Beaded Snowman Ornament

This was SUPER simple, and something that the kiddos can easily do as well!  So much fun, and it’s good for the soul!  It really only takes a few supplies, and you have an adorable snowman ornament! I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First I always clean my crafting area off, and then gather all of my supplies.  Next I gather my supplies.  I used wooden beads, red embroidery floss, some bells, some twine, white paint, and an orange and super fine permanent marker.  The first step is to tie a large knot in at the bottom of your twine, making sure it’s large enough that the beads won’t slip off.  I then painted my beads with a white wash, by adding some water to white paint. After those dry, put 3 wooden beads on the twine. When I pulled the twine though the top bead, I tied it off, then created a loop at the top with the twine.  Then you just paint the face and buttons on with orange and black marker!  I then tied a bow on the front with red embroidery thread, and attached a little bell with some hot glue!

 

Ghost with Tealight Nose

This is a craft that I put together for my daughter’s teacher to do at their Halloween party, and it was a HUGE HIT!  They are so adorable, and the kiddos can decorate their room with them when they finish.  You can make any face you want on the front.  Stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all I started with a clean crafting area.  Then I gathered my supplies.  I used small white cups, an exact-o knife, battery operated tealight candles and a sharpie marker.  First I drew the eyes on and the mouth, so I knew where I would need to cut the cup for the tealight candle.  Then I made a small x with my exact-o knife and was able to push the “nose” through with no problem.  This is such a simple and fun little craft!

Supplies:

White cups – Amazon – $12.99 (for 50) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A5WTGAM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Battery Operated Tealight Candles – Amazon – $15.99 (for 50) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GSXC1H5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Black sharpie marker – Walmart – $4.00 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sharpie-Permanent-Markers-Fine-Point-Black-5-Count/14922696

Three Tier Tray

This is a super simple and CHEAP way to create a 3 tier tray!  You get to choose what color  you want it to be to match your decor to boot.  I hope you are staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all, I cleaned off my crafting area. The next step is to gather all of my supplies.  I made 2 trays, in 2 different colors, so I got my round cake pans, stove burners, candlesticks, paint, and E6000.  Then I took the biggest burner and used that on the bottom, I attached that to the bottom of the cake pan with E6000, then I attached the smaller burner cover to the cake pan with a candle holder between each one.  I let this dry a full day.  Then I went in and painted both the color I wanted them to be.  It’s important to use chalk paint here, as if you use anything else it most likely won’t adhere.  I had to use 2 coats of paint (letting the 1st coat dry fully before applying the 2nd coat).  After that dried, I took a paint brush and added the black around the rims of the pans.  That really is all there is to it, it’s super cheap, and a simple process.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

Set of stove burner covers – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Round cake pan – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Chalk paint in whatever color you choose – Hobby Lobby – $ 1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Sheepskin-Home-Decor-Chalk-Paint/p/80751097
Black Paint – Hobby Lobby – $ 1.59 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/FolkArt-Acrylic-Paint/p/271
Candlestick holders – Dollar Tree – $1.00 each
Wooden beads – Amazon – $ 6.99 https://www.amazon.com/Dastrendz-Natural-Unfinished-Decoration-Jewelry/dp/B08HHHQZPN/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=wooden+beads&qid=1613166878&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-10
E6000 – Walmart – $ https://www.walmart.com/ip/Eclectic-E6000-Industrial-Adhesive-with-Precision-Tip-Clear-1-oz/52678045

Reindeer Wood Slice Ornaments

These are some of the cutest finished crafts that I have ever made. They are extremely simple, and fun, and great gifts!  I hope you are all safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered my supplies.  I used wood slices (make sure it has a hole on the top), foil permanent vinyl, little felt balls, a gold bell and ribbon.  I started by creating the ornaments on my Cricut.  I can give you the file if you just mail me.  Then after I cut it all out and weeded it, I placed them on each wood slice.  I decorated them by putting a little felt red ball on Rudolph’s “nose”, then black felt balls on the rest.  I added a little bell on the upper right hand corner with some hot glue, and a small bow as well.  Then I used the cord that came with the wood slices to make them into ornaments!

Supplies:
Wood Slices (With a hole at the top) Amazon – $16.99 (for 30) https://www.amazon.com/5ARTH-Natural-Wood-Slices-Unfinished/dp/B082HR4RV3/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=wood+slices+with+hole&qid=1613160034&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-3
Foil Permanent Vinyl – Amazon – $12.00 https://www.amazon.com/Holographic-Permanent-Adhesive-Cutters-Letters/dp/B07GX9R2NR/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=foil+permanent+vinyl&qid=1613160087&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-9
Tiny felt balls – Amazon – $5.49 https://www.amazon.com/Crafts-Outlet-Polyester-0-20-inch-200-pc/dp/B079QVLJPL/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=small+pom+poms+black&qid=1613160238&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-2
Bells – Hobby Lobby – $4.49 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Basic-Crafts/Bells/Gold-Jingle-Bells—3-8%22/p/22796
Ribbon – Walmart – $7.30 (for a huge roll) https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Ribbon-Roll-T4950-065-01C-Double-Face-Satin-Dfs-Ribbon-Red-1-4-Inch-100-Yards/363382256

Felt Roses – Lifelike!

This craft, admittedly, took me a while to complete, but was so worth it!  This craft takes very little money to make, but a fair amount of time.  I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all I cleaned off my craft area. Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used a piece of cardboard, cheap felt, scissors, glue gun, needle and thread, and something to mark on the felt.  I started off by making a circle out of my cardboard.   I used a large paint bottle (about 4.5 cm), and just traced around it.  Then I cut that out.  This was my template.  Then I traced 9 circles on the felt.  After you cut these circles out, you will then cut each circle in 1/2.  After that, I made a chain with the 1/2 circles by sewing them together laying them on top of each other one by one along the flat side of the halves.  When you get to the end, you pull the thread just slightly until the felt makes a small circle formation.  Then tie off the end.  I then took a hot glue gun, and started rolling the middle, gluing along the flat end to hold it in place as you go.  The middle will be rolled pretty tight, then just glue normally as you go outward.  When you get to the end, just glue it together, and there is the rose!  I finished mine off with a small pearl in the middle on top.  This is a VERY cheap craft, and makes such a beautiful rose in the end.

Supplies:

Felt piece – Walmart – $0.28 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Felt-Tomato-Red-9×12/946789267

Decoupaged Soap – Christmas Themed

These soaps are SUPER easy, and extremely adorable.  You can do them for any season, or any decor that you want to use.  I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used bars of Dove soap, cute napkins, and decopage! First you start off by peeling away the upper most layer of the napkin you want to use.  Then take the decopage and put a thin layer all over the top of the soap.  Lay your napkin on the soap exactly how you want it to look, then use decopage again on the top of the napkin to seal it.  While it’s wet, gently pull away at the edges to pull it away from around the soap.  That’s it!  It’s such a simple craft!

Supplies:
Dove soap – Dollar Tree $1.00 per bar of soap
Cute napkins – you can find many small sets of napkins online.  Here is one example – $ 9.99 for 50 napkins https://www.amazon.com/Cocktail-Napkins-Disposable-Christmas-Holidays/dp/B07DPP63YB/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=christmas+napkins&link_code=qs&qid=1613152715&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-8&tag=mozilla-20
Decopage – Wal-Mart – $ 0.97 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mod-Podge-CS15139-Sealer-Glue-and-Finish-Matte-Finish-Clear-2-fl-oz/52767167

Mini Lantern Snowmen

These are just absolutely SO adorable, and can be used as decorations, or ornaments! They are extremely simple to make, and pack a punk on the cuteness factor!  I hope everyone stays safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area. Then I gathered all of my supplies.  The little lanterns are something that I ordered online from Dollar Tree, but I had to order a minimum of 20.  I got faux snow, some small carrots that I had left over from Easter, and some permanent markers and felt in various colors, but you can also use ribbon if you’d like.  The first step is to carefully pull the lanterns apart at the bottom.  Then I filled them by turning them upside down and filling it up with the faux snow.  I then put the lantern’s back together. I cut the ends off the carrots, glued them to the front with the hot gun  and made miniature scarves with the felt.  I then drew simple faces on the front of them with a permanent marker!  These are actually quite simple!

Supplies:

Mini Lanterns: Dollar Tree – $1.00 each – But you have to wait for them to come into season to purchase them.
Faux snow: Amazon – $6.99 https://www.amazon.com/2300ml-Styrofoam-Polystyrene-Floral-Decoration/dp/B07QGZ8PD9/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=faux+foam+snow&qid=1612832990&sr=8-12
Carrots: Amazon – $12.99 (for 40) https://www.amazon.com/Carrots-Vegetable-Dollhouse-Miniatures-Kitchen/dp/B07JKC796Q/ref=sr_1_22?dchild=1&keywords=mini+foam+carrots&qid=1612833072&sr=8-22
Felt: Walmart – $0.28 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Kelly-Green-Classic-Craft-Felt-1-Each/17404397

Blue and White decoupaged Pumpkins

I actually think these are my favorite craft that I’ve created to date.  I adore the look of these. They are classic, and beautiful with so many decors.  I scoured around and found the blue and white napkins at various different places!  I hope you all stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area. Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I had 3 foam pumpkins from Dollar Tree, but you can purchase them anywhere pretty cheap.  I also used some acrylic paint, white chalk paint, Model Magic, my blue napkins and decoupage.  I used some ribbon to embellish them as well.  The first step was to remove my stems, then paint the pumpkins white with chalk paint (I used 2 coats).  It’s important you use chalk paint to make sure it adheres to the pumpkin and doesn’t peel off.  Then I created my stems.  I used a little bit of model magic and rolled it into a good size ball, then I cut that in 1/2.  After that I just molded the clay around the green stem and made them the way I wanted them to look. I then painted those with the chalk paint as well.  I used 2 coats.  I used the tooth picks to push them into something that would keep them up straight.  I let these dry overnight so the clay was hardened.  Then I painted each stem the color I wanted.  I used metallic silver and metallic blue.  Then you choose what napkins you want to use, and peel them apart until you only have the very top pretty layer left. Next, I put some decoupage into a Styrofoam bowl and used a paintbrush to cover the pumpkins one small section at a time and applied the napkins. I did this by cutting the napkins into sections that I wanted to use all around the pumpkin.  You may have to use decoupage at the very end to put on the pumpkins and use the paint brush to get the napkins to stay down on the pumpkins.  After this, I let these dry another day, and they were done.  I know the process takes a while, but to me it was worth it!

Supplies:

Foam Pumpkins: Dollar Tree: $1.00, or you can get 12 pumpkins online at Amazon: $14.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G1KL67R/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B08G1KL67R&pd_rd_w=KKi4l&pf_rd_p=b34bfa80-68f6-4e86-a996-32f7afe08deb&pd_rd_wg=jBni7&pf_rd_r=SV6N4M8BYQZ194JXHF8W&pd_rd_r=c5eae7f8-607d-4e8e-8ca3-11ffb032f3a5&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExNlcwM0dVQ1lRSkhEJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODk2NjIxNU83Rk1MVVNXREo4JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyOTQwMjExSkxNTUFPSFdQVUZOJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
Napkins: (20 napkins) on Amazon – $5.99 https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Napkins-Shabby-Wedding-porcelain/dp/B07DT9B637/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=blue+and+white+napkins&qid=1612831384&s=home-garden&sr=1-2
White chalk paint: Hobby Lobby: $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Cottage-White-Home-Decor-Chalk-Paint/p/80958494
Metallic Paints: Hobby Lobby – $2.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Deep-Sapphire-Extreme-Sheen-Metallic-Paint/p/80937512
Ribbon Embellishment: Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Fabric-Sewing/Ribbons-Trim/Ribbon/King-Blue-Double-Face-Satin-Ribbon—3-8%22/p/47020
Model Magic: Amazon – $3.49 https://www.amazon.com/Crayola-Lightweight-Modeling-Material-Decorate/dp/B00006IBOZ/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=model+magic+clay&qid=1612831763&sr=8-5

Merry Christmas Sign with Red Truck

This Christmas craft, was a very simple craft, and really is above cute!

First of all, I  cleaned off my lap table. Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used a 5×7 frame, with some bumps on the inner part for some texture, white chalk paint, a Christmas ornament with a red truck, some scrapbook paper, mini ornaments, unstrung pearls and twine!  The first step was to paint the frame white.  You really need to use chalk paint here, to make sure it adheres.  You might also need 2 coats.  Once that is completely dry, I took a sanding block, and gently rubbed the edges where the bumps are on the frame, and randomly over the frame.  I then took the backing out, and traced around it on the scrapbook paper, then cut out the scrapbook paper and hot glued it to the cardboard.  Then I took my twine and put the ornaments and pearls on it, making sure to tie the ends off.  I then took that and draped it along the frame, hot gluing it where I wanted it to stay.  I attached my truck ornament to the backing with the scrapbook paper, and then put it back into the frame!  All done!

 

Supplies:
5×7 Frame – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Mini Christmas Ornaments – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Unstrung Pearls – Amazon – $6.99 https://www.amazon.com/Loose-Crafts-Pearls-Beads-Ivory/dp/B007VL31R0/ref=sr_1_23?dchild=1&keywords=unstrung+pearls&qid=1612084430&sr=8-23
Christmas scrapbook paper – Hobby Lobby – $0.69 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Scrapbook-Paper-Crafts/Paper-Cardstock/Printed-Paper-Single-Sheets/Vintage-Santa-Scrapbook-Paper—12-x-12/p/80641784
White Chalk Paint – Hobby Lobby – $ 1.39 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Cottage-White-Home-Decor-Chalk-Paint/p/80958494
Twine – Amazon – $5.99 https://www.amazon.com/Shintop-Industrial-Materials-Gardening-Applications/dp/B00YWNLYAQ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=twine&qid=1612084856&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExSFdGSzMzMVY2QTk1JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMjkwOTU0M1Q5Mlk1SVRGVlJKWSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTQ5OTM3MU1UWko0V0JYTk4xVSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Red Truck ornament – Dollar Tree – $1.00

Blue Mandala Disk

These crafts take a good amount of time, but the final product is just so pretty. They really show so much creativity, and the end result is really satisfying.

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered all my materials.  I used a wooden disk, a stencil, chalk pencil, paints and paint brushes. First I painted the base color all over the top and sides.  Then once that was dry, I took the stencil and centered it.  I marked the lines with a chalk pencil. (That way you can just wipe them off when you finish) I start with a large dot in the middle and move outward with coordinating colors.  Varying in sizes in dots.  When I finished, and the paint was totally dry, I wiped off the remaining chalk lines with a baby wipe, but just a damp paper towel works too.  Some people like to coat it with mod podge to seal it.  I left mine as is. Enjoy!

 

Supplies:
Wooden Disk – Hobby Lobby – $2.40 (for 4) https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Castaway-FolkArt-Acrylic-Paint/p/80881819
Paints – Hobby Lobby – $1.59 each https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Castaway-FolkArt-Acrylic-Paint/p/80881819
Stencil – Etsy – $5.94 (for 4) https://www.etsy.com/listing/903981751/set-of-4-stencils-for-dot-handpainting?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=mandala+stencil&ref=sc_gallery-1-4&plkey=7616a1325c10bcca5d6f16e3b935830b9c00d2cb%3A903981751
White chalk pencil – Amazon – $5.81 (for 5) https://www.amazon.com/Pepperell-SLTCLK01-Slate-Pencils-Sharpener/dp/B011Q4NSEI/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=chalk+pencil&qid=1612076333&sr=8-4