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!
This felt car essential Oil diffuser works great!! It was so simple to put together! I tested it out and the aroma is so refreshing in the car! This is what they call a passive diffuser. Felt holds the scent of essential oil really well and can be smelled when you get into and while in the car.
To make the diffuser I used waxed thread and three felt balls. I folded the thread in half and made a knot to make a loop to go over the rear view mirror. Then I used a needle to thread the felt balls and made a knot to secure them.
I love how it turned out! To use it I just put 2-3 drops of the essential oil on one of the felt balls. Whenever the scent fades just add a couple more drops. I used Bergamot essential oil on my diffuser because of its calming and soothing scent.
I hope you give this a try! Comment below with your favorite diffusers!
2 Shadow Boxes, I got mine from Michael’s that were hexagon shaped
White and Black Paint
Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
Christmas Greenery and flowers of choice
These hexagon shadow boxes are from Michael’s and we’re only $1 each. I cut the twine hanger off the one the one that will be at the bottom of the snowman. There is also a metal hanger on the back of these frames for wall decor.
I used hot glue to glue the frames together. You could also use wood glue or E6000, but the hot glue worked great for me! After the frames were glued together I painted them white.
I decided to use felt balls for the inside of my snowman, but you can also use stuffing. I squished the felt balls in tightly.
I then put hot glue on each felt ball to secure them.
Once all the white felt balls are secure, I hot glued colored felt balls for the eyes, nose, and buttons.
Then I made the hat with popsicle sticks. I used gardening shears to cut the popsicle sticks but you can also use scissors. I started with the base of the hat and then formed the top of the hat with shorter popsicle sticks. I used hot glue to hold the sticks together.
Then I painted the hat black. I added a few white sticks, greenery, white flowers, and a pinecone to the hat.
I used hot glue to attach the hat to the top of the snowman! There is a hanger on the frames so you could hang it or prop it up on a shelf!
Hope you give this a try! Comment below with your favorite snowman crafts!
Making pumpkins with these felt balls is so easy! I used shades of orange and white to make the pumpkins.
First I made a hole in the felt ball with my awl so that the stem could sink into the ball a little bit.
Then I used hot glue to glue on the small stems I cut. You could add other decorations, but I loved them plain. I didn’t add a hanger to them. I just stuck them into the tree.
Wood Bead Pumpkins
I wanted to use my wood beads for make some bigger pumpkin ornaments. You can make these as big or small as you want. I stringed some of the beads on the waxed thread and then did a double knot to make it into a circle.
Then I painted it with the Decoart Spiced Pumpkin paint.
Then I added a little bit of Spanish moss, a wood stem, and a green leaf.
I made the topper in a Facebook live video. You can check it out on the Blooming Resilient Facebook page.
I took the bottom of a mesh trash can that I had already cut out and painted it orange. I had precut a piece of lace to be the size of the mesh circle. I put it on top of the mesh circle and painted it orange as well. I used mod podge to get the lace to stick to the circle.
Then I added the stem, Spanish moss, and greenery!
Cork Board, I got mine from Hobby Lobby and it is 15 inches x 36 inches
White Felt 1 yard
Charcoal Grey Felt 14 inches by 42 inches
Felt Balls, I got mine from Amazon and Michael’s
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Burlap ribbon for hanger
Electric Staple Gun
This is a simple makeover but adds a lot of color and dimension to your cork board!! Below is a picture of what the cork board looked like before I recovered it with felt. You can use any color felt you want! I decided to go with the white and charcoal grey.
Below you can see the different layers of felt and ribbon that I added. I first stapled the white felt over the whole cork board. No one is going to see the back so I didn’t cover it, but you could take a 15×36 inch piece of felt and cover the whole back so no one can see the staples and excess material.
Once I stapled the white felt, I glued the first row of felt balls on the top and bottom. To secure the felt balls I put a small line of hot glue on the white felt and then added two or three felt balls at a time. I did this all the way to the end. If the felt balls were loss I add some additional glue in between the balls. After I had hot glued one row of balls on the top and bottom, I then added the piece of charcoal felt in the middle. I did this by wrapping it around the middle of the cork board and stapling the excess on the back.
After the charcoal felt is secured I then added a second row of felt balls to the top and bottom of the cork board!
I then stapled the burlap hanger on the back. I stapled each end of the hanger five inches from the middle of the cork board.
I hope you give this a try!! It was so fun and I love the way the felt balls look on the cork board!! Comment below with your favorite cork board makeover!