Sunday, December 26, 2010

Reason for the Season...

I {LOVE} this saying and so I decided to make a board that I could hang up for this wonderful time of year! Here is how I did it:
{Reason for the Season}
Items Needed:
1- 1x6x14 board
Paint Brush
Sand paper
Step 1: Take your board and paint it with your color choice. Mine is Tan.
Step 2: After it drys. Use your sandpaper and distress it and ink it all up.
Step 3: Using your transfer tape apply your CHRIST and "He is the Reason for the Season"
Step 4: Drill 2 small holes in each top corners for the wire
Step 5: Put your wire through and twist it around and around so it doesn't come out.
Step 6: Tie your raffia on and hang it up on your wall!!

{Reason for the Season}

Christmas Chargers...

Another super easy project that make a great gift!! My awesome sweet friend asked me to do this saying and another for her for a charger and I fell in {love} with them. So naturally I made some for myself and it is one of my favorite parts of our decor!!!
{Christmas Charger}
Items Needed:
Vinyl Saying
Transfer Tape
Stand (if you want one)
Step 1: Take your transfer tape and lay it on top of your vinyl saying.
Step 2: Apply it to the front of your charger
Step 3: Stand it up on a shelf or a stand and ENJOY!!!

***You can also use paper and mod podge and cut out big letters or a saying and apply it that way!!!!*****
{Christmas Charger}

Glitter Trees...

What a fun and MESSY project! We had glitter everywhere but I LOVE how these turned out!! You can do them in any color of glitter you can find!! Here is how you do it!
{Glitter Trees}
Items Needed:
2- (however many you want) Styrofoam cones
Glue/ Mod podge
Paint Brush
Paper plates
Step 1: Take you styrofoam cone and start by apply glue or mod podge onto it.
Step 2: Before that drys sprinkle glitter all over the glued area. (Use a paper plate to catch most of it if you can!!)
Step 3: Continue the first two steps until the trees are covered in glitter.
Step 4: Let them dry over night.
Step 5: Do it again if necessary. Mine I did 2 coats on and they turned out perfect!!
Step 6: Let them dry over night again! Then you can set them on the shelf or wherever you please!!!

{Glitter Trees}

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas at Our House....

Love this time of year!! I love to decorate, all the smells and most of all the atmosphere. So here is a look around at the Christmas decor in our home this year!

{Christ Subway Art} One of my favorites!! Tutorial to come in a few days!!
"Frosty" Word set. I got this set from Craft Goodies online. She cuts them for you and you make them!! She does an awesome job!!!
Homemade ornaments!! Also printed them offline and then made them myself!

{Christmas Card Holder} Tutorial below.
{Christ} board! Tutorial to come soon!
My entry shelf! My favorite part besides my Christmas Tree!! :)

{Glitter Trees} Tutorial to follow.Manger Scene....passed down from my momma to me. It is missing a few pieces but I remember this in our home every Christmas as a child!
{2x4 Snowman} So easy and super fun!!
{Countdown} Tutorial on side bar under "Christmas"
Front door Simpson Sign!!
{Stockings} board....My kiddos love this! Tutorial to follow soon!!
{Christmas Tour}

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Cards....

It is the wonderful time of year to be able to send and recieve Christmas cards. I always get so excited to see what cards I will get and love to hang them up. I usually tape them to my door (gasp)! Ya....Tacky! So I decided this year I was NOT going to tape them to the door! So I found a piece of scrap wood and some clothespins and threw this together!! Here is how I did it:
{Christmas Card Hanger}
Items Needed:
1- scrap piece of wood whatever size you want
3 different coordinating Christmas papers
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Paint (your choice)
E6000 or any strong glue
Staple gun
Lettering or Foam Stamps

Step 1: Take your paint of choice and paint your board.
Step 2: Take your clothespins and trace them on the back side of your scrapbook paper.
Step 3: Mod podge the paper to the clothespins and let dry.
Step 4: While that is drying...go back to your board. This step is completely optional. I used a barn red and hunter green and streaked my board all up!
Step 5: Sand your edges all down and ink them!
Step 6: Using a razor blade trim up or shave the edges of your clothespins and ink them as well.
Step 7: Using your glue, I used E6000 glue your clothespins around your board.
Step 8: Take your vinyl or stamps or whatever you choose and write your "saying" on the board. I chose "Tis' the Season!"
Step 9: Staple your ribbon to the back of your board.
Step 10: Hang it up and pin up your Christmas cards. I may have to make a bigger one next year. My pins are all full!! But this is super fun and so easy!! :) Have fun!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Advent Calendar....

Is that time of Season!! The time to start a countdown to Christmas!! My kiddos are so excited to start pulling a number down each day to see what is inside!! :) This is a simple and fun advent calendar!! Here is how to make it:
{Christmas Advent}
Item's Needed:
1- Mini muffin pan (4.00 at Walmart)
24- different "christmas" fun things to do
Christmas Scrapbooking Paper
Solid colored Cardstock
Glue stick
Magnet Strips
Vinyl or paper Numbers 1-24
Candies of some Kind!

Step 1: Take your list of 24 fun things to do before Christmas and type them out on a word program. Print them and cut them into small strips and fold. Some examples of things to do: Take treats to a neighbor or friend, Sing Christmas songs, Make Sugar Cookies, Put up Christmas Decor, Drink Hot Cocoa.....Etc.
Step 2: Take your folded strips and put 1 in each muffin hole. I did mine kind of according to our month plans and did some of them closer to Christmas then others...Just FYI!
Step 3: Take your colored cardstock and cut 2 1/4 squares out.....then cut the Christmas paper at about 2x 2.
Step 4: I rounded all the corners of all the squares. So you can if you would like to :)
Step 5: Take your gluestick and glue all of your papers together and Ink them up!
Step 6: Next take your magnet strips and cut small 1/4 in pieces off.
Step 7: Stick 2 magnets on the top/bottom or sides of the square.
Step 8: My favorite step! Embellish your little squares!! I used buttons, little Christmas-y stickers and tags and little stick on jewels!!

Step 8: Take your vinyl or paper numbers and apply them to the squares.

Step 9: Place in your candies of choice. I used small M&M's, skittles, Hershey Kisses and such to fill the holes. So each day they take one of and get a little treat and get to do something Christmas-y!! Save your squares in a ziploc and use it next year!! ENJOY! :)
{Christmas Advent}

Monday, November 22, 2010

{Gobble} Winner!!!

I asked and NUMBER 5 Wins today!! So Malinda wins!!
I will get them to you ASAP!!! Thanks to all my wonderful readers and especially commenters. I love reading comments from people and knowing that someone is actually looking!! Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!! Remember that we all have lots of things to be thankful for!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

{Gobble} Giveaway...

It has been {forever} since I did a giveaway!! SOOO just in time for Turkey Day I thought I would give away this super cute Turkey Clips I made the other day!! They are soo fun and my little miss wore them to church and everybody loved them!!
What do you think?!?!

Super Cute huh?!? I love them!! SOO to win this is what you have to do:
1) Give me your Name
2) Become a Follower if you already are not one!
3)Tell me your favorite thing about Thanksgiving
4) Leave your email in the comment or else you can't win!
If you don't leave an email how can I contact you?! :)
Lastly, Have a great Thanksgiving! I will be announcing the winner tomorrow around 2 o'clock!!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Gobble Gobble...

I found this super cute turkey online...when I was looking for a turkey image and this came up so whovever created this, kudos! I LOVE it!! :) So this sweet little turkey is so easy to make and you need very little supplies! Here is how to do it:

{Gobble Gobble}
Item's Needed:
1- 2 x4x4
1- end of a paint stick
5-6 jumbo craftsticks cut in half
Mod Podge
Brown Paint
Fall Paper
Paint Brush
Small piece of ribbon
Small square of felt
1- nose & 1-gobbler out of paper
Distressing Ink or Ink pad
Step 1: Paint your paint stick end and 2x4 with your tan paint
Step 2: While the other is drying lay out your sticks to see how many you need
Step 3: Trace them onto different fall paper and cut them all out
Step 4: Mod Podge the papers to the craft sticks
Step 5: Sand and Distress your block/head and feathers
Step 6: Tie a ribbon bow around the middle of the paint stick/the body!
Step 7: Mod Podge the body to the block!
Step 8: Using a razor blade "shave" down the edges of the feathers and sand them to blend together.
Step 9: Using a little bit of red distressing ink...sponge a small amount on a napkin and dab it onto the cheeks of the turkey. Then distress and mod podge the nose and gobbler on. Using black paint dot two dots for eyes.
Then you can add and dot of white to :)
Step 10: Mod podge the feathers onto the back of the block!
Step 11: Cut a small square of felt and glue to the back of the turkey to cover up the ends of the crafting sticks :)
Step 12: Set him on a shelf...a cabinet...a mantle wherever you want! HE is super cute!!
{Gobble Gobble}