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14 Ways to Hygge Your Thanksgiving

Last week we talked about how to embrace the Danish lifestyle of hygge.  Are you a convert yet?  If not, today’s post might do you in!

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Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are basically hygge by nature.  Comforting food, spending time with family and friends…all the things you probably love about Thanksgiving and Christmas are the very definition of hygge.

If you’re looking for creative and easy ways to bring hygge into your home this Thanksgiving, you don’t have to try very hard.  These 14 clever and rustic ideas are great for giving your home a comforting, warm, hygge feel that will make guests all the more thankful!

14 Ways to Hygge Your Thanksgiving

DIY Leaf Bowl

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Printable Napkin Holder

napkin rings

Fabric Pumpkins

fabric pumpkins

Gold Painted Pumpkins

painted pumpkins

Heart-Stamped Leaves

leaf hearts

Copper Striped Candles

copper candles

Knit Coaster

knit coasters

Stuffed Fabric Pumpkins

hat pumpkins

Gold Dipped Candles

gold dipped candle

Leaf Place Holders

placecards

Gourd Candles

votives

Gratitude Sphere

thankful globe

Knit Leaves

knit leaves

Felt Garland

felt garland

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DIY Floor Pouf

So my husband and I recently moved into a new apartment…in an effort to be more “adult”, we got rid of all our furniture and decided to upgrade to couches and chairs that didn’t come from the cesspool that is Craigslist…been there, done that…and it’s gross.

We’ve yet to purchase a couch for our new place, but we still needed a place to sit and chillax while we watched TV or what have you, so I decided to make some floor poufs.

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I had a ton of extra fabric laying around and these poufs put a serious dent in my stash, which my storage closet very much appreciated! 😉  They’re great for beginners and involve very little measuring, which my brain very much appreciated!

You’ll need about 2 yards of fabric, depending on how big you want your pouf to be.  You’ll need two panels that measure 24 in. X 24 in. – these will be the top and bottom of your pouf.  For the sides, you’ll need four panels that measure 24 in. high X 16 in. wide.  Then you’ll pin them together (front side down) like so:

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Then you just run this baby through the sewing machine!  Start by sewing all the side panels to the bottom square, then sew the top panel to the top side panel.  Finish by sewing the top square to the front panel, being sure to leave a good 4 inches or so to turn right-side-out and stuff.

Once you’re done sewing, turn your piece right-side-out.  Fill with stuffing of your choice – I used Poly-Fill (I used 3 of the big bags).  Once filled, sew up the remaining hole and enjoy!

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Patronus Wreath

As I’ve gotten older and wiser in my years, I’ve come to appreciate the story of Harry Potter differently.  When I first read it, I loved the friendships and the imaginative writing.  I loved the use of allusion and symbolism and had a deep appreciation for the amazing plot development that this series undertakes.

But the more I read it, the more I came to appreciate and relate to other smaller elements of the story…namely, the Dementors.

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For those who are unaware, Dementors are ghost-like demons who guard the wizard prison, Azkaban.  They are the physical manifestation of author J.K. Rowling’s experience with depression…and they “kill” their victims by literally sucking the joy out of them.

The only way to get rid of a Dementor is to cast a spell (Expecto Patronum!).  The spell admits a Patronus, or a silver-like animal guardian that is also symbolic of each witch or wizard.

A few weeks ago, I did a post on how to make your own collection of felt Patronuses, and today I’m FINALLY going to share how I used them!

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I decided to create a Patronus Wreath to keep bad thoughts at bay.  I’m hoping it acts like a Dream Catcher…protecting my safe space and removing the negative and bad thoughts that every so often crowd my mind.

This wreath was made with a bunch of Christmas items that I got on sale last year, so shop the clearance section and see what you can find!

Patronus Wreath

Materials:

  • Felt Patronuses (see how to make these here)
  • Gold stick wreath (if you can’t find a gold stick wreath, you can spray paint a regular stick wreath with gold glitter spray)
  • Various gold ribbons
  • Chipboard star ornament
  • Paint colors of your choice (I used black and purple)
  • Paintbrush
  • Gold letter stickers
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions:

  1. If your wreath needs to be spray painted, do that first. If it’s already gold and glittery, let’s get started!
  2. Cut out your patronuses. You can find the tutorial for them here.
  3. Wrap your wreath with various gold ribbons. The ribbons I used came in a set, so they worked together, but use whatever you’d like to add various texture to the wreath.  You could even add color ribbons if you want.  You can tie the ribbons or use the hot glue gun to secure them.
  4. Paint your star chipboard ornament however you’d like. I wanted a galaxy print to add some color, but you could paint it gold with glitter or just leave it as is.  Place “Expecto Patronum!” stickers on star; secure with thin layer of Mod Podge, if needed.
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  5. Arrange your star and felt patronuses around the wreath. Secure with hot glue.  Hang it on your door to keep away the bad thoughts!
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11 Adorable Bottle Cap Crafts

So earlier this week we explored some recipes you can make with beer, specifically stout and porters, so now let’s find a use for all those bottle caps that you have lying around the house!

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11 Adorable Bottle Cap Crafts

Make cute coasters for the den or bar with these bottle cap coasters.

19 Easy and Striking DIY Bottle Cap Craft Ideas - Diy Craft Ideas & Gardening

Show off your favorite wedding memories with these bottle cap magnets.

DIY Fridge Magnets Out of Bottle Caps **Using 1

Make adorable French macaron ornaments with bottle caps and glitter.

These are such adorable little DIY French macaron ornaments. Such a great idea and they have SO many uses!

Create an amazing back splash by attaching bottle caps to the wall (this is one of my favorite ideas!).

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…or attach them to a table…

DIY Bottle Cap Table – Your Projects@OBN

You know I love maps!  Show off your favorite places with these bottle cap magnets!

Bottle Cap Magnets  Recycled Atlas/ Map

Turn your favorite quote into a necklace with these bottle cap charms.

DIY book nerd necklaces. Cute upcycled bottle cap craft tutorial

Keep track of your wine glass with these cute bottle cap wine charms.

Create the ultimate poker game with these flattened beer bottle chips.

Beer Bottle Cap Poker Chip Set by TheArtofDrinkingBeer on Etsy, $175.00

Or turn your cap collection into an amazing wind chime.

Bottle Cap wind chime idea

So, you sew?  Try making these little pin holder rings to keep track of all your pins.

Pincushion Ring Tutorial - A bowl full of goodness

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12 Wanderlust-worthy Ways to Decorate with Maps

My husband and I have a map in our living room where we track places we’ve  been in the US.  After a vacation, we put a pin in the cities we traveled to…it’s fun to see our life on a map and is great motivation for checking out places we’ve never been.

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We both love to travel and always bring a map with us when we hit the road because, as my dad always said, it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey…and we’re bound to get off course at least a good handful of times (after all, all the best restaurants and breweries are often tucked away off the beaten path!).

If you’re filled with a sense of wanderlust, there’s no better cure than to get out of the house…and these 12 Wanderlust-worthy map decorations might just be the motivation you need!

12 Wanderlust-worthy Ways to Decorate with Maps

Decoupage your favorite places on hexagon cork board pieces or wood and arrange them on your wall.

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Show off vintage maps of far-off places with these embroidery hoop wall hangings.

Fun way to display map art - or any kind of art for that matter :)

Decoupage rocks with your favorite cities or road trip paths.

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Do you have travel on the brain?  Show off your favorite place within your silhouette.

Silhouette from map- I'd love to see if I could fit Poland and Lebanon within my noggin

Create mini globes of your favorite places.

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Smarten up your bookshelves.

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Where your country on your sleeve…

14 DIYs Using Maps - A Little Craft In Your Day

Show off all your favorite places with this wanderlust wall art.

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Turn an old vintage map into a stunning wreath.

30 Creative Diy Maps Decorations the one in the picture should have a compass in the middle to tie it together

Make lovely coasters with these vintage maps.

Remodelaholic | 20  More Free Printable Vintage Map Images

Decoupage a vintage map over a coffee table.

DIY IKEA Hack map table www.pillarboxblue.com #diydecor #diyfurniture #ikeahack

Frame pics of you and your buds in your favorite places with these map frames.

Top 10 DIY Map Gifts For Travel Lovers

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Perler Bead Birds

Want to make a great thing better?  Put a bird on it!

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These cute little perler bead birds are a fun way to dress up windows, gifts, or even Christmas trees!  Use the included bird pattern to make birds in every color of the rainbow.

Perler Bead Birds

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Materials:

  • Perler Bead Bird Pattern (I included birds of all colors here, so pic your fave!)
  • Perler Beads
  • Perler Bead Grid
  • Parchment Paper
  • Iron

Instructions:

  1. Using the bird pattern, plot out your bird on the grid.
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  2. Cover beads with parchment paper.
  3. Run hot iron over parchment paper.  Once beads have melted, place under heavy book so piece can cool flat.
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  4. Once cooled, hang in your window and enjoy!

 

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DIY Handmade Felt Flowers

Whether they’re in a bouquet or just a vase on my desk, I love the look of felt flowers.  They’re so sweet and charming and you can make them in such a wide variety of colors!  Not to mention, there’s no need to water them, which bodes well for me.

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These flowers use a simple hand-drawn template and three colors of felt.  You’ll need one color for the petals, one darker color for the center, and a green scrap piece of felt for the base of the flower.  You’ll also need a pencil and paper for drawing your pattern, a good pair of scissors, and some flower wire (I used 18 gauge).

I have these sitting in a vase on my desk and I love them.  I might make them in a variety of colors and liven up every room in my house!

DIY Handmade Felt Flowers

Materials:

  • Felt in your choice of color
  • Black felt for center
  • Green felt for base
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Flower wire
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Felt ball or bead for center of flower

Instructions:

Put small dab of hot glue on tip of flower stem.  Attach center of flower.  If using a felt ball, you can press the stem in to secure it, or use clay or a bead.

Cut rectangle (about 3 in. long and ½ in. wide) from black felt.  Cut several slits in felt, but don’t cut all the way through.  Make “grass” like you would in middle school!

Place strip of glue on base of rectangle.  Wrap around center of flower.

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Draw leaf pattern on paper.  Using pattern, cut out 9 felt petals.

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Hot glue four petals around center.

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Fill in flower with remaining petals.

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Cut small circle of green felt.  Cut hole in center.  Insert stem through hole and hot glue green circle to base of flower.

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Arrange in vase and enjoy!

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