Monday, December 11, 2017

Trendy Plaid Decoupage Candle Holder - Dollar Store Craft Challenge

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 It's that time again for our Monthly Challenge Blog Hop!



I've joined a group of creative bloggers to bring you a monthly challenge blog hop. On the 2nd Monday of each month we share our themed creations for the month, be it Upcycling, Family Recipes or Dollar Store Crafts.  For the month of December, it's Dollar Store Crafts, new or old and it's one of my favorites! Who doesn't love creating dollar store crafts???  

It's amazing what can be created with items from the dollar store!  For this month's theme, I've created out of a plaid scarf and glass container, a very trendy plaid candleholder with a open star so the glow of the candle shines through!


 To begin, lay glass candleholder on the scarf and wrap fabric around, measuring the amount needed to cover. Have the fabric even with the bottom and leave about an inch at the top, and enough to overlapping the back.


Apply Mod Podge to one side and let dry.
Cut out a star image in cardboard and arrange how you want it to appear on the glass. Add glue dots on the back of the cardboard and press down onto the fabric to keep the star from moving.

 Using an exacto or craft knife, cut out star.
Wrap cut-out fabric around glass for placement. Add E6000 on inside star edges 1/8th inch away from border and also add glue lines from the top and bottom of star tips. Secure fabric on glass holder, gently wrapping fabric around - but not gluing it on, just yet.  Hold in place with painter's tape and let dry.

Once the glue has dried, add glue to back edge and seal, overlapping. Let dry.

Next, add glue to the inside top edges of the fabric and turn over at glass edge, smoothing out.


 Now stand back and admire your lovely, easy to make plaid candle holder!

Add an LED battery operated candle for a fabulous effect!

 Picture perfect!



Don't forget to visit the other bloggers participating in this month’s challenge. You'll find lots of awesome inspirations!



























Holiday Porch Decor - Non-Tradional Colors

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Welcome to the Third Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

I've teamed up with a wonderful group of talented bloggers to bring to your our best Christmas ideas to help make your holiday season festive and fun!  Everyday between Dec. 1-12th, we will share our best Christmas ideas ranging from crafts, recipes, games, décor, tree trimming and so much more! Be sure to stop by every day during this event  to visit our fellow bloggers below for even more creative ideas to make your season brighter. 


Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I

It's Day 11 and we're sharing Holiday Porch Décor


Try something new in outdoor decorations this holiday season using non-traditional colors. Neutrals have been so trendy for a number of years with interior décor. Why not take it outdoors?  No greens or reds, but a mix of white, gold, bronze and gray with a bit of metallic for accent . . . creating a perfect blend with the exterior design.
Start with a teardrop wreath placed on the front door - a combination of silver deco mesh, bronze and gold shatteredproof ornaments, silver and white paisley ribbon bows, intertwine with gold holly leaf ribbon to bring all the colors together against the white teardrop.
Then move onto the tan urns decorated with white garland, silver deco mesh, more bronze and gold ornaments surrounding LED beaded light stakes.
Dress up a solar lantern with oversized and regular ornaments, fillers, bows and deco mesh!



The solar power candle lights up at night giving off a wonderful glow.

Makes for a quite interesting holiday outdoor look!


Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers above for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holiday Table Setting - Purple Hues

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Welcome to the Third Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

I've teamed up with a wonderful group of talented bloggers to bring to your our best Christmas ideas to help make your holiday season festive and fun! Everyday between Dec. 1-12th, we will share our best Christmas ideas ranging from crafts, recipes, games, décor, tree trimming and so much more! Be sure to stop by every day during this event to visit our fellow bloggers below for even more creative ideas to make your season brighter.


Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I

It's Day 10 and we're sharing a Holiday Table Setting!
This holiday table setting showcases my favorite Christmas colors of purple hues!
It's only natural for me to have a Christmas Holiday tablescape color scheme using these colors . For me, it's so warm and inspiring and works well with all of my décor.

It's also very unconventional.
How about the purple crystal tree placed in the center! It's so adorable, don't you think?
It's handmade using a Styrofoam cone from the dollar store. I painted it purple . . .
a nd then glued on purple crystals. Around and around . . .

until reaching the top. Love how they intertwine!
So pretty, don't you think?
A frilly purple tablecloth is the perfect backdrop for this unusual holiday tabletop theme.
And a mixture of new and traditional pieces to create an interesting table setting!





Perfect for adding holiday cheer to the table!


Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers above for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ruffle Foam Sheet Wreath DIY

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Welcome to the Third Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

I've  teamed up with a wonderful group of talented bloggers to bring to your our best Christmas ideas to help make your holiday season festive and fun!  Everyday between Dec. 1-12th, we will share our best Christmas ideas ranging from crafts, recipes, games, décor, tree trimming and so much more! Be sure to stop by every day during this event  to visit our fellow bloggers below for even more creative ideas to make your season brighter. 


Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I

It's Day 9 and we're sharing our DIY Wreaths

Ruffled Foam Sheet Wreath DIY

I'm sharing with you how to make an elegant looking wreath for the holidays using foam sheets and glitter.  This is totally a diy craft starting with a plain Styrofoam wreath, punching out circles of foam sheets, turning the circles into ruffles using an iron, sprinkling the glue coated edges with glitter and finally gluing the ruffles on to the Styrofoam wreath with hot glue.  That's all it takes to make this easy beautiful ruffled foam sheet wreath!

Let's begin by punching out about seventy-five 3" circles. I used a 3" circle puncher.

Next, sandwich the circles between two sheets of parchment paper and place a hot iron on top for 15 seconds.



Push the top sheet away to reveal the circle curved as pictured.



Quickly pick up the circle, holding in the center. Take other hand (fingers) and gently squeeze ends together into a ruffle shape. Hold and let cool for a few seconds.

Continue heating and shaping circles into ruffles until you have made at least 75 ruffles. You may need more depending on how you place them together on the Styrofoam wreath.

Next, sprinkle glitter on a flat paper plate. Paint mod podge on the edges of the ruffles and scoop the ruffle edges into the glitter. Let ruffles dry on parchment paper. Hot glue the ruffles onto the wreath, filling along the top first and then the sides. You will notice that the ruffles will intertwine with one another in placement.


Continue gluing on the ruffles until .  .  . 

the wreath is completely covered.

To complete the look, make a bow using the Mini Bowdabra to add! 

Begin by folding 18 inches of Bowdabra bow wire in half, and placing it in the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under.  To make your first loop, make a four inch fold of ribbon and press into the Mini Bowdabra.

Next, fold the other side at the same width for the next loop. Ribbon tails should be down and below your loops.

Make two more additional loops in the same manner, one side at a time for a total of four loops. Scrunch down ribbon using the Mini Bowdabra wand. Cut the tail ends at a angle.   

While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, push the loose ends of the bow wire through the loop, pulling tightly and gently pulling the bow out, tying the wires  in a knot in the back. Fluff the bow .  .  .


and attach to wreath with a glue dot.


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Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers above for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
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