Winter Decor, Gift-giving, and Recipe Ideas plus Monday Funday Link Party

Thank You for joining us at Monday Funday! We are so happy you came to party with us!

What a beautifully decadent, family-fun filled week it was last week! I LOVE Thanksgiving week, but I’m going to have to hit the gym extra hard this coming week to make up for all of the yummy food and tasty treats. Whew!

It’s amazing how much preparation it takes for one meal, and that doesn’t count actually making the meal. But that is part of what makes it so special. If you hosted a holiday dinner this year, you know you have to think of so many details to pull it off for a houseful of guests.

We started the week with a couple Thanksgiving tablescape design ideas like these leaf and flower petal wax paper votive candle holders

Leaf and Flower Petal Easy Wax Paper Votive tutorial

… to these acorn and glittery pom pom washi tape clothespin napkin clips.

Thanksgiving napkin ring craft idea @clubchicacircle

And there is always, always, always something to be thankful for!

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Thanks to all who participated in last week’s Monday Funday Party!

Here’s the scoop on how the party works:

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Thanks for joining us for Monday Funday! When you link up, you will be seen on these 7 amazing blogs each week… That’s right we added 2 guest co-hostesses to join us until the end of the year! So one link = being seen on seven blogs! Pretty awesome, right? Here are the Monday Funday hostesses:

C.R.A.F.T. ~ Lines Across ~ Uncommon Designs ~ That’s What Che Said~ Creatively Living

and our TWO special guest co-hostesses this round are:

Colleen from Just Paint It


Pauline from Club Chica Circle

This week, the main features were chosenby Katie from Creatively Living

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Hey everyone! It was TOUGH picking features this week! You had so many awesome projects!

I love that we are now full-swing into the Christmas season! I decided to feature 5 Holiday Home Decor projects, 5 DIY Holiday Gift projects and 5 Delicious Recipes to share.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

You can follow me along in my home renovations and decor through these outlets.

On to last week’s features!

Winter Home Decor DIY's

Joy Scrabble Tiles by Design Dinning and Diapers / Christmas Peace Sign by Cottage in the Oaks / Modern Paper Tree Garland by Nalle’s House / Glitter Reindeer by The Colored Door / O Come Let Us Adore Him Mantel Sign by The Kim Six Fix

Winter Gift DIY's

Target Dollar Spot Tray Hack by Rain on a Tin Roof / Artichoke Ornament by Urban Jane / Painted Cork Coasters by The Thinking Closet / Nutcracker Jars by Learning Creating Living / Christmas Mug Gifts by Datta Do

Recipes to Share

Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips by One Little Project / Peanut Butter Cookie Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pie by Will Cook for Smiles / Christmas Smores by Twigg Studios / Peppermint Shortbread Bars by Kleinworth and Co. / Dried Fruit Compote by Pint Sized Baker


So many ideas great ideas for the holiday season, I had to add one of my personal favorites from last week. I absolutely love the simplicity and craftiness of these colorful Yarn Trees from The Colored Door.

What a fun holiday decor idea that I know my tween would love to make!

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Thank you to everyone who linked up with us last week! And if you were featured today or throughout the week on our social media accounts… grab a featured button, you absolutely deserve it!

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We love to pin your projects to our boards and to the MONDAY FUNDAY PINTEREST BOARD!

Make sure you are following us on Pinterest too!

C.R.A.F.T. ~ Lines Across ~ Uncommon Designs ~ That’s What {Che} Said ~ Creatively Living
Just Paint It ~ Club Chica Circle



Monday Funday Link Party at

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A few things to remember:

  • Please link to a specific post on your blog. Please no Etsy shops or items you are selling.

  • We’d love for you to pin the features, but please click through to the tutorial and pin from the original source!

  • By linking up to Monday Funday you are giving the 7 blogs, listed above the right to feature one of your photos on all of our SM outlets and blogs.

  • Click on lots of links and leave some comment love on posts you adore! That puts the FUN in MondayFunday!

Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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