My Top 5 Valentine’s DIY Crafts: Part 5

My Top 5 Valentine’s DIY Crafts: Part 5

Good Morning and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Take the time to love your community and help it blossom. I hope you all had a marvelous weekend! Well, beautiful people, we’ve reached the end of the Top 5 Valentine’s DIY Crafts. Coming in at number 5 of our Valentines DIY craft it’s better known as, The Floral Heart Wreath. Yet, another simple, easy, and inexpensive craft. Shall we begin. . .

The Floral Heart Wreath

Materials & Tools:

  • Wreath
  • Metal heart
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush or sponge
  • Hot glue gun
  • Gluesticks
  • Twine
  • Lace ribbon
  • Floral 

Note: Most materials you can obtain from The Dollar Tree. The ribbon and floral came from a wedding bouquet I caught! ( Fun fact: My fiance caught the garter.)

Step 1: Remove tag from the wreath. Prepare a mixture of paint and water to give the wreath a whitewash effect. Using a paintbrush, begin to paint the wreath. 

Step 2: Wrap the ribbon around the wreath. You can do as much or as little as you like, and then secure it with hot glue.

The caught bouquet is now a beautiful wreath!

Step 3: Select and arrange your florals in a pattern you find appealing to your taste. After you found the layout that speaks to you secure with more hot glue.

Step 4: Cut a string of twine and glue one end to the metal heart, and then the other end to the wreath.

Step 5: Using twine, cut, loop, and tie a knot to secure and hang your one of a kind wreath on the door.

Wow! This has been a fun filled last couple of days spent with you lovely people. I hope you enjoyed this little journey and been inspired to create your own unique Valentine’s day decor piece. Trust me, it is so rewarding knowing you did something yourself.

So what are you waiting for? Get crafting and let me see your beautiful crafts. You can leave a picture of your crafts in the comments below, by email me, or by tagging me on instagram. If you haven’t already be to check out craft #1, craft #2, craft #3, and craft #4. That’s all for now!

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My Top 5 Valentine’s Day DIY Craft: Part 2

My Top 5 Valentine’s Day DIY Craft: Part 2

Hey loves! Who’s ready for day two of the Valentine’s day decor diy? Me, me! If you’re new here, welcome! Today, I’ll be sharing my next Valentine’s day craft. I’m calling it “the heart box!” Shall we begin…

The Heart Box

Materials & Tools:

  • Art decor box (dollar tree find)
  • Metal heart (retrieved mines from a dollar tree sign)
  • Twine (dollar tree)
  • Ribbon (dollar tree)
  • Paint (your choice)
  • Paint Brush 
  • Hot Glue Gun 
  • Gluesticks
  • Sandpaper or Sanding Block
Decor box found at The Dollar Tree in the Valentine’s Day seasonal section.

To get started, take the box and scrap the flower off (your box may differ as there are different prints sold at The Dollar Tree.) I used scissors to complete this process, but I suggest using a putty knife. Grab sandpaper or a sanding block and sand the area so that it’s smooth. Be sure to wipe the area clean, free of dust. 

Sanding to smooth the area. Don’t forget to wipe the residue off.

Next, I mixed my three paints together as I did in my previous post (see here) to get my desired pink color. Use a paint brush to brush on the paint, then allow to dry.

After drying, add a dab of  hot glue to secure the tip of the twine to the back of the box. Next, wrap the twine around 4 times. Cut, and then glue the twine to secure in place. Repeat for the remaining 3 sides. 

Applying hot glue to the metal heart, place it to the center of the box. Cut your desired length of the ribbon of your choice and make it into a bow. Add a dab of hot glue and place the bow at the top of the box. There’s your beautiful Valentine’s Day diy decor piece! Another simple and easy win!

I hope you all enjoyed! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out “The Love Sign” in my previous post. Tomorrow, I will introduce my next diy Valentine’s Day decor! Until next time loves!

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The Kiddos Made a Christmas Countdown Calendar!

The Kiddos Made a Christmas Countdown Calendar!

Hi everyone. It has definitely been a busy week getting to share a few mini diy crafts and activities with you. If you recall from one of my previous post, The Kiddos Made a Stocking Ornament, I did promise to share their next workshop. This weekend, the girls made a Christmas Countdown Calendar. 

Unfortunately, I had over scheduled some outings and couldn’t take them to the workshop, but I was able to pick up their kits from Home Depot so we could tackle their project at home.

The kit includes:

  • 1 tree shape
  • 2 side pieces
  • 1 base 
  • 2 date blocks
  • 2 long nails
  • 4 short nails
  • 1 sticker sheet

Materials required:

  • Fine sandpaper (optional)
  • Wood glue (optional)
  • Hammer

To be honest I did not use sandpaper because it wasn’t necessary. I forgot about the would glue, but the project is holding together just fine. Before assembling I allowed my kiddos to paint.

After the pieces dry take the base, and place it on it’s side. Next, take one of the side pieces and align it with the side of the base, then hold while inserting one of the long nails. Allow your child to hammer in the nail with your assistance. Do the same for the other side piece.

Flip and lay the project down flat. Add glue if you desire and place the tree shape on top making sure that all sides are aligned. Again, with your assistance allow your child to hammer in the 4 short nails.

Lastly, apply the stickers and insert the date blocks. Just like that the girls have their beautiful Christmas Countdown Calendar! Thanks for enjoying this kids craft from Home Depot. I’ll be writing you soon so stay connected.

Christmas with No Tree!

Christmas with No Tree!

How do you have Christmas without a tree? 

As I mentioned before in Christmas Decor Home Tour , our faux snowed Christmas tree mysteriously got destroyed while in storage. It sucks because I really loved that tree and we only had it for 2 years. Now with the holiday season in full affect, trees can be expensive.  

So What Now?

The mister and I are contemplating on getting a real Christmas tree this year (sap and all), and then after the holiday season purchase another faux tree when they’re much cheaper.  

While that thoughtful solution is still simmering. I came up with another solution. A corner wall Christmas tree made with lights! Haha! It’s truly something new since I had no idea what to do with these extra lights. So, I thought of hanging the lights on the wall.

Materials needed:

  • Christmas Lights 
  • Command strips light hanging clips for outside

To get started, I eyed the layout of the Christmas tree as I placed the command strips on each side of the wall.

Just peel and stick!

Note: To make it easier, use painter’s tape to layout the christmas shape tree before adding the command strips .

After completing that process, I then hook the lights from left to right.

Corner wall Christmas Light Tree

It may or may not be temporary, but it works! It’s beautiful and the kiddos loved it!

To help bring Christmas in for the girls, I purchased two small trees from Target so they can decorate and call their own. Each tree cost $3. The Christmas bulbs cost about$3 from 5 below.and the string of garland with bells cost $1 from The Dollar Tree.

Thank you for taking this Christmas tree journey with us. Happy Holidays and safe shopping!

D. I. Y. Christmas Jar

D. I. Y. Christmas Jar

The Christmas season is in the air or do I mean love. Whatever the case, I love love and I love Christmas! Just let it snow already …“let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”  Though, once is good enough for me. That reminds me, I recently made these Christmas snow jar to add to my Christmas decor which I debut in Christmas Decor Home Decor, so click here to view it. The Christmas jars turned out beautifully.  

Are you ready?

Gather all materials.

To get started, I used:

  • 2 glass jars with lids
  • 1 2pk of miniatures trees (white)
  • 1 2pk of miniatures trees (green)
  • 1 pack of faux snow
  • 1 roll of ribbon
  • Thin string
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks

Note: all materials can be purchased at The Dollar Tree.

Insert trees into jar.

Unscrew the lids and place 2 miniatures trees in each jar. You can add both green trees in the same jar, the same goes for the white trees. However, I mixed it up and place 1 white tree along with 1 green tree in the same jar. If you would like, hot glue the trees to securely keep them in place (it’s totally optional, but I personally did not glue the trees down.)

What’s Next?

Insert faux snow.

Next, simply pour just enough of the faux snow into the jar to cover the bottom of the trees. I thought about adding glitter and water, but decide to skip those options. I also thought about painting the jar lids, but decided to measure and cut ribbons by wrapping it around the lid. Secure with hot glue and add the perfect touch . . .a bow!

Simple and easy diy Christmas jar

Ta da. . .we’re done! What a fun, quick, and simple project! A little touch of Christmas decor that didn’t break the bank. For more, stay connected with our home life

D. I. Y. Faux Potted Christmas Tree

D. I. Y. Faux Potted Christmas Tree

Hi guys, welcome back! I hope you like my previous post, Christmas Decor Home Tour. As I mentioned, I would share with you how to craft a small potted Christmas tree. It’s short and simple.

Ready to knock out this diy?

The materials needed.

The Materials

  • 1 faux small white christmas tree
  • 1 small galvanized bucket
  • Miniature Christmas bulbs
  • Tissue paper or paper brown lunch bags
  • Glue gun (optional)
  • Glue sticks
  • 1 floral piece

Note: Some materials came from The Dollar Tree, others I already had. 

Fold and place tissue paper inside on the bottom (this is optional.) I did this because I didn’t want to hot glue it directly to the bucket just in case I want to change up and use the bucket for something else. I then put hot glue on the tissue paper and place the tree on top. 

Around the tree, insert the brown paper bag inside the bucket. To do this, I open up the paper bag and tore it lengthwise. Crumbled it a little, pushed it down inside bucket and around the tree. Keep adding more until you feel it’s secure. Also, if you don’t think you’ll use the bucket or tree for something else, feel free to hot glue everything to make it more secure.

Nice and simple

Now to decorate or leave it plain?

That is the questioned. . .

Drum roll please! Yes, you guessed it! Decorate!!! You can string the miniatures bulbs if you want, but I chose to take the top of the bulbs and stick them onto the tree. Another way, would be to hot glue them.

Now for the final touch

The final touch with bulbs and floral piece.

Ha, I told you it was short and simple! Guess what??? There are several ways you can decorate it to fit your style. Add some paint, a print, or even fabric. Your options are endless, so go on and get creative!!! Until next time.

Christmas Decor Home Tour

Christmas Decor Home Tour

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

Yes! That magical time where we all gather with our friends and family and share love, joy, and happiness amongst others. Today, I would like to share my home christmas decor with you. It’s not extravagant, but it’s definitely beautiful and cozy for our home. Shall we begin?

The living room.

The living room is the main attraction this year. As we all know kids are expensive, lol. I try to purchase a few christmas decorations each year. You may notice there’s no Christmas tree that’s because our beautiful tree got destroyed while in storage. Strange, I know! The mister and I are currently deciding on whether to buy another faux Christmas or buy a real tree and then purchase a faux tree after the holidays when they’re cheaper. Can you imagine how disappointed I was, being so eager to start decorating for the day after Thanksgiving only to find a messed up tree. Don’t freight, I had a solution which I will share with you in the next post.

Hanging Merry Christmas banner, 2 chalkboards, 2 set of 3 bottle brush trees, calendar house, seasonal home letters, and a vase with flowers.

The console is decorated with 2 christmas signs that I hand drew with chalk. One list the reindeer names and the other says “tis the season to be merry.” I know it should be jolly, but at the time I was rushing through it. Why not be MERRY? It is also complemented with a wine bottle used as a vase with faux flowers inside. Above is a Merry Christmas banner. Don’t you just love the buffalo check? Remember the 2 sets of 3 bottle brush trees and house calendar from my other post which you can check-out here. Lastly, a seasonal home lettering that was given as a gift last christmas.

Decor to the right of the console.

On the shelf is a candle gifted to me last Christmas, a faux window panel frame, and a faux potted Christmas tree I crafted together the day before. I will totally share with you guys soon. So be on the lookout.

Below on the end table is a tic-tac-toe (decorative use only), a farmers market milk jug I suppose, and a small galvanized house from a previous post on top of a faux marble tray which is inlaid with a red and black buffalo check table mat.

Take a closer look. . .

End table decorations
To the left of the console.

Ha, would you look at that! Another faux window frame, and a potted Christmas tree. The shelf is also accompanied by a wooden family sign, and a lantern filled with faux flowers, pinecones, and light.

Snow jar upon a shelf

I made two snow jars the day before to add to my decor. Here’s one and the other is near by. They are both sitting on their own little shelf.

Sorry I didn’t get permission to share my relatives photos, so, I hope you understand. This frame is on the living room hallway wall.

A merry and bright sign hanging from a collage picture frame of family photos. Around the frame I added garland along with buffalo check bows, just like the hand rail on the stairs.

See below. . .

The stairway

Almost Done

Bows and bells on the doors

Thank you for taking this wonderful tour of my home. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I. It’s been a pleasure sharing my home with you. If you have any suggestions please feel free to share.