Monday, December 19, 2011

Easy Decor & Last Minute Gift Idea!

Ok thinking back to the "Giving Thanks & Drinking Beer" post I decided to utilize the thrown out beer bottles from the countless football nights. For this craft all you will need is hot glue, various shaped bottles for your vases and yarn of your choice-- Then something to go into the newly made vases. In this case I picked up some holly berries and greenery for the Christmas feel! ($1.00 each)-Follow the steps below! Also, thinking of a crafty homemade gift idea + yummy/edible? Mason jar cookie mixes are just the thing! I love how personal and custom these can be from personalized labels & directions to candy colors and more. For all under $10 check out the step by step instructions and as always Happy Crafting & Merry Christmas ya'll!!!

Start wrapping your bottles in yarn making sure it is tight
with no visible gapping


How about the help of a friend?
Hey Sam! haha

Add your fillers and you're done!

Make sure to secure the end, oops..

Just enough Christmas and under $10!
Here is what you will need for the jars: Quart Jars, Flour, Sugar, Brown Sugar,
Baking Soda, Candy Pieces, Fabric and Labels of your choice (My labels are from Etsy!)

Also some measuring cups & a funnel are useful!
2 cups of flour on bottom
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
add candy pieces to top of jar


Let me just say this is sort of a messy job haha and time consuming!


I also printed out the instructions for the full
baking process which you can find online & glued
them to card stock, hole punched and attached with jar!
Cut fabric into about 6x6 sqaures and secure under lid, add label and Voila!
A great homemade gift!


 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Rustic Christmas! Wood Burning 101

This year I had this vision to do a rustic/manly/country Christmas tree when it hit me-- I'll experiment on Seth's tree! (afterall he is a man, he won't mind haha) For this tree I used cardinal reds, plaid, pinecones and homemade wooden ornaments which are super simple and add a custom touch to any tree! I purchased the wood burning kit ON SALE from Michael's for $12.99 (so pumped!) and the little wood chips were like .50 cents (you could def make your own though!) I hot glued yarn to the back to hang and they fit perfectly with the theme!


When using the wood burner, the slower you
go, the darker the lines become!

I wanted to use yarn to keep that rustic look

I had so much fun with these! (started to make dots vs. writing-
your hand will get tired!


I LOVE the way they turned out and how they fit with the tree!
Happy Crafting! (more wood burning projects to come!)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Time to Deck the Halls Ya'll!

So like my fall monogram wreath --of course I needed a christmas one! This can be so custom and so chic on any door! The wreath was only $7 at A.C. Moore and the rest of the supplies cost under $10. Check it out below! Also, I saw on http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=A22929061&navAction=jump&navCount= these cute mason jar snow globes and everyone is going nuts over them! However, why would you pay up to $40 dollars (no offense Anthropologie, great idea) when you can make your own custom ones with anything from objects to pictures inside? Check em out and as always Happy Crafting!


Supplies you will need: ribbon if you want a bow, a door wreath hanger (.99 cents!)
any kind of Christmas decor and of course your monogram :)

I wanted something bright to see from the road so I
painted my letter with a few coats of lime green!


Glitter? Sure why not!?


 Stick in the other objects and there you have it folks! Love it!




 Now for the mason jar snowglobes. The possibilities are endless for these. --I just did some quick ones to get your wheels turning! Have fun!

Here are the supplies: Napkins for snow-like bottom, snowman from
Dollar Tree & I couldn't find those tiny fake trees so we'll be sculpting our own haha
Start to make your trees if you are using this garland/wire

Use flour or sugar as fake snow! (cute lil crooked tree)


They wanted in on the action/reveal


VoilĂ ! Mason Jar Decorative Snowglobes!