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One Project Closer’s The Better Half is dedicated to the softer side of DIY, sharing decor, crafts, recipes, weekly link parties and more! Some favorite articles include How to Make Fabric Flowers, 40 Washi Tape Crafts, and .

Ryobi GIVEAWAY & Creativity Unleashed Link Party: Week 149
Jocie | December 1, 2016
Ryobi GIVEAWAY & Creativity  Unleashed Link Party: Week 149

Welcome back to the Creativity Unleashed Link Party, where you inspire us with your most recent decor, crafts, DIY, and recipes and have a chance to win a new giveaway every week! The BIG winner and Mega Rockstar this week is these fun and colorful DIY Christmas Trees from Sadie Seasongoods! Link Party & Mega Rockstar Contest! What’s the deal with the Mega Rockstar Contest, you ask? Every week, each host picks a Rockstar from the projects that were linked up that week, for a total of six... 

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DIY Scented Wood Slice Ornaments with Printable Stencils
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DIY Scented Wood Slice Ornaments with Printable Stencils

These cute little DIY Scented Wood Slice Ornaments will be the perfect + easy go-to holiday gift this year! They are inexpensive, trendy and beautiful! While they may appear difficult to make, I have all the tips and cheats to ensure you have a great outcome without a lot of trouble. This is also a great project for the kids, and can also be used as gift tags. How to Make DIY Scented Wood Slice Ornaments This is a very simple tutorial and the designs are endless! I’ve provided links for you... 

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All Things Creative: 100+ Holiday Recipes
Jocie | November 29, 2016

I LOVE CHRISTMAS and all things HOLIDAY! This month, the All Things Creative Team have worked to bring you 100+ Holiday recipes! Who doesn’t need a little extra holiday recipe inspiration. I feel like my family always cooks the same old dishes – turkey, pineapple casserole, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pie. Classic and delicious, but sometimes its fun to mix it up. So turn up the Christmas music, heat up some hot chocolate, and get your BAKE ON! Debbiedoo’s... 

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Holiday Gift Guide Round Up!
Jocie | November 27, 2016

Holiday gift guides are all the rage, because who doesn’t need a little extra help finding the coolest gifts for your husband, best friend, mother, or kids? I know I always appreciate it! Well, we have you covered here on One Project Closer a GIANT Holiday Gift Guide Round Up, with tons of gift guides for all the people in your life – whether you’re looking for toys or clothes, or buying for the beer-lover or HGTV fan, its all right here in one easy spot! We pulled together dozens of bloggers... 

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Free Winter Printable: A Few of My Favorite Things
Jocie | November 23, 2016
Free Winter Printable: A Few of My Favorite Things

I hope you enjoy this free winter printable that highlights all my favorite things about winter! Keen, Duluth, and the Monogram Company sent me products to be featured in this post, but 100% of opinions are mine. There’s nothing I love more in winter than snuggling up in a warm cozy flannel with my favorite boots, drinking hot cider while watching some Raven’s football! It’s been really hot here in Baltimore, until a few days ago. Now, its like we skipped Fall entirely and went straight for winter. Well,... 

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Holiday Hand Lettering Gift Guide 2016
Jocie | November 21, 2016
Holiday Hand Lettering Gift Guide 2016

This Hand Lettering Gift Guide contains affiliate links. While it costs you nothing, I appreciate you clicking and buying so that I can better support my family! I hope you enjoy all my hand lettering favorites, and be sure to comment and let me know your favorites too! This Hand Lettering Gift Guide is perfect for the beginner artist and includes everything you need to get started with watercolor and marker hand lettering. I hope you enjoy getting started on your hand lettering journey, as I have, and please let me... 

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Tips to Host Your Own Canvas Painting Party
Jocie | November 10, 2016
Tips to Host Your Own Canvas Painting Party

Thanks so much for reading along for 10 Tips to Host Your Own Canvas Painting Party! I was provided materials for this Paint Party by DecoArt/Social Artworking in exchange for a post. Opinions are 100% mine. Its probably no surprise that I love having friends over to craft! Over the years, we have painted wine glasses, done seasonal crafts, painted pallets, and occasionally enjoyed a canvas paint party. One of my favorites was our peacock canvas paint party over three years ago. Our most recent craft night... 

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Hello, Easy Master Bedroom Makeover!
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Hello, Easy Master Bedroom Makeover!

This amazingly easy Master Bedroom Makeover was sponsored by Minted.com and Canvas Discount.com. They provided the art featured in the room. All opinions are 100% mine. “Hello, its me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet…” my master bedroom! heehee Since we moved last year, I haven’t shared with you our bedroom, mainly because I wasn’t really happy with it. For a couple reasons, but mostly, I had been there done that and was ready for a change. Here is the... 

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Essential Oil Holiday Hostess Guide 2016
Jocie | November 2, 2016
Essential Oil Holiday Hostess Guide 2016

The holidays can be such a busy time, filled with parties, guests from out of town, gift-giving, and fun. So, I’ve teamed up with a group of Oily Bloggers to give you a one-stop-shop, amazing Essential Oil Holiday Hostess Guide, to help you love your hostess duties with a little help from your Essential Oils! One Project Closer | Unskinny Boppy | The DIY Show-Off The Turquoise Home | Making Lemonade | Shaken Together Practically Functional | Here Comes The Sun | Weeknight Dish | The Nested... 

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The DIY Housewives: DIY Thanksgiving Edition!
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The DIY Housewives: DIY Thanksgiving Edition!

Hooray for DIY Thanksgiving!! I am so excited to share with you that I have joined up with a wonderful group of bloggers, the DIY Housewives, to bring you a wonderful collection of DIY, recipes, decor, and project inspiration each and every month! Meet the gang – DIY Thanksgiving That’s right – this month is all about Thanksgiving! It’s honestly my favorite holiday. I love the togetherness, giving and gratitude that is sometimes lost in the bustle of Christmas. We hope you’re... 

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