Halloween Party Paper Crowns

Halloween Party Crowns- a fun alternative to party hats!

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post. Today I have a couple of fun Halloween Celebration ideas to share with you as a part of the Cricut Design Space Star Competition!  The first one is this DIY… 

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DIY Halloween Serving Bowl

Decorate a simple dish with vinyl lettering!

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post.  Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday of the year. I know that many say Christmas is theirs, but honestly Christmas really stresses me out… too many expectations… Halloween to… 

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How to use Chalky Finish Paint

Easy Mirror refinish using Chalky Finish Paint on polkadotchair.com

Disclosure: A big thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this post and providing the paint for the project, even though this post is sponsored all opinions are mine, all mine.  We are about to undertake a big room “shuffle”… it involves moving two kids to different bedrooms and creating a larger sewing and office space for myself. I… 

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College Kid Cleaning Kit with Free Printable’s and Target GiftCard® Giveaway!

Cleaning Kit for a kid off to College: Complete with free printable cleaning check lists!

Today I sent two of my three kids back to school.  I still have one more yet to start, that’s because she’s about to start her second year of college. I seriously cannot believe that time has passed that fast. I know it sounds cheesy, but it seems like just yesterday that she had her… 

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DIY Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf

DIY Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post.  Today I’m going to share with you the first project of a really fun blog series that I’ll be involved in this fall. I’m very exited about it and think that… 

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I’m So Fancy, Make Up Bag Pattern

"I'm so Fancy" Make Up bag sewing pattern with free printable!

 This project was met by hysterical laughs from my 18 year old daughter today when I told her to go get me some “fancy” stuff to put in the make up bag.  “Mom, why do you know this song?” she asked in between gasps for air.  Apparently I’m just REALLY old to her. But if… 

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Project Teen – Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love 21 Projects to Sew

Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson

  Order a signed copy…  ships free to US addresses Buy from Amazon Book Post #1 Book Post #2   This week the preview copy of my book showed up in the mail!  I knew it was coming and walked around all day feeling both insanely nervous and really excited. It all seems a bit surreal… 

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DIY Glitter Rose Headband

DIY Glitter Rose Headband on polkadotchair.com

Thanks to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for providing the supplies for today’s tutorial. After a few weeks of feeling like I’m interrupted every 5 minutes while I’m trying to work, I have decided to take an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” stance on Summer and am enlisting the help of my kids… 

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Summertime Pocket Oilcloth Placemats

Summertime Pocket Placemat Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

  Hi guys!! Today is my day to guest post over at Tatertots and Jello and I’m sharing a sewing tutorial for these Summertime Pocket Placemats. We love to eat outside in the summertime!  I’ve been wanting some placemats that we can take outside that are easy to clean (bbq can get messy)…not wanting to… 

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