Michaels Holiday Pinterest Party – Glittered candle jar

November 13th, 2014


This Saturday, November 15th, Michaels is hosting a nationwide Holiday Pinterest Party! So mark your calendar and plan on stopping by your local Michaels store for some fun pinteresty fun. At the event customers will be given a list of Pinterest-inspired holiday projects and choose one that is right for their home or for a gift. You’ll even be given an exclusive coupon to use when purchasing products at the event and then have access to use the classroom to complete your project!

This glittered candle jar is one of the projects that will be featured. The image on the left is the original inspiration, and the one on the right is my version:


Here’s all the supplies I used:

Candle Jar

Gold Glitter

Petal Pink Glitter

White Gold Glitter

Tourmaline Glitter



Mod Podge

Foam Brush


I thought this project would be the perfect excuse to create a custom mix of glitter a la Aunt Peaches. I used a mixture of large gold & fushia glitter and added some fine copper, hot pink, and white gold glitter. theprojectgirl-mixed-glitter


Then brushed on some mod podge and rolled it around in the mixed glitter.theprojectgirl-mixed-glueThen I tied on the bow and a charm and there you have it, a super cute glittery gift!


Don’t forget to go to your local Michaels craft store THIS SATURDAY to create your own pinterest-inspired project!

Pressed Gold Foil Christmas Cards at Minted

November 11th, 2014


1. Very Merry, 2. Gold Tree, 3. Merry Christmas, 4. All is Calm, 5. Warm Wishes, 6. Joy

If you follow my instagram, you know I’m obsessed with anything gold. So I’m super excited to print my Christmas Cards at Minted.com again this year because of the gorgeous gold pressed foil cards they have. These are a few of my favorites, now I just have to decide which one I like best (number 1 is well number 1 right now)! Do you have a favorite?

I also love printing my cards at Minted because they can print the addresses on your envelopes and store your addresses from year to year making it so quick and easy to send out your cards.  Last year was the second time I’ve done this and it really is a huge time saver each year after entering in all your addresses.

Now all I have to do is take pictures and decide which lovely design I’m going to use! I’ll be sure to post pictures of my printed 2014 cards so you can see how the gold foil looks.

This post contains affiliate links, but seriously Minted.com is the best!

2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge – Let it snow

November 1st, 2014

Dream Tree Challenge Creative

The Annual Michaels Dream Tree Challenge is underway and I was lucky enough to be asked to decorate a tree this year. I love Christmas so much and am so in love with how my tree turned out. Here’s what I started out with,  a basic  7′ pre-lit artificial tree (50% off right now). I really like the narrow shape and how it’s not too bushy.tree-before

After strolling down all the aisles at Michaels, I decided on a “let it snow” theme (in my head it’s set to the tune of Let it Go). Lots of frosted greenery, antique silver glitter, crystal snowflakes etc.


I used a mixture of existing ornaments, picks, garlands, and some DIY stuff as well to create this lovely tree:jenallyson-letitsnow2

Let it snow! I love how all the white and cream works with my white walls and yet the tree isn’t overwhelmingly white.


I also love all the frosted greenery gives the looks of a lightly flocked tree.


The little houses, nests, and wood trees are my favorite.





Now that you’ve seen my dream tree, you must check out all the other fabulous dream trees by the other Michaels Makers:

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  • Stop by Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the full Dream Tree Challenge and all of the fabulous trees that were created this year by the Michaels Makers
  • Head into Michaels Nov. 2 through Nov. 8 for the Make It Merry Tree Event  – 50% off all trees 6 ft. or taller!!!
  • To kick off the holiday season, make sure and check out of Michaels’ Make it Merry  inspiration book or all kinds of holiday tips and projects.

Check out my previous Christmas Decor