24 DIYs of Christmas: DIY # 23

We are on our second to last DIY!

I thought we would end our series with a few easy DIYs

Up first is another Mason Jar Lid project!!!

I got this project from Sadie’s Season Goods

Mason Jar Lid Mini Wreaths!

Things you will need:
Mason Jar Lids
Jute Twine
Cotton Twine
Braided Nylon Cord

Step One: Tie a knot around the lid with whichever twine/yarn you choose- this holds it in place.

Step Two: Wrap the lid tightly and all the way.

Step Three: Tie another knot and add hot glue to keep everything in place.

Step Four: Embellishments! Use whatever crafting ribbon you want. First add a loop to hang the ornament on the tree, and then a cute little bow. Tip: The bow also plays an important role by hiding the lump caused by the knot in the rope.

All done!! You can make tons of these, and they are so fun!!

Happy Holidays,
~Bre

24 DIYs of Christmas: DIY # 22

Welcome to DIY # 22!! We are almost done, and the holidays are almost over!

Today we will be doing something pretty fun, and what I love about it is that it is so customizable. This can really work for anyone!

We are making: Gifts in a Bucket!

The main thing you will need for this DIY is a bucket. It can be any kind too! It can be a sand bucket if this is for any little ones, it can be a large metal buckets, even one of those painters buckets!!!

Other things you will need are:

Things to fill the buckets
Ribbon
Labels

Step One: Thing about who this bucket is going to. Try to envision them as best you can. Now, fill the bucket with their favorite things, or things you think they will love!

Step Two: Print out your labels. The labels can be for the gifts themselves, the whole bucket, or even just the person’s name.

Step Three: Cut a hole into the labels and thread the ribbon through it. Tie that around what item the label is for.

Extra step: Depending on how bit your gift ends up being you can buy some gift basket bags! This is a great finishing touch.

Happy Holidays

~Bre

24 DIYs of Christmas: DIY # 21

Hey guys and welcome to another DIY! Today we are making something that is so perfect for giving to grandparents, parents, or anyone special really!

We are making Mason Jar Lid Photo Magnets (boy that’s a mouthful!)

For this project you will need (disclosure-these are affiliate links):
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Gun Sticks
Mason Jar Lids
Photos
Magnets
Scissors
Optional: Mod Podge

Photo Credit: UnOriginal Mom


Step One:
Use the inside metal circle of the lid to trace a circle on the back of your picture. This ensures the picture will be the perfect size!

Step Two: Glue the metal disk back into it’s frame, and glue the picture on top!

Step Three:
Glue a magnet piece to the back of the frame.

Step Four (optional): Cover the photo with modge podge to protect it!

There you have it! Don’t forget to send me pictures of your final products!!

Happy Holidays,
~Bre

24 DIYs of Christmas: DIY # 20

There is one craze that you see everywhere now….

Bath Bombs. That’s why I thought it would be the perfect DIY gift for the holidays!

Here’s what you will need:
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Epsom Salt
1/2 cup Corn Starch
Pearl Color Pigment
2 1/2 tablespoons Almond Oil
3/4 tablespoon water
12-15 drops Essential Oils
Bath Bomb Mold (15)

Step One: In a medium bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients. Add as much or as little color pigment to achieve desired look. Whisk to combine.

Step Two: In a separate small bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.

Step Three: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones very slowly. (This is very important; otherwise you will activate the citric acid which is used to create the fizzing affect.) Mix until combined, and the ingredients look like wet sand.

Step Four: Fill each half of the mold, packing the mixture in slightly until it’s overflowing. Press the halves together firmly. Let the filled mold sit for one minute. Lightly tap the mold and gently pull it apart to remove the bath bomb. Let the bath bombs dry for 24 hours before enjoying in the tub.

Now you have your very own Bath Bomb gifts!! You can do different smells and colors for each person, or make them all the same! There are so many options for you.

Happy Holidays,
~Bre

24 DIYs of Christmas: DIY # 19

Happy Tuesday and Welcome to DIY # 19!

This DIY is so much fun, especially because the possibilities are almost endless!!

We are making DIY Candle Decorations!

We will be making a few different candles, so you can have lot’s of options!

#1- Rope Candle

You’ll need…

Painter’s tape cardboard core
Jute Rope
Twine
Masking Tape
Hot Glue Gun + Glue
Scissors

Step 1: Line the inside of the cardboard core with the masking tape.
Step 2: Wrap the rope around the outside of the core, gluing every few inches.
Step 3: Braid your twine, and glue it to the top of the core, blocking site of the cardboard.
Step 4: Add your candle!

#2- Photo Candle

You’ll need…

Photo negatives
Glass candle holders
Glue Dots

Step One: Use your negatives to measure around your glass candle holder to see how many frames in your negative are needed to wrap around it.
Step Two: Put some glue dots or double stick tape to both ends of your photo negative pieces.
Step Three: Stick your negative pieces on your candle holder.
Step Four: Add your candle!

#3- Vanilla Bean Candle

You’ll need…

Bowls, cups, glass jars.
Wax Chips
Candle Wicks
Coffee Beans
Vanilla Beans -chopped

Step One: Using a double broiler or a microwave safe bowl, melt the wax.
Step Two: Glue the wick in place at the bottom of the cup or just hold it in place with your hand (at the top, of course).
Step Three: Pour in a small layer of wax and add a layer of coffee beans and vanilla beans. Then fill the rest of the cup with wax. You can stir wax with a chopstick to distribute the bean pieces if needed.
Step Four: Let the wax harden and trim the wick.

Now you have 3 awesome candle options!! I really love these because they leave room for options! You can use whatever kind of candle for your rope candle! You can add colors to your vanilla bean candle! And the picture options are endless for you picture votive!! Don’t forget to send me the pictures of your final products!!

Happy Holidays,
~Bre

24 DIYs of Christmas: DIY # 18

If there is anything most parents can agree on, it’s that Frozen swept our kids up!

That’s why I wanted to do a DIY version of this awesome ornament I saw a picture of!

Today we are making: Olaf Tree Ornaments!

For this DIY you will need:
Clear Plastic Fillable Ornament
White Sand
Silver Sharpie
Brown Polymer Clay
Orange Polymer Clay
Black Polymer Clay

Directions:

Step One: Use the polymer clay to make the snowmen pieces. Use the black to roll into balls for the eyes, and to make a little black bowtie. Use the orange to make a carrot nose. Use the brown to make into sticks for the arms. Leave the pieces out to dry for a few hours. If you are feeling brave you can bake them! Bake at 275 °F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per 1/4 in (6 mm) thickness. DO NOT MICROWAVE. Baking should be completed by an adult. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.

Step Two: Take your silver sharpie and write your quote on the outisde of the clear ornament. Suggestions for what to write-
“Some people are worth melting for”
“I like warm hugs”
“In summer…”

Note: Allow time for the ornament to dry.

Step Three: Fill the ornament halfway with the white sand. Then put the snowman pieces on top!

That’s it! These are so much fun, and super easy to make. Don’t forget to submit pictures of your projects! You can end up in my monthly newsletter!

Happy Holidays,
Bre