DIY Moon Craft

I have seen several crafters make moons out of wire wreaths and I was so excited to give it a try! I put a little bit of a different look to it by adding colorful beads and lace!

Supplies Needed

  • 2 Wire Wreaths
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Beads of your Choice
  • Lace
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Instructions

This is a very simple but fun craft! The first step is to cut a section of each wreath out with your wire cutters. This does take some strength! I had to give it a few tries. Below is a picture of how I cut mine. You will want to be sure that more ends are free from the vertical bar.

Once you have cut the sections out. You can paint the wreaths white. I used chalk paint, but it would be easier to use spray paint. 

Once the wreaths are dry then you can add your beads to the middle of the moon. The wreaths have a natural curvature in them. The goal is to clasp the beads between the curves of both wreaths. So the typical “backs” of the wreaths will be facing each other.

I then cut a piece of lace and wrapped it around the sections holding the beads to secure them.

Then I cut two more strips of lace and folded them in half and wrapped those around the ends to hold the loose ends together. You will want to wrap them ends pretty tight to give it a crescent moon shape. I used hot glue to hold the lace in place.

Then you have your own moon decoration! You can use this as wall decor or as a shelf sitter! I hope you give this a try!

Organizing Craft Supplies

I love having a craft room! Having a set space to create and generate ideas is one of my favorite things. But sometimes it can become chaotic. Often one idea leads to another and then another which then leaves a trail of supplies and project remnants.

There are a few things I’ve put in place in my craft room that makes life a little easier!

Hanging Tools

One thing that was constantly driving me crazy was never knowing where my tools were. I knew I needed a more permanent place to store my tools. I had looked into buying or making a peg board, but challenged myself to use materials I had already. I’ve been trying to make that a consistent habit to always shop in the craft room first before heading out to the store.

I had made this chicken wire frame for a display at a craft show and it was just sitting in my closet. So I decided to make this into a place to store my tools. So I gathered bookrings, clips, binder clips, and more from my various craft stashes and complied this space to hang up all my tools. I love it and it is so helpful!!

Making this chicken wire frame was so simple! It’s actually a large canvas that I repurposed! I simple took off the canvas, stained the wood, and the attached chicken wire with a staple gun. Very simple, but makes a very function frame!

Craft Dresser

If you are like me and work on a variety of different types of crafts this is a must!! I love having my fabric dresser in my craft room closet! I store and keep organized so many different little supplies in my dresser and it is easy to access and see what I have in stock.

Hanging Pin Cushion and Thread Storage

I do a variety of hand sewing and having a set place to keep my needles and thread is a must! The thread storage hanger I actually bought at Joann’s. They sell them in several different sizes and it has saved me so much time! Before I had them in a small container and the thread would get knotted and mixed up. Now it all in place and organized.

I actually made these embroidery hoop pin cushions for a craft show. But I’m so glad that I am also using it for my own storage. It is a cute and simple way to store all of your different needles. I also love that it can be hung to save room on my craft desk!

DIY Small Junk Journal

It’s been on my mind lately to create a different kind of journal for myself that has lots of different kind of papers in it and is unique! So I created this easy small junk journal!! There are so many ways you can customize this and make it your own!

You can use this type of journal in so many ways!! You can add pictures, quotes, notes, memories, and of course writing your own journal entries! I enjoy writing on blank pages so I don’t mind that the paper I used for this is one sided designs. If you need more lined paper in your journaling you may consider adding more traditional paper to your journal as well!

You can use this as a regular journal or focus it on a specific topic, goal, or dream.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Hole Punch
  • Paper of your choosing, I used small scrapbook paper and small vintage papers from Hobby Lobby
  • Book Ring
  • Kraft Tex for Cover

Instructions:

First I took out all my small scrapbook paper and decided which pages I wanted on my journal! i narrowed it down and arranged my pages how I wanted them. I also wanted to add small pieces of paper throughout my journal so I also picked out which of those I wanted to add in.

Then I hole punched the pages in small sections. I just used one book ring so I made a hole at the top left hand corner of all the pages.

I love the variety of pages and that you can take out and add pages as you would like.

I used two pieces of brown Kraft tex paper for the cover. I trimmed the covers to fit the journal and then added them to the book ring.

Add the back cover first on the book ring, then your pages, then the front cover.

I love how this turned out!! I made mine pretty thick, but you can make it any size you want! I’m so excited to journal in my new junk journal!

Here are just some views of how the different pages look together!

Hope you give this a try!! Comment below with your favorite kind of DIY journals!

Hanging Flower Basket

This is a really simple hanging basket and makes a beautiful piece of wall decor! I have a lot of floral stems that I have collected over the past year and was so excited to use them! The shallow basket is one that I got from the dollar Target section. It was originally $5 and was 50% off with the Christmas items.

Supplies Needed:

  • Shallow Basket
  • Artificial Flowers of your choosing
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Wire Cutters

Instructions:

There are many ways that you could create a floral basket. I chose to keep it simple and just use hot glue.

To attach the flowers I cut the stems off as close to the flower as I could. Then I put hot glue on the basket and attached the flowers. I first did a layer of larger flowers to cover the basket.

Once the first layer of flowers were glued down I started to add another layer of flowers. I added smaller sunflowers, a little bit of greenery, and dandelion flowers. I love the look of the different layers of flowers. I would have liked to add more sunflowers but I wanted to use what I had on hand.

Once I was finished with the basket I hung it on the wall. I just used a nail and rested the basket grooves on the nail.

I love how this turned out! I think this would also be beautiful with just greenery! Hope you give this a try!

Winter Garland

I love garlands!! They are so fun to decorate with throughout the year! I found this winter garland at Hobby Lobby and wanted to remake it smaller to fit in my kitchen! I bought the garland when it was 70% off so it was a pretty good deal! I love the mixture of the silver snowflakes and the rusty bells.

I decided I wanted to add felt balls to this garland. I used white and grey balls. the amount you will need will depend on how long your garland is and your pattern.

To get started in making the new garland I measured out the twine I needed. Then I made a loop knot on one end.

I used a yarn needle to thread the items on the twine.

You can put the garland together in whatever pattern you wish. Below is a picture of the pattern I did.

I took the bows off of the old garland and used hot glue to attach them to the silver snowflakes. Then when you are done with your garland you add another loop to the end of the garland.

I really enjoyed remaking this garland and loved adding my own spin to it! Would love to see pictures of your favorite garlands!

Snowman Ornament Makeovers

Supplies Needed:

  • I decorated two different snowman ornaments. One is a snowman head and the other is a full snowman body. I got both from Michael’s.

Painted Snowman Face Ornament Supplies:

  • Paint Brushes
  • Orange, Black, and White Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • White Glitter

Decoupaged Snowman Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Scrapbook Paper, I used two different kinds of embossed paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Black Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Cloth or Parchment Paper
  • Iron
  • Black Buttons
  • White Craft Wax
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Painted Snowman Instructions:

There are so many ways that you could decorate these ornaments, which is part of what makes it so fun! You can make it your own!

First, I painted the snowman face ornament. I love the texture look of the wood and didn’t feel like I needed to add a lot of embellishments. I first painted the black hat and orange nose.

Then I painted the face with white paint.

Once the paint was dried, I brushed over the white paint with mod podge. Then I sprinkled glitter over the mod podge. Once the area you want is covered with glitter you can shake off the excess glitter from the face.

Some of the glitter did stick to the hat of the ornament. But I love how it turned out.

Decoupaged Snowman Instructions:

First I traced the outline of the snowman and hat on the paper I picked for this project. Then I cut it out.

I painted the hat black before decoupaging it. Then I brushed mod podge on the wooden ornament and placed the snowman cut outs on top.

Instead of brushing mod podge on top of the paper as well I used the ironing technique. All I did was put a piece of cloth over the ornament after I put the paper on top of the mod podge. Then I ironed the ornament until the paper was secured to the ornament. I went over the ornament several times with the iron and then checked it to make sure the paper was secure.

I wanted to add this white wax to the body of the ornament. I had never used this before but thought it would add to the look. I just used my finger to rub the wax on.

Then I used my awl to make a hole in the hat where the twine hang originally was and added the twine hanger. Then I used hot glue to add the black buttons!

Hope these makeovers gave you some additional ideas for your ornament makeovers!!

3 DIY Christmas Crafts

I got crafty and wanted to share these 3 Christmas crafts with you!! Below is the list of crafts for you to check out:

  1. Grapevine Tree
  2. Snow-globe Ornament
  3. Metal Christmas Tree Makeover

1. Grapevine Tree

This is a really simple craft, but I love the way it turns out!! All you need is the grapevine tree form, greenery, and wire cutters. This post contains my Amazon referral links.

This greenery was a great size for this project, but you can use any greenery you would like. I first trimmed the ends of the greenery. As you go up the tree you will find that you will trim the greenery at different lengths.

To put in the greenery all you do is secure it in the vines of the tree. I didn’t use any hot glue in this grapevine tree form.

As you continue to fill the tree you can adjust the greenery to make whatever shape you wish. The more you fill the tree form the more secure the greenery will be.

This is what mine looked like when it was all finished. I made it into a traditional tree shape. And added a small topper. I love how it turned out!!

This makes great walk decor or could be a shelf sitter. I love the dimension the greenery adds.

2. Snow-Globe Ornament

I’ve seen other crafters make these ornaments and wanted to give it a try! You can use any image in the ornament, which makes it so unique and special!

Supplies Needed:

  • Wood Ornament Frame, I got mine from Michael’s
  • Plastic Ornament that unclasps into two halves
  • Scissors
  • Image for inside Wood Frame, I used a snowman from my Winter Printables
  • Black paint
  • Mod Podge
  • E6000 Glue
  • Craft Snow
  • Paint brushes

First, I wanted to decoupage the snowman I picked to go inside the snow-globe. I took out the back of the wood frame and traced it over the image I chose and cut it out.

Then you can decoupage the image onto the wood. To decoupage you brush mod podge onto the wood, place the image on the wood, and brush mod podge on top of the image to seal it.

While that was drying I painted the frame black on the front and back. You can paint the frame any color you would like.

Once that was dried I wanted to glue my plastic ornament to the frame. I used E6000 glue because it will stick really well, but it does take time to dry. I put the glue along the edges of the plastic ornament and then positioned it how I wanted on the frame.

Once you are sure the plastic ornament is secure you can turn it upside down and add your snow!

Then put the back of the frame back on! I added some E6000 glue to the edge the wood it’s in to secure it.

I made this simple bow and added it to the top of the snow globe and replaced the twine hanger. Then you are ready to hang it on your tree!!

3. Metal Christmas Tree Makeover

This is a simple, but fun craft!! I love using this embossed paper from Hobby Lobby.

Supplies Needed:

  • Metal Tree from Dollar Tree
  • Embossed Paper, I got mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Antique Green Chalk Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Greenery & Berries
  • Christmas Ribbon & Floral Wire
  • Scissors

First, I traced the tree on the embossed paper and cut it out.

Then I used mod podge to attach the paper to the metal tree. I also used a little bit of hot glue around the edges to secure it.

Then I painted the embossed paper with this beautiful green chalk paint! I did a dry brushing technique so that you could still see some of the white coming through in the embossed paper.

I used this greenery and berries to decorate the bottom of the tree. I used hot glue to place the greenery where I wanted it.

Then I made a little bow to go in the middle of the greenery. To make the bow I made four loops and then bound them together with floral wire. Then I hot glued a small piece of the ribbon in the middle to hide the wire.

This makes such a cute decoration!! Once you add the twine hanger you can hang it on the wall or a door knob!

DIY Winter Cookie Cutter Sign

Supplies Needed:

  • Metal Sign, I got mine from the Dollar Tree
  • White Paint
  • Brush
  • Printable Winter Sign
  • Paper Tear Edge
  • Mod Podge
  • Drill
  • Awl
  • 3 Jump Rings
  • 2 Pliers
  • Family Snowman Set, I got mine from HomeGoods

Instructions:

I’ve had this metal sign from Dollar Tree for a while now and was excited to finally use it! This family of snowman is a set I got from HomeGoods and it was only a few dollars!! Love how they all have different hats!

First I started by painting the sign white. I used regular white acrylic paint and a foam brush.

I made some winter themed printables and used this winter one for this sign. I used a torn paper edge to give the paper a rough finish. All you do is hold the edge on top of your paper and tear the the paper up against the edge.

Once the paper was the right size I decoupaged the paper to the sign. To decoupage you first brush mod podge on the sign, place the paper on top, and then brush mod podge on top of the paper.

While that was drying I used a drill to make a small hole at the top of the cookie cutters. I made the hole closer to the back of the cookie cutter so that I could use a jump ring to attach it to the sign.

Then make a holes with an awl at the bottom of the sign to attach the cookie cutters.

To open the jump rings us two pliers. One to hold the ring still and the other to turn open the ring. Then slid the ring the the hole in the sign and the hole in the cookie cutter. Then you can use the pliers to close the ring.

Then you have this super cute winter sign! You can add other embellishments too. I kept it simple!

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Christmas Soaps

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I got these ginger bread man and Christmas tree silicone molds at HomeGoods. They were so cute and I couldn’t pass them up. They also had this silicone snowflake. cookie stamp. I’ve never used a stamp on soaps before but thought I would give it a try.

I used a large glass measuring cup to melt my soap. I first cut up the soap into smaller pieces so that it would melt easier. I guessed the amount of soap I would need based on the size of the molds I’m using. Most full size silicone molds will use 1 pound of soap. You can then melt the soap in about 30 second intervals. Stir the soap in between intervals.

Once the soap is melted you can add your essential oils. I used Lavender and added 50 drops and then stirred the soap again.

Then you can pour the soap into the molds.

Like I’ve said I had not stamped soaps before so this was a little bit of an experiment.

I waited until the soap was somewhat hardened but was soft enough to be molded by the stamp. To get the stamp to imprint you have to apply a good amount of pressure and I even tilted the stamp into the soap all the way around to give it a raised effect.

I love how these soaps came out! They smell great and would make really cute Christmas gifts!

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Dollar Tree Snowman Makeover

I saw this metal snowman at Dollar Tree recently and was so excited to do a makeover with it!! You can check out how I did it below!

Supplies Needed:

  • Metal Snowman, from Dollar Tree
  • White Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Wood Buttons
  • Fabric for Scarf, I used Christmas fabric from Walmart
  • Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue
  • Brown and Orange Paint for Face

Instructions:

My favorite thing about this type of craft is that you can personalize it to your own personal taste. You can use whatever embellishments and decorations that you would like!

First I painted the snowman white. I just used regular acrylic paint. I didn’t brush it on, instead I used the brush to dab the paint on.

Once the snowman is covered with the paint and dried you can then add your scarf! I used a piece of Christmas fabric that I got from Walmart and folded it. I used hot glue to attach the fabric and fold it around the neck to look like a scarf.

Then I add a large wooden button to embellish the scarf. You can use three small buttons to decorate the bottom of the snowman.

Then I used acrylic paint to make the nose and eyes. To make the eyes I just used the flat end of a paint brush. This is great for making circles! Then I used a small brush to make the nose. Once your snowman is done you can add the twine hanger!

I love this size decoration for hanging on door knobs or wall decor!!

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