Guess what my peoples!

I’m introducing a new item to Sweet16inStitches. ONE NEW ITEM of THREE to come!

Kitty Ears!

Glitter kitty ears on a headband that is…

Super excited about the few items that are coming soon and they shall all be revealed this coming week beginning Monday.

Check out the kitty ears in my ETSY shop: Sweet16inStitches

Only 5$

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A Gift for the “Storyteller”

Part of telling a new story, is telling it in new ways.


Close your eyes. Picture your family… who in your family is the story teller? Do you have him…or her pictured in your mind? Okay, now how about a really simple gift (under 10 dollars) that will help that person do even more of what they love to do….


“roll film!”

dice game for under TEN BUCKS

All you need is three main things:

You will need four different colors of paint and out of the pack of cubes, you need four.

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Paint the cubes all different colors of your choice. Let dry. Can you believe it? …your almost done chickadee!

Make each die either a, setting, character, plot, or time die.

For example: Orange rolls the character,

Pink rolls the time…etc.

Write the theme on each die. For example: Character die has (written on each side) Santa, Surfer, Penguin, Zoo Keeper, etc. Here are some ideas to get you “rolling” Heehee! ;)

North Pole
Your Birthday
Your name
Stuck in the desert
Find a map
Find Bigfoot
Catch a robber
Give a speech

Roll Film dice game

Fill in the “rules” page you can print out above and,


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Wrap in a cute little box with ribbon and give to your little (or big) storyteller on Christmas.

This makes a great stocking stuffer or an “oops! your present didn’t come in the mail yet” kind of gift. ;)

Have A truly Wonderful Christmas Y’all!!!


Can I see yours? How many dice did you use? Any other ideas? I would love to know!

Comment below


Post a pic on Twitter and Tag @DIYCaroline in it, or tag me on Facebook: @Sweet16inStitches

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DIY “together forever” gloves

“Together Forever” Gloves

Why are they called this? Well…separately, they don’t look like anything. Together though, they reveal the intended shape chickadee!


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What you need:

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All you got to do is cut out your shape from felt. Cut that shape completely in half.

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Put one half (in my case the heart) on one of the gloves…pinky side, not thumb side.

Sew all around the shape with embroidery thread, making sure you don’t sew both sides of the glove together…take it from my experience. Haha. It was definitely a shock, Haha!

Do the same thing to the other glove, sewing the shape to the pinky side, not thumb side.

When you put your hands together, they make the shape! Next pair I make is going to be a dachushound! Won’t that be cute? I included the pattern piece in the pattern above.


How did yours turn out? Can I see?

Tag me on Twitter: @DIYCaroline

or Facebook: @Sweet16inStitches

Or even tell me about it by leaving a comment below. ;)

Tell me all about it!

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DIY Hershey Bar Emergency Kit

rain, rain, rain

Good Morning Tuesday :)


Today I wanted to share a quick gift for under 10$. This would be a great last minute white elephant gift or stocking stuffer, you name it!

ONLY 10$ and for some…ONLY 3$ (depending on if you have a frame)

Want to know how to make it? It comes with its own free priiiiiintable…….

Let’s get started!


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What you need:

  • red paper
  • Hershey bar or other small candy
  • 8.5 x 11” frame (you can get one smaller and just trim the paper if you want)
  • This Printable FREE – in case of emergency

That is it.


Print out the printable

Cut a piece of red paper so it fits between the words, “emergency” and “break” and glue in place

Tape the candy in place on the red paper

Fit your work of art in the frame!



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Easy huh….and cheap?

Let me know on Twitter: @DIYCaroline or tag me on Facebook: @Sweet16inStitches

Thanks everyone, Have fun at your White Elephant and Gift Exchange parties!

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DIY faux pallet wooden sign


Happy Friday Everyone! Weekend here I come!


What if I told you, that you could make this wooden sign for 10$ or less…

Would you believe me? Maybe not.

Well you can! and let me show you how!

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I’m calling it “FAUX pallet,” you might be wandering why? Well…

You see all of those signs on the internet you can make that use a pallet board. I am here to tell you that pallet boards are VERY hard to dismantle! Here is an easier version and for under 10$!

Okay, you ready to learn how?


What you need:

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  • A 1x4x6 piece of wood mine was roughly <– (No pun intended!) two dollars
  • Sandpaper (I used 120)
  • Large picture hangers (two dollars + Hobby Lobby Coupon)
  • White paint (you don’t need the large bottle, just the 77 cent Anita’s
  • Sponge
  • These Stencils: Letters stencils 

Print out the letters you need. I choose to do “GIVE THANKS” but you can do “WELCOME” your last name, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” You name it!

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With an exacto knife, trace the letters out so you have your very own homemade stencil! Set these aside.

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Sand the piece of wood nice and smooth.

Like my epic sanding action shots? lol :)

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 On one end of the board, position the picture hanger roughly centered and hammer into place.

Now for stenciling:

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Tape the stencil in place, hold parts of it down with your fingers, fill your sponge with paint and start sponging!

Don’t go crazy fast though! If you mess up, a wet Q-tip will be your favorite friend.

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Position each letter about 1/2 inch away from each other.

For new words, you probably want about a 2 1/2 – 3 inch spacing.

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Make a line and cut it to size.

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That is it! Seriously it is that cheap and easy!

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Hang it or place it on the ground!


I would love to see your signs, take a pic and share it on Twitter: @DIYCaroline or on Facebook: Sweet16inStitches.

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