Minnie Mouse Wooden Ornament

Good morning! Guess what? I am planning a trip to Disneyland! And I am so excited! My husband and I gave my parents a day trip to California Adventure and we have set the date! So I wanted to create something that represented Disney.

I have quite a few of these wooden balls in my stash, so I have been trying to figure out different things to make with them. Minnie ears were the perfect start! I picked pink, black and white for the colors and had some Minnie mouse ribbon left from another project.

Minnie Mouse wooden ornament

I painted all the small balls black for the ears and each of the large ones were painted a different color-pink, black and white. I used acrylic paint for each one and then sprayed each one with semi-gloss clear sealer.

minnie mouse wooden ball ornament black ears

I hot glued 2 of the small balls to the top of one large one to make cute little ears!

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Once the ears were on, I added a bow to the top. I also added a hanger so they could be used either as an ornament or as a decoration.

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I hung them on my little cup holder just to give you an idea of how they looked.

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Aren’t they cute?! They would be perfect for a little girls room, maybe a tablescape or even a Christmas tree.

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Perfect for any Disney theme!

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Well, that’s one project done, but I have lots of these wooden balls left, so I will be coming up with more! See you next time!

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Ideas for Winter Decor

Good morning!  We are into January and sometimes it is hard to know how to decorate once Christmas is over. The room look so bare and empty and it’s not really spring yet either. Especially when you have several feet of snow on the ground! But you can add some simple winter decor to your rooms to cozy them up a bit. I browsed through the internet a bit this week and found some great ideas!

Wisconsin Magpie came up with these great snowflake decorations. She used items she already had and put them all together in a creative way. I love these! They would be cute with a heart in them too for Valentines Day!

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Yvonne over at Stonegable has 3 great winter wreaths! Doesn’t this pom-pom one looks so cozy and welcoming? I think I like this one the best.

pom pom wreath

These icicle candle holders are so cute! You could use any jar you have around, some glue and salt. Add some pretty pinecones and you have a pretty simple DIY! Go check it out at Sew Historically.

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After all your decorating and crafting, you need something warm and cozy to drink. These polar bear marshmallows are adorable and yummy! Little Passports shares the easy instructions with us.

polar bear hot chocolate

I hope you enjoy making your home a cozier place!

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My First Ornament Wreath

Hello everyone!  Before we begin, I want to apologize for this post being short and not having as many pictures as I wanted.  I literally started this project with the intention of taking more pictures to add.  But I got so excited to get started that I forgot to take picture.  Sorry.

So I have wanted to make an ornament wreath for quite some time now.  And I finally felt like I had enough ornaments to make the wreath.  Mom and I had been collecting them for a while from yard sales and thrift stores.  So now that the time was right, I finally bought my wreath.

wreath

The first thing I did was wrap the whole thing in ribbon.    I used one spool and then realized I greatly underestimated how much ribbon I needed.  So off to the store I went to buy two more…

I then pulled out the ornaments and started gluing!

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Yeah…I had a lot.  Enough to fill the entire box.  But I had a variety of pink ornaments along with some silver and gold.  I started hot gluing the ornaments down and filled in where needed.

And here’s the finished product!

full wreath

I know it’s not exactly circular anymore, but I really like it!  And for it being my very first one I am very proud of myself.  I wish I took more pictures while I was doing it, but I was so excited to finish that I forgot…  And what’s even worse is that I still have enough ornaments that I can make a whole second wreath!

And even though I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures, I did still have time to take this one!

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Festive Paper Christmas Tree Garland

 

Christmas Tree Garland 3 Trees 2017

Good morning!

I have another craft for you today. I made this one a while back and I am just getting it posted. I see all kinds of garlands out there today, but this is definitely one of a kind!

Here’s what you need:

  • scrapbook paper
  • buttons
  • string, twine or ribbon

I started out by picking out some scrapbook paper that I liked and ones that coordinated together. I have quite a bit on hand, but there are so many pretty ones to choose from at the craft stores. You can make a garland in any color combination you like.

Christmas Tree Garland Papers 2017

I drew some trees freehand, but didn’t really like how wonky they turned out, so I ended up tracing some others from a pattern I found online. I made 2 trees from 7 different papers, for a total of 14 trees.

Christmas Tree Garland Sketches 2017

These look a little more normal! 🙂

Christmas Tree Garland Cutout Trees 2017

After cutting them all out, I used a hole punch near the top. Then I went through my buttons and picked the ones that I thought looked best with each color tree. The buttons with the shanks on the back worked best.

Christmas tree Garland Buttons 2017

I placed the shank of the button through the hole and then threaded the gold wire through the button. I twisted the wire so the button wouldn’t slip out. I left a couple of inches between each tree until I had the garland as long as I wanted.

Christmas Tree Garland Stringing Through Button 2017

I did end up using the wonky trees too. I had enough star buttons to use one on each tree and hung it on the headboard in the guest room.

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I used the other trees on the foot-board in the master bedroom. I like how it adds just a little touch of Christmas to the room.

Christmas Tree Garland Footboard 2017

I used it this year in my guest room too! Here’s the post if you want to take a look!

Christmas in the guest room cupboard

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Wooden Buoy Ornament

Good morning! We are in December! Can you believe it? This time of year goes by so fast! Do you have parties to go to, or family get-togethers? Or maybe your hosting this year. There is so much to do! I love to create some new ornaments this time of year too. I came up with a simple beach/ocean ornament for my tree. I made bigger ones of these earlier this year, and I thought little ones would be so cute!

ocean wooden buoys

I had my husband cut out some little pieces from some scrap wood we had. The tallest one is 4 1/2 inches tall and the smallest is 1 3/4 inches tall. The tops were cut in on each side and then a small hole drilled in it.  I used some Waverly chalk paint to paint 2 of them ‘Mineral’ and 2 of them ‘White.’

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I taped off different areas of the buoy to add the colored stripes. I used orange, turquoise and black. After the paint was dry, I added a piece of twine through the top.

wooden buoy ornament taped and stripes

Here are the finished pieces! I hung them on a little faux tree I have on my front porch.

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I found the wooden bobbers this past summer at an estate sale and freshened them up with some turquoise paint.

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I love the mixture of the ornaments, the rope garland and the starfish on top.

Christmas Wooden Buoy Ornament Faux Tree

I have been busy decorating the other room in my house and hope to have tours up real soon! Have a great week!

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ornament exchange 2017 sparkly sea urchin jellyfish

strawberry silver snowflake

star wire ornament on tree

Sequin Ornament on the tree