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
2 date blocks
2 long nails
4 short nails
1 sticker sheet
Fine sandpaper (optional)
Wood glue (optional)
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.
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?
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
Hot glue gun
Note: all materials can be purchased at The Dollar Tree.
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.)
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!
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
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?
1 faux small white christmas tree
1 small galvanized bucket
Miniature Christmas bulbs
Tissue paper or paper brown lunch bags
Glue gun (optional)
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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. . .
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.
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.
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. . .
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.