Month: November 2012

Candy Cane Dip Recipe

  If Christmas had a flavor I think it would be Candy Cane. Today I am sharing a delicious three ingredient Candy Cane Dip that we love as part of the 50 Holiday Sweet Treats series. Seriously, we can’t have enough of it.   You can eat it with anything you like but we love to dip apples in it, my favorite are the green ones… So yummy!   OK, here is the recipe.   5.0 from 3 reviews Candy Cane Dip   Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   Author: Desiree Campbell Recipe type: Dip...

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Christmas Entryway, Party, and Giveaway!

Every Holiday I decorate our home’s entryway and this year is no different!   All of these adorable textiles came from my favorite fabric store Quilted Works. I am happy to say that they have been so kind to giveaway to four of you a fabric  kit to make your own Christmas Decor with it… You are going to love it!   I love to use fabrics to decorate for the Holidays since they give instant color and texture to any space. So let me show you what I did with my fabrics…   The first thing I made...

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DIY Wood Nativity

Today I’m sharing the tutorial of our DIY Wood Nativity… It is super easy to make and they are great for gifts! So many of you asked me how I made our Wood Nativity so I had to put together a quick tutorial for you my friends… Enjoy! You’ll need: Two pieces of 2×2  wood. { For Joseph’s body:  6” long. For Mary’s body: 5” long. } 1 small piece of wood for the manger: 1×2 that is 3” long. 2” Wood Ball for Joseph’s Head. 1.5” Wood Ball for Mary’s Head. 1 Wood Peg DecoArt Santa Red Acrylic Paint...

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Naughty or Nice Chalkboard Frame

Hello, hello! I’m Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers and I am so thrilled to be the newest contributor to The 36th Avenue! I feel SO honored that Desireé asked me to stop by once a month to share a fun craft with all of you. I can’t wait! I have a fun little Holiday craft for all of you today. How many of you have kiddos around the house? My daughter is only 20 months but I am already prepping for the days when she realizes that Santa only leaves gifts for kids on the NICE list!  ...

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Christmas Decor Ideas

What a weekend! I don’t know about you but we’ve been having a fun time decorating for the Christmas Season. Let me show you our white and red Family Room.   Ready for a tour? The focal point of this room is the mantel and the fireplace area. I started with this untraditional wreath that I found over at Home Goods. I love the natural and organic feeling of it and the fact that I could use all year long. I think it works perfectly in this space.   The rest of the accessories came from Target. Most of them...

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The Christmas Tree

  The last time I was “home” for Christmas was 15 years ago. Can you believe it? During the month of December it is impossible for me not to think everyday about my family members that live on the other side of the Atlantic. Perhaps because they are all so far away my own family is so important to me.   As I was decorating my home for the Holidays my heart melted as I put together my favorite tree. On this tree are a bunch of gold ornaments and shining white lights but my favorite items are these...

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Rudolph T-shirt

How was your Thanksgiving? I’m still full from eating way too much! Today I’m going to show you a quick tutorial for this DIY Rudolph T-shirt.   This is a very easy project. You can customize your own clothing in just minutes. All I did was to create the design and cut it using heat transfer vinyl and my Silhouette.   After, I transferred the heat transfer vinyl onto the T-shirt using the iron. Make sure to cover the vinyl with fabric as you iron it.   The next step was peeling the clear film off slowly.   And then I added a pom...

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Silhouette AMAZING Sale

Hello Friends! As I promised on Tuesday I am back today sharing some unbelievable, amazing, great  deals from our friend over at Silhouette.  I am announcing the Silhouette Portrait Winner and sharing a Silhouette Fun Project! Let’s start with the amazing deals…it is Black Friday after all!   Did you see that? I am breaking them down for you… You can get the Silhouette CAMEO® plus 1 copy of Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition (MSRP $349.98)  for $229.99   The Silhouette Portrait™ for $179.99   40 percent off at   That’s a lot of love!   To get these...

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DIY Fingerless Gloves

DIY Fingerless Gloves Tutorial that are perfect for Christmas Gifts!  Hello The 36th Avenue readers! My name is Angelina and you can find me blogging over at Ruby Jean’s. Today’s tutorial is How to make Fingerless Gloves.   This is a very quick and easy project and one that even the children can get involved in. I used basic fleece that I got on sale at Joann’s. I also used felt and pom poms for the embellishments. Using a blank piece of paper I traced around my daughters arm and for the fingers I marked where I wanted the edge...

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Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

I’m so excited to give away to one of you  a Silhouette Portrait!   You are going to love this AMAZING cutting tool. If you are familiar with the Silhouette you already know how cool this machine is. The Silhouette Portrait is like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. Now here comes the fun part! Instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper… Shut UP! Wait I’m not done! It also cuts cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 8″ wide and 10 feet long. So you...

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