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Red Wooden Sled

DIY Red Wooden Sled

Hey, remember me? You know that girl that said she’d be back the next day with a tutorial then unexpectedly disappeared? Yeah, that’s me. Oh and remember how I said a week ago that I was just getting over a cold? Yeah that wasn’t true, in fact it was only the beginning of something much worse than a cold. I pretty much slept then entire past week away and kinda got worse this weekend. I had small moments last week where I’d feel energized enough to get up and do things then I would go to sleep and wake up the next day feeling worse. Its now late Sunday night and for the first time in days I’m feeling slightly better. I have a busy week ahead, including a trip to Disneyland so I’m hoping that I’m completely better by tomorrow. Taking a week off from the good ol’ blog means lots of new ideas coming this week! I’m working on getting some posts scheduled and will be sharing my Disneyland experience on Instagram if you want to follow along. In the meantime I want to show you my new Red Wooden Sled.

DIY Red Wooden Sled

I don’t have a picture tutorial because I made it late at night last week and forgot to take pictures. But I found an unfinished wood sled at Michaels in their Christmas aisle for $5. I knew right away it needed to be part of my front porch decor. I thought about staining it then decided red would compliment my porch decor a lot better. I’m really excited with the way it turned out! I’ll have to remember to take pictures of my porch when I get back.

Red Wooden Sled

The spray paint I used is Rustoleum Regal Red and I used my cameo to cut the vinyl out. We don’t get snow here so I’m always dreaming of a white Christmas. :)

 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great week!

Linking up here, TCB, Home Stories from A2Z

Glitter Ornaments

Glitter Snowflake Ornament

This year our tree is going to have an eclectic collection of handmade and store bought ornaments. I want to focus on making as many ornaments with the kids as possible, both to give as gifts and keep for our own tree. I recently made glitter snowflake ornaments that I couldn’t wait to share. This idea for diy glitter ornaments is so simple to create and the possibilities are endless.

Glitter Snowflake Ornament

I used the Snowflakes die and double sided adhesive to create my ornaments. I cut the die cut out, applied it to the ornament, removed the backing, then sprinkled glitter on top. If you don’t have a die cutting machine you could use a punch to cut shapes out of the adhesive paper.

Glitter Snowflake Ornament

I also made one with Christmas trees using the evergreen punches die. The glittered shapes were a little too see through for my liking so I added faux snow inside to give them some contrast.

glitter ornament tutorial

Double Sided Adhesive Ornament

I know there’s a diverse group of readers with different cutting machines so I like to tell you about all of the great deals I hear about. {If you have any questions on any of the machines I write about feel free to email me and I’d be happy to share my thoughts on what I like about each of them}

Lifestyle Crafts Black Friday Sale

Lifestyle Crafts is having a BIG sale starting today {Black Friday}. From Nov. 23rd through the 30th you can get 40% all borders, boxes, and bags. Orders over $50 will receive free shipping plus free Sticky Thumb dimensionals.

Lifestyle Crafts Discount

They also have a special Holly Jolly Craft Kit for only $39.99! The kit will come with the Revolution tool, Sticky Thumb adhesive runner, and three holiday dies (Lightbulb die, Candy Cane Tag, Elf Stockings). That is THE BEST deal I’ve seen from Lifestyle Crafts. The revolution cutting tool alone retails for $89.99!

Also, Did you know you can find dies at your local craft store too? Michaels, Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, and Archivers all sell cutting dies that can be used with manual cutting machines like the Revolution.

WAIT!

That’s not all..on top of the fab discounts you can receive an extra 20% off all products by using the code PUMPKIN. Which brings the Holly Jolly Craft Kit down to $31.99! That’s one awesome deal!

Thanks for stopping!

Linking up here, TCB, Tip Junkie

 

 

Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post, however I did receive dies to review. I purchased the adhesive paper myself and truly believe in Lifestyle Crafts products.

Moss Christmas Tree

DIY Moss Christmas Tree

Happy Monday my friends! I’m excited to finally have several projects finished AND photographed to share with you this week. We went to Disneyland last month and two hours after we left the little one starting feeling sick. Needless to say the entire family has had their round in the last month. The blog has kinda taken the back burner and I’ve been anxious to finish projects. But I’m back full of ideas to share with YOU! Starting with this Moss Christmas Tree I recently made.

DIY Moss Christmas Tree

While reading a Better Homes & Garden Christmas magazine I came across a moss tree and knew right away it would be the perfect addition to my table Christmas tree display. This year my Christmas decor is an eclectic collection of all of my favorites- neutrals, glitter, and a touch of green. My hope is to stay away from purchasing any more decor and focus on making everything myself.

To make the tree I used:

-moss

-pail

-hot glue

-styrofoam cone and square

-tree twig

-mini pom pom trim

I began by gluing the the stryofoam square inside the pail. I used adhesive moss sheets to cover the cone but did have to use a little hot glue to secure the seams. For the tree “stump” I used a twig which gave it a realistic look. It was a little bare so that’s where the pom pom trim came into play. Then a little bit of loose moss at the base finished off the project.

Moss Christmas Tree

I love the way my little moss Christmas tree looks! I may use a star at the top but am still undecided. For now it’s going with my new ruffled fabric trees as part of a Christmas tree display I’m working on.

Moss Christmas Tree

Tomorrow I’ll switch gears and share a Thanksgiving idea. Then later on in the week there might just be a new giveaway that involves crafting supplies. Just sayin’ :)

 

Thanks for stopping by!

I’m linking up here, TCB, Tip Junkie, Home Stories A2Z

 

Rick Rack Christmas Trees

It’s not too early to start posting Christmas crafts is it? I sure hope not! You’ll see several Christmas decor, handmade gifts, and treats posted over the next few weeks. To start my Christmas crafting I recently made framed Rick Rack Christmas Trees.  

Rick Rack Christmas Trees

 These are so festive and easy to make. The possibilities are endless with all the choices of scrapbook paper and rick rack colors available.
 To make these I gathered old frames and gave them a couple coats of silver spray paint.
 I cut my paper and adhered it using an Elmer’s Craft Bond glue stick. It holds up really well but allows you to remove the paper easily if you want to reuse the frame for another project. Or if you change your mind about your paper choice after you’ve glued it on. Just saying :)
 Cut your pieces slightly smaller than the last and use a glue gun to glue onto the paper.
Don’t you just love this time of the year? I can’t wait to show you everything I’m working on for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by!