Seasons · Winter

Gorgeous Crafting With Snow

I am still working diligently on my project for a Challenge I am entering. So I am taking the day off..but..I just had to show you what a friend sent to me. They are amazing!!!

The annual Snow Sculpture contest in Breckenridge, Colorado, attracts contestants from all over the world.   
 
Talk About A “Snow Job”…!!!!      

This one is my favorite…just because it reminds me of ‘Small World’ in Disneyland. And children…just love kids.

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Remember…these are all made of snow…

 

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Is this Michael Jackson???

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For all you Readers out there…

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I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did. Aren’t these amazing!!!!

Seasons · Winter

Winter Wreath

With Christmas being over, and the season still ringing in my heart, I know I am going  to have a hard time putting Christmas away in a few days. I seem to always do. I had a beautiful Christmas, and I hope all of you did also!

With the winter here for another couple of months, I’m getting started on making some pretty winter decorations.

I’m starting with this is a very easy wreath to make. Fun and easy for children! All you need for this is a box of sandwich bags and a wire hanger. I picked up the bags at the dollar store. Now in retrospect, I should have used the plain baggies that you twist tie with wire.  I will show you later why. Just pull down on bottom of hanger to make a circle.DSCN4132.JPG

Take one baggie, and tie around the hanger….do not knot

As you can see in the photo on the right, the bags a bit thick where it was tied around the wire.This wouldn’t have been so if I used the plain baggies with no fold top.(I should have stuck with my search, perhaps Walmart.)  I have had the flu the last couple of days and have been pampering myself.

So anyway, you go around tying the bags all around the wire..I was watching a movie while doing this…goes by faster.

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When you are finished, you need to go around and fluff the ends of the bags, so you have a round fluffy wreath. I then was looking for some ribbon to put on the wreath. I love this wired ribbon..it has sequins and snowflakes …and looks sooo pretty!!

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Tie it to the top of wreath around the hangers top….

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I had found that pretty snowflake in the center of the wreath at the dollar store at Christmastime. I just hung it on the back of the top of hanger….I think it looks so pretty! What do you think?

 

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Seasons · Winter

2017 New Years Resolutions

Most of us do it every year, we make personal promises to ourselves, and I’m not any different. I have so many plans for this next year to share with you. Here are some I am going to be doing. The first one is the first I do for sure. There are some of you waiting for me to be the ‘guinea pig’, trying the Rustoleum Cabinet Kit. So I will be doing that before anything else. The next projects…not in any particular order…

  • Painting Family Room Cabinets
  • Painting Counter Top in Family Room
  • Remove Popcorn Ceiling
  • Fan Makeover
  • Staining Concrete Patio
  •  Mosaic Tile Concrete by Front Door
  •  Carpet Removal/Lay Flooring
  •  Total Bathroom Makeover on a dime
  •  Add Decorative Stone to blocks on Mailbox

I know I will be adding to this list as I go. Of course I will still be doing crafts, home decor, up cycles, re purposing, and of course all the different holiday crafts.

I do want to take this time to let you all know how much I appreciate your following my blog. The past 4 months since starting this.. It is so much fun for me to share with you all my projects. I am so looking forward to a New Year filled with surprises!

I also want to let all of you know how much I enjoy your sites. From the awesome cooks who tempt me daily with their awesome recipes….to the travelers who take me along on their journeys with their amazing photos and stories.Then the personal journeys others are taking…and the fun blogs that make me smile….thank you so much. I cannot tell you how much pleasure I get reading all of your blogs with my coffee each morning!

I wish all of you a amazing 2017, and hope all your dreams come true!

Christmas · Holidays · Seasons · Winter

Snowflakes ‘Updated’

I have had such a wonderful day! I am filled with the Christmas spirit! First I had a young friend of mine come over and do snowflakes with me! Then, a couple came over with their precious 1 yr old baby girl….ahh..I just melted holding her. Showing her all the musical stuffed animals and snow globes. Her eyes were as big as saucers, as she was so fascinated with everything! Her visit made my year!

So back to the snowflakes…the first one is one you are already aware of… snowflakes out of coffee filters…right? This is Mariah…flattening out the coffee filter….

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Fold in half, and keep folding till you have a small triangle

You then cut little triangles or circles…

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and that turns into this

The next snowflakes are awesome!!!!

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What do you think of this one? Tomorrow we are adding fluorescent glitter all over it!

Here is what you need….pkg of brown paper lunch bags, and glue..we used white glue….both found at the dollar store..It’s better if you can find the white lunch bags…they were out, so we used the brown.

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The second one we made came out fuller…we used 10 bags. Start by laying out one bag, front side up, and make a line of glue across the top then down…forming a T. .

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Then put the next bag on top of the glued bag. Continue with glue, then bag until you reach the last bag

This was the hard part….getting Mariah to wait for the glue to dry.

When dry, cut a ‘tree top’  through all 10 bags at the top. If you can’t cut through all 10, just lift up some and cut a few at a time.

It will look like this…

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I was getting excited…I forgot to take pictures of the next step. But all you do is cut 2 small triangles below the larger one you just cut out. Then you carefully spread the bags apartdscn4075

….oops, still wet glue….and like a fan, you connect the ends with glue. See above how she is spreading the bags. Spread out to make a fan….

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Then you will meet both sides together of the fan…to form a circle…See how glue was added to one side…

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These are big stars. Cover with glitter…Big and beautiful!!!

What do you think?

Christmas · Holidays · Seasons · Winter

Pine Cone Candle

Well it’s getting dinner time. So while it’s cooking, I’m going to show you this really easy craft you can do for Thanksgiving or Christmas..You can literally do this in about 10 minutes.

All you need for this project is:

  • Pine cone
  • Taper candle
  • Christmas Greenery (from wreath /garland)
  • Wire (thin)
  • Christmas pick

First let me say, I was looking at this pine cone I had in my ‘going to be a idea’ box. This box is just for neat things, different objects I find at the park. I was looking at the pine cone and noticed the bottom had a open space in the center. I instantly thought of a candle holder. Great Thanksgiving and Christmas.See below, the bottom of these pine cones..

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If the top of your pine cone has a point, cut that off the pine cone. The bottom is going to be the top, and top, the bottom.

This is what your top will look like after you cut some off.

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As you can see in the next photo how I wrapped the wire around the bottom.. leaving out 4″ of each wire after wrapping.

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Now I had this piece of greenery also, I wrapped each end of the wire around the greenery to sit in the center and be stable. I didn’t like it…not enough greenery.

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Well, I haven’t unpacked my Christmas Stuff….But I did have a pick. These pictures are before and after  I pulled it apart.

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So I put the greenery with the silver in it on top of the other greenery and it made it a lot fuller.

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You could do the same thing with the Christmas greenery they sell , for a table, kinda shaped like a diamond….well 3 pine cones put on that would be a beautiful centerpiece.  And it’s fast and easy. And…you probably have most the stuff you need already.

Thank you for stopping by..