Tuesday, November 29, 2011

12 Days of Christmas

I have decide to do twelve projects for Christmas! I am so excited to share my projects with everyone. My journey will begin on December 1, 2011. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stocking holders Tutorial



Just in time for the holiday season, I have made stocking holders. The stocking holder was inspired by U-Create.com.
I decided to make a stocking holder because this holiday season is the first time I have a fireplace in my apartment. I am so excited because I got to decorate it. I usually had to hang my stocking from the wall but not this year!

                                      The material you will need are as followed.
     
1. Stocking holder weight (Walmart $6 for two)
2. Wooden Letter
3. Acrylic Paint in the color desired
4. Modge Podge
5. Brushes
6. Wooden Block (Michaels for .79 cents)
7. Scrapbook paper
8. Ribbon
9. Tape
10.Mini bows (.97 cents at Walmart)
11. Gorrilla Glue
12. Xacto knife

The first thing I did was to trace the wooden letters on scrapbook paper and cute them out. Each wooden letter stands for my family member's name. One for Lucien my son, Edward for my hubby and Loren for me!




After they have been cut out you use the Modge Podge to glue the letters to the scrapbook paper.




Once the Modge Podge has dried  use the xacto knife to cut around the edges of the wood. This particular wooden letter has a border to where I could cut out the scrapbook paper. Now it looks like it has a shadow.




Now you are able to color the letter with acrylic paint. I used green for this particular letter. I have our first name initial for my little family. I wish I could have spray painted the letter and then attached the scrapbook paper but its too cold outside to be able to spray paint. 







Now to making the little wooden presents. We all deserve presents!  As you let the letters dry, you could begin cutting the scrapbook paper for the wooden presents.



The picture is  little dark that is because I was doing my craft projects under the light of my christmas tree. It seemed right to do my christmas craft next to my tree.


The blocks that I purchased are 2x2 and I cut out the six squares out of scrapbook paper. I again used Modge Podge to glue it to the wooden blocks. I have so much Modge Podge I just use it for almost everything. Usually you could use very small amount to attach the paper to the wooden blocks.


 

When the blocks have dried you can add the ribbon and bows to the presents. They look so cute and tiny under my Christmas tree. 

 

As you can see they make a cute little addition to the stocking holder. I glued everything together with gorilla glue.





I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial and I hope you are having a good holiday season!
Till later.



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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Picture Perfect Saturday Christmas Time

I just love decorating for Christmas! I always notice that Christmas seems to bring the worst in people. However, I actually saw some kindness this past week. I was coming into hobby lobby and I over heard a woman ask her daughter for five dollars. The daughter stated that she did not have the money. The woman standing right behind me gave her the five dollars. She stated that it was only five dollars and it was no big deal. Now that's what I call the Christmas spirit.

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Turkeys Survived!

The Turkeys have survived to live for another year. haha! I made these cute little turkeys out of paper. The tutorial can be found at Tim Holtz blog. I made one for each of my guests and they loved them and wanted to take them home. However, the turkeys had other plans and decided to stay at home with me, hehe.

I had a very good thanksgiving. I enjoyed my time with my son and hubby. I loved having all my friends sharing and giving thanks. I hope you all enjoyed your holiday. Now let the mad dash for Christmas begin. I will be posting some Christmas projects soon.

Happy holidays!!! Gobble, Gobble!!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Link Party #2!


Here are the Rules!
1. Please follow this blog
2. Please link directly to your post, not your blog.
3. Please link back to this blog, you can use one of my buttons.
4. Please leave some appreciation to your other bloggers.



 


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My first Link Party!

I hope that everyone will come and participate in my first
  Link Party !! 




   However, this Thursday is Thanksgiving so I will be posting the Link party up early on Wednesday. I hope to see all the wonderful projects everyone has been working on for the holiday season. I hope to see you all tomorrow. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Picture Perfect Saturday


 Today was a day of running around finishing errands. And in my outing I found a piece of my past.
I use to play this game as a child in Puerto Rico. Little thing like this make my day better. I can't wait to teach my hubby how to play. Now if I could remember how to play...hehe






I also received my giveaway from The Sasse Life blog. I just love it! It looks create on my decorated Thanksgiving dinning room table.


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

VOTING FOR TOP BLOG 2011

Hi,

Everyone I will like you all to take sometime to stop over at Blog Guidebook to vote for my friend and inspiration Kim Sasse! She has an awesome blog called The Sasse Life and she does the Sunday Social link party. Please stop by and vote for her and take a look at her blog.

Here is the link!


She is  # 67!! Please vote!!



Thanks everyone

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Picture Perfect Saturday

Today I decide to have a picture day! Above you will see the cake topper my hubby did for our son's first birthday party in October.  I made a stand for it and attached his birthday candle to it. I hope to have one done very year for my little monster.

Here is my little one pumpkin picking. He was so happy pulling that wagon. We had a wonderful time just watching him. 


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Last minute wooden board sign tutorial!

Don't you just hate when you cant find your keys or have little notes running around all over the house? Well I do and I just have had enough of that. I decided to make a cute little key & note holder. I have made three, one for each person in my family. Even tho my son, who is only one, does not have keys or need reminders I thought it would be nice for him to hang his hat for the winter on. It was super easy to make.

 
Materials:
1. Gorilla Glue
2. wood plaque (hobby lobby)
3.Idea-ology Hinge Clips
4. Hooks (Hobby lobby)
5. Stainer (Red Mahogany)
6.Brush
7. Spray paint (Red & White)
8. Frame hooks

I just love the Red Mahogany  and the dark color it brings.
When staining you want to make sure you don't use too much if not it will get really dark. 


As you can see I had to brush some of it off to make sure it did not get to dark. I did three coats on each of the plaques.

Then I spray painted three hinge clips & hooks, two in red and one in white. When they dried I super glued the hinge clips and used Gorilla Glue on the hook.




The final product is wonderful. I decide to make mine white because the Queen needs to stand out from her Kings
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