fast. These ornaments really couldn’t be simpler to make and add a pop of holiday color to your tree.

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I used the hot glue for the pom-pom ornament and the white glue for the yarn one. My favorite glue for this type of project, where you want it to stick quick, is Alene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue. It’s thick, so I applied it with a brush.

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Mug Makes! Nail Polish Marbled Ornaments

For a while now, nail polish marbling has been making the rounds on the interwebs. I’ve always wanted to try it but never have, until now. I wanted to make a fun ornament for our tree and thought this would be the perfect time to try the marbling. Plus I knew I could get all my supplies from the dollar store and create something inexpensive and beautiful. Keep reading…

Mug Makes! Potato Stamped Wrapping Paper

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As it usually does, Hanukkah snuck on me this year, and once all the presents for Mini Mug had been delivered (online shopping FTW), I realized I had no wrapping paper. In the past I’ve resorted to using Christmas paper for the Hanukkah gifts, but I then remembered I had a slew of brown packing paper that I had been saving to use for who-knows-what. We’ll then I knew – grab a few extra potatoes while shopping for Hanukkah latke dinner, and make my own! Keep reading…