Thursday, December 5, 2013


Can you believe we're T-minus 20 days to Christmas? Wow!

Christmas tree made from mutlicolored tape
Image courtesy of Julep
So are you in the Christmas spirit yet?  Are your trees up, halls decked and presents wrapped?  Or are you still looking for decoration inspiration and fun activities and projects to get you in the Christmas spirit?  If you're looking for fun, yet simple ideas that can be done on a budget and involve the entire family head on over to Julep, to get some inspiration.  Julep is a DIY/craft blog that is associated with Minted.comMinted is a one-stop-shop for all your paper good needs.  They specialize in high quality paper products ranging from party supplies, invitations, calendars, greeting cards and much more.  They've now expanded their brand by not only making customized paper goods, but sharing how you can make fun, creative and personalized goods right in your own home!          

DIY Cardboard Christmas Tree
Image courtesy of Julep
Having a party?  Make these fun, giant paper party balls.  They are a fun and simple way to add a festive pop of color to any room and all events. 
DIY Paper Party Balls
Image courtesy of  Julep
If you're anything like me, I'm always searching for creative and easy activities to do with my family during the holiday season and Julep is filled with a variety of ideas that's ideal for all ages.  The Julep blog is loaded with tons of creative ideas that range from homemade decorations to hang on your tree, to place cards, to fun crafts to do with your whole family. 
 How fun are these scratch off advent cards?  Customized and filled with activities for you and your family to enjoy throughout the entire Christmas season.  This is a craft that you can get your entire family involved in; get them to throw out their favorite Christmas movie, tradition, activity and so on and put them on the different cards.  Each day, scratch off a new card and find out what activity your family will enjoy.      
Scratch Off Advent Cards
Image courtesy of Julep

What about Christmas cards?  Have you given any thought to those cards that instantly brighten your day and everybody else's day that receives them?  If you're still looking for ideas and inspiration then head on over Minted, they have tons of card styles available and would be more than happy to fulfill your Christmas card order this year.  You can choose from a variety of predesigned cards; available with or without photos, but if you have a customized design in mind they would be more than happy to bring that design to life with a card that customized by you, for you.  Whatever you're trying to accomplish this holiday season, allow Minted and Julep help bring that dream to reality!

Full disclaimer- I was contacted by to do a review of their site as well as help introduce their new blog in exchange for a credit to  All thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own.    

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