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Wednesday 11/21/2018

· Christmas,French Country,Decorating,Tuitorials

Felt Trees

Pine Cone Decor

MATERIALS - Pine cones, tiny terra cotta pots, tiny metal stars, spruce green and gold acrylic paint, hot glue gun.

Simply paint your pine cones with the spruce green paint, then paint your pots in the gold paint and allow all to dry.

Once everything's dry, hot glue on the star at the top. Then hot glue the pine cone into the pot.

Spruce Tree in a Pot

MATERIALS -

  • Dollar Tree Christmas Tree
  • Small metal bucket (Dollar Tree)
  • Small piece of styrofoam (Dollar Tree)
  • Moss (Dollar Tree)
  • White acrylic paint or color of your choice
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ribbon
  • Rope

Start with simply painting your bucket - you may need to do two coats and allow to dry.

Remove the tree from the box and fluff up.

Once your bucket is dry, wrap a few rows of rope around the top - fastening with hot glue.

Hot glue the styrofoam into the bottom of your bucket and place your tree into this. Cover the bottom of your tree with moss, filling your bucket up.

Paper Snowflakes

There are literally thousands of templates to make snowflakes and maybe you already have a few that are your favorites. Here I've given you a few more that are super simple to do.

Wood Slice Snowman

Top right - Purchase a package of 3 pine wood discs with bark and a small bag of red buttons - ok if there's white as well. Also purchase ribbon of your choice for the scarfs. Get your glue gun out and heat up. First glue your wood discs together, one on top of the other like shown. Next, glue on your buttons. Finally, cut a long piece of ribbon, wrap around his neck and tie off in a knot.

Snow Candles

2 Different Types of Snow Candles

Left- For this project - brush Mod Podge all over the glass container, then sprinkle Epsom Salt on it and allow to dry. Shake off the excess. Once dry, apply a final protective coat of Mod Podge and allow to dry.

Right - With a brush, brush Mod Podge all over your glass container and then roll in artificial snow that is made from recycled plastic containers and allow to dry. Brush off the excess. After dry, apply a sealant coat of Mod Podge over the artificial snow. Add a battery operated tea light and gorgeous. Looks like icicles. Do not use an actual tea light or votive candle with this because the artificial snow might burn.

Sock Snowman

MATERIALS - glue gun - white crew socks - other socks for color - tiny black beads - buttons in color of your choice - scissors - elastic bands - rice.

  • Cut your crew sock about half an inch from the heel of the sock.
  • Turn your sock inside out and tie with an elastic an inch from cut end, then turn it back right side out.
  • Fill a glass full of rice and place the sock over the cup. Then, turn your cup upside down and fill your sock with rice. (Without the glass, this can be a VERY messy step, so please, please use the glass. You'll thank me later!)
  • Using another elastic band, tie off the sock about a half inch from the open end. Then, take another elastic and tie it around the middle of your snowman, giving it a head and a body.
  • Cut the toe off your other sock about 3 inches down
  • Place it on your snowman's head creating a hat you can roll up the end of your sock to make a brim.
  • Using the same sock as you used for your hat, cut a one inch strip from the sock. You should now have a circular piece of sock. Cut this so that you have a long strip.
  • Tie it around your snowman's neck and cut little strips into each end.
  • Take your pom poms and glue them onto the top of your hat. (You can use a many or as few as you'd like to create the size of pom pom you desire).
  • Glue your black beads onto your snowman giving him eyes.
  • Cut your orange pipe cleaner about an inch and a half long. Bend the cut piece in half and then bend out each end.
  • Then stick it into the sock to give your snowman a nose.
  • Place two or three dabs of hot glue into the belly of your snowman
  • Place your buttons.

Crockpot Caramel Apple Butter

MATERIALS -

  • Different scrapbook paper of your choice
  • Natural tree branches as straight as can be
  • (3) different size round wood pieces
  • White acrylic paint

Simply use your template to cut out (10) of the same colored paper trees. Repeat this for each color paper you've got.

Now fold each of your trees in half

Now take one of your folded trees, run a bead of hot glue down the fold and place against one of your tree branches. Take another folded tree and do the same. Repeat this process for all the paper trees you have for this color. Then do the same thing for the other colored trees.

Now take (3) of your round wood pieces and glue them together with hot glue. Put a dab of hot glue on one and smear around with the tip of your gun. Do the same thing for the other piece.

Now paint your little base in white and allow to dry. You might want to paint a second coat. Once dry, lightly distress these.

Now place a dab of hot glue in the center of one of your bases and glue the natural branch to one of your trees to this. Repeat for each tree you have.

Homemade Gingerbread Body Butter

Ingredients -

Add the Coconut oil and the Shea butter to a small saucepan. Heat on low until melted, mixing well. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let set until cooled to room temperature.

Scoop the mixture into a bowl and set in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from the fridge and add the cinnamon and vanilla extract and ground ginger. Use a hand mixer to beat the ingredients until whipped (2-3 minutes).

Scoop the body butter into an airtight container, such as a mason jar and seal. Keep the body butter at room temperature for about 6 months. If you see a separation simply stir well.

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