Wood Slice Snowmen Ornaments

  Check out this really easy tutorial for Wood Slice Snowmen Ornaments.

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I love all things snowmen related.  I just have a thing for them and think they’re the cutest.  Like the old Campbell’s soup commerical where the snowman comes in to have a bowl of soup and he thaws out and melts into a little boy.  Love it!  I was at Target the other day and spotted some wood slice tags in the Dollar Spot at Target and knew these would make for the cutest ornaments. The best part is… I created all 6 of these ornaments for just a dollar.  I already had the paint and ribbon.  But, you wouldn’t have to buy any ribbon, the package of tags already comes with twine.  These also come together in no time and make the perfect homemeade gift to attach to a present, wine bottle, card, etc.

Supplies Needed:

  • Wood Slice Tag From Dollar Spot
  • White, Black, and Orange Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Ribbon

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These are the great wood slice tags that I found in the Dollar Spot bins at Target.  It’s such a bargain to get six of these for $1.  I just had to snatch them up.  I think I will have to go back for more.

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Step 1:  Use white paint to paint the front and backs of the wood slices.  I used chalk paint for this.  I found that it covers things a lot better and wanted to cover up the dark chalkboard circle on the one side.  The chalk paint worked perfectly for this.

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Step 2:  Use a fine paint brush and paint the nose and eyes onto the slices.  Let them dry.  You can seal these with a matte spray paint or leave as is.

Step 3:  Use the twine that is provided for you or use your own ribbon to make a loop to hang the snowmen by.

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Enjoy making these cute little snowmen.  They’re just adorable and so easy.  Now, I’m off to Target to pick up more of the tags.  I hope they still have them.

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50+ DIY Ornaments For Kids

 Here is a fun collection of  50+ Ornaments to make with your kids for the holiday!

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Christmas Twig Tree Ornaments

Christmas Tree Twig Ornaments by One Crafty Mumma

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Yarn Ball Ornaments by All Things G & D.

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Bow Te Noodle Wreath by Crafty Morning.

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Pinecone Christmas Trees by Elementary Fun

Cupcake-OrnamentCupcake Ornaments from By Stephanie Lynn.

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Toilet Paper Roll Choirs by Sew Sensational.

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Scrap Ribbon Tree by Fireflies and Mudpies.

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Kids Fingerprint  Christmas Lights Ornament by The Happier Homemaker.

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Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments by Spoonful.

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Popsicle Stick Snowmen Ornaments by A Day of Wonders.

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Popsicle Stick Tree Ornaments by Ziggity Zoom.

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Pom Pom Pinecone Christmas Trees by The Wool Acorn.

Melted Bead Christmas Ornaments.

Melted Bead Suncatcher Ornaments by Artful Parent.

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Reindeer Ornaments by Plain Vanilla Mom.

Melted Crayon Ornaments

Melted Crayon Ornaments by Meet the Dubiens.

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Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees by One Perfect Day Blog.

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Ribbon Trees by Star Inspirations.

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Woven Ornaments by The Crafty Crow.

Borax Star Ornaments

Borax Star Ornaments

How to Make Borax Star Ornaments by Artzy Creations.

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Pom Pom Olaf by Kids Activities Blog.

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 Scrabble Ornaments by Life Your Way.

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Fun Elves by Parents.com.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments by The Crafting Chicks.

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Owl Ornaments for Kids by Meet the Dubiens.

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Thumbprint Reindeer Ornaments by Little Bit Funky,

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Salt Dough Hand Print Ornaments by Nest of Posies.

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Felt Stacked Christmas Trees by This Heart of Mine.

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Plastic Bottle Snowflake Ornaments by DIY Cozy Home.

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Paper Straw Christmas Trees by Simple As That.

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 Fingerprint Frozen Olaf Christmas Ornament by Crafty Mornings.

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Popsicle Stick Reindeer by Crafts by Courtney.

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Star and Circle Paper Ornaments by Picklebums.

DIY Stable Ornament

Stable Orrnament by Adventures of a DIY Mom.

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Pinecone Reindeer by Kids Craft Room.

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Salt Dough Ornaments by Alisa Burke.

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Puzzle Ornaments by Thats What Che Said.

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Toilet Paper Tube Poinsettia by Craft Klatch With Mona.

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Easy Santa Hats by Buggy and Buddy.

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Cinnamon Stick Ornament by Sussle. 

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Felt Button Trees by Hands On As We Grow.

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Kids Fingerprint Ornaments by Cutesy Crafts.

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Construction Paper Christmas Tree Ornament by Parents.com.

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Pony Bead Ornaments by Plum Pudding.

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Fabric Scrap Ornaments by Jillian In Italy.

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Pom Pom Photograph Wreath by She Knows.

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Snowman Fingerprint Ornament by Joybobo.

Owl Ornament

Snowy Owl Ornaments by The Artist Woman.

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Cork Reindeer Ornaments by Blog Vicky Barone.

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Yarn Wrapped Christmas Trees by Fantastic Fun and Learning.

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Painted Origami Stars by Hello Wonderful.

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Icicle Ornaments by Happy Hooligans.

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Twig Tree Ornaments by StowandTellU.

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5 Minute Mason Jar Christmas Decor

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Do you need a quick Holiday decoration?  Are you looking for a really cute gift idea?  This quick and simple 5 Minute Mason Jar Christmas Decor combines the best of these two ideas.  Not only does this project make for a quick and simple Christmas decor but it is also beyond cute.  If you really wanted to, you could give it away, but I don’t think I will be parting with mine.  I have a slight obsession with Mason Jars and this one is too cute.  Let me show you just how easy it is to create this very simple project.  Let’s get started!

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Supplies Needed:

  • Soft Snow
  • Little Christmas Tree
  • Mason Jar with Chain Lid (These can be found at Michael’s)
  • Hot Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun

Step 1:  Hot glue the tree to the inside bottom of your mason jar.

Step 2:  Fill with a fair amount of Soft Snow and hang!

 

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Yup, it’s really that simple.  You could have a couple of these hanging in a large window, one on either side of a fire place, or perhaps several hanging from a tree.  The possibilities are just endless.

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Have fun making this jar of cuteness!  I can’t wait to share more of my cute holiday creations with you.  Until then…

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DIY Paper Mache Santas and Darice

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Hi Everyone!  Today, I’m over at Darice’s blog, Live Craft Love, sharing a tutorial for these DIY Paper Mache Santas that are super easy to make.  They will make a great addition to your mantel or table decor for the holidays.  Plus, they’re so easy too make you’ll have plenty of time for more crafts or holiday shopping.  Go check out this easy tutorial and make some Santas that scream cuteness!

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Duck Tape Chapstick Holder

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

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We love all things Duck Tape® in our household. It’s so easy to use and with my daughters going back to school here in just a couple of days, I thought it would be perfect to come up with a fun craft that kids will find useful too. Here’s a quick and easy tutorial to make a Duck Tape® Chapstick Holder that can be used in a binder or attached to a backpack.

Materials:

  • Duck Tape® in Your Favorite Color or Pattern
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Metal Straight Edge Ruler
  • Bungee Cord or Cording (approx. 9″)
  • Your favorite flavor Lip Balm

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Step 1: Lay out a strip of Duck Tape® approximately 7-8 inches in length with the sticky side up. Take another piece slightly longer and adhere it to your other piece, sticky sides together. Trim off the bottom to make a straight edge.

Step 2: Take the edge you just trimmed and fold it over 1/4″ towards the top of your strip and tape it in place. Next, use your straight edge and x-acto knife to cut & straighten up the edge. Don’t take too much off the side. Measure over 1-3/4″ from the straightened edge and trim the other side.

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Step 3: Measure 2″ up from the bottom of your strip and make a crease or fold. Measure down another 1/2″ from the first crease and make another crease. This helps create a wider bottom for your lip balm.

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Step 4: Tape both sides creating a pocket. Trim any extra length of Duck Tape®.

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Step 5: Measure up 4-1/4″ from the bottom and cut straight. Measure 1/2″ back from that edge and make a fold or crease. Tape this in place on the backside and trim up any rough edges.

Step 6: Take your 9″ length of bungee cord or cording and thread it through the fold you just made. Tie it off or tie it to a backpack.

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That’s it. You now have a super cute and custom made holder for your lip balm. Your child might never have chapped lips again, and with 200 prints and colors to choose from by Duck Tape®, anyone will be able to create a holder that fit’s their personality. Don’t believe me? why don’t you head on over to the website and see for yourself! You can Find Duck Tape here While you’re there, why not check out Duck Tape on Twitter and Instagram or for more back to school craft ideas check out their School Craft board on Pinterest

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Cupcakes For Kids

 

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I love toys that encourage imaginative playtime for kids.  Especially during the summer when the kids have more time to play.   I happened upon these cute paper mache cupcake boxes and knew that these would make darling toys for my youngest daughter.  These Cupcakes For Kids are just the cutest.   All you need is couple of basic craft materials and in no time you will have some adorable play cupcakes.  Let’s get started.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Paper Mache Cupcake Boxes
  • Fabric
  • Mod Podge in Matte Finish
  • Paint Brush
  • Pom Poms
  • Hot Glue
  • Various Acrylic Paints

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Step 1: Apply Mod Podge to the paper mache cupcake box.  Apply the fabric and cover with a coat of Mod Podge.  Let dry.

Step 2:  Paint the top of the cupcakes with different acrylic paint colors.

Step 3:  Hot glue or Tacky glue the pom pom onto the top of the cupcake.

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These are so simple and fun. Your kids just have to help make them!  They  will for sure have fun painting the tops. You could also make boy versions of the cupcakes using super hero or train fabric, etc.  If you don’t have any fabric scraps at home, you could also use tissue paper, construction paper…  the possibilities are endless.

My daughter has filled these with all of her favorite little toys.  She loves Legos, Shopkins, jewelry, bouncy balls.  You name it, and you could fit a lot of cute treasures in these.  Pssst… they would also make super cute party favors too 🙂

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 I hope you your kids have lots of imaginary fun with these.

Enjoy!

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Recycled Bird Feeder For Kids

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign withPollinate Media Group® andWet-Nap®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ConquerTheMesshttp://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

 I’ve been an art teacher for the past eighteen years now, so I am always creating or making some sort of project in our household.  I love that my kids see me creating different types of art and want to create art as well.  They will often go and grab their art supplies when they see that I have mine out.  Most of the time though, they don’t even wait for me.  They just grab their materials and start creating.  However, we all know that with creating and making wonderful art projects, it often times ends up making a big mess.   Well, over the years, I have gotten the clean up part down pat and what I’ve figured out, is that what you need is something that’s quick and easy that makes clean up a breeze. That’s why I love the convenience of Wet Naps. I pick up a ton of these at Walmart, and when we have an art project, I set the package of Wet Naps out for my kids to use.  They can just grab them and clean up as needed.  This method  is also especially helpful if you have a kid that is a little more concerned when sticky things like glue get on their fingers.

Well, today, I’m sharing with you, one of those projects that has a tendency to be a little messy, but kids absolutely love it.  No need to worry and fuss about the mess when all you need is just a few Wet Naps for clean up and you’re done!   Let’s get started.

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Supplies Needed:

  • (1) Clear 2-liter Plastic Bottle
  • Tissue Paper in a Variety of Colors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Newspaper
  • Small Dowel Rod Cut To About 4 -3/4″  (or a Stick works well)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue
  • Bungee Cord or Some Type of Twine

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Step 1:  Remove the label from the 2-liter plastic bottle.  Cut the top part of the bottle off using scissors.

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Step 2:  Cut the front part off of the 2-liter bottle and round the top edges.

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Step 3:  Cut several small pieces of tissue paper to roughly  1″ x 1″.  Apply Mod Podge to the inside of the bottle and put strips of tissue paper onto the wet Mod Podge areas.  Go over the tissue paper with a layer of Mod Podge.  Let it dry.  If you are going to use this in an area that is more exposed to the elements, you may want to use a clear coat of spray paint, but because we plan to put ours under a VERY large Cedar tree, I decided not to seal it.

Step 4:  Cut a hole in the bottom, not far from lip using the scissors and insert the dowel rod. This is a little perch for your birds.  Use hot glue to secure the dowel rod in place. I used a little dab of hot glue on the inside.

Step 5:  Cut two holes at the top of the bottle / bird feeder.  Lace the bungee cord or twine through.  Put some bird seed into the feeder and hang in a branch or a small nail.

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For the entire project, I laid down a few pieces of newspaper.  When clean up time came around, all I did was give my daughter a couple of Wet Naps to clean the Mod Podge off of her fingers and for everything else, I just folded up the newspaper and recycled it. Clean up was honestly that simple.

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 Wet Naps are nice because they’re really soft, and you can use them on your little ones hands and face.  Lily likes these because they’re really soft on the skin.

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Here’s how Lily’s bird feeder turned out!  It’s so awesome and colorful.  She really loves it.  Using Wet Naps makes projects like these hassle free.  Visit Walmart for all your Wet-Nap® needs: 110-Count Hands, Face, & Body Cleansing Wipes, 24-Count Packettes Antibacterial Hand Wipes and 40-Count Canister Antibacterial Hand Wipes…  This is just what you need to make craft time hassle free and fun for everyone.

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Rustic 4th of July Mason Jar

4th of July is all about red, white, and blue.  And nothing says 4th of July like a good old DIY painted mason jar with red, white, and blue on it. This is perfect for holding silverware, straws, flowers, pinwheels for the kids, and much more.  I just love how versatile this project is.  So, let’s get started and see just how easy this distressed painted mason jar is to make!

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Painted Mason Jar Supplies:

 

Step 1. Using the white chalk paint, paint the entire mason jar.  Let the first coat dry and then apply a second coat to make sure the mason jar has been coated thoroughly.

Distressed-4th-of-July-Painted-Mason-Jar-Crafts-Unleashed-3Step 2. Using painter’s tape, mark off about the top third of the painted mason jar.  Make sure to press down the painter’s tape to ensure it’s adhered well to the mason jar.  Paint the top section using the red chalk paint.  Let it dry.

Distressed-4th-of-July-Painted-Mason-Jar-Crafts-Unleashed-4Step 4. Lightly sand the painted mason jar with sand paper. You don’t want to sand the entire jar, just certain areas and especially the high ridges.  Go over these areas as much or as little as you like to achieve a distressed look.

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I love the versatility of this jar and how it can be used in so many ways.

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If your going to use this outdoors a lot, I do recommend giving your jars a good coat of clear spray glaze.  This way your DIY mason jars will last for many 4th of July’s to come.

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Enjoy your new painted mason jar!

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4th of July Bubble Wands

Today, I have a great 4th of July craft for you kids and their friends. This is a simple, fun and inexpensive way to help keep them to keep them busy while they’re waiting for the fireworks to begin.

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If your neighborhood is anything like mine, 4th of July is a big deal.  We have tons activities going on and lots of relatives getting together.  It’s because of this, that I  like to have a craft on hand for the kiddos to make while the 4th of July festivities are going on.  This year I thought it would be great fun to have them make their own bubble wands.  This is perfect because you can make a ton of these and they are very kid friendly. Lots of fun for pretty much all ages.  The big kids can even help the small kids with the bending and twisting on the pipe cleaners.  So, let’s get started and see just how easy these 4th of July Bubble Wands are to make.

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It’s that simple and easy!

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Now, go grab your bubbles and your all set for lots of Fourth of July fun.

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