Mini Ornament Wreath {holiday}

As promised, I'm back with a 2nd wreath. This is pretty much the same as the last wreath, but in mini form. Because honestly, what's cuter than a mini wreath? My daughter wanted to make a wreath, and how can I say no to a) this adorable face, and b) a daughter who wants to craft with me?! So we made a mini wreath. We started with a bunch of mini ornaments from Target, a wreath form, and some fabric. We wrapped the form in fabric first. Now we have a good surface for the hot glue to stick to. Next, she wrapped the wreath in some silver tinsel. And from … [Read more...]

Huge Nutcrackers for your porch

Happy Holidays my friends! As you've probably figured out already, I love nutcrackers, especially brightly painted ones! I found some pretty ugly huge plaster nutcrackers at Home Depot on sale for black friday and just had to pounce on them. Of course, I couldn't display them as-is; I had to paint them first. Check out this post for a step-by-step of the process. Here's the original nutcrackers I bought. I actually bought one at first, but then I ran back to Home Depot and picked up a 2nd one. They were only $19.98! Seriously. They are HEAVY and are plaster. These guys aren't … [Read more...]

mini NUTCRACKERS get a mini makeover!

You guys. I am such a sucker for nutcrackers. I don't know what it is, I just love them! I especially love really inexpensive super ugly ones because when I blast them with spray paint I have no remorse about it! This year I found all these little nutcracker ornaments at Michaels, and I thought they would be so so so cute in rainbow colors. What's cuter than a bunch of little nutcrackers? Rainbow nutcrackers. That's what.       Aren't they the CUTEST ever?! Gah, I love them! So, here's how to make some of your very own. They are easy … [Read more...]

Make your own fancy ORNAMENT WREATH! Easy and inexpensive

In an effort to be festive this year I've made two wreaths! Today I'm sharing wreath #1 with you, and I'll share wreath #2 in a few days. This big ornament wreath was so easy to make! It is festive and fun, and I get compliments on it from everyone who comes over. Follow the simple step-by-step tutorial below to make your own festive ornament wreath - for much cheaper than if you bought one! To make this ornament wreath, you will need the following items: wreath form a lot of plastic ornaments tinsel a strip of fabric or muslin hot glue gun First, cut (or tear) … [Read more...]

updated MARQUEE STAR – from ugly to dazzling!

I have another holiday project to share with you today! I found a big marquee star at Target a few months back in the clearance section, and as you can see, I updated it from boring blah gold to shiny and shimmery teal! It's just perfect for the holidays. … [Read more...]

DIY WOOD SIGN ARTWORK – make art from a gift bag!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Have you ever seen a gift bag and thought, "Gee, that would be such pretty artwork?" It's always a bummer that such great art can't just be displayed in your house instead of on a gift bag. Well, you are in luck because I turned a gift bag into a wood sign piece of art! It is solid and amazing and ready to be displayed. Turning a gift bag into art is really easy. Use this tutorial to create your very own gift bag art too! As you can see, I made TWO signs from this gift bag, so if you stick around, I'll be posting one to give away to one of you! The … [Read more...]

3 ways to decorate with mini nutcrackers

Well, I'm back with one more painted Nutcracker craft. I'm a little scared to post in fear of another backlash. ha! After my big red nutcracker post received less than desirable feedback on facebook (you guys downright hated it!), I'm afraid you'll skin me alive if I post about painting another nutcracker. I'm hoping the fact that the nutcrackers today are mini, were on mega clearance, were more creepy than cute, and were stamped with 2011 will help you to not want to take my big red nutcracker and beat me over the head with it for defiling more nutcrackers. Well, shall we get on … [Read more...]