It's never too early to get in the Holiday spirit! Celebrate Christmas in July with this easy DIY Rudolph Ornament!!
You will need:
-a clear plastic ornament
-brown acryllic paint
-red pom pom
-black pipe cleaners
-Pour some brown acryllic paint into the clear plastic ornament. Move the the bulb around and make sure to get even coverage to color the entire bulb brown. Allow to dry.
-Bend 1 pipe cleaner in half and then open. Place bent part in the center of the bulb and place the top of the bulb back on (this will also secure the pipe cleaner). This will be the antlers. Then bend each antler piece in a zig zag pattern.
-Then cut small pieces of pipe cleaner and twist onto the two pieces of pipe cleaners you have as the antlers. These will be the antler points
-Lastly, hot glue on the eyes and red pom pom for the nose.
I have never made a Christmas Bulb Wreath before. It was really simple and I love how it came out.
You will need:
-Plastic Christmas bulbs ( got a canister of 50)
Unravel the top of the hanger to separate it. Then shape the hanger into a circle (wreath shape). Then begin placing the the ornaments on the wire hanger by pulling the wire through the loop at the top of the ornaments. Once you have filled up the hanger with ornaments secure the top by twisting the wire. I create a loop with the wire for easy hanging. Then tie a bow with the ribbon at the top of the wreath. This will also help cover up any wire that is exposed.
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How adorable is this sock snowman? This is a great DIY project you can do with kids.
Here is what you need:
-White tube sock
-orange felt(carrot nose)
-any color felt you like (scarf)
-pom pom any color you like (hat)
-fishing line or white string
-16 oz rice (uncooked)
-fill the sock with the uncooked rice. Tie the top of the sock up to where the rice fills it (this is just to secure it so the rice doesn't fall out).
-next create the 3 sections of the snowman (small, medium, large snowball) by tying the sections with string. I used fishing line.
-With the top(head) part of the snowman roll the excess of the sock(where you initially tied it) wrapping it around the head this will be the hat. Then glue on a pom pom.
- next cut a small triangle of orange felt for the nose and with the marker draw on the eyes and mouth on the head of the snowman.
-then cut a strip of felt and fringe the end to create the scarf. Glue that around the neck.
- Lastly with the marker draw the buttons of the snowman on the body. Or you can even glue on small buttons.
You can creative with this project and it is super easy.
These dough ornaments are incredibly simple to make and can be a great gift.
-4 cups of flour
-1 cup of salt
-1 1/2 cups of warm water
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a bowl mix the dough and salt and gradually stir in the warm water. Once it reaches a dough like consistency roll out on a floured surface. Use your favorite holiday cookie cutters to cut out into festive shapes. At the top of the shape be sure to poke a hole with with a toothpick.
Bake the shapes for 1 hour.
Once the shapes are cool, paint and decorate to your liking. You can even varnish to make it last longer. You can also purchase self adhesive magnets to make it into a magnet instead.
Check out my top 3 tips and advice for stocking stuffers! Thank you Kristen Castillo for including me in your article.