Leaf Wreath

asdadsasThis wreath is so easy to make. Use a dry cleaners coat hanger and bend into a circle leaving the top part that goes over the rod as is. Untwist the area of neck. Push undried leaves through and fill the circle. Twist back together and you can now use the the part that goes over the rod as a hanger. It is suggested that a few light coats of polyurethane be added – this will keep the leaves from crumbling. To change up the look – cover with a thick coat of spray paint.

Valentines Day – red

Halloween – black

St. Patrick’s Day – green

Memorial Day/Fourth Of July – red, white, blue

Easter – pink, white, light blue, light green

Top your design with a coordinating bow tied to the top of your wreath!


Popsicle Stick Angels

12189693_865135650272866_440776894171013898_nAren’t these cool. Made from thin and wide popsicle sticks and some miscellaneous you probably already have in your craft stash.

Start with two thin (these will be the feet) and place them side by side – paint the tips of the shoes in gold and skin tone give a light pink.

Now you need two wide popsicle sticks (painted white) and glue them on each side of the two thin. You will want to use your third wide stick to judge distance between the two to make sure you have a glueable surface on each side to the other wide sticks, This provides a bit of dimension to form a ‘body’ and just just be flat.

Now cut one thin stick in half (these will form the arms) paint white with pink hands. Glue into position like shown in picture.

We cut glitter foam for the star her hands are holding and for the wings. We didn’t have a pattern – we just ‘winged’ it.

Now for the head – we used a two inch wood sphere (but you could get by with a wooden circle). We had to take a fine drill and drill a hole in the shere which we then epoxied a unbent paper clip into. This gave us something more to keep the head on. If you are going to use a flat circle then just glue onto the top and skip that step. The unbent paperclip gets glued to the back and reinforced with the head being glue on at the ‘neck’. The sphere/circle should have a hair pattern colored on with marker after you make it pink.

We then used a glittery pipe cleaner to place as a halo. At the top of the head we used a bead that we tied a string hanger to.

Shopping List:

Wide and thin popsicle sticks – school glue, epoxy, pink + gold + white paint, glittery pipe cleaner, silver + gold glittery foam sheets, bead, string

Of course you can mix it up with your own colors and have a wide variety of colors or color scheme to your holiday preference.

We would love to see your pics to share.


A Little Christmas Tree DIY Idea

12195787_866363903483374_837374025714666535_nUsing any stiffer paper make a cone and tape or staple shut. Use yarn and put long pieces into a bowl and soak it so the yard becomes saturated. Keep wrapping over and over making sure to cross layer to give the tree strength. Let dry on cone. Glue on little pearls and other things you would like on it. Glue on a star. Let dry on cone so it does not lose its shape. Gently loosen and then remove cone. You have a really cool and very very cheap decoration that costs little to nothing.

Hand Print Painting Christmas Tree

12208261_865135583606206_8513024750272175021_n 12208261_865135583606206_8513024750272175021_n-copyWhat a fun and creative painting that you can do with your children. Use tempura (finger) paint and glitter (for the tree branches and star). Thicker paper works well – poster board works great – just cut it down to size! Make one each year to compare hand sizes.