Monday, January 7, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #252

Messy Messy Fail - In my attempt to decorate our front porch for the holidays, I found some GIANT plastic Christmas ornaments at Walmart and tied them up with sparkly red ribbon on the hanging basket hooks.  Should have known that with the amount of wind we get, those ornaments would simply smash into each other all night long until they cracked or flew off the hook completely.  Next year, I'll need to find a new vision....

Tidy Victory - 2018 was a HUGE year for donating/getting rid of stuff in our house!  I am very proud of the numerous Salvation Army and Sweet Repeats (a local high-quality children's consignment shop) drop off trips I made - we are talking at least 12!  It makes me happy to know we are making more space in our home for ourselves, getting rid of items we no longer need or use AND the items will go to another good home and not necessarily a landfill!  

Welcome to the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party - our first blog party of 2019. Happy New Year!  For the month of January, I will have the pleasure of putting our party together. Let me introduce myself. I am Sinea from 

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party 252 features


This Week's Features

Let's start with this decorative glass bottle. It is one of four techniques you will learn about in the post from Doodle Buddies. The bottles will look so pretty as a centerpiece on a table or displayed on a mantel. Another thought, how about giving them as a gift?

Decorative bottle DIY


Do you love crochet as much as I do? Whenever I come across a craft project that has been crocheted, I have to stop and look. Isn't this flower bead necklace beautiful? You will learn how to 
do it here:

DIY flower bead necklace
DIY Flower Bead Necklace - The Little Treasures

  The Country Chic Cottage is one of my favorite craft blogs.  Angie has the most unique craft projects. I love how she often uses a rustic look. These wooden evergreen trees are so pretty and, as you will see, they are easy to make.

Wooden tree diy

Wooden Christmas Tree To Make - The Country Chic Cottage

  This appetizer platter wreath by Bird's Party is so pretty and can be served at a party any time of year. It is even pretty enough to be the centerpiece!

Wreath centerpiece of appetizers

  Here is a Dollar Store DIY craft that can be displayed at Christmas or as an accent piece in your home any time at all. It is pretty and cost-effective, too!

DIY tree

Happiness Is Homemade 2019

Now, let’s get started now with this week’s party.

While you are here, we’d love it if you would visit the blogs of our lovely co-hosts!


The rules? They are really simple! Make sure you visit a few other blogs and make some new friends along the way. Feel free to link up your favorite recipes, crafts or your latest DIY project. We want you you share it all! As always, please make sure to follow your hosts and co-hosts!! Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured at Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! We will feature the favorite posts each week! 

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