Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine Candy Bouquet...

We love, love, love chocolate covered cinnamon bears! A dear friend's sister passed away this week and she has been on my mind a lot. There isn't much one can do or say that would make the pain go away, but this friend and I share our love for those tasty treats so instead of sending flowers, I decided to make her a candy bouquet. This would also make a wonderful Valentines gift:

I wrapped it in cellophane and tied ribbon around it to finish it off:

Chocolate can make anyone's day better right?!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter Yarn Pom Pom Wreath...

I love yarn pom poms!  I think they are so fun.  I decided to make a winter wreath using pom poms:

So easy and perfect for winter!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Winter Door Hanger...

My cute painted mini wood shovel:

I painted the base silver and the handle brown, added some "snow" and then used a cute snowman rub on for the rest and tied a cute snowflake ribbon as the hanger:

Instead of hanging it on the door this year, I put it on my fence:

    Snowmen are my favorite for the month of January!!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Frosty The Snowman Plaque...

I love to draw and paint cute little characters.  I haven't done it in awhile so one day Hubs and I finally decided to catch up on the entire last season of Desperate Housewives so I pulled out my pencil/sketchpad/paints/scrapbook paper, etc. and here is what I came up with:

  I drew my snowman with a pencil and then took my craft paint and painted him in.  Then I cut him out and mod podged the background scrapbook paper to a piece of foam board.  Then I mod podged the snowman, the letter and the snowflakes to the board, inked around the edges and added the rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes. I also put some glitter paint on his coat and scarf:

Anyways, I think he turned out cute and I had a blast painting him :)

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

DIY Gingerbread Man Ornament (Tutorial)...

Every holiday, we do a craft for the kids.  Typically at our family Christmas dinner, we decorate Gingerbread houses, my sister lives an hour away, so it is hard for her to get the gingerbread houses home in one piece.  Because of that, I decided to have the kids make an ornament this year.  We have kids ranging in age 4-20 years so we I decided that gingerbread men would be cute for everyone.
This was the demo gingerbread man that I came up with:

Cardboard Colored Card stock
Red Ribbon
Gingham ribbon
White Puffy Paint
Black and red brads

Beforehand, I hand cut or each gingerbread man.  The shape is pretty basic, so it was easy to do.  Then we hold punched spots for the ribbon hanger, the eyes and the nose.  This kids placed the black brads in the eye holes and the red in the nose hole.  Then they made their ribbon bow ties, glued the buttons on and tied the ribbon hanger.  We did the puffy paint last so that it could dry without getting smudged.

Super easy, the kids had fun, and they turned out darling!  I ended up making about a dozen extra to use as a garland next year too :)