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Wax-Dipped Infused Salts

Treat your holiday hosts to these wax-dipped infused salts. Get the DIY at HomemadeBanana.comAs of Monday, I finished my Christmas shopping, but I always like to have a few extra pretty or delicious things on hand to bring with me when I’m running out the door to the holiday parties that pepper the next week of my calendar. If these small hostess gifts end up being both pretty and delicious—well, that’s even better.

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DIY Embroidered Dog Bandana

Don't forget about your pup this holiday season! Place this pretty #DIY embroidered bandana under the tree for her. Get the full tutorial at HomemadeBanana.comDon't forget about your pup this holiday season! Place this pretty #DIY embroidered bandana under the tree for her. Get the full tutorial at HomemadeBanana.com
I love the ritual of giving and receiving gifts. Few things bring me as much joy as carefully picking out, wrapping and presenting something thoughtful and—more often than not—pretty. Simply put: gift giving is my love language.

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DIY Holly Berry Surprise Balls

Treat your Christmas guests to these pretty holly berry surprise balls filled with delicious treats. // Get the full tutorial at HomemadeBanana.comWe’re officially well into the month of December now, and that means the countdown to Christmas is at a mere 14 days away. Normally by this time, I’ve already trimmed my tree, finished my shopping and sent my packages on their merry way, but not this year. I don’t know what it is about 2017 (or maybe I do), but this time of year has been unusually busy and stressful.

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DIY Moon Phase Pumpkins

Paint these cute white pumpkins with phases of the moon for a spooky but chic front-porch display.
Painting pumpkins is far superior to carving them, in my opinion. There’s virtually no mess, and there’s no danger of cutting one’s finger on those stupid little serrated blades that come in pumpkin-carving kits. Plus, the possibilities are endless.

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DIY Pom-Pom Earrings

Make these playful (and super lightweight) pom-pom earrings with this easy DIY.Make these playful (and super lightweight) pom-pom earrings with this easy DIY. I’ve been wanting a pair of black pom-pom earrings for the better part of six months, but due to my self-imposed ban on shopping for all of 2017, this particular sartorial desire has gone unfulfilled. Luckily, I built an exception into this new rule: I’m still allowed to DIY pretty new things to wear. And so I set out to make myself a pair of goshdarn black pom-pom earrings.

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