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Festive Christmas Decor Ideas

Festive Christmas Decor Ideas

See these projects LIVE on KOMO TV Monday December 2nd at 4pm

Christmas Decor

Decorate your home for Christmas with these festive and sophisticated Christmas Decor Ideas.

Festive Christmas Decor Ideas

 Supplies: Wooden Advent Calendar Tree, 4 pieces of 12 x 12 patterned scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, acrylic paint (we used Americana Acrylic Paint in Deep Burgundy), white glitter and  vinyl numbers. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

1. Remove the knobs from the wooden advent tree.

2. Paint the advent calendar, including the sides of the calendar and the drawers. Let dry.

3. Paint the knobs. Set aside.

4. Cut the patterned paper into squares to fit on the fronts of the drawers.

5. Use Mod Podge to glue the paper to the front of the drawers. Glue different designs in a pattern.

6. Adhere the vinyl to the front of the drawers (in order 1-24).

7. Reattach knobs (they should just pop right in).

8. Paint the sides of the advent calendar with Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.

Festive Christmas Decor Ideas

Supplies: White Decor Balls, gold branch pick, buttons (for eyes), Darice Brand carrot noses, scraps of red fabric, fiberfill and small white feather boa, toothpicks, glass candle holders and hot glue. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

1. Attach three white decor balls of varying sizes using toothpicks and securing with hot glue.

2. Cut branch “arms” and attach with hot glue.

3. Create hats by sewing (or using fabric glue) to attach two triangles. Fill with fiberfill and close. Add feather trim. Glue on snowman’s “head.” 

4. Glue on button eyes and noses.

5. Hot glue bottom ball to the glass candlestick holder.

Festive Christmas Decor Ideas Supplies: Cardboard cones, acrylic paint (we used  Americana Acrylic Paint in Deep Burgundy and gold), assorted buttons, styrofoam cords, hot glue, small wreath (from Darice), small gold tree topper star and hot glue. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1. Paint the cones (may take 2-3 coats of paint but it dries quickly).

2. Use hot glue to attach the styrofoam cord to the trees.

3. Add buttons to styrofoam cord (if desired) and the small wreath, secure with hot glue.

4. Complete the project by adding a gold star on top of the tree.

Festive Christmas Decor Ideas

Supplies: Mason Jars, small trees, deer, tiny ornaments, white felt (and faux snow if desired), and hot glue and craft glue. To make “snow” on the tree, I used Mod Podge and glitter. To make the snowman in the large jar, I used three small white craft balls, a toothpick, googly eyes, orange felt, red fleece and a tiny plastic top hat. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions:

1.  Choose Mason Jars of varying sizes and small “holiday” items that fit inside.

2. Trace the jar lid on a piece of white felt. Glue felt on lid. Let it dry.

3. Use hot glue to attach figurines to the inside of lid.

*If you want to add “snow” to any of the items, brush with Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter).

How to make the Snowman

1. To make the snowman, cut the bottom off of one of the white craft balls.

2. Use a toothpick to attach the balls together. Use hot glue to attach them.

3. Use craft glue to attach googly eyes to the snowman’s head. cut a small orange triangle for the carrot nose and attach with craft glue.

4. To create the scarf, cut a small piece of fleece and fringe the ends. Use hot glue to attach it to snowman.

Festive Christmas Decor Ideas

Supplies: Wood Christmas tree, white craft balls, silver star and hot glue. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions: Use hot glue to randomly attach craft balls. Glue star on top of tree. 

Festive Christmas Decor Ideas 

Supplies: Glass vase, faux white branches, green cellophane, small lights, green sparkly craft netting and hot glue. All craft supplies from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

1. Place cellophane on vase

2. Add branches and arrange.

3. Double the green netting and use hot glue to stick two layers together.

4. Hot glue netting to vase.

5. Add lights. 

Winter Wonderland Mason Jar Craft

Hello!  Today I’m going to share my Winter Wonderland Mason Jar Craft as part of Day Two of the Holiday Mason Jar Craft Extravaganza.

{Winter Wonderland Mason Jar Craft} 

Mason Jar Craft Holiday Extravaganza

I love a peaceful, snowy scene… especially when it’s inside a Mason Jar!

Mason Jar Craft Extravaganza

Here are the supplies I used. The item that I am most excited about is the jadeite green lid– which fits perfectly on  wide mouth Mason Jars. It’s called a “Show Topper” and it’s made by Cosmo Cricket.

Mason Jar Holiday Craft Extravaganza

(Left to right) Slice a styrofoam ball in half and paint with Mod Podge. Add Twinklets Diamond Dust. Cut the antlers off two of the plastic deer. Paint with Mod Podge and dust with Twinklets. Repeat with evergreen trees (I used four trees). Add the bow and holly to jar topper. I also used tacky glue to add tiny jingle bells.

Mason Jar Craft Holiday Extravaganza (Clockwise) To make the tiny paper banner, punch pennants out of holiday paper and use tacky glue to adhere to twine. Glue on green jar lid.

Take half of “snowy” styrofoam ball, and add evergreen trees and two deer. Set inside the Mason Jar.

Mason Jar Craft Holiday Extravaganza

 Take the original lid and use tacky glue to add ribbon to the rim.

Mason Jar Craft Holiday Extravaganza

Place the other half of the snowy styrofoam ball and two trees inside lid. Create a winter wonderland on a cake plate and add faux snow.

Mason Jar Craft Holiday Extravaganza

And this is just one of many crafts created for the Holiday Mason Jar Craft Extravaganza and Linky Party! 

Holiday Mason Jar Crafts

 8. It All Started with Paint 9. Mason Jar Crafts Love 10. Yesterday on Tuesday 11. Two Shades of Pink 12. A Pumpkin and a Princess 13. Crafts with Jars 14. Lolly Jane 

Join us tomorrow for the Holiday Mason Jar Craft Extravaganza Linky Party… where we can all share our Mason Jar projects and get inspired by each other!

 xoxo

7 Fabulous Fall Decor Ideas

Catch these projects LIVE on KOMO-TV September 23rd at 4pm

{7 Fabulous Fall Decor Ideas}

Fall has OFFICIALLY  arrived! Celebrate the season with these DIY fall decor projects that bring the beautiful shades of autumn inside.Fall Decor Ideas

 Rustic Wine Caddy

Fabulous Fall Decor Ideas

This Rustic Wine Caddy would be the perfect hostess gift… or decoration in your own home.

Materials: Wire caddy, pre-made burlap ribbon, moss, and autumn flowers and leaves “picks” (all supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond).

Instructions: Add moss to bottom of caddy and an autumn picks and burlap ribbon to one side. Include a bottle of wine or sparkling cider.

Metal Pumpkin 

Fabulous Fall Decor Ideas

 You can customize this metal pumpkin with scrapbook paper and lights!

Materials: Metal Pumpkin, scrapbook paper (we used “Happy Harvest” by Doodlebug Designs, Mod Podge, x-acto knife and lights (all supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond).

Instructions: Remove the bold from the bottom of the pumpkin. Lay sections of pumpkin as flat as possible. Adhere different patterns of scrapbook paper to pumpkin using Mod Podge. Trim excess paper with x-acto knife. Put pumpkin back together. Add lights inside.

Give Thanks Glass Cube

Fabulous Fall Decor Ideas

You can display this festive Give Thanks Glass Cube through Thanksgiving!

Materials: Large glass cube, Design Master Colortool Spray in Glossy Wood Tone, Vinyl “Give Thanks,” Darice self-stick gems (all supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond).

 Instructions: Follow product directions to apply Colortool spray to the glass block. When dry, add vinyl:
1. Place vinyl face up on flat, dry surface and burnish with credit card
2. Flip over and peel off backing at sharp angle
3. Position vinyl face up on the top of your surface
4. Use credit card to burnish vinyl to surface
5. Starting in a corner, peel back the masking tape layer at a sharp angle
 
Then add the self-stick gems to the branches.

Fall Letters

Fabulous Fall Decor Ideas

 How do you spell F-U-N? With these Fall Letter Frames!

Materials: Four 4 x 6 Sierra Pacific Crafts Picture Frames, two sheets of fall themed scrapbook paper, scissors or paper cutter, Four 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 wooden letters (FALL), two shades of acrylic paint in contrasting colors (we used Ceramcoat), scissors or paper cutter and E-6000 Glue and Mod Podge (all supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond).

Instructions: Remove glass from frames, trace scrapbook paper around glass and cut to fit glass. Use Mod Podge to adhere. After the paper dries, insert glass back into frame. Paint letters and use E-6000 to stick to front of frames.

Autumn Candlescape

Fabulous Fall Decor Ideas

Add a touch of autumn to your home with a Autumn Candlescape.  

Materials: Small tray, large faux gourds, three faux (battery operated) candles of differing heights and faux fall foliage (all supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond).

Instuctions: Arrange items on tray… that’s it!

Wicker Pumpkin with Lights  

Fabulous Fall Decor Ideas

 Possibly the simplest decor item ever! Makes a great outdoor decor piece too.

Materials: Wicker pumpkin and Sierra Pacific Crafts Mini Light Set (all supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond).

Intructions: Insert lights into wicker pumpkin.

 Easy Burlap Wreath

Fabulous Fall Decor Ideas

Create a festive and fun Burlap Wreath.

 Materials: Metal wreath form (with metal prongs), two spools of Sierra Pacific Crafts Burlap Ribbon (30 feet in length and 3 inches wide), autumn themed picks and scissors (all supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond).

 Instructions:

1. Start with the inner circle of the wreath form. Gather together one of the ends of the burlap. Using two of the metal prongs, twist them around and the gathered end and hold it in place.

2. Make a loop 12″-14″ long, pinch it together and wrap the next set of prongs around it so it forms a puffy loop.

3. Continue around the inner circle and cut off.

4. Repeat for outer circle.

5. Add autumn picks.

 Project Ideas from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond.

DIY 4th of July Entertaining Ideas

 Catch these DIY 4th of July Entertaining Ideas LIVE on KOMO TV Monday June 24th at 4pm

4th of July Party Ideas 

DIY 4th of July Entertaining Ideas

Are you having family or friends over to celebrate the 4th of July? Give you party a boost with some simple, no-fuss DIY ideas to make your celebration a cinch!

4th of July Party Ideas1. New-Sew Banner

A banner can set the stage for a soiree… but who has time to stitch one up? This festive fabric banner doesn’t require any sewing!

Supplies: Fabric, Craf-Tex Fusible Coasters, Fabric, ribbon, self-adhesive red felt letters, scissors, Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue and Darice Felties Star Stickers. Find all these supplies at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond.

Directions: 

-Following package instructions, iron fabric on to the round coaster, using a press cloth.

-After it cools down, cut around circle shape with scissors. Repeat 6 times.

-Add  self-adhesive letters– we did “4th Of July.”

-Add self-adhesive stars

-Use craft glue to add ribbon for hanging

DIY 4th of July Entertaining Ideas

2. Reversible Placemat

What’s the best kind of placemat to use at a BBQ? The kind that it’s easy to clean. This reversible placemat gives you two looks and easily wipes clean.

Supplies: Heat n Bond Iron On Vinyl, 2 coordinating Fat Quarters of fabric (18″ x 22″ inches each), an iron and ironing board. Find all these supplies at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond

Directions: 

-Trim each piece of fabric to 18″ x 14,” standard placemat size

-Preheat iron to medium heat, no steam

-Peel vinyl from protective paper and place sticky side down on top of material, leaving at least a 1/4 inch seam allowance throughout. Place the protective paper on top of vinyl.

-Press and hold for 8 seconds and repeat until surface is laminated.

-Flip over and do on opposite side.

-Trim and enjoy

4th of July Party Ideas

3. Decorated Cups

You’ve been using plastic party cups for years– why not offer your guests the sturdier version that they can personalize? An added bonus is that they are dishwasher safe.

Supplies: Sturdy red plastic cups from One Hundred 80 Degrees, Marvy Bistro Chalk Markers, Darice Finishing Accents (gems), Trendy Tape in blue and red. Find all these supplies at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond.

Directions: 

-Personalize with Chalk Marker, Trendy Tape and gems! If you do personalize, carefully hand wash.

4th of July Party Ideas

4. Yarn Wrapped Candles and Coasters

Upgrade some inexpensive decor with yarn. It can give ordinary items a fresh look.

Supplies: Ella Mae (Cotton) Yarn, Glass Candleholder, Darice Cork Collection Coasters, Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, scissors, patriotic metal star. Find all these supplies at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond.

Directions for Candle Holder:

-Put a thin line of glue on top of glass candle holder, add yarn, continue process, wrapping around candle until candle is covered in yarn. Add star for decoration.

Directions for Coasters:

-Put  dab of glue in the center of cork coaster, continue adding glue and wrapping yarn in a circular shape until coaster is covered. Continue until all four coasters are done.

4th of July Party Ideas

5. Tic Tac Toe Set

Keep young guests occupied with this easy-peasy portable Tic Tac Toe set.

Supplies: Magnetic Board, ribbon, glass drops, circle punch, 2 sheets of patterned red, white and blue scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, magnets and Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue. Find all these supplies at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond.

Directions:

-Punch out 5 circles in each piece of patterned paper

-Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to top of paper, place glass drop on top.

-Create a grid on the magnetic board using ribbon and adhering with craft glue

-When paper has dried, add a magnet on back with a dab on craft glue.

Have a fun and festive 4th!

 

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Mini Heart Candles

 
Mini Heart Candles - #yesterdayontuesday #valentinesday #candles #modpodge

 There's still a day left to whip up a Valentine's Day gift! These mini heart candles make a perfect teacher's present.

 
Mini Heart Candles - #yesterdayontuesday #valentinesday #candles #modpodge

Punch hearts out of the tissue paper.

Mini Heart Candles - #yesterdayontuesday #valentinesday #candles #modpodge

Dab a little Mod Podge on the back.

Mini Heart Candles - #yesterdayontuesday #valentinesday #candles #modpodge

Gently press on to candle… and repeat.

Mini Heart Candles - #yesterdayontuesday #valentinesday #candles #modpodge

Tie some twine around the top for a little extra color.

Mini Heart Candles - #yesterdayontuesday #valentinesday #candles #modpodge

Have fun and Happy Valentine's Day!

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http://tidymom.net/

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http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/

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