Saturday, December 18, 2010

Okay, okay, I don't have any directions for this. I basically combined two ideas I saw over at Tatertots and Jello to make something I think is really fabulous for the Christmas season. One of the bloggers over there made a Christmas tree shape out of the scripture found in Luke 2: 13-14. Another showed of her ornagami skills (get it - ornament origami) by making a 3D star. So I put the star on top of the scripture tree, and its' probably my favorite part of my Christmas decor.

Stocking Hanger

Time Needed: 30 minutes
Level of difficulty: easy
Materials needed: 2x4 cut to desired length, paint, paint pen, hooks

Directions: Paint the background and let dry. Then, paint on the words or designs you'd like with your paint pain. Again, let dry. Add the hooks, using as many as you want/need to accommodate all the good little girls and boys in your home. Then, hang on the wall. Nice and easy and very fun. Thanks to Monica for making this for me - what a cutie!


Time Needed: 10 minutes
Level of difficulty: easy
Materials needed: green felt, glue gun, scissors, pearl beads, ribbon or raffia

Directions: Cut out the pattern you'd like to use for your mistletoe. (I got mine here.) I also double backed mine to make it hold its shape when hung, but you do what works for you. Glue on the beads wherever you'd like the mistletoe berries to go. Glue on the ribbon or raffia however you'd like in order to hang, then hang and find your hubby! Woo woo!

Christmas Feet

Time Needed: 5 minutes
Level of difficulty: easy
Materials needed: red, green, and white nail polish, toothpick

Paint your toes red and green, alternating toes. Then, once that's dried enough, use the toothpick to add white dots. Aww, Christmas!

Distressed Tee Knock Offs

Time Needed: 10 minutes
Level of difficulty: easy
Materials needed: t shirts, printer, printer transfer paper, scissors, iron

Directions: Choose the photo of your choice. If you need to, use a program like Photoshop to get the look you're going for. Print it out on the transfer paper and cut to desired size. Then, follow the transfer paper directions to iron on the pictures to the shirts. Then you get these cute, sassy shirts that everyone wears and they're super easy and super cheap!So... 10 points to the person who can tell me what these shirts are saying. Tee hee!

DIY Grippy Gloves

Time Needed: 10 minutes active time, at least 4 hours to dry
Level of difficulty: easy
Materials needed: mittens, puff paint, and patience

Directions: Lay your mittens flat on the table with the fingers facing each other (you'd hate to have to paint on the wrong side of one of the gloves!) Then, get the puff paint ready according to the puff paint directions, and paint the design of your choice on the palms and fingers. Let dry for at least four hours, or however long the puff paint directions dictate. How easy is that?
These ones are for the hubs, and he LOVES them. I wonder why...