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Christmas star

Saturday Sparks — A Christmas Star is Born

When I think of Christmas decorations or crafts, stars naturally come to mind. This basic shape can be created over and over to accommodate so many different design styles, uses and moods. Today I have gathered several ideas for the Christmas star (of course you can use them for whatever holiday or daily idea you have in mind) to hopefully get your creative self going. If you would like to add your own favorite star to the list, please post in the comments so that all can see.  Merry Christmas and may a “star be born.”

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Saturday Sparks — Pinecone Projects

Today’s post is all about pinecones — yes, those completely free gems lying about the ground just begging to be scooped up for our holiday projects. With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away and Christmas quickly on its heels, pinecones are the perfect transitional decoration, and today I’m sharing a bit of inspiration for painting, cutting, glittering and gluing cones of all shapes and sizes. So take a walk in the woods, or your own front yard, and scoop up a few cones for some holiday bling.

Halloween Wreaths

Saturday Sparks — Halloween Wreaths

I have almost made a Halloween wreath for my front door for years now but haven’t been able to wrap my mind and creative impulses around exactly what to design. So. . . naturally I perused Pinterest for some not-so-spooky inspiration and found oodles of fun ideas. Of course what is pinning without passing along? So here’s the latest in Halloween wreaths to hopefully spark some creativity on your own front door.

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Saturday Sparks – Fall Wreaths

If you’re not familiar with Hometalk, a site for gathering oodles of home decorating, redoing and DIYing ideas, you should take a look. I often post items on the site and one of my posts about fall wreaths has been very popular lately. The catch is that this original post on Small Talk Mama was lost when everything went down a couple of years ago, which means all those folks hoping to see all the great inspiration I promised have been coming up empty. So in the spirit of this new fall season, I have revamped the original post and… Continue reading »

Patriotic Punch

Saturday Sparks — Patriotic Punch in a Hurry

I returned from our family Florida vacation this week and realized Independence Day is just around the corner, but other than an American flag hanging out front you wouldn’t think I gave one iota about this patriotic holiday. What? Nothing could be farther from the truth, because this is one of my most favorite celebrations! Maybe it’s because it comes in the middle of the summer all by itself, or maybe it’s the fireworks, fun and family time that accompany this holiday, or maybe it’s that I swell up just a bit more with national pride; but whatever the reason,… Continue reading »

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Saturday Sparks — Hot Chocolate Bars

Baby, it’s cold outside (finally), and I’m looking for some inspiration for a cute little chocolate bar – you know with all the marshmallows, whipped cream and peppermint goodies. So today I’ve gathered lots of Pinterest ideas to help you (and me) create our own. From printables to tasty toppings and serving dishes to design, this collection of inspiration has a bit of it all.

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Saturday Sparks — December Daily Ideas

Have you ever thought of doing one of these fun little “December Daily” scrapbooks that are all over Pinterest these days? I have. . . and thinking is about as far as I’ve gone at this point. Seeing as it’s already the fifth of the month, I would say I’m pretty far behind already (surprise!!), but I really would like to do a simple version of this great project for 2015. It’s just a cool way to kind of bring the advent of the season to life and make each moment special as we near Christmas day. So as I… Continue reading »

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Saturday Sparks — Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments

Somehow we have found ourselves with an entire unscheduled weekend in the heart of holiday season. Go figure. So after doing a quick round-up of some fun ideas on Pinterest this morning we decided to take at least part of the day to create some homemade Christmas ornaments. I came up with some rather festive ideas during my search, all of which are kid-friendly, which means they should also be appropriate projects for the man in your life if the whole family wants to join the fun (It had to be said). While some of the ideas may be a bit difficult for younger children and adult supervision… Continue reading »

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