Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Mod Podge Christmas Votive

So I had tried different versions a few months back with trying to punch out Christmas/Winter Shapes and well it was very difficult so I put the project to the back of my brain.

Last week, I decided to revisit the idea and went looking for votive holders.  I know our local dollar store has them, but probably wouldn't have 48.  I just happened to get my weekly email from Hobby Lobby and listed right there were cute little Roly Poly Votive holders.  They were originally $1.49 and were on sale for $0.74.  Woo Hoo....off to Hobby I went and purchased 50 and they still had a shelf full when I left.

So the little holders have been sitting waiting for me to come up with a plan.  Well last night inspiration hit, why don't I just rip little pieces of tissue paper and make it like a little mosaic?

I think the kids at Gift Making day will have to work on this first so that they have plenty of time to dry.  I think it came out pretty cute.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ribbon Christmas Trees

If you follow my foodie blog, Life of a Foodie and Her Family, you will notice how much I love Pinterest.  Well our church has an annual Gift Making Day for Kids.  I wanted the kids to make something different that what I demonstrated last year.

So that of course led me to Pinterest.  I wanted something that would be easy for all ages to do, yet something "nice" and not childish, if that makes sense.

First thing I found was little ribbon Christmas trees made out of Styrofoam cones.  Well off to Hobby Lobby I go and found a two pack of cones and lots of different ribbon.  Hello 50% off Christmas Ribbon!

The cones were kind of pricey at 4.50 for two.  So I searched online for a bulk supplier and found The Craft Place.  I ordered 48 cones that are 4 inches by 2 1/2.  They are 1.16 each.

Oh so lets get back to my sample.  It is a bit larger, but that is ok. It is pretty self explanatory.  I cut pieces of ribbon that were 3 inches long, folded it over gently and used a Dress Maker's Pin to pin the ribbon onto the cone.  Repeat and overlap the layer just a tiny bit. 

I wasn't really sure what to put at the top, but thought maybe a sparkly pom pom would look ok, so Miss V and I went to Hobby Lobby this morning and picked up a couple packages.  Used another dress makers pin to attach the pom pom.

I also have a TON of cute scrapbook paper and cut them into strips that were 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long and attached them with the pins.  

I think they both look adorable.  I love that each child will be able to switch up the colors and patterns and make a truly personalized gift for someone they love.

I think I am going to put these little cuties on our fireplace.

So what do you think of them?????  I would love to hear your feedback.