DIY Ornament Wreath

Happy Sunday Friends!

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I am so excited to share a project that I have been wanting to tackle for awhile. A couple weeks ago I asked a friend about coming over to make ornament wreaths with me. I spent a week gathering vintage ornaments at a few different thrift stores. Making the wreath really becomes inexpensive when you can by all the ornaments thrifted. Many of the boxes of ornaments only cost me $1.00 or $2.00 each.

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I would estimate that I used about 150 ornaments to make a wreath with a  14 inch straw wreath form. To begin you first wrap the wreath form with tinsel garland. Wrapping the wreath form with garland is very important for two reasons… it covers having the wreath visible if there are any gaps between the ornaments and it gives you something pretty to see from the back and side if you are hanging it on a door with a window.

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After wrapping the wreath form with garland the next step is to glue ornaments to the wreath form on the inside edge and then again to the outside ledge. Have your glue gun and glue sticks ready!

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Next is the fun part! Begin attaching ornaments to the top portion of the wreath. I continue doing this until I thought it was filled in enough.

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It is one of most favorite projects to date! I love how it turned out. I primarily used gold and silver ornaments in different sizes and shades and then added different colors throughout.

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Christmas Past

Happy Tuesday Friends!

I am so happy to get December started! Not only do I love the Holidays, but my husband’s high school basketball season gets started. This year he is coaching in a new school with a varsity boys’ Team rather than a varsity girls’ team so it will be a little bit of a change for us, but we are very much looking forward to the change. My work schedule slows down for a couple of months which after a busy Spring, Summer, and Fall the slower pace will be very appreciated.

Last week was such a busy week, for those reading who do not know me, I  am the Chamber Director is our small Michigan town. The weekend following Thanksgiving we hold an annual Holiday kickoff festival in which I am in charge of. It is a lot of fun, but also a lot of work! To top last week off I also became sick the previous weekend. I am feeling much, much better now and am excited to share a little bit of Christmas inspiration from our previous home.

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Sick or not, our little guy has been so excited to get everything Christmas decoration out. He wasn’t going to let last weekend get by without putting up our tree. It took me a couple of days of working on things here and there when I had the energy and time, but we did finally get some things decorated.

Here he is standing on the stairwell of our old home. He was a big helper last year too. He typically is very good at helping around the house. He is close to being five now, but even when he was three he loved to help with laundry and in the kitchen. I always try to use those times as teachable moments and reinforce what he is learning in preschool.

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Here are a few more pictures from last year!

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I can’t wait to gather photos from this year to share too! It has been so much fun decorating our new house for the Holidays.

On Wednesday I am hosting my annual vintage sled decorating Let’s Create Workshop.

It is my third year hosting this event. Every year I get my hands on a handful of vintage sleds for the workshop. I invite previous year attendees back each year to decorate their sleds too.

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It is one of my most favorite events of the year because I love giving the forgotten sleds a new home. I also love helping the ladies construct and decorate an evergreen swag to hang on their sleds.

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Harvest Sign

Happy Halloween Monday Friends!

I am here today sharing a cute little Fall project!

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Items Needed:

Cut piece of wood

White Paint
White Paint Pen
Sand Paper
Wood Letters

E6000 Craft Glue

Paint ( I choose Autumn hues- Yellow, Plum, Orange and Red)

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Steps:

1.) Prep the board by sanding the edges and ends.
2.) Paint the board white.
3.) Paint each letter in alternating colors.
4.) Once dry… give each letter a fun little detail with a white paint pen- I painted dots, lines, & diagonal slashes
5.) Sand each letter to give a little dimension.
6.) Using E6000 Craft adhesive glue each letter to the board.

Voila! A quick project to add a fun pop of color to your Fall decor.

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Wine Bottle Stoppers

Happy Wednesday Friends!

With the Holidays right around the corner I wanted to share a simple handmade gift idea.

Once or twice a year I like to host a clothing swap party. The last party I hosted I choose a “Sip & Swap” theme. Everyone was asked to bring a bottle of wine for us to “sip” while shopping through the clothes that were brought.

With the “Sip & Swap” theme I thought it would be fun to do a little craft to tie into our theme. I came up with the idea of making decorative cork stoppers out of cabinet knobs.

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Supplies:

Replacement corks
Decorative Cabinet Knobs
Drill & Drill Bit

Using a small drill we drilled through each cork and then threaded the knob thru each one.

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It was a fun and easy craft that would make a cute gift for any friend who loves wine! Especially for those friends whose bottle of wine doesn’t last long.

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Visit back next Wednesday for another handmade gift idea! Throughout the month of November I am sharing a few gift ideas each week.

These Spindle Boxes I made over the Summer would make a cute gift also.

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Simple Fun with Crayons

Happy Friday!

Our little guy loves to help around the house! He loves to help with cooking, cleaning, and laundry. I try my best to do little crafty projects with him from time to time so that he get get messy doing what I love!

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He also loves, loves playing with his toy cars. Semi trucks and police cars are especially his favorite to play with. When I came across this silicone car mold I knew we would have fun with it.

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He could easily help with taking off the crayon wrappers, sorting the colors, breaking them into pieces, and then filling the mold.

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After they were done melting and cooling he had fun coloring and then lining them all up.

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-Chas-

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April Craft Night: Wine Bottle Tiki Torches

  A few weeks ago I hosted another multi-evening craft event. This month we made wine bottle tiki torches and to make it a little bit more crafty we use Armour Etch Cream to do a little glass etching on them.

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