Simmering Potpourri Gift Idea


I am now in love with simmering potpourri… Seriously…. I have channeled my inner 1970’s dinner party hack self and finally created my own recipe for simmering potpourri. My house smells amazing and I think this could be my favorite DIY gift idea ever! Everyone should enjoy the aroma of fresh fruit and spices and all the goodness of these wonderful seasons. Today I am

Last Minute Gift Ideas

There is still time to make these adorable handmade gift ideas! There is something for everyone on your list this year! | Uncommon Designs

Last Minute Holiday Gifts to the Rescue! Sometimes the holidays can creep up on us.  If you are like me, you may have every intention of making thoughtful handmade Christmas gifts, but time never seems to be on your side?  You are in luck!   You still have time to make these simple, but so very beautiful gifts for your loved ones!  Get ready to

Painted Mason Jar Mug


Give someone a cup of cheer this holiday season!  This adorable glass painted mason jar mug was so simple to make and will be perfect for anyone on your gift list this year!   I am always looking for a really simple and inexpensive gift idea that really stands out from the rest.  Whether it is a teacher gift, hostess gift, or for a family

Easy and Memorable Kids Holiday Party

Throw the easiest and most memorable kids holiday party... ever! | Uncommon Designs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #SnackPackMixIns #CollectiveBias Throw the best kids holiday party… ever!  We just had the time of our lives! Yes we did.  I just threw the coolest kids holiday party and we are still smiling!  We recently had a chance to partner with WALMART and the Mondelez International brand and I can’t

Gingerbread Men Decorating

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Gingerbread Men Decorating is Easier than Ever! I’ve been sharing so much this holiday season about my kids and our what we are doing for the holidays.  There is a reason for that… I’m trying to squeeze in every single ounce of fun this Christmas.  Children make this season magical, don’t you think?  

Free Printable Nativity Banner

Free Printable Nativity Banner | Uncommon Designs

Our free printable nativity banner is waiting for you! We are so glad that you are here today as part of this wonderful blog hop hosted by Hometalk and Country Living.Com!  It is the most wonderful time of the year and there is so much to do, so much to enjoy.  It is easy to overlook the real meaning of Christmas.  Things are busy, there

HOPE Yarn Letters

HOPE Yarn Letters

Easy DIY Yarn Letters for Christmas Don’t you just LOVE yarn? To me, it screams winter and cozy! This project was created using Lion Brand Yarns  and I made these adorable HOPE yarn letters to help my family celebrate the Christmas season!! They are just adorable and oversized and just a dream! My kitchen is more festive than ever and I can thank  these bright letters

Have a Ball This Christmas Printable Gift Tags

These printable tags are going to be perfect for so many gifts to make and give this year! Such a sweet mason jar gift idea! | Uncommon Designs #MadeFromHere

Have a Ball this Christmas with these printable gift tags!     Today we are unbelievably thrilled to be participating in Ball Brand’s 25 Days of Making and Giving.  You know how we feel about mason jars… we love them so so much! To me, they are the perfect canvas for creating the perfect gift and your creativity can go wild.  That is why we love

Cookies for Santa Free Printable Placemats

This year use this sweet Cookies for Santa Free Printable Placemat. So cute and your kids will love this tradition! | Uncommon Designs

Cookies for Santa have never been more cute! Does your family leave out milk and cookies for Santa on Christmas eve night?  This is one of our very favorite traditions during the holidays.  My girls are always very selective when leaving out said cookies and they are even more interested to see if Santa ate them all. He always does hence the big belly 😉

10 Advent Calendar Ideas


Advent Calendars…a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit, and engage your kids and family. They can be sweet, whimsical, spiritual, or even rustic. Fill them with candy, small toys, notes, or scripture. My kids wake up, and head straight to ours to see what is there for the day. They even decide ahead of time who gets to open it for that day.