The last 9 years I have always had a fake Christmas tree. We have moved with that tree all over country and along way it started losing pine needles. Last year was our first year that we decided to get a real Christmas tree and I was on the fence about it. However, have you see much more expensive fake Christmas tree have gotten? It seemed a real one might be a better idea for us and with it the idea of Christmas Tree Ornament wooden slice was born. Or should I say tradition.
Getting the Christmas tree ornament wooden slice did not cross my mind till after Christmas. We cut the slice once we removed the tree and it made a huge mess when we lay it down to cut the tree. I had a mess of dry pine needles all over my carpet and was still finding then a few days later. However, this year we asked the associate at home depot to cut a little extra slice from the end to be our Christmas tree ornament slice with date. The associate was very friendly and glad to cut it for us.
I much preferred cutting it before we put the tree up is because the wood is soft and easier to hammer into. We used screw hooks for the top of the Christmas tree ornament slice date since the slice can be heavy.
I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology mini numerals to place in front of the wooden slice. You can find them at any craft store near you.
I dated last year Christmas tree ornament slice with the Tim Holtz idea-ology mini numerals with 2015 and for this year 2016. I used tiny nails that you can find at any hardware store. All you really need to do is hammer them in and you are done!
I am so happy how they came out! I also glad how fast they are to make because when you have three little kiddos with so much energetic energy, I only have time for fast and easy.
The Christmas tree ornament wooden slice for this year I add a wire ribbon bow to make it more festive.
White it he color or a winder wonderland decor and I decided to use a little bit of it in my home. I usually try to keep away from white because the truth is I do have children and nothing really stays white for every long. Plus the little sticky fingers that love to touch everything that is new and breakable. However, that will not stop me from making it winter wonderland decor.
I began with a metal tub in white which I got from IKEA a little while back. My first intention was to use it for a tree stand but out tree is a little bit to big for it. I placed a hand knitted blanket on the bottom to help everything border on the top of the tub. I then placed pine cones and wood slices to add more wood element. Also in the tub you will find bottle blush trees all different sizes and a mason jar of course. The mason jar has a little car and tree. I wanted the tub to stand out next to the tree and I found some lights I had left over.
Ta-da! Now my decor is almost complete. I always have little thing that I add here and their through the holidays. Hope you enjoyed my winter wonderland decor!
Here is advent tag #6 which has clippings from our first ever real Christmas tree. I seal it so the pine needles would not continue to fall off.
I just love giving new life to old vintage thing that people might think of throwing out or find little value to. I purchased vintage camera from ebay that are broken, I do not like taking something apart if its still works so I make sure they are broken first. I took the mechanical part out of the vintage brownie box camera. Its very simple to do since it all comes out like a box. I had removed the inside of the brownie box camera a while back so I don’t have a pictures.
The next step is to make my wonderland miniature diorama. I used white trees, deer, tag, glitter, hot glue and fake snow. Of course I also used Tim Holtz mini lamp to light up the inside of the vintage camera diorama.
I made a small hole on the top of the vintage camera attached the mini lamp.
I then began on my miniature diorama. I glittered up the tag and cut it to fit the inside of the camera. I used hot glue to attach the trees to the tag, and the deer.
Followed by hot gluing the fake snow on top of everything. It looks like a winter wonderland inside the vintage camera diorama.
Something still seem to be missing. I decided to add scrapbook paper to the back of the camera.
Now when you look through the front lenses of the camera you can see the little vintage camera diorama of lit up!
I also have tag #5 ready for view! I used clippings from my Christmas tree and sealed them so they can last longer.
Last year, it was very popular to have a snow globe mason jar car with a Christmas tree. I was very happy with me version and excited to unpack it from my this Christmas. However, I had one little problem. I place it on its new home and it seemed to not stand out as much as I wanted too. I left it there for a couple of days and still it did not seem right. So what to do with my snow globe mason jar car?
Then it came to me, it needs light! I went to look in my stash to see what kid of light I could have hidden away. I found a light strand for decorating flowers.
I took the car out and wrapped the miniature Christmas tree with the lights. Sealed it up and it was all done!
It looks fantastic on my shelf with my kiddos Christmas photos.
I have another Christmas Tag #4!
I was inspired by fireplaces. I just love fireplaces but I’ve only had one once in my life and so wish to have one again. I enjoy decorating them and making them all festive during the holidays. I mostly used Tim Holtz material to make this faux fireplace Christmas tag.
I’ve had this branches handles toolboxes for over a year. I got it from decor steals and just never seem to find the right place for it. It finally ended up in my garage taking up space. The hubby kept asking me what I planned to do with it and I just say Ill get inspired one day and that day finally arrived. I decided to make it my Christmas branch handle toolbox filled with greenery.
It a simple way to add that extra piece of chic to your Christmas decor. I took the wooden toolbox and added green pine branches with red berry to add that pop of color.
I also wanted it to stand out from the tree so I added lights to the bottom and the top of the toolbox.
Once all that was added I place my Christmas mason jar with my target ornament which I place fake snow in it.
I just love how I can also move it around the house and it looks just lovely.
Of course let us not forget about my 3rd tag of the month for my advent calendar.
Hope you join me tomorrow for more fun this Holiday!
Every year I always have the intention of making an advent calendar however, I always seem to run out of time. Of course we all know the holiday season seems to be the busiest of very mommy out there. It seems like I always get a little bit to ambitions in decorating and just can’t get everything done on time. I decided this year to take make it a simple Christmas and minimal was key. Well as minimal as I would I allow myself to get.
Once all the decor was up I saw that I actually could have time to make an advent calendar. The question was what kind should I make? Everyone has their own ideas. I definitely did not want to make a candy or present advent. I believe no present should arrive until Santa comes to visit. Candy just make the kiddos sugar happy, so I started to think what makes me happy. All year I always worry about everyone and I try to make Christmas as magical as I can for the kiddos. So the Christmas advent tag calendar garland was created. I love making tags for the holidays and they all represent the how I am feeling on that particular day.
I began by taking a little trip to Trader Joe, which has the best flower and fresh fruits around here and their prices are good. I love stopping by during the holidays for my mini Christmas trees but this year I went a little early and found that they had garlands and mini wreaths. I’ve never had real garlands or wreaths but decided to make it an adventure.
As soon as I got home I hanged them up on the wall. I had chalkboard frame that I got from decor steal the previous year. However, they are so popular that they keep bringing them back during the year. I attached my wreath to it and placed it on the wall.
I then went ahead and ordered 25 clipboard to be able to hang my tags from them for everyone to see. Its a simple and fast Christmas advent tag calendar garland.
My tag I used a pictures that I just took this past Thanksgiving weekend. Its was a very special moment between my hubby and the kiddos. I then went ahead and printed them out and used a few embellishment to make it pop.
It the season for plaid and I just love everything plaid. I have purchased every fabric I can get my hands on in plaid. I have also made sure all of my family have red and black plaid shirts. So its no surprise when I just could not help myself and decided to plaid my chair cushions. The chairs or stool were originally hot pink and were in my daughters room but we have been needing more seating in the living so they need a makeover.
Reupholstering a chair or stool is super easy. I am going to give you a fast and dirty way to upcycle a plaid chair cushion and get it done in under 15 minutes.
I placed the fabric on the floor to get a idea of how much fabric to cut around the cushion. I also removed the legs.
Once I cut the fabric I went ahead and folded the fabric over and stapled it to the back of the cushion.
You are pretty much done! All you have to do is place the legs back. Ta-Da! You are completely done with plaid chair cushions.
If you have not guessed it yet, I had the opportunity to go to Hallmark before the whole Christmas rush and get my hands on some itty bitty Star Wars blush toys. My kiddos had so much fun picking out the decorations which I hope to use on my Christmas tree. I have been refraining from taking out the Christmas tree before Thanksgiving because I do believe on one holiday at a time. However, I do like getting a few new ornaments each year to make out Christmas tree that more especial.
As most mom get to realize out kiddos seem to grow that much faster each passing year. I always say before we know it they will be off to college and you are standing there wondering where did the time go? Hallmark help me keep out traditions and memories a live with picking out new ornaments at their stores. The Kiddos are so excited about the new Star Wars movie coming out which I thought it would be fun to have a few Star wars Ornaments.
The Hallmark Star Wars Ornaments are perfect for decorations for the holidays and also for the kiddos to play with once the tree gets put away in January. Come and watch a small video about the cute itty bitty Hallmark Star Wars blush and my kitty decided to make an appearance too!
Thanks for visiting and Happy Holiday’s
This post is sponsored by Hallmark but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
If you have a little boy in home like I do then you probably went to see Big Hero 6 from Disney. If no them your should definitely see it really soon. Its a very good movie and of course what kiddo does not like superheros like Baymax. The story line at the beginning is very touching and pulled at my heart strings a little bit. I went ahead and decided to make this years handmade ornaments with Baymax. I try to every year to make an ornament with my kiddos. Last year we made felt ninja turtle ornaments.
The ornament did not take much time to do and it was super easy and fun for my little kiddo to do. The first things you will need it a glass clear ornament or plastic, fake snow and a sharpie in black.
I took the fake fluffy snow and stuffed it into the ornament. I used a chop stick to push it down. You can also use a stick or anything thin enough to fit, hey you can even use a crochet needle.
Then I went a head and used the sharpie to make the eyes. The face of Baymax is pretty simple to do since its only two dots and a line.
Ta-da! Now you have your own Baymax Christmas ornament.
Guess what I found these super cute reindeer clothespins which I could not help but get however, I knew that I wanted to do something that would display them some how. I kept shopping at target where I found these cute reindeer now I was in search for some magnets. Now to make reindeer clothespin magnet!
The basics are very simple. First I cut the magnets to fit the clothespins.
I then just peeled the backing on the magnet to glue on the clothespins and I cut any extra pieces that does not fit the clothespins.
Ta-da! All done. Now you can use them for a number of things. You can use them to hold you Christmas cards.
Or even on with your milk and chocolate. What will you be using your reindeer clothespins magnets. I find that my little kiddo likes to put this craft projects on it and they are just adorable. The possibilities of things you can do with it are endless and you just never know what special thing they can hold for you.