8 Favorite Handmade Hanukkah DIY Projects

Hanukkah Wall Art Tissue Paper DIY Who is ready for 8 days of love and light? I know I am! I love Hanukkah and am getting my craft on. Above is an easy DIY Tissue Paper sign you can make for your mantle or door. Get the tutorial here: DIY Tissue Paper Signs, or find an illustrated step-by-step in our book, Pretty Prudent Home (which also makes an excellent Hanukkah gift for any crafty jew in your life like moi.

Make a quick, simple, but so-cute Fleece Pom Pom Garland for Hanukkah.
Hanukkah DIY Fleece Pom Pom Garland

This blogger made her wreath for Christmas, but the DIY totally applies to Hanukkah! Get the tutorial from Holly at Avenue Lifestyle. DIY Hanukkah Wreath

See the rest of our 8 Favorite Handmade Hanukkah DIY projects after the jump… (more…)


4 Fresh Holiday Picks for Cyber Monday

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The kids are back to school! Hooray! And now I’m resisting the urge to spend the day sitting in front of the tree in my cat pants with a latte doing some Cyber Monday damage instead of getting back to work. Here are my favorite online deals this fine morning. Go buy something and let me live vicariously through you.

Today at Shop Sweet Lulu, find 15% off EVERYTHING including these pretty, fresh, Jolly Merry Cocktail Napkins in my favorite holiday color, mint green. While you are there, stock up on beautiful sheets of double-sided French crepe paper. I’m obsessed with the stuff.

Get your activewear on with 40% off EVERYTHING at Gap, like this pretty GapFit Mesh-Back Shirt.

So handsome, so strong, the Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000 has a luxe price tag and the power to back it up. After my girlfriends fully endorsed this hairdryer as being worth every penny, I had to try it and I was blown-away by its 80+mph windforce. I feel like I’m describing a sports car. Maybe I’m having a mid-life crisis. At least my blow-out will look fabulous. Scoop one up for $100 off (that’s 30%) today.

And to get your fabric fix, head over to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft for online deals today like 75% off cozy fleece. Perfect for making your lovelies some wonderful One-Yard Fleece Hooded Ponchos.


Silhouette Cameo Giveaway Winner and Massive Sale

40% OFF silhouette sale

We are excited to announce our Silhouette Cameo winner but first, the Silhouette SALE of the year is going on right now through December 4th and it’s a good one, so after you spend time with your awesome family, eat some stuffing and pie, maybe go for a walk or watch some football, and take a nap, but definitely before you do those dishes, stop by the Silhouette Store to stock up on all of the pretty supplies that you need for your holiday and 2016 crafting.

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All you have to do is enter the code: PRUDENT at checkout to take advantage of all of these amazing deals:
Silhouette Black Friday Sale

40% off almost everything in the Silhouette America store (Use code: PRUDENT)

20% off Silhouette Design Store Subscriptions (Use code: BLACK)

Machine bundles as low as $99.99 including
*Silhouette Mint $99.99
*Portrait & Mint $189.99
*CAMEO $199.99
*CAMEO & Portrait $289.99

Lots more bundles featured on the site! (Use code: PRUDENT)

– Free Shipping on order over $50.00 is available to the contiguous United States.

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And now for the winner of the brand-y new Cameo: (more…)


Ten Totally Awesome Tutorials for Your Tree

DIY Flower Glass OrnamentsThose glass ornaments above are filled with flowers! They are so fun and easy to make, and they m ake a big impact. Customize them for someone you love with their favorite flower. Get our DIY tricks so you don’t just shove a bunch of flowers in there with random results: DIY Glass Vase Ornaments.

Make Jacinda’s beautiful, simple DIY Ruffled Tree Skirt. DIY Ruffled Tree Skirt Tutorial

Or go super-simple and make our almost no-sew DIY Felt Fringe Christmas Tree Skirt. DIY Felt Fringe Christmas Tree Skirt

Make our DIY Pinata Style Tissue Fringe Ornaments. These were so fun when Jacinda and I spent a weekend in Dallas making them together for our Michael’s Dream Tree Challenge: The Pine-ata. DIY Pinata Ornaments

Get our your markers and make some DIY Sharpie Ornaments (so easy, and so fun): DIY Sharpie Ornaments

Make a 3-Minute Garland for your tree. This will blow your mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8fw1P3q1u8

Whip up some tinsel ornaments. These are easy-peasy and full of glittery goodness. DIY Tinsel Ornaments

Grab some paint and some glass orbs and make our DIY Paint Ornaments. Nothing could be simpler, and they are pretty pretty. DIY Paint Ornaments

The most fun for the littles is making up some dough and crafting your own Salt Dough Ornaments. It’s not as messy as it sounds, we promise. DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

Make some stocking to hang by the tree! We have a whole round up of DIY Christmas Stockings, from easiest-stocking-ever to deep-sewing-mode. IMG_9036