Crafty Corner: DIY Paper Lantern Fish


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Go under the sea by making these cute little fish!  Thank you Laura of makelifelovely.comfor sharing this adorable and creative project!  Click the picture above to start making your very own lantern fish!

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Crafty Corner: Lovely Lavender Sugar Scrub

Lavender Sugar Scrub





  • Place 1/2 cup Coconut Oil in microwave safe dish, and microwave for 45 seconds, or until completely melted.
  • Transfer melted Coconut Oil to small mixing bowl, and stir in 1 cup of White Sugar. Mix well.
  • Add 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil {or more for a stronger scent}, and mix again until well combined.
  • Transfer to Mason Jar, and that’s it!  So simple! {For scrubs, I love using the Wide Mouth Half Pint Jars}


Crafty Corner: DIY Watercolor Coffee Mug


For this project, you will need:

  • Plain White Ceramic Coffee Mug (
  • Deep Plastic Bowl filled with water
  • Fingernail Polish of your choice
  • Toothpick





Crafty Corner: Gold Glitter Champagne Bottles


Get ready to dazzle your guests with this very simple DIY from!  Thank you Beau-Coup for this great tutorial!


  • Bottles: Try using mini cider bottles to create an easy to carry favor for guests
  • Decorative straws &  personalized ribbon for the final look
  • Glitter: Mix of coarse glitter and fine glitter, and different shades for an ombre effect if desired
  • Spray Glue & Scissors




    Spray the cider bottle with the glue and let sit for 5 minutes. You can use a paintbrush to further spread it if it doesn’t spray on evenly.

    [PRO TIP] This part can get messy, so apply the glue inside of an open top box for easy clean up.


    Create a pile of the coarse glitter and roll the bottle through the glitter pile as evenly as possible.

    [PRO TIP]  Pour glitter pile on top of construction paper for easy clean up.

    Repeat this process a few times to attain as full of coverage as possible. Use your fingers to add glitter to the “naked” portions of the bottle as necessary.

    [PRO TIP] Use additional glue and glitter as required to cover any bare spots.  Use a silicone or lacquer sealer afterwards to keep the glitter in place.


You did it! You’ve successfully glittered your bottles for a decadently elegant look. Now finish the project by tying a decorative straw and  personalized ribbon to complete the look for a gorgeous presentation. This cute finished project is a delicious treat that guests can enjoy at the party or bring home as a unique souvenir!

[PRO TIP] For an ombre effect, add a little glue to the bottom of the completed bottle. Using a fine glitter with a different color, sprinkle along bottom of bottle.


Crafty Corner: Reindeer Noses Mason Gift Jars

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  • Chocolate Whoppers
  • Red Gumballs (for Rudolph’s nose)
  • Brown Pipe Cleaners
  • Brown Paint
  • Tape
  • Gift Tags
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Mason Jars
  • Ribbon
  • Googly Eyes
  • Bright Red Pom Poms
  • Stamps

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  • Follow the visuals below:

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Crafty Corner: 3 Easy DIY Christmas Projects

Check out these three easy Christmas projects that are fairly inexpensive and very fun to make!  Enjoy!

DIY Christmas Ornaments – Video Tutorial






Thrifty Thursday | UTT’s Easter Top 10 List

Easter UTT Top 10 List (written)


UTT Top 10 List Download

Easter UTT Top 10 List

Happy Halloween! | Downloadable Activity List

Happy Halloween UTT Fans!  As promised, I designed my very own Halloween Top 10 List…just for you all!  Y’all gave me so much positive feedback from the Fall in Love post, that I felt inspired to create this little gem for you to enjoy!  As we end and celebrate this last day in October, have a safe and pleasant Halloween and remember to find things that inspire you and spark your creativity!

Much Love,

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Halloween UTT Top 10 List (filled)

UTT Halloween Top 10 List