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Hey, everyone!

Been busy trying to get our home better organized (it’s an endless battle! Do you feel the same way??!)… now the holidays are here and I have made it my mission to celebrate this Christmas season in a very old-fashioned way. That’s right… homemade gifts, homemade decorations, and a Charlie Brown Christmas tree that I cut down in the woods out back! In fact, the actual Charlie Brown Christmas tree looks a lot better than ours… ours is a tree branch!!! 😉 My plan is to make it a new family tradition to have a Blessing Tree in our home every year… Im cutting out paper pieces to tie to this branch and display in our home. On each paper will be a blessing in our lives that we are grateful for. This tree will be a reminder to us that we have been called to be content in whatever situation God has us in and that we need to count our blessings and be thankful 🙂

Once I have finished everything, I will be post some pictures up… meanwhile, I found this wonderful Mason jar craft for something to display around the house… (Thank you to The Better Mom for posting this!) I love Mason jar crafts and this one has a Christmas theme to it…

Photo credit: TheInspiredRoom.net

Click HERE for the tutorial…

Also, if you’re interested in checking out a few new cookie and sweetie recipes to try this season, pop over to our family blog and see what we have… Click HERE to check them out…

Looking forward to sharing our Christmas adventures with you soon…

May you & your family have a blessed Christmas…

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Hey, everyone!

This post is a repeat… it was originally on our family blog, but since I’ve started this craft blog, I’ve decided to relocate the post to its new casa… here. The original candle lantern tutorial called for those small clear vases you can find at The Dollar Store. Check out the step-by-step tutorial HERE.

I wanted to work with things that I have around the house, so I used a mason jar. I also substituted this straw-type rope (from Home Depot) instead of the twine. I’ve had this rope lying around the house for years! I try to use it whenever I can in any decorations around my home because when I revamped my childhood furniture, instead of drawer handles, I used that rope. I just like for things to tie in with the furniture without being too matchy-matchy. The rope itself is thick, but you can simply unwind a few pieces and use those thinner pieces to tie around the neck of the mason jar. Dont forget to check out the tutorial to see what other supplies you will need. Click HERE.

Here’s my mason jar version of candle lantern with rope around the neck of the jar…

Easy to make mason jar candle lantern

Here’s one of our bedroom dressers with rope handles… This was the inspiration for the rope on the mason jars. The dresser itself is in our kitchen, where I absolutely LOVE it! I have this thing about taking pieces of furniture and using it in rooms you wouldn’t think to put it in… and Im loving the simple & creative storage it brings to the kitchen…

Dresser with rope handles

I’ve decided that I will make a few of these candle lanterns for our back balcony in the spring time. In the meantime, a couple in our home since I love candlelit windowsills and some in the bathroom, of course… ahhhh, nothing more relaxing than a candlelit bath…

Hope this inspires you to come up with a few ways to change this up and make it your own 😀

Happy Candle Lanterning??! LOL!

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