Christmas DIY * Glitter Bulbs

I can’t believe Christmas Eve is tomorrow! This month has completely flown by. I’m really sad this series is coming to end, but I am so happy to have done it and it has completely kicked my butt into creating content in advance again. This last DIY is my absolute favorite and I actually didn’t think I was going to be able to do it until I stumbled upon the lightbulbs on clearance because my AC Moore was going out of business.

Glitter Bulbs

Supplies

  • Light bulbs
  • Metal ornament hooks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glitter to match paint colors
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Acrylic sealant

First use your jewelry pliers to attach your ornament hook around the top of the lightbulb. Then one by one paint a lightbulb and pour the corresponding glitter all over before the paint dries. I would recommend doing this over some newspaper as you will have lots of fall off glitter and can reuse it on the next bulb. I created little holes in a cardboard box to let the bulbs dry. Once the paint and glitter dry you can spray with the acrylic sealant and again wait for them to dry. Once completely dry no glitter should fall off and you can hang them on your tree.

I am so obsessed with this DIY that I made 24 and I actually wanted to go back and buy more, but time just wouldn’t allow. If you can only do one of the crafts that I’ve posted I would have to say let it be this one.

I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas!

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Christmas DIY * Scrabble Ornament

Wednesday is here and it’s time to share another super fun and easy Christmas DIY! I can’t believe we only have one more DIY before Christmas is here, this month and series has seriously flown by.

DIY Scrabble Ornament

Supplies

  • scrabble tiles, you can get these at Hobby Lobby but I would suggest ordering them on Amazon as you can get way more for less money
  • hot glue gun or craft glue
  • ribbon
  • snow tek
  • cardboard or paper plate (optional)

First layout what you would like your ornament to say. I opted to make some as gifts for my friends using their names and for our tree I chose Let it Snow because to me Christmas and snow go hand in hand. Optionally you can use cardboard or a paper plate to glue your letters to, I didn’t do this but it’s up to you. Once you glue your letters together you can apply the snow tek, once the first layer is dry you can continue to layer it on until you get the desired effect. Use the glue to create a loop with your ribbon and glue onto the back of your letters.

I can’t wait to share my last DIY with you guys before Christmas, I hope you are loving this series as much as I am and are making your own Christmas ornaments as well. Until next week!

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Christmas DIY * Disney Ornaments

Another Wednesday and another Christmas DIY! This one is one of my favorites that was inspired by our trip to Disney this past October. I wanted to buy so many ornaments while in Disney since I lost all of mine in my move, but I knew that I had to control my spending so when I got home I immediately started thinking of ways I could create Disney Ornaments for cheap.

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Supplies

  • square glass ornaments, I got mine at Hobby Lobby for 50% off
  • acrylic paint in your choice of colors
  • paintbrush
  • Disney Christmas stickers, I found mine at Target in the card section a set of 2 comes in a pack so if you want stickers on all 4 sides you need to buy 2 packs

Just like painting the wine glasses you will want to do probably 3 coats of paint on your ornaments. Make sure each layer of paint is completely dry before starting the next one as it will pull the paint off if it is not dry. Once you have your ornament painted to your satisfaction let it dry for 24 hours. After that put the ornaments in your cold oven and turn on to 350 degrees, let them bake for 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the ornaments cool down with the oven. Once your ornaments are dry you can add your stickers and hang them on your tree! Additionally if you would prefer a glossy look instead of matte for your ornaments before putting your stickers on you can spray your ornaments with clear acrylic spray paint.

Can’t wait to see you next Wednesday for the next Christmas DIY! Have a great week.

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Christmas DIY * Disco Ornament

It’s Wednesday which means it is time for another Christmas DIY! (sorry it’s a day late, stayed home from work sick and had some technical difficulties!) I am having so much fun coming up with content for this series and actually am thinking about possibly filming a tutorial for one of them (hopefully lighting and camera cooperates) I can’t believe Christmas is only 22 days away, where did the time go?!

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Supplies Needed

  • styrofoam ball, any size
  • round cup 8mm sequins in colors of your choice
  • sequin pins
  • ribbon
  • hot glue gun/craft glue

This DIY is super easy, but definitely time consuming. This one was the first one I made and it took me 2 hours because the pins I got were just a little too small and the sequins kept falling off my ball. If you run into this problem just put your pins in a little off-center so that they hold the sequin in place by one of the sides.

You just take your styrofoam ball and start pinning sequins in whatever pattern you like. Once almost all of your ball is complete except for one little spot for your ribbon you can take a piece of ribbon, fold it in half and then I took 3 pins and pinned the ribbon into the ball and then also glued the ribbon down as well so that it was extra secure.

That’s it! Super easy! I wish these didn’t take so much time, although I have a feeling I could get faster with more practice, but I love the way the light glistens off these ornaments. See you guys next week for another Christmas DIY!

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Christmas DIY * Santa Wine Glass

You guys went crazy for my pumpkin wine glasses that I posted in my fall favorites and I am happy to share my latest wine glass DIY of Santa! This will make the perfect Christmas gift and it is so super cheap to make that you could give a whole set of them if you like. Also someone mentioned turning it into a fun girls night project and I love that idea!

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Supplies Needed

  • long stem wine glass, I got mine at Dollar Tree
  • red, black, white and metallic gold acrylic paint, I got mine at Hobby Lobby
  • paint brushes, I got an assortment at Hobby Lobby
  • rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball

First you want to soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and wipe down your glass to get rid of any grease that may be on the cup. After that you can start painting the glass with the red paint. Always make sure that you leave room from the top so that you are not touching the paint when you actually drink out of the glass. When painting the glass red I used a straight edge brush and used that to create my line at the top, I also made sure to leave even more room for the white paint we will be putting on top of the red. You MUST let the paint dry completely before starting the next coat otherwise it will pull the paint off of the glass. If you are in a time crunch you could use a blowdryer to dry the glasses faster. You will need to do at least 2 coats of red, I had more time and liked the look of 3 coats so that’s what I did with mine, it’s all about preference.

Once the red is dry you can paint a thick black line, the belt, around the glass. I started with one thin line across and then added thickness to try and make it as even as possible. You can also take your dabber and dab on the white on top as well as the bottom of the the wine glass. Another option for the bottom of the wine glass would be black paint to make it his boots, again all about preference.

Once the black is dry you can paint in the belt buckle using the gold paint and using the end of the larger paintbrush make the white dots for the holes in the belt.

To finish the glass and make sure you can wash it without the paint coming off let air dry for 24 hours then set the glasses in the oven and then set the oven to 350 degrees and let them bake for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes turn the oven off, but leave the glasses cool completely in the oven. Allow 72 hours for glasses to completely cure before using them.

I hope you guys enjoyed this project and I can’t wait till next weeks project! This DIY Christmas series has to be one of my favorite things I’ve done on the blog. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow and please let me know if you make the wine glasses, I would love to see them!

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Patriotic Door Decoration

I’ve been pinning tons of stuff for Memorial Day/4th of July and when I saw this pin, I knew I could easily recreate it. Not to mention that I could make it for way less than $50. I got all my supplies at Hobby Lobby and honestly the most expensive things was the mesh for $7.99 and I used a 40% off coupon on that.

Patriotic Door Hanger

Supplies

  • 3 wooden stars .99 each
  • red, white & blue paint .77 each
  • patriotic ribbon $2.99
  • patriotic mesh $7.99
  • paintbrush $4.99 (I got a big packet of different brushes & used the foam brush to paint the stars, and a small brush for the letters)
  • Drill
  • Floral wire (had this on hand)

Directions

  1. Paint stars solid color & let dry
  2. Paint outer edges and letters onto stars & let dry
  3. Drill hole in top of all 3 stars, drill hole in bottom of U and S
  4. Use ribbon to create loop for top of hanger.
  5. Thread ribbon through stars and knot behind star to have them hang
  6. Loop mesh 3 times then twist with floral wire to create bow. I used this video to learn.
  7. Take some extra floral wire and twist the bow onto the loop at top of hanger.
  8. I also sprayed mine with some acrylic sealer, but I don’t think it’s going to make any difference

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I am so in love with how this came out and it’s perfect to keep up all summer long! I’ve already been asked to make some more and I have tons of leftover supplies so all I really need to buy is more stars to make another.

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Bachelorette Survival Bucket

As you all know my sister had her Bachelorette party last week. I had seen a “barf bucket” on Pinterest and while I didn’t think the name was very cute or a fun gift to give someone I knew I wanted to give my sister something small since I will also be celebrating with her while we are in Punta Cana. I went to Hobby Lobby to get a few things for the evening and happened to see a black bucket in the summer section and immediately came up with an idea. The Bachelorette Survival Bucket, which can be tailored to the bachelorette’s taste. I happened to have some rhinestones and little hearts left over from my days of making phone cases so I glued those onto the bucket using E6000 glue. For the writing on the bucket I just used the liquid chalk markers that I got for the chalkboard we would be using that night and let it dry for a couple of hours. I got shredded paper for the bottom of the bucket and then bought small things she would need throughout the night.

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Basket contents:

  • Listerine Strips
  • glitter hair ties
  • makeup wipes
  • travel size Tylenol extra strength
  • travel size Tums
  • monogrammed tissues with her new last initial
  • sleep mask
  • her favorite candies
  • 4 cans Red Bull silver edition (her current favorite)

You can literally just go to Walmart/CVS and pick up small goodies that you know the Bride will need throughout the night! We were all very happy that I included the makeup remover since some of us forgot ours and no one wants to go to bed with makeup on!

Since this week is all about weddings check out the destination wedding thank you cards I made as well!

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