10 Things to DIY for the Kitchen and Block Party

I’ve rounded up 10 simple but wide-ranging projects for the kitchen to make it more warm, charming and productive. We all spend SO much time in the kitchen even if we’re making basic meals – might as well make it a happier place to be!

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Organized pantries and accessible spices sure do make cooking easier! Cute towels and aprons and reusable tea bags make any kitchen cozier. Cutting boards and casserole carriers that are your own make your kitchen feel more your own! And, well, a shiplap wall for $75 and a little elbow grease? How FUN! Enjoy clicking through to each of these projects for big time inspiration!

Mason Jar Utensil Holders

How to Organize your Pantry

Zippered Casserole Carrier

6 Ways to Create Kitchen Towels

DIY Tea Bags

Test Tube Spice Racks

Child Size Apron

Shiplap Wall

DIY Cutting Boards

Scrappy Dish Towels

I’m Susan from Bite Sized Biggie, hosting this week. I work with a small team of bloggers who share tips, ideas, projects and recipes that make life a little sweeter and more manageable.

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Here are 3 recent posts we’ve shared that I think you’ll love!

DIY Crayon Heart Valentine

How to Respond when they Hate your Gift

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DIY Valentine’s Day Crafting Projects and Block Party

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is just a month away??  It’s going to be here before we know it and I’m sure that I will be scrambling to get things down before I know it :).  So to help you stay ahead of the game, here are some great Valentine’s Day crafting projects. 
15+ Valentine's Day Craft Ideas
 
 It’s time for another Block Party hosted by Rae Gun Ramblings Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By PollyBite Size Biggie!  Be sure to check out all of our blogs, because we’ve been up to some fun things lately.

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DIY Quilts and Blanket Tutorials and Block Party

Here in my part of central Washington it’s been below freezing for WEEKS…and we’ve got more snow coming down today.  All I want to do is curl up in a quilt with a mug of hot cocoa until it warms up a little.  So I thought I’d share some quilty inspiration, especially since lots of us are getting back to some of our bigger quilt ambitions since the holidays are over.
Super cozy DIY quilt and blanket tutorials and projects

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Fun Food Recipes Crafts and Block Party

Happy New Year! I thought we’d celebrate with a lot of fun food ideas.

Fun food crafts recipes and more

Whether you’re looking for a DIY food inspired project for the kids or an unusual snack here’s some good ones!

Lollipop Cookies | 3D Food Printing | Gold Fish Nuggets | Orange Felt Food

Toucan Treat | Felt Sandwich | S’mores Cookies | Princess Leia Cupcakes

Fajita Cups | Caramel Cashew Clusters | Polar Bear Marshmallows | Crispy Crack Pretzel Snacks

Loom Knit Hat (looks like Ice Cream to me) | Felt Food | Tortilla Snowflakes | Pinwheel Cookies

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Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. I’ve been sick most of the last few weeks but I’m finally on the mend so I am all the more excited for the New Year. I’m just ready to get going you know?

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Here are my 10 MOST POPULAR posts of 2016 did you catch them all?

Peanut butter cake mix cookies recipe

And if you love Peanut butter and Chocolate I’m obsessed with these easy cake mix cookies.

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Ways to Get Cozy and Block Party

I hope this week finds you warm and comfy! As Christmas fades it feels like we don’t have SO many things to do and we can relax and get a little cozy for a bit, doesn’t it?

Ways to get cozy. Tutorials, recipes and diys
I’ve rounded up some favorite ways to unwind and enjoy a little downtime. With warm drinks, hot baths, hearty snacks and soft sweaters – we’ll have more cozy than we could ever need! Fresh bread and a warm blanket? Heaven!

Mommy & Me Knits

5 Ways to De-Stress and Relax

Cheesy Hot Spinach Dip

Amazing French Bread

Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Braided Fleece Blanket

Lavender Bath Melts

Winterberry Pinwheel Quilt

Cinnamon Cappuccino

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20+ Neighbor and Teacher Gift Ideas and Block Party

There is one week until Christmas and it’s crunch time!  If you’re like me at all, you’re probably scrambling to figure out if your are going to do neighbor and teacher gifts.  Well if you are, here are 20+ ideas that will please anyone!
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Holiday Traditions and Block Party

We’re always on the hunt for a new tradition or two to add to our Christmas fun.  Here are some you’ll want to do every year:
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Beautiful Gift Ideas and Block Party

Now that Thanksgiving has wrapped up, it’s time to get serious about making holiday gifts! Handmade and DIY gifts are my favorite to give AND to receive.
beatutiful DIY gift ideas lots of present tutorials perfect for CHristmas and beyond
Isn’t it so fun to think about what sort of personalized gifts to give? There are so many ways to make gifts special and save money, too. I’ve rounded up some favorites here:

Personalized Cutting Board

Double Fingerprint Heart Necklace

Peppermint Bath Bomb Ornaments

Teacup Candles

Ombre Tie Dye Shirt

DIY Rustic Wood Sconce

Coke Bottle Reindeer

Bayberry Candles

Sock Snowmen

Since this is my first time hosting the block party, I should introduce myself! I’m Susan from Bite Sized Biggie. I work a team of bloggers who share tips, ideas, projects and recipes that make life a little sweeter and more manageable.

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We share so much GREAT stuff that we make and find that it’s hard to choose favorites, but these are 3 of my all-time favorite posts:3-favorites-bite-sized-biggie

Kermit Is My Inspiration | Bias Tape Shortcut | Best Brownies EVER

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20+ DIY Christmas Decorations and Block Party

I know that it’s not Thanksgiving yet, but it’s time to at least start thinking about Christmas decorations, especially if you are thinking about making them!  Here are some great DIY decor ideas that you can make this holiday season. 
 
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DIY Christmas Ornaments and Block Party

DIY Christmas Ornaments are one of my all time favorite things. I love inspecting a tree and seeing a variety of treasures that tell the story and history of a family.

Great list of Christmas ornament tutorials. Tons of DIY christmas ornaments that would be great for kid activities too.

Mini Collage Upcycled Lid Ornament | Popsicle Stick Ornament | Metal Marker Gift Tags (would be fun to hang these as ornaments) | Harry Potter Potions Ornament

Bottle Brush Jar Ornaments | Beach Themed Ornament | Scroll Saw Ornament | Toddler Ornament

Gemstone Ornament | Pearler Bead Ornaments | Christmas Star Ornament | Reindeer Ornament

snowman ornament | Hole Punch Ornament | Wood Glitter Ornament | mason jar lid ornament 

Rustic Wood Ornament | Scented Clay Ornament | Snow Globe Ornament | Glass Glitter Ornament

Chalkboard Ornament | Foam Ornaments | Wine Cork Reindeer Ornament | Wine Cork Reindeer Ornament | Money Ornament

One of my favorite parts about handmade Christmas ornaments is that everyone in the family can join in on the fun. Here are a collection of over 20 awesome DIY Christmas Ornament tutorials perfect for the whole family.

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Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings here today as this week’s host. Here are a few of my favorite projects since I hosted last time!

Great tutorials and sewing projects

Lots of Gilmore Girls inspired Recipes and Crafts | Lots of Gilmore Girls inspired Recipes and Crafts | Lots of Gilmore Girls inspired Recipes and Crafts

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