The Fun In Functional! {Link Party #23}

Welcome to The Fun In Functional, the weekly link party hosted on Practically Functional!

First, Happy Halloween everyone! Do you guys have any fun plans for today or tonight? I think we’re gonna take it easy this year. I did a bit of decorating, but we don’t have any plans for going out, and we didn’t come up with any costumes. We’re so boring sometimes!


If you’re new here, I throw this party once a week on Wednesdays. It’s a place for you to see some awesome projects and find some inspiration. And if you’re a blogger, you can link up any projects you’ve been working on for the past week and show off your creativity!

Please support the blogging community by clicking through to these projects if you find something that interests you. Your visits are important to the bloggers who share their work here! If you link up to the party this week, comment on a few other blogs as well. There’s no downside to networking with other bloggers and finding new ideas!

Last week’s most popular project was the instant chai tea mix recipe shared on Happy Hour Projects!

Instant Chai Tea MixHappy Hour Projects


And here are a few of my favorite projects from last week. Check them out!

Please click over to the original blog before pinning; these images are “un-pinnable”! If you want to learn to make your own images un-pinnable, check out this simple tutorial.

Cinnamon Lip BalmHappy Hour Projects



I’ve always wanted to try making my own lip balm!









Spikey Gift Bow – Salt Tree



How cool looking is that bow?! And it’s made out of paper, so you can choose any color or design you want!






Buttery, Flaky Croissants – Sweet Boutique



These croissants look delicious! She shared a few different ways to eat them, and they all look great!







Upcycled Pallet To Ottoman - Domestic Superhero



What an awesome pallet upcycle! And that fabric is great!










Duct Tape Bed SkirtBig Family Small Apartment



So creative! She used duct tape and sheets to make a super easy bed skirt to hide the mess under her boys’ beds!










Fabric Fall LeavesThe Seasoned Homemaker



These fabric leaves are so great! They make a great table runner, or you could make individual ones and use them as place-mats.






Thanksgiving BannerTwelve O Eight



I love how this banner turned out! It’s very simple but still just gorgeous!







Sparkly Spider PumpkinThe DIY Village



Love it! It’s a great way to decorate with pumpkins if you don’t want to carve them, plus that spiderweb and all the spiders are super spooky!







DIY Baby Wipe Case – Southern Color



So cute! That bow is just too precious. Too bad both pregnant ladies I know are having boys. :-)





Congrats everyone! If you were featured, feel free to grab a Featured button from the “Grab A Button” tab at the top of the sidebar!


On to this week’s party!

Just a few guidelines to keep it fun, friendly, and fair:

  • Please, no etsy shops, giveaways, link parties, etc. And no posts you have linked up before, we want to see your new stuff!
  • Follow Practically Functional so you never miss a party!
  • Help spread the news by grabbing a link party button from the “Grab A Button” tab at the top of the sidebar!
  • Comment on at least 2 other posts. We all love new visitors, comments, and link party love!

I will be featuring a few of my favorite projects each week, so by linking up you are giving me permission to do so.

I will also be pinning my favorite projects and features to my Pinterest boards, so be sure to follow along there to see all the crafty goodness. :-)

Link up any crafts, tutorials, tips and tricks, ideas, recipes, DIY projects (any project really!) that you have been working on recently that you want to share!


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Hi, I'm Jessi! Welcome to Practically Functional, a blog about real projects that real people can actually do! You don't have to be a pro in order to craft or do DIY projects; Practically Functional is full of projects for everyday life that anyone can do, regardless of skill or experience! Whether you're looking for fun crafts, DIY projects both big and small, gardening advice, cleaning tips, or quick and easy recipes, you'll find them here! Follow the step by step instructions in every tutorial, and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions! Make sure you follow along by RSS or subscribe to daily or weekly emails so you don't miss a single tutorial!


  1. Always enjoy seeing your picks… Now Im headed over to check out that chai tea mix!

  2. Happy Halloween!

  3. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Woohoo – thanks for the love today! And thanks for hosting. :) Happy Halloween!

  5. Thank yo so much for the feature, I just noticed on your profile you live in Chicago! I grew up in the west suburbs and my sister lives in the Lincoln Park area, I love to visit!

  6. Thank you for hosting and featuring my ottoman! I am happy your site is back up and running!

  7. Oh my gosh Thank You for the feature! I’m so excited! I get another button! Yeahhh!

  8. Thanks for hosting each week, Jessi and for featuring my spikey gift bow!

  9. Thank you so much for including my Give Thanks banner in the features this week! And as always, thank you for hosting a fab party :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  10. Thanks for hosting:) Oh yes, you rock, got your site back up. Have a super week!

  11. Thanks so much!!

  12. Thanks so much for hosting! xoxo

  13. Thanks for hosting:)

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