This DIY Lazy Susan is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and it’s incredibly useful and inexpensive to make. Plus it has all kinds of uses!This is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and its incredibly useful and so cheap to make! All you need are some marbles and 2 cheap cake pans to make a Lazy Susan that works as well as the one’s you buy.  With a little spray paint and some contact paper or scrapbook paper, it’s also quite pretty.  Lazy Susan’s are pretty pricey so this is a way to make several for only a couple dollars each.  This was part of our outdated kitchen transformation which included some other fun posts such as our Chicken Wire Memo Board and our Lovely Little DIY Sugar Bowl

This DIY Lazy Susan is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and it’s incredibly useful and inexpensive to make.  Plus, it has all kinds of uses!

Lazy Susan Supplies

  • 2 cake pans any size (we got ours for .88 each at Walmart)
  • Marbles, normal to smaller size. They must all be the same size. You need enough to almost cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Paper or contact paper for bottom of one pan (optional)

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Instructions

 

Gather your items. IMPORTANT: You need enough marbles to COVER NEARLY THE ENTIRE BOTTOM OF THE PAN.

This DIY Lazy Susan is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and it’s incredibly useful and inexpensive to make. Plus it has all kinds of uses!

Spray paint your pans whatever color you choose.  You don’t need to paint the inside of the bottom pan where the marbles will go.This DIY Lazy Susan is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and it’s incredibly useful and inexpensive to make. Plus it has all kinds of uses!

Measure the inside of the pan for cutting your liner.This DIY Lazy Susan is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and it’s incredibly useful and inexpensive to make. Plus it has all kinds of uses!

Cut out your contact paper or liner paper. This DIY Lazy Susan is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and it’s incredibly useful and inexpensive to make. Plus it has all kinds of uses!

Place it in your pan. This DIY Lazy Susan is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and it’s incredibly useful and inexpensive to make. Plus it has all kinds of uses!

Fill the bottom pan most of the way with marbles. This DIY Lazy Susan is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and it’s incredibly useful and inexpensive to make. Plus it has all kinds of uses!

Set your top pan onto the marbles and your Lazy Susan is ready to use!This DIY Lazy Susan is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and it’s incredibly useful and inexpensive to make. Plus it has all kinds of uses!This DIY Lazy Susan is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and it’s incredibly useful and inexpensive to make. Plus it has all kinds of uses! This DIY Lazy Susan is one of the most awesome upcycle projects ever and it’s incredibly useful and inexpensive to make. Plus it has all kinds of uses!

 

Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!There are many reasons that people prefer to take their shoes off before entering their home. Cleanliness and custom being the top two. For those of you who do, we’ve created a quick and classy entryway shoe rack that comes with a bonus of aromatherapy, so not only is there a place to hang your shoes up, they smell better when you put them back on! And last but not least, we have three lovely printables you can frame above your shoe rack to remind visitors. If you’re interested in other ways to make your feet smell sweet, check out our How to Cure Smelly Feet naturally with our DIY Foot & Shoe Spray and also learn why Going Barefoot is Best!

Entryway Shoe Rack Supplies

NOTE: You can of course make your own rack with wood and hooks. We took the short cut and used a coat rack!

Frameable Downloads

PDF Comes with ALL three in 8×10 and 5×7 size

Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!

Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!

Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!

Instructions

Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!

Print out the templates and cut them out of felt. Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!

We used grey and white for the flowers, leaves and centers. It gave a crisp clean look.Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!  Glue the centers onto your flowers.Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!

Glue the leaf onto the back of your flower as shown.

Cut 3″ strips of white ribbon.Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!

Loop and glue as shown.Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!

Place a dab of glue onto the top back of the leaf.Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders! Stick your ribbon onto the glue. Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!

After it dries you will hang your flower onto the bottom hook of each set.

You can use any oil you choose to place on your flowers. I use Tea Tree. Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders! Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders! Make a quick entryway shoe rack with aromatherapy and keep your shoes neat and smelling nice. Plus frame one of our lovely printable reminders!

Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing! This charming kitchen wall decor cost us $1.00 to make. Dollar Tree carries these bright plastic plates and platters regularly. The set we did for our kitchen, assuming you have trouble with basic addition, was $3.00.  I actually cheated a bit and used my Silhouette Portrait to cut vinyl letters for my kitchen set.  But that’s just a perk if you have one.

These are so easy and fun to make and you can fill your kitchen with whatever words you choose!  If you’ve been following along you know this is part of our Outdated Kitchen Transformation. Make sure you check out our last decor addition to the project. Our Chicken Wire Frame Memo Board with Faux Succulents. It’s pretty unique!

Kitchen Wall Decor Supplies

NOTE: If you own a Silhouette cutting machine you can of course easily make your own words easily out of vinyl. You can also buy ready made letters at the craft store. The most inexpensive way is to use colored paper and card stock and cut your own. You can use our patterns or make your own on a printer.

Download Patterns

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Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Instructions

Choose a plastic plate size, shape and color.

Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Print out your words of choice or create your own on a printer and print them out.Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Place the letters on a colored piece of paper and carefully cut each one out. Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Lay out the words as they will be placed for gluing. Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

A glue stick works very well for this project as it allows you to slide them for adjusting as you go along.Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Coat the back of each letter.Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Place them on your plate or platter. If needed, slide them with your finger to align. Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

For the flowers, print out the flower templates.Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Cut out the size you need. We used the smaller two. Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Cut the small slit into the middle that allows for overlapping two petals together to make a single petal and give the 3D effect.Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Place glue on one next to the cut you made into the center of your flower, then overlap the petal next to it onto it completely, turning two petals into one. Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Add a dob of glue and add your center circle. You can trim the double petal with scissors if needed.Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Glue onto your platter. Add leaves if desired.Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

This is the set we did using vinyl cut from a Silhouette Machine to match our kitchen.  Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

We supplied the same text so you could do something similar with your own flowers as flourish.Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing! Looking for some inexpensive kitchen wall decor to brighten up your home? These darling dollar store plastic plates and platters are just the thing!

 

 

A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I always wanted a chicken wire frame memo board and when we did our kitchen transformation, I decided to add one into my new kitchen. We’d used chicken wire once before in a really popular Dream Catcher Vision Board  but this one was meant to be kitchen oriented, though I throw in a little twist using a pinecone craft succulent craft we did recently. It turned out gorgeous! I even made my own mail holder from a Malt-O-Meal box. The entire thing was a wonderful upcycle project. Fill yours with whatever pleases you!

 

Chicken Wire Frame Supplies

 

PINECONE SUPPLIES

Please visit our Pinecone Craft post for details on making these.

  • Pinecones of various shapes and sizes. You’ll be using bottoms and tops.
  • Pruning shears or something to cut your pine cones with. They need a longer tip to get inside.
  • Paint, acrylic or spray paint (after testing both, spray paint is much easier)
  • Moss, if desired for containers

Instructions

We had an old rough wood frame that we decided to use for our chicken wire frame. Roy cut some chicken wire to fit it.

A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

Then he stapled it in place around the edges.A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes! A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

We did this backwards and painted it after we put the chicken wire on. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

Next we made our pinecone succulents. It’s very easy to do and we have detailed instructions on our Pinecone Craft post here. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

After our succulents were made and painted, we cut small circles out of felt to attach them to our chicken wire.A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

Place a large amount of hot glue on the felt circle.A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

Place it where you will be putting your succulent. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

Push your succulent down onto the felt while pushing the felt with glue onto the succulent. Use something, if needed, to help push the felt so you don’t get burned. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

This shows all of the succulents attached. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I decided to add moss in between the succulents.A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I just poked it down in between and didn’t use any glue. It’s a messy job I suggest you do outside. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

Next, I designed a note pad and pencil to hang on the board.A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

A tiny hook screw was twisted into the end of the pencil eraser. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I was painted  silver and Washi tape was wrapped around the end.A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

We covered the top of our note pad with Washi tape to match. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I was originally going to use a binder clip and somehow rig a hook onto the chicken wire to hold the memo pad. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

Then I remembered I had these awesome Clips with Hooks. They were perfect!A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I wanted to have a pouch on my board to hold mail until we had a chance to open it. A Malt-O-Meal box was the perfect size.A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I measured it and marked it how I wanted with a sharpie marker. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

Then cut it with an X-acto knife. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I chose a color of scrapbook paper to cover it with. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I laid the box on the wrong side of the paper and carefully traced it. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

Then I made two of the main folds. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

At this point I pulled out my spray adhesive and gave the front and sides of the box a quick spray.A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

Then I pressed the paper carefully onto the box aligning the folds. I decided not to cover the back as it would not show. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I then proceeded to cut and fold the bottom paper. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I used stick glue to hold it in place.A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

Any extra was trimmed off.A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

On the top side I carefully decided where to make the cuts so I could fold the paper down and glue it into place while trimming away the excess. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

 I used a stick glue to do the seams. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

For the finishing touch I added a metal label holder. It was bronze and I wanted silver so I used a little rub ‘n buff on it. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I glued it onto the front of the box and made a hole for the screws and pushed them through.  Then I printed a label that said MAIL on my computer to insert into it. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

I found a plastic hook and glued it upside down on the back of the box so I could hang it on the board.  I could have also used felt to glue it on but I wanted the box to be removable. A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

A country chicken wire frame memo board that will brighten up your kitchen with its pretty pinecone succulents. It holds useful items plus photos & quotes!

With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered!

If you’ve always liked succulents but didn’t want the hassle of watering them or the tediousness of making them from paper, this pinecone craft will amaze you! In a matter of minutes you can have a bowl full of stunning succulents you never have to touch again. They just sit there looking pretty. Since they don’t need watering they can be also be used in a huge variety of fun ways. If you enjoy flowers in general that are low care, you might also enjoy our Felt Flowers in 5 Minutes, our DIY Paper Flowers in 5 Minutes and our Coffee Filter Twinkle Light Flowers.

Succulent Pinecone Craft Supplies

  • Pinecones of various shapes and sizes. You’ll be using bottoms and tops.
  • Pruning shears or something to cut your pine cones with. They need a longer tip to get inside.
  • Paint, acrylic or spray paint (after testing both, spray paint is much easier)
  • Moss if desired for containers

COLORS USED

APPLE BARREL ACYRLIC
Leaf Green
Kelly Green
Kiwi
Key West

RUST-OLEUM SPRAY PAINT
Real Orange
Grape

Instructions

Gather your supplies.

 With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered!

Cut the top and or bottoms off your pinecones. With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered!

 This may require pulling out some of the pine cone scales to be able to reach in to the core. With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered! You can use both tops and bottoms of a pine cone as both look appropriate.  With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered!

 With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered! Once you have your pieces, paint as desired either by hand or spray painting.   With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered!

As you can see, the bottoms and tops both resemble succulents.  With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered!

Fill your container with moss or stones if desired. With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered!

You can now arrange your “succulents” inside.  With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered!

 With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered!

 With this ultimate pinecone craft you can make a bowl of stunning succulents in a matter of minutes to add to your home decor. And they never need watered!

 

Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!If you’re looking for a small token for Valentines day or anytime, here’s cute little heart keyring you can make while saving the planet!  OK, that might be a little extreme but it does use up a plastic lid, which hopefully you grabbed by digging in your neighbors trash… those darned non-earth caring people.  I won’t mention where I got my lid but they make the cutest little keyrings rather than adding to our bulging land fills. And if you’re looking to gain even more positive Karma, place the keyring in our lovely little Soda Bottle Pillow Box. And if you’re looking to increase your Karma with the person you’re giving it to, attach a key to a new car.  Just saying.

Heart Keyring Supplies

Pattern Download

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Instructions

Gather your supplies. For this first heart we’re using fabric.

Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Choose the size of heart you want to make from our free printable patterns.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Cut out a heart from the plastic lid.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Trim the end a little so it’s not a sharp point. Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

I used my plastic heart as a pattern for the fabric. I used a tight weave burlap for one side. You can cut your other fabric at the same time if you want.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Add a generous amount of Mod Podge on one side of your plastic.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Place the burlap on.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Add a little extra Mod Podge on the edges to keep it from unraveling.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

For the ring holder, take a small piece of fabric and cut it approximately 1/2″ wide and 2 1/2″ long. Coat it lightly with Mod Podge.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Fold it over. Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Bend it over and trim it to about 1 1/2 to 2″. You just want a large enough loop to slip your ring through but also enough to glue under the fabric on your heart.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

On the other side of the heart you will add another piece of fabric. If you have not cut it out yet do so with your pattern.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Glue the end of your loop onto the back of your heart using Mod Podge, then cover the entire back of the heart with Mod Podge.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Press your fabric down over the heart. Once it dries you can also give it another coat of Mod Podge for added gloss and protection.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

You can now slip your ring into the loop. Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

All ready for keys!Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

For the next heart we used the lid from a plastic egg carton.

We traced the heart on. Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

For this heart we added strips of Washi tape touching each other. Once they are on we cut around the heart where we had drawn. Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Remember to round the tip a little so that it’s not sharp. Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Turn your heart over and apply Washi tape to the back just as you did on the front. Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Trim off the extra Washi tap around your heart.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Coat each side with Mod Podge and let it dry between coats.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

You can punch a small hole into the corner of the heart to hold the ring. I had just received this nifty Crop a Dile Eyelet Punch so I decided to try it out for the first time on this heart. Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

It’s a pretty neat little gadget and you can use at least two sizes of eyelets. Punch the hole.Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Insert the eyelet, which comes in every color of the rainbow. Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

And clamp. Done!Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

I admit it’s cool and does give it a more professional finish but had I not had this, I’d have just used a 1/8″ hole punch. Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!Make a heart keyring as a gift for Valentine’s Day or any day! This upcycle uses a plastic lid, a split key ring & some fabric or Washi tape & Mod Podge!

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3 Minute DIY Bracelets

You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

You got three minutes? You got an old t-shirt? Add in a heart shaped pony bead and now what you’ve got  are 3 minute DIY bracelets! Make them in bulk using our free printable cards for Valentines day giveaways or just make them to wear. It’s a wonderful way to upcycle those old t-shirts and they’re great for kids and adults! You could also put a set of these little bracelets in a variety of colors inside our Soda Bottle Pillow Box. And if you’re looking for other quick jewelry ideas check out our Charming Soda Bottle Bracelet DIY and our Easy DIY Necklace for Someone You Love.

 

DIY Bracelets Supplies

Card Printout Download

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Instructions

Gather some old T-shirts and heart pony beads.

You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

Cut approximately 12″ long by 1″ pieces in the same direction as the hem. You can trim the ends as needed when completed.You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

Grab each side of your piece of materiel.You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

Slowly stretch it out. You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

Continue stretching until it rolls up as shown. You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

Let go and you should have a roll as shown. You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.) Clip one end to a very skinny point to allow you to feed it into a bead. You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

You can trim it more if needed. You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

You can also use a large needled to help push it through. You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

Once you have your bead or beads on, tie it around your wrist where it just fits. Tie a square knot and trim the ends. It will slip on and off as needed because it stretchy. (Try not to pull or stretch it too much when you put it on and off.) You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

If you’re giving these DIY bracelets away as Valentines gifts, print and cut out the paper tags on cards stock.  You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

They will be folded around each bracelet and glued.You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

Close them together to hold. You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.) You got 3 minutes? Got an old t-shirt? Add in heart shaped pony beads and now you've got 3 minute DIY bracelets! Great for Valentine's Day! (Free tags.)

 

Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Have you been searching for those unique valentines crafts ideas? Well, here’s one we bet you’ve never seen before!  That’s bold statement to make now a days! It’s two halves of one heart made from plastic soda bottles and it’s the perfect gift for a couple.  Then we thought, what more perfect couple to give this too than good old mom and dad. I mean it’s their two loves that make you whole… or is it their two halves of love that made you a whole… well, you know what we mean. In any case they certainly deserve something special on this day so we think they are perfect candidates for a set of these. You can put something dad likes in one side and something mom likes in the other, add one of our free printable tags, and let them know just how glad you are that they both came together. Just like these soda bottles did! #lame  But the gift works for any couple or for that special person of your own.  And if you like this you just gotta check out our Pretzel Arrows Valentine Gift Idea which is placed inside our Clear DIY Pillow Box made from , you guessed it… a soda bottle!

 

Half Hearts Valentines Crafts Supplies

  • Two Clear Straight Sided 32 oz Soda Bottles
  • Two small pieces of sturdy white poster board
  •  GOOP Glue We tested hot glue but it just didn’t work well. You need a thick, clear glue of choice. GOOP worked great.
  • Wipe off marker
  • Red paint for lids
  • Template below
  • Tag of choice below

Tag Download

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tags

Instructions

You’ll need two 32 oz bottles.

Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Print out the download template and cut off the top section.Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Wrap the template around your bottle with the base touching the table. Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Tape it into place. Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Using a wipe off marker trace around the top curved part. Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

The two bottles, marked and ready for cutting.Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Carefully cut as straight as possible along the lines you made.Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Get two pieces of sturdy white poster board, large enough to set each bottle base onto. Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

You’ll need some thick glue. Hot glue was tested and didn’t work well for us so we used GOOP. Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Place a line of glue on the cut rim of your bottle. Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Very carefully, and without bending the bottle, place it down on the poster board. Assuming you cut the bottle straight it should touch all the way around. It will need to sit this way until it dries. NOTE: Every so often I would go in and lightly press down on the bottle to make sure it was firmly adhering to the poster board. Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

After it dries you will cut the poster board off around the edge of the bottle. You will also be cutting off any excess glue that may have spread out too far.

Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle! You will see glue around the edges which is fine. Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

If there happens to be any gaps because the bottle was not cut straight you can fill them in with a little extra glue if you desire. Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Paint the bottle lids red.Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Fill each side with any candy that will fit inside the bottle. Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

You can use each person’s favorite if you know what it is. M&M’s are also a great choice!Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Looking for unique Valentines crafts? Here's one we bet you've never seen before. It's a two halves of one heart gift container made from a soda bottle!

Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking your gloves on and off so you can text?   Power Texting Gloves to the rescue! They’re inexpensive, simple to make and best of all you can add whatever power words you’d like and save all that time and money and pain on finger tattoos that your mom, husband, wife or whomever won’t let you get anyway.  This is a win win DIY all around!  You might want to sit down here because it just keeps getting better… guess where we got our gloves? That’s right… THE DOLLAR STORE!  Oh my gosh… I know, I know… it’s almost too much to take in. And you get the free instructions below plus a list of words to pick from.  Catch your breath from all this excitement, then grab you some gloves and get busy!

 

Power Texting Gloves Supplies

NOTE ON FABRIC GLUE: After a lot of research I use Beacons fabric glue because it has the highest reviews.

Download Word Idea List

pdf of word list and direction image

 

Instructions

NOTE: You do need to treat your gloves with care and don’t stretch out the finger holes anymore than necessary. The Frey Check helps a lot but they are still knit gloves and will pull apart if you are too rough with them. Just use a gentle “hand” so to speak.

These are the supplies needed for the Puffy Paint Power Texting Gloves. Gloves, Fray Check and Puffy Paint of choice.

Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

These are the supplies you will need for the string text gloves. Gloves, Fray Check Fabric Glue and heavy String. Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

Begin by cutting off the tips of the gloves where they start to curve.Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

Carefully put them on and see where they fall on your fingers. This lets you know if any need trimmed. You want to be extra careful at this stage to not stretch the ends out as they will fray easily at this point.Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

  The pinky finger needed trimmed as you could see so I trimmed it a little. Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

You then want to test them, again being careful to stretch them out as little as possible, to make sure they work fine for texting. Trim more if needed.Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

Once one glove is trimmed to the exact length needed, lay it over the other glove and trim it to match. Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

Find a slim object you can stick your gloves over to hold them up while you put the Fray Check on the ends of each finger. I used two small spray cans.Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

Make sure each finger hole is spread out.Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

It’s now time to pull out the Fray Check which is perfect for things like this. Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

You will run a bead of Fray Check around the edge of each finger hole. Don’t be afraid to rub it in as you go with the tip of the applicator. Put plenty on. If the end of any finger is curved under slightly make sure to pull it up so you can coat the area that has been cut. Fray Check dries quickly. Go over the ends again if needed to make sure you get a good coat around it. Do this on both gloves. Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

Make sure the tips don’t touch each other and stay open so they don’t stick together from the Fray Check as it dries, which takes only minutes. Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

For the puffy paint text I suggest practicing on paper first then apply your text to the four fingers. MAKE SURE TO DO IT THE RIGHT DIRECTION. Puffy paint normally takes about 4 hours to dry lying flat. Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

For the string words, cut pieces of string for the words you choose.Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

You’ll want to make the words in sections as I did with the M. I laid all my words out ahead of time to make sure they were the correct size.Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

Once all your letters are cut, grab your fabric glue. Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

Glue where the letters will be placed and attach them. Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue! Do you love to text? Are your hands cold? Do you get tired of taking gloves on and off to do said texting? DIY Power Texting Gloves to the rescue!

 

 

We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

A pillow box is a nifty little invention that’s perfect for putting a small gift in. They are magically self closing and most are made from cardstock. But we’re going to show you how to  make one from a plastic soda bottle! It’s easy and fun. Plus pillow boxes aren’t the only thing you can make from a soda bottle. (Not to brag or anything, but we kinda consider ourselves soda bottle gurus over here.) First, you gotta check out these other awesome Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas Using Soda Bottles (though you can use them any time of year of course.) Next, well… where to start… I’d have to say one of our more popular soda bottle posts is our Geometric & Confetti Plastic Bag Holder & Dispenser. It’s an upcycle that not only looks great but is useful!

Pillow Box Supplies

When your finished, use the pillow box for a Valentines Gift idea!

These tiny pretzel arrows take seconds to make. Use our pillow box tutorial and attach one of our cute free tags and you've got the perfect Valentine gift!

Instructions

We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

I use a dry erase marker for making all my cutting lines because it wipes right off afterwards. We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

If you’re lucky there may be a line already near the bottom of your bottle. There was on this one so I used it as a cutting line. If not, you’ll have to measure up to cut off the base just where it stops curving in. We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

After I cut the bottom off I then measured up and marked the bottle using my dry erase marker where I would cut it on the top. Go as high as you can before it starts to curve.We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

Cut along where you marked. We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

Wipe off your marks and you should now have a cylinder. We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

Carefully flatten the cylinder and crease it on two sides.  Press is with your hands and fingers to start but you will then need to use something to get a crisp crease on each side. We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

I use a bone folder which is made for the purpose of creasing paper and card stock. Its actually made out of bone and very strong. You can use pretty much anything, however, that will give you a good crease. The handle of a butter knife for example should work well. Just make sure to get a good crisp crease all the way to the ends. We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

You will now cut a curve around each end. To do this you need to find a cup, bowl or plate that fits your bottle end as shown. You want a nice gentle curve as shown, with very little being taken off. You want the bowl to barely touch the top of the end.

We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

Mark it with your dry erase marker as shown. We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

Cut off the end where you marked and do the same on the other side.We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

This is the part is a little tricky. Take your bowl and face it the OTHER way on each end. We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

Make sure to score it with the knife all the way to the corners. As the scoring will not go through to the back side, you will need to flip the container over and do the same thing to the back side, then repeat the same thing on the other end.We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

Carefully bend down on the crease you made with the knife and fold it inward. We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

Pinch the crease some if needed to help it bend inward.We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

Once pressed in, it should stay. You can pop it out to do the other side. We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

To close your container you close one flap in, then the other. Do this on both sides. We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

Fill them with whatever you like and wrap a ribbon around them!We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

We also used this container for our Pretzel Arrows Valentines Gift Idea.

These tiny pretzel arrows take seconds to make. Use our pillow box tutorial and attach one of our cute free tags and you've got the perfect Valentine gift!

We'll show you how to make a pillow box from almost any size of soda bottle. Wrapped in ribbon they are a perfect unique way to give a small gift or treats!

 

 

 

With a foam sheet, 40mm round gold sequins and hot glue you make this awesome huge lightning bolt statement piece to hang on your wall. Shockingly gorgeous!

We made this cheap wall decor lightning bolt from a piece of foam that came packed in some furniture but the foam board you buy at the store works just as well. Most Dollar Stores, Craft Stores and Walmart carries it. You could literally make any design but this one went in our daughter Amy’s chic office and the lightning bolt fit her decor perfectly. This is one of those upcycles or basic crafts that costs next to nothing but looks phenomenal! If you’re looking for more great inexpensive ways to decorate, check out our DIY Cash Statement Piece and our Anti-Bad Vibe Shield, both made from foam board!

Lightning Bolt Cheap Wall Decor Supplies

Pattern Download

There are three patterns. One is just a small example to look at so you can draw your own large one. The other two are larger version you can print out and tape together and use as an actual pattern.

                  Example to Copy                                                      18″x11″                                                                    24″x15″

 

 

Instructions

Gather your supplies.

With a foam sheet, 40mm round gold sequins and hot glue you can make this awesome huge lightning bolt cheap wall decor statement piece. Shockingly gorgeous!

We upcycled a piece of foam packing that came in a small piece of furniture we ordered. With a foam sheet, 40mm round gold sequins and hot glue you make this awesome huge lightning bolt statement piece to hang on your wall. Shockingly gorgeous!

However, foam boards you buy at most stores will work fine also!With a foam sheet, 40mm round gold sequins and hot glue you make this awesome huge lightning bolt statement piece to hang on your wall. Shockingly gorgeous!

 

Trace your lightning bolt onto your foam board whatever size you like then cut out with an X-acto knife. With a foam sheet, 40mm round gold sequins and hot glue you can make this awesome huge lightning bolt cheap wall decor statement piece. Shockingly gorgeous!

Begin at the bottom and add the sequins overlapping each row slightly. Try to cover all your foam.With a foam sheet, 40mm round gold sequins and hot glue you can make this awesome huge lightning bolt cheap wall decor statement piece. Shockingly gorgeous!

Continue until all the lightning bolt is covered.With a foam sheet, 40mm round gold sequins and hot glue you can make this awesome huge lightning bolt cheap wall decor statement piece. Shockingly gorgeous!

With a foam sheet, 40mm round gold sequins and hot glue you can make this awesome huge lightning bolt cheap wall decor statement piece. Shockingly gorgeous!

This particular lightning bolt was hung in a fun chic grouping in my daughter Amy’s office.

With a foam sheet, 40mm round gold sequins and hot glue you can make this awesome huge lightning bolt cheap wall decor statement piece. Shockingly gorgeous!

With a foam sheet, 40mm round gold sequins and hot glue you make this awesome huge lightning bolt statement piece to hang on your wall. Shockingly gorgeous!

With a foam sheet, 40mm round gold sequins and hot glue you make this awesome huge lightning bolt statement piece to hang on your wall. Shockingly gorgeous!

 

Get organized with this fun huge wall calendar made with Washi tape, large sequins and Post-it notes! It's great for a home offices or a family center!

Get organized with a gigantic wall calendar!  As you might know, huge wall calendars are not only hard to find but also really expensive. Well, here’s a way to make your own using Washi tape and its not only inexpensive but a fun eye catching focal point. Ours was used in my daughter Amy’s home office but it would be equally great as a family center. It incorporates Post-it Notes and you can use smaller ones and assign each person a different color or use large ones that fill the entire block. So many choices! We did ours in black and gold but get creative! If you’re looking for other ways to get organized check out how to Organize Office Supplies in Style and our Home Office Closet Makeover!

Wall Calendar Supplies

NOTE: We tried electrical tape for the calendar as we thought it would be perfect. It was too stretchy and would not stay up on the wall.

Step By Step Instructions

Wall Calendar Frame

Something To Think About: What types and sizes of Post-it notes you want to use. i.e. small sizes for each person, a large size that fills the block etc. Some might require doing some specific math to get your boxes the right size.  You’re also using wider Washi Tape than the typical type.

  1. Pick a wall that you’ll place the calendar on.
  2. Decide how big you want the calendar. The only size limit is your wall.
  3. Measure out and lightly mark where your rectangle will be.
  4. Take your width number and divide by 7. Take that number and measure and mark across the top and bottom of your rectangle.
  5. Take your height number and divide by 5. Take that number and measure and mark down the right and left side of your rectangle.
  6. Cut your Washi Tape and lay it out along the all the lines you made.  The main calendar is now completed.

Calendar Sequin Dates

  1. Write the numbers 1 through 31 on your sequin’s with the hole on the top. These are for hanging on your days.
  2.  Lightly hammer tap in the sequin pins where you want your dates to hang out. Change them out each month!

 Calendar Days of the Week

  1. Make half circles from black paper that fit over your day columns.
  2. Place your day of the week letters on each half circle and tape it over the appropriate column using double sided tape.
  3. As everyone generally always knows what month it is we didn’t add a month label but you certainly could.

Get organized with this fun huge wall calendar made with Washi tape, large sequins and Post-it notes! It's great for a home offices or a family center!Get organized with this fun huge wall calendar made with Washi tape, large sequins and Post-it notes! It's great for a home offices or a family center!Get organized with this fun huge wall calendar made with Washi tape, large sequins and Post-it notes! It’s great for a home offices or a family center!

Get organized with this fun huge wall calendar made with Washi tape, large sequins and Post-it notes! It's great for a home offices or a family center! Get organized with this fun huge wall calendar made with Washi tape, large sequins and Post-it notes! It's great for a home offices or a family center! Get organized with this fun huge wall calendar made with Washi tape, large sequins and Post-it notes! It's great for a home offices or a family center! Get organized with this fun huge wall calendar made with Washi tape, large sequins and Post-it notes! It's great for a home offices or a family center!

 

 

 

 

This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!We’ve found yet another wonderful way to upcycle candle stick holders and turn them into a beautiful classy display for motivation quotes, ten of which we provide free below. This is a perfect match to go with our New Years Resolution Ideas Kit & Casual Resolutions. Change them in and out as desired. But that’s not all! Use it to display photos. Or how about artwork your children draw for you? You could also use it as a fancy note holder. Make different styles for each room. Give them as gifts! These candle stick holders can be found in a variety of styles and types at most thrift stores. You might remember seeing other ideas we used them for such as our Beautiful Classy Jewelry Stand and our Fun Upcycled Portable Recipe Holder. Who would have thought you could do so much with such a tiny object!

Motivational Quotes Stand Supplies

Printable Quotes

Ten 5″x7″ High Resolution Prints (pdf)


Though its free, we always appreciate donations.

Instructions

Gather your basic supplies.

This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

Because I used a glass candle stick holder I decided to use paint primer, because I had some. This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

I added white on the bottom of my candle stick. This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

I painted the rest of it metallic gold.  I had to do two coats of each, drying in between.This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

I painted the stick  and then the wood wall. This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

Squeeze glue into the bottom but only a small amount as you don’t want it seeping up the sides when you push your dowel down into it.This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!Set the dowel down into the holder. NOTE: You will have to find a way to keep it from leaning while it dries, depending on the type of holder you have. This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

 You need a single small bobby pin to use for the claps.This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

With a pair of wire cutters cut the bobby pin on the middle of the second curve up then cut it on the bottom at the same spot. Try not to bend it too much.This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

This is how it looks when you’re finished cutting.  You can easily slip a paper in the top part. This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

Apply glue to the back of your bobby pin with a toothpick or paperclip. This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

Stick the bobby pin onto the top of your dowel as shown. This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

Paint the bobby pin gold to match, being careful not to get it between the pins.This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

If you do get paint between the pin, just slide something in until it dries to assure it does not stick together.This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

Cut out your quotes from our free download packet. This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

We give you ten choices of quotes to switch in and out of your holder. This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

They easily slip in and out of the clip when you want to change one.

This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

This classy display clip stand is made from a candle holder, dowel and bobby pin and it can not only display he free printable motivational quotes below but photos and more!

These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!

We created these personalized gift tags and they were a HUGE hit. We got a bunch of photos printed at the local 1 hour place and then sat down with a tag punch and punched away. If you have a large family, you can make it even more fun by using baby and child photos of adults. People LOVE looking at the tags and trying to figure out who is who. It makes an already special holiday even more so. All you need is a large tag punch. Making the tags is as much fun as finding them on the presents Christmas morning and even kids can do it. This means you don’t write names on the presents. Just attach the photo tag. Follow the simple directions below and you’ll be on your way to a very unique Christmas morning and it just might be the start of a new tradition for your  family. If you’d like some other tradition ideas take a peek at our kit for Christmas Eve Traditions. It’s FULL of specific ideas themes and printables! And if you’d like an incredibly unique way to package smaller items and use your personalized gift tag, check out our Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas using Soda Bottles.

Personalized Gift Tag Supplies

NOTE ON PUNCHES: You want one that is large enough to get a photo or head into. We used a Recollections brand purchased at Hobby Lobby. Below are two that we found on Amazon that should work great.

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You can also print photos out on your home printer if you don’t mind using the ink. Black and white photos also work great for tags. If using a store for printing, use a place like Walgreen’s that always has specials. You can get 4 x 6 photos for pennies each on a regular basis. If you have time to order online, places like Shutterfly usually has going specials and does great work.

  • Lots of 4×6 photos
  • Large tag punch (see a couple of choices below that we found on Amazon)
  • Small 1/8″ hole punch for string (For small tags) or you can just tape them on!

Instructions

All you need is a stack of photos and a tag punch.

These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!

You’ll want a test photo to see how it punches. You can also use a 4×6 index card or piece of paper. These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!

Center your photo and make sure it’s pushed evenly all the way back against your punch. Punch the tag with firm even pressure. These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!

You can now see where it punched the hole. These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!

I can now lay my template over a normal picture and see where it will punch if I put my picture in the exact center. These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos! These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!

You will have many photos that you will have to trim to insert. It’s difficult to be exact with most punches. Just do the best you can!These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!

These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos! These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos! These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!

If you choose to tie your tags on with ribbons, you will need to punch a hole in them. For smaller tags use a smaller hole punch. These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!

Punch the holes.These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!Add string or ribbon. These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!

We did the entire family one year using old and new photos. personalized-gift-tags-14 These personalized gift tags will be a huge hit and you won't have to put names on your presents. Kids can make them. Have more fun and use baby photos!

 

 

Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

If you need a last minute table centerpiece, holiday gift or even something simple that the older kids can make, these candy cane Christmas candle sticks are perfect! All the supplies can be purchased at the dollar store which is yet another bonus. They are beautiful and you can, of course, decorate them any way you like. These are a perfect match for our other poinsettia decor items. I’m talking about our Poinsettia Christmas Placemats, our matching Poinsettia Christmas Placecards and of course our gorgeous Poinsettia Lights. There’s no shortage of poinsettia crafts here,  for sure!  But the best thing about making these candy cane Christmas candles? You get to eat the left overs!

Christmas Candles Supplies

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Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

Instructions

IMPORTANT: Candy canes break easily. HANDLE THE FINAL WITH CARE. Once you have placed them on the glue, you can only adjust them for just a second or two. So be quick! The trick is to get your candle to stand straight. If it does not, in the end you can glue a little something under one side to make it even, such as a sliver of wood, then paint it to match so it won’t show.

Gather your supplies!Make sure to keep the wrappers on your candy canes and your candles. This is because of the obvious reason. The glue will not hold to wax. Also the candy canes will melt.  Choose candy canes that are not broken. It helps to have extras.

Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

Lay down a 3 to 4 inch heavy strip of hot glue on the candle base. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

Quickly stand up the candle and press the first candy cane on it to make it stand as straight as possible. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

Add your next row of glue. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

Quickly stand up your candle and press on your cane. Because these are taper candles the candy canes will touch at the top but will have small gaps at the bottom. Again, the goal is to get your candle to stand straight.Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

This shows the bottom of my candle after all the candy canes were glued on. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

You can see the gap at the bottom because of the taper. This is fine. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

Cut out your poinsettia pattern. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

Cut the leaves out of green and red cardstock. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

These are ready to glue together. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!
Glue your poinsettia together. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

Add a bell. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

Glue your ribbon around the candy cane base. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

 Add a large dob of glue to the front and add your poinsettia flower.  Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

If your candy canes have uneven spots where the plastic sticks up you can clip them off. Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

The finished Christmas candles. Please handle carefully!  Make these merry candy candy Christmas candles! They're easy, quick, inexpensive and beautiful. Plus there's a free poinsettia pattern included to adorn them!

 

 

With four Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest reversible Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Four dollar store Santa hats and some felt  that’s all you need to make this darling two sided Santa pillow. It does require a small amount of straight sewing. But I use hot glue for the rest. Feel free to sew it all if you like! You end up with the cutest reversible pillow you’ve ever seen. It only takes minutes to whip one up and they make great neighbor gifts! We even made a special tag poem to print out should you decide to use them that way. If you’re looking for more creative ideas like this make sure you check out our Christmas Caps for Visitors and 2 No Prep Last Minute Gifts from Your Pantry.

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  • Four Santa Hats per pillow (We got ours from the Dollar Store)
  • Sewing machine  You can get these SO cheap now. I’m not much of a sewer, only using sewing machines for minor crafting projects. But they sure comes in handy for things like this!
  • Felt, black and yellow
  • Seam Ripper
  • Hot Glue
  • Stuffing of some sort
  • Tag Download below (for a gift)

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Gather your basic supplies.

With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Remove the bottom white bands from your Santa hats. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Hat with white band removed. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Open up one seam on the caps. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Remove the top pom poms. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

You should now have two sets of each of these as shown.  You will be trimming all four pieces as shown.With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.Cutting off the area as shown above on all pieces so you can sew them into square shapes. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Both sets after cutting of the points. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Take each set and sew a seam along where you just cut. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

You now have two square piece, the front and back of your pillow. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Take one of your white brim pieces and iron it out as needed. Fold over the edge that was ripped away and hem it so that it matches the other side that is already hemmed. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Lay out where you will place the white strip across your pillow.  I chose to glue mine onto the pillow rather than sew it.  Trim the excess off on the ends.With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags. Take three of the pom poms that are left over and glue or sew them onto the center of your white band. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

For the other side of your pillow you will be making a Santa belt. Measure and cut your black felt. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Using our free pattern cut a belt buckle out of yellow felt. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Glue the belt together. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Mark the center of your pillow. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Glue or sew your belt into your pillow.With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

This shows the front and back of your pillow. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Place your pillow pieces right side together and sew the edges. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Make sure to leave a few inches for stuffing. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

I used a wooden spoon to help poke out the corner. Trim the extra fabric off inside on the corner to help them pop out more. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

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Stuff your pillow with whatever stuffing you like and sew or glue up the seam. With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Completed belt side.With two Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Completed Pom Pom side.With four Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

Add our wonderful poem for a gift.

With four Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest two-sided Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

With four Dollar store Santa hats, you can make the cutest reversible Santa pillow ever! Keep it or give them away as neighbor gifts! Free fun printable tags.

 

This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

Bring a little magic into your home with this snowy mason jar craft made with good old fashioned Epsom salt! Even children help make them and use the salt to mimic snow. It’s very safe. Add a real or battery operated candle in your jar when it’s finished and set them in your windows or on your fireplace mantle. Or give them to neighbors as a holiday gift. They are inexpensive, unique and they’ll love them! You can see some of ours on our Inexpensive Homemade Christmas Decoration mantle post along with other gorgeous ideas like our Twigs n Twine Wooden Reindeer. For cheap, awesome ideas we’re the place to go!

 

Snow Mason Jar Craft Supplies

NOTE ON SALT: The salt can come in different forms. Some is more crystallized and icy looking, other types is more flaky like we used. All of it is safe as it can even be eaten. It will fall off your jar a bit. you can use a clear acrylic sealer if desired to help prevent this.

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Gather your supplies. This shows a quart size mason jar but I ended up using a pint size.

This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

Epsom salt comes in different textures. This is how mine looked.  Place it in a cup ready to sprinkle.This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

I placed my jar over a paper plate for quick cleanup afterwards.This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

Working quickly, brush Mod Podge down the sides of your jar. You want an even, slightly heavy coat. This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

Make sure to bring it down around the curved part of your jar. Notice there are some extra heavy areas. I smoothed those out. This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

I had my Epsom salt ready in a cup and sprinkled it over my jar while turning it. A little goes a long way.This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

Dump the extra back in for another day, another jar. This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

Cut out your leaf pattern and trace your holly leaves. This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

Cut where shown and glue them together to make a curved effect.This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

Wrap your twine around the jar and tie, gluing two holly leaves underneath it. This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

Glue on three small red pom poms for berries. This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epsom salt & kids can make them!

Choose your tag of choice if your giving your jar as a gift. Print and cut it out. This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epson salt & kids can make them!

Attach some ribbon.This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epson salt & kids can make them!

Add it to your jar. This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epson salt & kids can make them!

Add in a real candle or battery operated candle and display!This magical snowy mason jar craft is beyond beautiful sitting on your mantle or in your window. The snow is old fashioned Epson salt & kids can make them!

We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!blank630x20

I’ve never liked putting holes in my doors and I was also never a fan of those metal or plastic over the door wreath hangers either. When I learned how to hang them with ribbon, I’ve never looked back. Then I took it a step further and created by own little system involving large thumbtacks and tiny corks for storage. I feel so organized now!  My door remains hole free and I can match my hanger if I want so it blends right in. We have a tutorial for the Peace Wreath below which I think works for any time of year, depending on how you tweak it.  We also have a Burlap Wreath made from an embroidery hoop which I think is quite clever so check that out!

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We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!

I used some wide burlap to hang one of my Christmas wreaths with. Using ribbon, the sky is the limit. We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!

Glue your tack to your ribbon which attached onto your wreath. We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!

When storing your wreath, push a tiny cork into the push pin. We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!

Keeps it safe and keeps fingers from getting poked. We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!

This is how we store our Peace Wreath.We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!

For this Spring wreath I used a 1″ piece of white ribbon which blends right into our door. We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!

It took about 1 1/4″ yards. We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!

Reach up and push one pin into the ends of your ribbon to secure it above the frame. That’s it!We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!

In case you need an extra example this is one using our burlap hanger. We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!

Depending on your color choice of ribbon it can blend in very well.We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!blank630x20

We'll show you how to hang any wreath with a piece of ribbon and a thumbtack leaving no mark on your door! Toss in a small cork and it stores wonderfully!blank630x20

These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!blank630x20If you’re always on the lookout for unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas, we’ve got some that will blow you away! Whether it’s for a small gift for a family member or a next door neighbor treat, the packaging will put a smile on the face of the receiver as much as the contents. They are made from plastic soda bottles and are as cute as can be. We have three versions, a clear square and a small petal flap and a tall mixture of both. We’ve also got some fun ways to fancy them up. If you’d like one more awesome way to use a soda bottle for gift giving, check out our other Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas! FYI we put our Quick Healthy 3 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Recipe in one of ours!

 

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We have three styles! You can just start on down the list or click on of the links to jump to the one you want.

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Style 1: Tall Mixed Style Container

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We used a typical 2 Liter bottle for this one. Many of these have lines around them near the bottom or top. We use those as a base line for measuring, depending on how tall we want our container to be.  Mark your container circle into four equal parts. Then mark it where you will be folding it at.

These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Fold straight down to your marked area on each “corner” area. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Once you fold one side you can easily fold the other straight across from it. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

When you are finished you will have a perfect square on the top. The bottom of the container is the bottom of the bottle. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Cut each corner down to where you marked it. This will be how “high” the container will be.  My bottle is still too high so I’ll end of trimming the petal flaps even more. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Keep in mind that the points where you cut are VERY SHARP. They will poke and draw blood. You’ll be fixing those in a minute. But be careful in the meantime. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Fold the flaps over to the inside and crease the edges sharply using a bone folder tool or the handle of a metal butter knife to press them down.

These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!      You will now pop the flaps back out and trim them down, curving the edges. The flaps will most likely be too long. Keep trimming them evenly until they fall halfway to the middle of the container. They can barely overlap each other or almost touch.  Make a nice curved shape on the edges so they won’t poke anyone. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

This shows a completed curved edge.These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

You can overlap the flaps one at a time to close them.These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift! They should stay closed on their own. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

You can also punch a hole in two of the flaps for tying them together. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

The container can be held together this way also. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

 I used ours for a 3 ingredient  Chocolate Fudge Recipe you can get here. This is a perfect holiday neighbor gift. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

To make it even more special, I happened upon these ornament cards from Shutterfly and fell in love with them.  They are 50% off and typically stay that way during the holidays. There are many choices and you get to customize both sides and even add a photo if desired, which I did. Attach one to your gift and it doubles as a card/tag for neighbors and friends.  (I love it when companies make me look good for a low cost.)These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Hey, who’s that good looking dude I’m with?  This is the back side of the Shutterfly card /tag. Their online system lets you design it up very easily. You can add all kinds of text in a huge variety of styles.  (FYI, the tag I used is called “Merry Chalkboard Berries”.  Again, it’s one of their Ornament Cards.  Brilliant idea. christmas-gift-wrapping-ideas-using-soda-bottles-44blank630x20

 

Style 2: Small Petal Box

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I used a tall slim 32oz bottle for this one though any size will work. (Walmart has a wonderful slim tall 33oz size in their own brand that I use for quite a few crafts for 88 cents each.) Mark the bottle as high as you want it and cut around. In this case I cut off quite a bit as I wanted a fairly short gift container. The flaps themselves will only be 1.5″ or so long. The rest  will be the height you wish the bottle to be.

These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

For the petals you need six flaps, so measure around and divide the bottle into six even sections and mark accordingly. (Finally… that math you took in school comes in handy!)  In all honesty it does NOT have to be exactly even. I eyeballed it to tell you the truth. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Remember, because we are making a short bottle we used the line that was already at the base of the bottle as our guide line  to cut down to. Had that not been there we would have measured and marked around it with a dry erase marker. If you wanted the container taller you would just need to measure up from that line and cut higher.

Cut down to your base line. Also remember that those edges are sharp until you curve them! The petals will need to fold over about half way into the middle of the bottle. Trim them if they are too long. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Bend over each of the six flaps to the inside and press firmly with a bone folder, as you see me using, or a butter knife handle to get a nice clean edge. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Pull the flaps back out and trim around the sharp pointed edges making rounded petal shapes. You can draw on with a dry erase marker first if you’d like a pattern to follow. Remember, dry erase marker wipes right off when you’re done!These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

After your petals are trimmed and creased you can fold them one at a time, overlapping each, and they will close over the top. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

This is the finished container.

These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

It can hold not only treats but small gifts. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Since we made this at Christmas time, the more we looked at this one the more we thought it resembled the bottom of Santa’s pants. So we added a black ribbon belt. We toyed with the idea of a big red pom pom or a white bow. The bow won out.

These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

We  painted black on the four bumps to signify the boot parts and added a paper buckle. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!blank630x20christmas-gift-wrapping-ideas-using-soda-bottles-38

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This next container was made from another tall 32 oz bottle though you’d never know it!  Measure and cut off both ends of your bottle making it the size you want. Then measure around making four even marks using a dry erase marker and crease each one as shown on above bottles. Make sure to get a nice sharp crease. I love using my bone folder for that but anything hard will work.

These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

This shows two of the the nice creases. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift! Now you’ve got a complete square. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

For the bottom flaps you need to measure up on each corner. For my small container I measured up about 1.5″  then cut.These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Fold them over like the top part and crease. Again, remember the points are very sharp. Overlap them to close and seal. The bottom could actually be glued if desired to keep it together. Round the very tips of the pointy parts for safety. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Curve the four top flaps either on just the edges or you can also make petal shapes if desired. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Overlap them to close the top. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

  We added a bit of gold Washi tape around the middle. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

Two small holes were punched  in two of the flaps to tie on a matching gold ribbon and bell. These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!blank630x20These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!These upcycled plastic soda bottles make unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas and are perfect for our healthy chocolate fudge recipe as a neighbor gift!

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Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

You won’t believe how gorgeous your mantle can be with these homemade Christmas decorations! Some of them cost pennies to make and we’ve got a free elegant quote you can download to add into the mix. Our mantle is made of things we created through past posts with a couple new items tossed in. We’ll link to each item below. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your handmade decorations, created with love, staring back at you from a beloved spot in your living room. Many will be handed down and become keepsakes. Keep that in mind as you create them.

Homemade Christmas Decorations Used

How To’s can be found for the following items:

We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.
These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!
This beautiful illuminated upcycled decor light was made from the covers on an old ceiling fan. Learn to look past what something is to what it can become.
DIY Candle Holders From Plastic Soda Bottles 12b
If you need more Christmas Countdown Ideas
You can make these elegant and simple Christmas Spiders from bells and pipe cleaners. Download the printable story poem tags and give as gifts or ornaments.

 

New Items Added

These items were added and most literally took minutes to make!

Framed Ornament

I found two old frames, an 11×14 and an 8×10,  and painted them bright red. For one I glued on two ribbons and attached two gold ornaments. For the other I printed out the quotation we designed below and framed it.

Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

Snowy Mason Jars (Full Post Tutorial Coming December 13th!)

I’d seen these done online and wanted to add a couple to my mantle. They were so easy. All you do is paint on a coat of Mod Podge them and sprinkle on some Epson Salt! I glued on brown string and cut some leaves off of some old artificial greenery I had and added that. Then I added in two battery operated tea lights.

Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display! Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

Gold Sticks

Grabbed a few sticks from the back yard and painted them gold!

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Snowflakes

Most people know how to make snowflakes from paper . There is a site where you can get patterns for these very beautiful ones. I purchased the entire CD but they have some free ones on this page. You will need some nice detail paper scissors for cutting these snowflakes.

Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

 

8×10 Printable Quote

Download and print the pdf. Place your 8×10 frame glass centered over the paper text. Trace around it and cut out the quote. Insert it in your frame.

It's the most wonderful time of the year quote

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Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display! Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

With the lights off.Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display! This is our little chalkboard countdown.  Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

Our Christmas spider post has a lovely little printable poem that comes with it. Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

These little wooden reindeer cost virtually nothing to make!Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

Make sure to grab this free printable quote on this post!Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

Create a gorgeous mantle using homemade Christmas decorations that cost very little if nothing to make & don't forget to download our free quote to display!

 

 

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Christmas Caps for Visitors

Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

Let your visitors join in the holiday festivities by donning a Christmas cap that you keep conveniently hanging next to the front door! Choose one of four sayings or a poem that is sure to make them smile. You can get the hats at any Dollar store and the hanger whips together in no time very inexpensively. We created two different versions. For more fun and creative DIY Christmas decor ideas, check out our Whimsical Burlap Tree using 6 Hangers and our Poinsettia Twinkle Lights!

 

Christmas Caps Supplies

NOTE: We used some gold scrapbook letters for one of our plaques.

Quote & Poem Printables

Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

Instructions

Gather your supplies. You can use whatever color ribbon you like. You just need a nice 2.5″ to 3″ wide ribbon for the base ribbon .

Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

We put bows on one set of clothespins. Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

Then glue bells on the bows.Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

Paint your clothespins and hot glue them onto your ribbon. Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

Glue your decor onto the clothespins. Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!  Paint your plaques. We used gold for one and white for the other. Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

Cut out the poem or quote you choose. Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

Cut out paper holly if you are using that. Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

For the holly, add red pompoms.Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

Glue your poem or quote onto your plaque. We use spray adhesive. Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

Clip on our hats and hang your plaque where it can be easily seen!Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!  Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave! Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave! Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave! Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave! Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave! Invite visitors to wear Christmas caps around your home and join in the merriment of the season! Just remind them to hang it back up before they leave!

 

 

We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

This rustic little tree is made with six plastic hangers, some twinkle lights and burlap. It’s a great little, easy upcycle project and would make a perfect tree for a small family or an extra tree for another room in the home. Set it in a window and light it up for a beautiful eye catcher as people drive by. Make some of our rustic Twig & Twine Wooden Reindeer to go with it or adorn it with Christmas Spiders. Now that would be unique!

Burlap Christmas Tree Supplies

NOTE ON BURLAP: Use tight weave burlap. We bought a roll of 12″ at Walmart that had silver threads running through it. It was 10′ long. We cut it into two 6″ strips and it just did one tree. However, we did not overlap ours very much going up. In retrospect I would have put them a little closer, which means I would have needed a bit more.  You can also use thinner strips but you will also have to use more burlap to cover the tree that way.

3D Star Pattern Download

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Instructions

You are going to take two hangers and lay them as shown on top of each other. I’m using a blue and white one so you can see how they lay out easier.

We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Cut some chenille stems for tying your hangers together. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Tie them in the spots shown. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Two on each side and one on the top.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Make three sets like this. These form the three sides of your tree.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

You will not attach the side together using more chenille stems plus the ones already attached.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

The side ones can be twisted together if you left them long enough. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

If the side pieces are too small you can just add more chenille stems.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

You will now attach the top parts together using new chenille stems as shown.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Attach the three together, twisting the chenille stems tightly. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

This is how it will stand up once it’s secured. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Taking a 3rd piece of chenille stem, tie the entire thing together. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Tie it together at the bottom also. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Here is your tree base!We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Get your burlap ready. We used a 12″ by 10′ piece.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

We folded it in half and cut it so each piece is 6″ wide. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Cut a few more pieces of chenille stems for attaching your lights to your frame. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Weave your lights in and out around your frame. You would also put them into the center but I was concerned they would not be bright enough to show through. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Attach your lights where needed to keep them from slipping. You can also hot glue your chenille stems in place to help. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Keep weaving your lights around, in and out and down. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

As I tried to push a big wad of the lights through my frame it broke one of my hangers. I tied it back together with a chenille stem and held it with hot glue. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Keep in mind all of the lights that stick out will be pushed to the inside as you cover your frame with burlap. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Make the frame more sturdy by gluing the sides together in places as shown.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

More gluing. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

I ironed my 6″ piece in half for a nice sharp edge then cut up in 1″ slits about 1″ from the top. ONLY CUT ONE LAYER.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

This shows how I only cut one layer. This assures that the frame does not show through. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Begin gluing your burlap around your frame. You will cut each side piece separate and wrap it around for gluing.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Make sure each side is glued well.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Overlap each piece as you go around so none of the frame shows through.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Push the lights into the back if they stick out too much.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

After you have done one row move onto the next, overlapping. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Keep going around as before, overlapping the sides. As you can see, I didn’t cut enough on one row and the frame showed through. See the next photo for the fix.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

I cut a single strip to cover the open spot. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

As you get closer to the top you will  need smaller strips. Near the very top one strip will cover three sides and possibly all four. We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Usually, one last piece will wrap around the top completely.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

You will have to curve it in a way that it makes the point. Make sure you aim the back of it towards the actual back of your tree.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

You can now glue on your bells. Do this while the tree is on its side as the glue will run. Also, metal is a heat conductor so use something to help hold the bells as they will be hot from the hot glue as you hold them!We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Paper Star Instructions

We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Attach a chenille stem to your star.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

Insert it down into your tree top.We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

We'll show you how to make the prettiest little rustic upcycled burlap Christmas tree you've ever seen using six hangers. Add bells & a star to complete it.

 

We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.Brighten up your holiday with these beautiful poinsettia lights made using twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper and some floral tape. They are just gorgeous and add a touch of magic to where you place them.

If you love poinsettias you can also learn how to make poinsettia placemats, and download our free poinsettia place cards! And don’t forget to top it off with a simple Christmas Peace Wreath!

Poinsettia Lights Supplies

NOTES: LED Lights are COOL TO THE TOUCH and VERY SAFE. Also, we found some red and green glittery tissue paper at Walmart in the party section.

LED White Twinkle Lights w/green String (Get a GOOD brand that lasts. The ones linked to are not glass and will work great.)

Red & Green Tissue Paper (We used 12 sheets each of 20″ x 20″ (33 sq. feet for each color) and it was just enough to make 50 flowers. Possibly a few more.

Floral Tape

Awl or something with a point to poke a hole in the tissue flowers with

Free Poinsettia Pattern

We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

Video Of Poinsettia Assembly

Instructions

NOTE ON STORAGE: Tissue paper is very delicate  so DO NOT STORE WHERE DAMP. Store them carefully in a box with lots of room.

This is all you need!

We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

I stapled my tissue paper together to help hold it as I was cutting more than one poinsettia leaf at time. FYI don’t cut too many as they tend to slide around. We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.Start cutting out!

We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

I stapled my tissue paper together to help hold it as I was cutting more than one poinsettia leaf at a time. FYI, don’t cut too many as they tend to slide around. We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

For each flower you will need three red and two green leaves.We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

Your finished Poinsettia!We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

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Get all your items ready in an assembly line. We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

Layer the flowers as shown, making sure to keep them centered.We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

Using an awl or something sharp and pointy, poke a hole into the very center of your leaves. Wiggle the awl to make the hole a little larger.We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

The hole made using the awl.We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

Carefully push your light through the hole all the way down to the base. This will require a small amount of tearing. Just don’t tear it too much!We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

The underneath side of your flower.We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

Fold all your leaves over like a sandwich. We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

Try to fold them in the other direction, then scrunch them together.We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

Take a few inches of floral tape and start wrapping the base, squeezing it tightly as you go. We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

Keep wrapping as you move down. We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

The tape is very waxy and holds perfectly. If it tears just add more. We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

Carefully pull out the petals a bit.We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

Your finished Poinsettia!We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

We'll show you how to make these inexpensive and beautiful poinsettia lights using normal LED twinkle lights, red and green tissue paper, and floral tape.

 

Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

What’s more festive at Christmas than a wreath and what fits the meaning of Christmas more than a Christmas peace wreath complete with a peace on earth quote? All you need is some inexpensive garland, some burlap, hot glue and foam board. You could even use cardboard for the wreath base instead of foam board. We also show you the best way ever to hang wreaths that doesn’t use a wreath hanger and doesn’t put a nail hole in your door! While you’re here, check out our Twig & Twine Wooden Reindeer and our Poinsettia Christmas Placemats!

 

Christmas Peace Wreath Supplies

NOTES: Cardboard can be used in place of foam board.

  • Foam Board 20″ x 30″
  • X-acto Knife
  • Scotch Tape for pattern
  • Scissors
  • 24 feet green garland  This is all Amazon currently had in stock. We purchased a 50 foot batch at Walmart for $8. You can try the Dollar store too.
  • Burlap 12 plus 2 feet burlap, 2″ to 4″ wide. We used a glittery type similar to this one.
  • Brown Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Large Thumb Tacks (I use the large for hanging all my wreaths though regular tacks can work but are less strong. They are an awesome, no-nail way to hang a wreath!)
  • Tiny Cork I buy a package and use the tiny ones for my wreath storage purposes. They are perfect as you will see below!
  • Small gold or copper Christmas balls –  Check out the Dollar Store for these.
  • Small wood plaque 3.5″x 5″ These sizes were the best fit, however we supplied quotes for a variety of sizes.
  • Gold Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Printable quote below
  • Printable pattern below

 

Downloads Pattern & Plaque

Peace Pattern (pdf)
Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Plaque TextPromote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

InstructionsPromote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

You will need two pieces of 12 foot garland and one piece of 12 foot burlap. They will be braided so you will need to hold them together on one end. I used a binder clip tied to a chair to help out. Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Because you will be dealing with extra long amounts of items, you can wind them up if needed while you are braiding them. It is, however, very helpful to have one or two other people help you.Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Because our burlap was so wide we opted for a different type of braid. I’m not sure what it is called but we took a video of it below so you can see how we did it. You can use whatever type of braid you like, just make sure to not make it super tight. Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Here is a video showing how we “braided” ours.

Next you will print out your peace sign wreath pattern and tape it together.

Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

After taping it together, cut it out. Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Place your pattern over your foam board or cardboard and trace it. Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Using an X-acto knife cut out your pattern. You are welcome to paint your cardboard or foam board to make it match better. The goal, however, will be to make sure that your braid covers the peace sign entirely so that none of it shows through. Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

You will start to hot glue your braid onto the foam board, again, making sure it covers the peace sign completely. christmas-peace-wreath-15

Glue the ends under.Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Make sure to use enough glue to hold the braid down.Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Once you have completed the circle you will carefully cut off your braid and tack the end with glue. You will use the remaining parts to make the peace sign feet, gluing them on as you did the circle. christmas-peace-wreath-18

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Paint your plaque gold. Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Glue on your quote and Mod Podge over the entire plaque. Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Add on the brown twine.Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Add on any decor you like. Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

To hang your wreath, add a strip of burlap glued firmly to the top, barely enough to reach over the top of the door.Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

We used plastic balls and clipped off the part that stuck out so they could be glued onto our burlap.Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Our plaque was glued on.Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Two balls were glued on above the plaque. Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

A line of hot glue was placed along the top edge of the burlap to keep it from unraveling. Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

A large thumbtack was placed on the top for hanging. Glue the thumbtack onto the burlap.Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

This shows how it will hang on the top of the door. No nail needed! Place a tiny cork on the end of the thumbtack when not in use. Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Promote the meaning of the season with this Christmas Peace Wreath using some inexpensive garland, burlap, a foam board and hot glue. It's simple and quick!

Download beautiful free printable poinsettia Christmas placecards. All you need are scissors and some glue and dab of glitter to add sparkle to your table!

Make these beautiful 3D placecards by downloading our free printable below. Print it on cardstock and add a bit of gold glitter and you have a sparkly addition to your Christmas table. It’s a perfect match to our Poinsettia Placemats or Centerpiece! Also, even though you’re working with a tiny bit of glitter here, make sure to check out our How to Organize & Use Glitter post for tips on working with glitter easily and with less mess!

Christmas Placecards Supplies

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Download beautiful free printable poinsettia Christmas placecards. All you need are scissors and some glue and dab of glitter to add sparkle to your table!

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Download beautiful free printable poinsettia Christmas placecards. All you need are scissors and some glue and dab of glitter to add sparkle to your table! Download beautiful free printable poinsettia Christmas placecards. All you need are scissors and some glue and dab of glitter to add sparkle to your table! Download beautiful free printable poinsettia Christmas placecards. All you need are scissors and some glue and dab of glitter to add sparkle to your table! Download beautiful free printable poinsettia Christmas placecards. All you need are scissors and some glue and dab of glitter to add sparkle to your table! Download beautiful free printable poinsettia Christmas placecards. All you need are scissors and some glue and dab of glitter to add sparkle to your table! Download beautiful free printable poinsettia Christmas placecards. All you need are scissors and some glue and dab of glitter to add sparkle to your table! Download beautiful free printable poinsettia Christmas placecards. All you need are scissors and some glue and dab of glitter to add sparkle to your table! free-poinsettia-printable-christmas-placecards-sq

 

Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artificial poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

These elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats can also be used as centerpieces or even wall hangings! All you need is a 12″ piece of square felt and some fake poinsettias and a hot glue gun. They are  easy to make and would be great as a gift. In fact, you could hang one on your front door! These are exactly the same as our Quick Leafy Autumn Placemats we made for Thanksgiving using leaves we got at the local Dollar, store proving yet again that decor doesn’t have to be expensive to be classy!  FYI you may notice that  little white reindeer in the photo from a previous post. Learn how to make those simple Twig & Twine Wooden Reindeer here!

Christmas Placemats Supplies

NOTES: I used a 12″ x 18″ piece of red felt and made a 12″ circle for the base.

  • Artificial Poinsettia (One 12″ circle took two large bunches from Walmart @$3.00 a bunch with some left over. Check the dollar stores or sales at craft stores! You need big leaves preferably.
  • Large Felt  This was the best deal Amazon had but it’s a variety of colors.I I suggest purchasing a single sheet locally if you can unless you need to stock up.
  • Glue Gun

Free Placecards

Grab our free printable poinsettia placecards to match your new placemats!

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Instructions

Gather your supplies.

Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artificial poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

Trace the size of circle you want. My deviled egg plate was the perfect size!Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artificial poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

Cut out your circle. Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artifical poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

Pull the leaves and flowers off the stems. Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artificial poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

Clip the stems off the leaves. There were no wires so normal scissors worked on mine. Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artifical poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

Do the same with the red portion.Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artifical poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

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Because these leaves are so large you will need to put a broad strip of glue at the base to hold them down.Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artifical poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

Begin gluing on the green leaves around the edge of your felt piece overlapping as shown. Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artifical poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

If you find that some are lifting up just add a little glue to tack them down more. Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artifical poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

You can choose to do as many green and red rows as you like, depending on the number of leaves you have of each. I did two rows of green and then started on the red. Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artifical poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

Offset the leaves as you go along, continuing to overlap them. Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artificial poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

Once I got to the center  it took five small leaves to finish it off. Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artifical poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

We used ours as a centerpiece along with our Twine & Twig Wooden Deer. Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artificial poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece! Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artificial poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

The back looks nice and clean. Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artificial poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece! Make these elegant poinsettia Christmas placemats using a large piece of felt, some artificial poinsettias and hot glue. They also make a great centerpiece!

These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!These festive little wooden reindeer are a mixture of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they’re complete! The best part is you can make them any size. And I mean any size. We made small 5″ ones but you could even make them from logs if you were so inclined!  If you enjoy doing this, you might also like our unique little stand up Christmas Countdown from Wood Slices.

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NOTES ON GLUE: For the tiny reindeer, I used hot glue in the essence of time. This is actually not a good idea if your branches have bark on them as mine did because the sticks will pull the bark off easily. Either use sticks without bark or use larger branches and drill holes to place your sticks into for a firm hold. For larger reindeer I’d suggest a drill and wood glue.

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Our reference sheet can be helpful when cutting your wood if your making a small reindeer. It’s in pdf format.

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Grab some branches. Or do like I did and call your dad up and have him cut you a few.
These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

Decide on the length of the deer parts. We’ve included a basic sheet of sizes but you can adjust as desired.These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

If you are gluing, make sure to cut certain parts that go against the body at an angle. These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

I just cut up a bunch of pieces to pick from. These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

If some have rough edges, rub them on a piece of sandpaper. These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

Glue on your pieces. Remember, I learned that these don’t stick well with bark on the branches. Best to drill holes in that case. These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

You can see why we angled the leg pieces a bit. These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

Now to add on the little tail. These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

ÜThese festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

To make the antlers attach better I did drill a hole in the head piece which had the bark removed.These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

Make sure the antler pieces fit in and then remove them for painting.  If you drill your legs in the same manner they will hold firmly. These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

Paint the antler pieces gold. These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

Paint your deer white. Paint the tips of his feet and tail gold. These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

Grab some twine and bells. These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

Put his antlers in and tie the twine around his neck and glue on a bell. These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete! These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete! These festive little wooden reindeer are a mix of modern and rustic style and only require some tiny branches off your tree. Add twine and a bell and they're complete!

 

 

 

 

These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

We made these beautiful autumn placemats from a large sized piece of felt and some fall leaves we had previously purchased at the dollar store. I say we because this was my daughters inspiration and my implementation.. We were both amazed at how gorgeous it turned out.  It can be used alone or for a Thanksgiving dinner or fall event. They are so inexpensive guests could even take them home and use them as doilies. If you’d like another fun idea using these same leaves, check out our Gratitude Jar which is a lovely decor item plus a perfect Thanksgiving activity. And if you do happen to use this for Thanksgiving, grab our free Thanksgiving Leftovers Labels.

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NOTES: I used a 12″ x 18″ piece of thin stiff felt I already had and made a 12″ circle for the base.  It took approximately 55 2″ to 3″ leaves to cover it.

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Free Leaf Placecards

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These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

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This is all you need for your leafy placemat. I had a mixture of leaf types from different packages and it ended up looking great!
These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

I wanted to use as much of the felt sheet as I could so I tested several large plates and as it turned out my deviled egg platter was exactly 12″ wide and perfect. I turned it upside down and traced my circle on. These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

Cut out your circle.
These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

Starting on the outside, use a small dot of glue at the center base of each leaf and glue them on, overlapping just enough so none of the felt shows through. These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

Once you finish one circle, move to the next inner circle. These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

You don’t want the leaves to lay completely flat so remember to just use one dot of glue.These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

Continue as before, overlapping each leaf just enough to make sure the felt does not show through.These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

You will eventually work your way to the center at which point you will only needed one to three leaves to cover it. NOTE: If you find there any spots where the felt does indeed show through, just cut a leaf down and glue a piece of it behind the other leaves and over the spot just enough to cover it. I had to do that on three spots. Works perfectly! These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

This is the finished placemat! It could also be used as a doily. These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

It’s nicely finished on the back also. A set of these would make a lovely gift.These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant! FYI, both plates and the pumpkin also came from the Dollar store!These quick autumn placemats were made from a piece of felt and fall leaves purchased at the dollar store. They turned a fall table into something elegant!

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This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!I’ve tried many recipe holders in my kitchen, the most recent was attaching a clip to my cupboard. The problem is I move around a lot while cooking. I decided what I needed was a portable recipe holder. I also needed one that would hold not only cards but also sheets of paper of various sizes. Well, I found one that does the job and does it with style and it’s got to be one of the cutest upcycles ever! All you need is a small brass candle stick holder that you can find at almost any thrift store.  (You might recall that we made a Classy Jewelry Stand from one of the larger ones earlier this year.)

This recipe holder is lightweight and you can easily move it around, and when it’s not being used it looks darling sitting on our counter. Not to mention, talk about a wonderful unique gift! We also have some free matching recipe cards you can print out to go with it.

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  • Brass Candle Holder Amazon has the larger type which would still work fine as  you can use the base to hold a mixing spoon.
  • Large Kabob Stick (To fit inside the straw to give it stability. A very small dowel would also work. )
  • Red Paper Straw
  • Small Clothespin. We used a 2″ size.
  • White Oven Bake Clay  (Bakes 15 min. per 1/4″ thickness) I use both Sculpty and Fimo. Both bake up super quick. For one recipe holder you need a small square that comes in a set of colors. Or you can purchase just white.
  • Shades of Brown Paint for base (or the cone) Markers can also be used over the base, lighter brown for cross hatching to resemble a cone.
  • Hot Glue Gun
  •  Rice (Painted to make sprinkles!) We used markers to color them.
  • Clear gloss spray to give it a nice shine.

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This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

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This is what we started out with! You can find this at many thrift stores. I paid 50 cents for this one.

This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

Gather up a few supplies. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

Roll out your clay to make your ice cream. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

Shape the clay as shown, twirling it around. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

Keep swirling your ice cream around. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

Make it fit onto your candle holder. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

If the straw is strong enough, use it to push a hole into the clay at the angle it will be placed in your ice cream. It needs to go all the way through. You can also use a dowel that is the same size as your straw to make the hole. Now take your ice cream top and bake it in a 275 degree oven for 15 minutes for each 1/4″ of thickness. We baked ours for about an hour. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

While your clay is baking you can paint your base to resemble a cone and dish. The top portion was painted a lighter brown. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

We took some permanent markers and used plastic gloves to help color the rice. We could just roll the rice around between our fingers. If you use water color markers, you won’t need the gloves. Color a few grains of rice whatever colors you wish for your sprinkles. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

Glue your rice on however you want. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

Add lines to the top part of your cone and paint the bottom of your “dish” white. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!Glue your ice cream to your candle holder. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

Glue a 2″ clothes pin to the top. Make sure to put a coat of gloss over everything. This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

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This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

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This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

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This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

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  This fun portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! It's super easy and we've got free matching recipe cards also!

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Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

Being thankful can be difficult when life gets in the way and the daily grind gets us down. Even teens and kids get stressed out with school and chores. Our Gratitude Tokens can help!  Well, we have two printable versions that work for adults, teens and kids alike to help everyone remember the wonderful things in their life on those days when they forget.  You can make either a “Let Gratitude Grow Flower” or a “Here Comes the Sun”. Print them, fill out the answer on the back and put them on a string, key chain, or ribbon. Then get your token to remind you just how lucky you are when you need it most!  If you’d like more gratitude ideas check our very popular Encourage Thankfulness with Gratitude Stones and our A Thankful Heart, A 30 Day Gratitude Challenge, also with awesome printables!

Being Thankful Reminder Token Supplies

  • Printables Below
  • Small hole punch I prefer a 1/8″ size for string.  A regular size will work but the hole may need to be punched a bit further up into the petal or raindrop.
  • String or Chain or Key Ring that snaps open
  • White Cardstock  This is what I keep in stock at home. Its 110 lb very bright so its heavy. You can buy smaller packs that are not quite as heavy though I do like heavier weight cardstock for this type for project.

Free Token Printables

The packet also comes with a page each of blanks in case you want to come up with your own questions.

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Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

Instructions

NOTE: There are 30 questions, one for each day of the month, should you decide to make it a month long activity. It can also be done for an evening activity. younger children can be helped. You can use all or just some of the questions.  Write the short answer to each of the statements on the back of each petal or raindrop. Then when you or others are having a bad day you pull out the  gratitude token to remind yourself how wonderful your life truly is.

 

Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

Cut out the petals or raindrops. Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

Punch holes where shown.Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

If you have an awl it can help you line up smaller holes for putting string into. Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

Write the answers to the questions on the back of each petal or drop.Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

Whenever you are having a bad day bring our your cards and look through them.gratitude-reminder-tokens-sq Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables. Being thankful can be tricky when life gets hard. Make a gratitude token for any age to remind us how lucky we are when we need it most! Free printables.

 

 

 

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