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DIY Personalized Christmas Ornaments

These little gems look expensive, but they are cheap to make and easy to do…double score in anyone’s book! All you need is a pack of clear bulbs (glass or plastic, fine glitter, feathers, ribbon and your choice of a personalized embellishment. I got all of my supplies from Hobby Lobby… the initial sticker embellishments are only .99 and I got them for 50% off on sale!:)

The tops come off the bulbs and you can just pour the glitter in and shake. As long as you use fine glitter it will stick to the inside of the bulb by itself. Just use a little hot glue for the ribbon and feather combo and stick the embellishment on the outside and WAH-LAH!

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Shadowbox for Baby Hospital Hats:)

Ok, so a year later I am finally getting around to finding a way to display my baby boy’s precious newborn hospital hat:). I actually went a step farther a decided to use all 3 newborn hats… the hat from when he was born, the hat he wore home from the hospital and the hat he wore for his newborn pictures.

The project cost less than $20!:) I bought a shadow box for $15, on sale at Hobby Lobby, and added some cute extras…flower embellishments (found in the scrapbook section), ribbon, scrapbook paper and a wooden “K” that I bought in the unfinished wooden craft section (I added paint to it). I afixed the hats to the back with pins that i pinned on the inside of each hat. After playing around with, and then deciding on, the placement of the extras I hot glued them to ensure they stay in place. Such a cute and quick way to display precious keepsakes that would otherwise just be boxed away!:)

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DIY Christmas Card Holder

DIY Card Holder

I know a lot of people forego sending the traditional holiday cards out these days. I, for one, was super excited to send out Christmas cards this year! Its Kason’s first Christmas and I used Shutterfly.com to create a picture collage card with Kason’s Christmas pictures. Those are typically the cards we received during the holidays too… cards with pictures of the children of our friend’s and family. I wanted to put Kason’s card on display and decided to make a Christmas card holder so that we could display the other cards that we will shortly be receiving as well.

This is an inexpensive, easy & quick project with a super cute final product! All you need is…
– Large picture frame (just the frame, no glass)
-Assorted Christmas ribbon
-Scissors & tape
-Any extra embellishments (I used letters to spell “JOY” at the bottom

I used an open frame that is on my wall year round. I just removed what is normally there and will put it back after the holidays. Bigger the better so that you can fir more than a couple cards on it. Place the frame face down and just tape the ribbon, hoizontally, to the back of the fame. I added a little cheer boy taping glitter letters, hanging from ribbon, to the bottom. After the holidays, all I have to do is remove the tape and, presto… I have my original frame back!:)
FYI… I have clothes pins to hang the cards that that are flat stationary and not folded**

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Kid’s Chore Chart

This is a great idea for a child’s chore list, esp. if they have the same chores each week! Anything to help make a game out of doing chores is a plus. Hopefully this idea provides a way for you and your child to keep track of his/her chores together! The great thing is that you only have to make this once, ulike other weekly or monthly chore charts. If you add chores, just add clothes pins. Making the chart with your child can also be a fun craft project. All you need are some clothes pins and a wooden door knob sign (can be bought at wal-mart or any craft store).

 – Paint the hanging door sign. Be creative with colors, add a theme, etc. Whatever will help personalize the chart for your child.

-Label the sign with your childs name so that they feel proud that it is something that is all their own. Also label one side “To-Do”, “Needs To Do”, etc. and label the other side “Done”, “Finished”, etc.

– Add embellishments, stickers or anything else your child might like.

– Two ways to do this part…Paint the clothes pins and label each one with one of the child’s chores. Write the chore on both sides of the pin so that when it is moved to the other side the chore is still listed and visable. Or…write the chore on only one side of the clothes pin and then make seperate “check mark” clothes pins. You can write check marks, place stickers or embellishments, etc. on the end of the pins (see below photo).

– Start all of the clothes pins on one side and as they do their chores, let your child move them to the other side. Or if you choose to do the check mark clothes pins, place one of those next to each finished chore.

-You can keep the chart on the pantry door for everyone to see his/her progress or on your child’s bedroom door as a constant chore reminder.

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DIY Mustache Pacifier

I am a sucker for any cute DIY project, so this was right up my alley! Super simple… I just googled “printable mustache template” and picked one I liked. After I printed it out, I traced it onto craft foam (1.27 @ Hobby Lobby) & then cut it out. I used a couple dabs of hot glue to afix the mustache to the pacifier. I did have to cut the top of the mustache down a couple times bc it wouldnt fit under baby’s nose. After tweaking it, it turned out soooo cute!

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The Perfect Gift for Grandma!

I have to admit, I was so excited to do my first “mom project”! I wanted to give something to my mom for Mother’s Day that focused on her first Mother’s Day as Mamaw T. 5 month old lil rotten boys;) cant really do a lot to help with many projects, but one thing they can do is pose for pictures… or at least lay there for pictures! So, Kason and I did our first crafty project together and I must say, it turned out super cute!

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I bought some small wooden letters at Hobby Lobby for .99 each. I painted them blue bc I knew I wanted him to wear blue in the pictures. I used acrylic paint that was 1.27 at Hobby Lobby. Because “mamaw” has 5 letters I needed a collage that had 5 openings and finally found the perfect one at, where else but, Wal-Mart. They sell them online is sets of two for $29.97. I actually planned on making two of these gifts… one for my mom and one for my mother in-law, so they worked out perfect! We had a 2hour photo session, in which Baby K actually coroporated, with 5 outfit changes, whew! I had to take about 10 different pics with each letter and ended up with about 2 good ones, per letter, to choose from. I decided to use vertical photos, but you can do horizontal too. All you have to do is flip the frame horizontal and the letters will still look great up and down vs. side by side. Printing the pics was about $3.50, using the one hour photo lab. Obviously the hardest part is the photo session, so after that you’re home free… 5 minutes to put together. Total cost…just over $20 and any grandma will LOVE it!! Ours def. did!!:)

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