How To Turn Ugly Christmas Sweater Into A Skirt

INSIDE: How to turn an ugly Christmas sweater into a skirt. Easy sew ugly sweater holiday skirt.

Make Christmas holiday dress using ugly Christmas sweater to turn it into a cozy and warm ugly sweater skirtThe idea of proudly sporting an ugly Christmas sweater to a holiday party makes me want to pull on my boots and run for the…North Pole. Yet one party invitation later, where was I? Searching the racks of a second hand clothing store for festively ugly sweaters.

But go figure this shy-away-from-attention girl couldn’t show up to a party wearing a sweater like everyone else. Nope! Here’s how I turned that ugly Christmas sweater into an ugly Christmas skirt. And a comfy one at that!
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Free Printable Santa Note for Pre-Christmas Toy Declutter

INSIDE: Do a pre-Christmas toy declutter with a free printable note from Santa. Teach kids to give to the less fortunate.

Free personalized note from Santa or Elf on the Shelf to get kids to do a pre-Christmas toy declutter.Starting December 1st, I go from a mom of three to a mother of four. And it’s all because of Sammy. You know, the Elf on the Shelf, that arrives in a (messy) flurry of fake snow, month-long goofy antics and lots of stumbling around in the dark by a mom or dad awoken in a panic that they forgot to move this red clad little guy.

Needless to say, Sammy brings a lot of fun to our home. Goofiness aside, he can also do a lot of good. Like bringing with him a note from the Big Guy in Red himself to get the kids to do a pre-Christmas toy clean out. Heat up your printer and make some pre-Christmas room in your home…
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DIY Christmas Shopping Bag Door Hanger

INSIDE: DIY Christmas holiday shopping bag “Gone Shopping” door hanger-wreath using Christmas gift bag and presents.

Use a Christmas gift bag to make an easy Christmas "Gone Shopping" door hanger-wreath | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comThere are many things that mark the holiday season – one of them (good or bad, depending on your views) being – shopping. Shopping and shopping and maybe some more shopping!

So as we click away frantically on that “buy” button, this Handmade Holiday craft idea pays homage to this one aspect of the season with a very simple DIY Christmas Shopping Bag Door Hanger.

Put together within minutes, giving you more time to wrap up all those shopping spree purchases!
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5-Minute Paper Doily Christmas Cookie Plate

DIY 5-minute Christmas cookie plate craft. I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Cookies for Santa with a DIY Christmas holiday plate with a 5-minute craft using glass plate, paper doily and glue | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comDo you have 5 minutes? Great! That’s about how long it will take to make this unbelievably easy DIY holiday dessert plate from supplies purchased at the Dollar Tree.

This simple $3 holiday plate craft is a great way to add color to your holiday table setting, or makes for the perfect way to gift friends and neighbors sweet holiday treats.

Grab a bottle of Mod Podge and about 4 minutes later you will have yourself a unique holiday plate ready for milk and cookies…
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DIY Hostess Cleaning Gift Basket + Printable Thank You Tags

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DIYHolidayWithSCJ #CollectiveBias

Add a plant to a DIY hostess thank you gift basket |

How do you entertain guests? I grew up with a [frazzled] mother who would go all out when throwing any kind of gathering. It was just her nature to go above and beyond cleaning, decorating and cooking… and the apple has proven to not fall too far from that tree! Whereas my sister, who grew up in the exact same environment, will find herself grocery shopping an hour before guests arrive. Go figure!

Regardless of whether you plan for days or it’s a last-minute event, one thing holds true: Hosting a gathering means cleaning. Hiding the clutter, fluffing the pillows, pulling out the nice china is all part of making the home a happy environment for guests. Hosting folks can be a lot of work!

Scrub away the stress for the host with a DIY hostess cleaning gift basket (filled with party-necessary cleaning products like Windex® Original Glass Cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles® Fantastik® and Pledge®) when it’s your turn to be entertained at a friend’s home… and ensure yourself an invite back!

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Easy DIY Fall Porch Decor Ideas

Autumn front porch decorating ideas and outdoor fall decor. This post was sponsored by Lowe’s as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Easy DIY fall porch decorating ideas with Lowe's | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI love autumn! After suffering through our hot, dry Arizona summers, autumn is a welcome change… even if we are still running around in shorts and flip flops. As soon as September hits, it’s time to start thinking orange pumpkins and hardy fall mums.

As much I enjoy decorating for the year’s various holidays and seasons, it’s also nice to get longevity out of those decorations that spend most of the year stored away in the garage. It’s a lot of work to haul those boxes of decorations out, right?!

So from Labor Day through Thanksgiving, those pretty mums and bright orange pumpkins can enjoy prime real estate on our front stoop as a welcoming sign of (fingers crossed!) cooler weather, changing leaves and, maybe, sweater weather.
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DIY Thanksgiving Paper Bag Turkey Door Wreath

INSIDE: How to make a brown paper bag Thanksgiving turkey front door wreath. Gobble, gobble!

DIY turkey Thanksgiving wreath from a brown paper bag | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI could eat Thanksgiving food all day, every day. It’s by far my favorite holiday…’cause it’s all centered around good food. And pie.

So why shouldn’t there be a front door decoration that pays tribute to this wonderful day of food? If there isn’t, there should be!

Grab some paper napkins, plates and a few brown paper lunch bags to make, what can only be described as, a ‘yummy’ wreath.
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DIY Halloween Tin Can Treat Holders

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How do you set out your Halloween treats? Do you place the goodies outside and hope no one takes off with the entire bowl, or do you greet the cutie tricksters at the door with every ‘trick or treat’ shout?

This year, I’m putting out some scary good snacks, like Pringles® Snack Packs and Cheez-It® Variety Packs, in fun painted Halloween tin cans.

Save those large tin cans from the spooky landfill with these ghoulishly easy Halloween tin can treat holders…
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DIY Boo-ti-ful Halloween Beauty Gift Idea + Printable Tags

INSIDE: Boo-ti-ful Halloween beauty gift idea + free printable Halloween mason jar tags. Halloween idea for teachers and friends.

Use a mason jar to put together a Halloween beauty gift | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comWho says Halloween must be scary? Not this girl. 

In this otherwise ghoulish season, Halloween is just as good a time as any to give the gift of beauty. Seriously, who wants to be spooked by ragged pedicures and scaly skin?!

Whether a girlfriend or your kid’s teacher, skip the tricks and treat them to some BOO-ti-ful beauty goodies instead. Well… maybe keep the chocolates and caramels!

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DIY Dollar Tree $6 Halloween Wreath

INSIDE: How to make a super cheap Halloween door wreath that cost $6 using Halloween supplies from Dollar Tree.

Eery and dreary Halloween decor is just not my game. My kids, at their young ages, already know that I get freaked at their large rubber spiders and bats. Seriously, do they need to make these things so realistic looking?!

So while I am no fan of spooky Halloween fun, I can totally handle cute spiders, friendly bats and googly eyeballs any day. Bring it on [adorable] ghouls!!

There was absolutely no fear when I put together this $6 Halloween wreath. Check out my ghoulish frugal fun…
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