Creating a Cozy Home & What the Heck is Hygge?

Follow along as I learn the principles of Hygge and how to use them to create the cozy home of my dreams!

If you spend any amount of time surfing aimlessly across the internet these days then I’m sure (like a solid 87% sure) that you’ve come across the term Hygge. I see it everywhere, and it sounds pretty trendy which is probably why I have no idea what it is. But, I’m on a mission to find out in my pursuit of creating a cozy home.

Join me on my journey of creating a cozy home and a soft place to land for my family. Also, I try to decipher what Hygge is and how I can apply it's principles to my lifestyle. Designing a comfortable and peace filled home is made a little easier by following a Hygge lifestyle.

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My big dream project for 2018 is what I like to call “The Cozy Home Project”.

In an effort to bloom where I am planted, I want to make the absolute best of what I’ve got and turn my house into a super cozy and peaceful place for my family.

Enter Hygge and why it might be the missing element in my project. Hygge is a Danish style of living and it is defined as “a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment”. Well that sounds alright, eh?!

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Quilted Fabric Coffee Cozy Tutorial

DIY Quilted fabric coffee mug cozy. Easy and quick tutorial for a cute coffee sleeve.

I use a lot of pretty cotton fabrics in my felt flower hoop designs, but I end up with a lot of scrap pieces. The patterns are so lovely and I hate to throw out perfectly good fabric so I’m coming up with creative ways to use the scraps. One of the things I made recently was this quilted coffee cozy. It’s a great way to use up small pieces of fabric and it’s super cute! These make really sweet gifts too, for a coffee or tea drinker! So I thought I’d share this coffee cozy tutorial (including a pattern) with you so you can start working your way through your own fabric scrap pile!

DIY quilted fabric coffee cup cozy. This is a great project to sew up in a hour and give as a last minute gift! A cute coffee cozy tutorial using fabric scraps. Free pattern and instructions included for this easy DIY sewing project.

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I’m a serious tea drinker. We’re talking 3 cups a day minimum. And I will drink my tea all through every season, no matter the temperature. I think most people are as committed to their hot beverages as I am, making this coffee cozy a great year-round gift!

This particular design fits best on mugs that are either uniformly sized (like the one in the pics) or that are slightly narrower at the top.

This is a super quick DIY that should only take about an hour to make. That’s great news if you need a last minute gift!

Coffee Cozy Tutorial

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36 DIY Baby Shower Decorations

DIY Baby Shower Decorations Using Fresh Flowers

Last but not least, I’ve gathered up an epic list of 36 DIY baby shower decorations to round out this baby shower series. I’m certainly feeling ultra prepared to host the next baby shower and I hope you do too! I’ve got one planned in a couple weeks’ time and I’ll be using a lot of the freebies, food and gift ideas that I’ve shared in the past 5 posts. I’m actually really looking forward to putting together the favors with the printable tags I created!

DIY baby shower decorations for a totally gorgeous party! This is the last post in our DIY Baby Shower Series! There are great ideas for DIY backdrops, garlands, balloons, flowers and much more! Baby Shower DIY Decor for the crafty hostess! Includes free printables to make the job easier.

This post is full of DIY ideas for baby shower decor. From garlands to balloons to photo booth and flowers. You name it, I rounded it up! Unless otherwise indicated, every link goes to a tutorial or set of instructions.

Several of these ideas are actually bridal shower diys, but they are totally appropriate for a baby shower too.

I also included a couple of printable freebies that I designed. Mainly because I’ll need them for the shower I’m hosting…but also because I thought you’d like them! 🙂

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4 Baby Shower Menu Ideas

Every good party needs good food! Now that we’ve talked about diy gift ideas, rounded-up all kinds of free baby shower printables and come up with some super cute favor and prize ideas, it’s time to fill up the food table! I’ve created 4 different baby shower menus that I think would be amazingly delicious and leave your guests satisfied!

4 different baby shower menus for creating a super tasty party! Baby shower food that will please the guests and keep everyone happy. Part 4 in a series for creating the perfect diy baby shower. Baby shower menu ideas for a diy party.

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Baby Shower Menu Ideas

I’ve tried to include a variety of food groups in each of these menus. I like to include at least one meat or protein based item to help keep everyone fortified. Sometimes showers are scheduled at odd times and guests may or may not have skipped a meal to attend. It’s a good idea to provide something substantial for them to eat.

Before we dive into all this yumminess I want to remind you to check out the previous post of 9 frugal diy baby shower favor ideas. Each one comes with a free printable thank you tag designed by yours truly. 🙂

Ok, on to the food!

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45+ DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas

DIY teethers are a great idea for baby shower gifts! 45+ DIY baby shower gift ideas

If you’ve been following along in this DIY Baby Shower Series, we started with 60+ free baby shower printables and we’ve also covered DIY baby shower favors & prizes. Today’s topic is DIY baby shower gift ideas! These are all either free tutorials or come with free patterns. Either way, the only expense to you will be in materials. I tried to pick DIYs that didn’t look too complicated, because often we’re not given a whole lot of notice for a baby shower!

I’ve been having lots of fun putting these posts together and I hope you are enjoying them too! I’m still at an age where lots of my friends are having babies, so I’ve got a few more showers to plan before I’m off the hook.

45+ DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas for new moms. DIY baby leggings, baby booties, bandana bibs and much more. This great round-up post is full of free patterns and tutorials for adorable DIY baby gifts that mom and babe are sure to treasure for years to come!

A homemade gift is a really sweet way of letting a friend know that you’ve been thinking about them and that you care about them. Creating something from scratch takes time and thought and it is usually met with tears of appreciation. (Pregnancy hormones probably contribute a little to the weepiness, but feel free to take the credit anyway! Lol)

Here are my best picks for some adorable tutorials for diy baby shower gifts.

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