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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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

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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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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 Red, White and Blue Paper Stars from Straws

INSIDE: How to make patriotic red, white and blue stars using paper straws.

DIY Red White and Blue Paper Straw Patriotic Stars for 4th of July Decorations | Dazzle While Frazzled.comHow do you celebrate the summertime Red, White and Blue festivities? When my husband and I were dating, in an attempt, I’m guessing, to win me over, he hosted a CanAm party. “Can” for Canada Day on July 1st (where I grew up) and “Am” for Independance Day on July 4th.

Fast forward 10+ years later, we decide to resurrect our CanAm celebration. Fortunately, both countries share two out of three same colors, which helps on the decorating front. So when I came across a variety of paper straws, in the iconic red, white and blue colors, I snagged them. Not for drinks but for crafting, of course!

Here’s how to use paper straws, pom poms and glue to make some patriotic paper stars…
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DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath

INSIDE: How to make a bright and colorful DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath.

DIY Margarita Day Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Wreath | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comI don’t know about you but I cannot pass up a Mexican fiesta! Taco Tuesday is probably the best day of the week. And as an Arizonan, burritos, guacamole and margaritas are just part of our southwest way of life. Which is why National Margarita Day (February 22nd) and Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) are great days of celebration!

To celebrate these days of fiesta, I have created a colorful front door wreath. It’s bright, fast and fun! Salt or no salt, let’s celebrate today…
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How To Set Up an Easy New Year’s Eve Cocktail Bar

INSIDE: DIY New Year’s Eve cocktail bar for celebrating the new year at home.

Set up a New Year's Eve cocktail bar at home to ring in the new year in comfort.Over the past several years, we’ve taken in a few extra roommates. They are junior sized, pretty cute and are often full of demands and requests.

Needless to say, the days of partying to midnight are long behind us. Instead, our New Year’s Eve festivities involve getting together with other couples with similar aged “party crashers”, as my husband lovingly calls them, and living it up to about 9pm!

So if you are staying home this year, set up an easy New Year’s Eve cocktail bar with disposable champagne toasting flutes and “midnight” snacks for all…
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Make an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow Cover

INSIDE: Use fun Christmas fabric to make an easy DIY Christmas pillow cover for modern holiday home decor.

DIY Modern Christmas Pillow Cover | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comEvery year, when I haul out those holiday decor boxes, it’s literally like Christmas morning. It’s as though I pack away all things red, green and white when the holidays are over and then completely forget about what I have for a year. (That or I’m just quickly approaching the forgetful age!)

As I pull paper-wrapped goodies out that survived a year crammed in a bin in the garage, the one thing I didn’t have in these too many holiday boxes were any Christmas pillow covers for the couch.

Here’s how I quickly sewed up a DIY Christmas pillow covers using fabric remnants. Check out the easy DIY pillow pattern…

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How to Make a DIY Holiday Photo Tin Can Vase

INSIDE: Use a tin can with personal photos to make a Christmas holiday flower vase.

Use a tin can to make a Christmas photo flower vase for easy gift giving and Christmas home decor | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comAre you a holiday movie junkie? Clearly I am. My husband rolls his eyes when he finds me watching a sappy holiday movie on the Hallmark channel…as early as October! (I admit it’s a little much to see Santa Claus while I still have jack o’lanterns in my front yard.)

There are some movies I could watch year after year and still enjoy them as much as I did the first time. One of them being the Family Stone. Do you know this movie? Gotta love a dysfunctional family at Christmas!

See how I created a very easy and simple holiday craft, from a 28oz tin can, inspired by the movie Family Stone and the importance of family this time of year.

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