Every Christmas the first movie I see is the Grinch and not just any Grinch movie but the Jim Carey version. I just love and can’t wait to see it very year. I decide to use my mini Christmas tree which I got at target dollar bin and turn it into a Grinch Christmas tree! Of course I am not going this challenge alone but I a joined by other bloggers on this transformation of mini dollar trees.
After I got my target mini tree in the dollar bin I headed over to to my craft store and got Christmas tree branches to wrap around the Christmas tree. I got two packs to make it fuller.
I then wrapped mini Christmas tree lights around the Grinch Christmas tree. I tried to hide the light between the branches.
I then started to hang my ornaments. You can’t go wrong in which way you hang your ornaments. I used red and green mini ornaments. I also got a Christmas tree skirt at target. It has a knitting pattern in which fits perfectly with the Grinch theme.
I placed a Grinch ornament which I had made previously. If you would like to see it tutorial please click here.
If you would also want to take a look at some other great ideas you can do with you mini tree then come and take a look at this wonderful bloggers!
We all know that we use Christmas gift bags to hold special gifts for our families and friends however, did you every think of using Christmas gift bags for anything else. I went shopping at Target like I always do a couple of times a week and I found this cute Christmas bags in the dollar bin. They had all shapes and sizes. One in particular caught my eye and that was the chalkboard print gift bags. I grab a couple of different print of Christmas gift bags.
I went a head went to the frame section over at Target and found a couple of cheap frames to hold my Christmas gift bags.
When I got home I could not wait to place the chalkboard Christmas gift bag in the frame and frame it to my wall.
I after I place them on my wall I noticed that I wanted to remove the red ribbon from the Christmas gift bags and on some of them I would need to cut the bag in half to make the frame less bulky.
I tried a different ways to place the Christmas gift bags frames on my wall. Tell me which one do you prefer.
I have been seeing a lot of crafts with chipboard letters and I decided to make my own for Christmas. However, when I went in search for my letters it was so hard to find and I went looking specific in late October! I guess I was not the only one thinking of Christmas before Halloween was over. I did finally find them after a couple of stores. Here are my Christmas chipboard letters.
After my hunt for the chipboard letter I cut off one side. I use an X-acto knife for the removal.
Once that was done I colored the chipboard letters with red acrylic paint. After it was dry I went and purchase and garland which I cut up to make fit inside the chipboard letters. Just keep in mind that it will make a little mess when you cut the garland.
I purchased berries and tree cones as well and added it to add that extra pop of color and make it stand out more. I did hot glue some parts of the garland on to the chipboard to make sure if did not just fall off the wall when I put it up.
Once you have done all those thing then you are done! I enjoy seeing a pick-boo of read and the glittery berries I used. A place it up on my wall to remember to be joyous this season and be thankful.
You can never have enough Christmas Decorations. I wanted a chalkboard count down so the kiddos can see how many more days are left to Christmas. I have my little monster asking me every night if tomorrow is Christmas? hehe He can be so cute. I have to explaining to him that its not quite here yet. I was hopping watching curious George Christmas would help him understand but he keeps asking if if goes to sleep tomorrow will be Christmas. I guess eventually it will be. I can’t wait to see his little face when it finally is Christmas.
I used a wooden reindeer from Michael’s which I had used from a previous crafts which was the stencil reindeer. I instead of stenciling I use chalkboard paint.
I then attached a very cute Christmas mas ribbon bow. The ribbon was from last season. I just love Christmas ribbon. I don’t really use it except during Christmas time. I attached my Christmas reindeer chalkboard countdown calendar to a piece of wood. The wood I sealed before attached a tack to it and hung the chalkboard reindeer. I can’t believe how versatile the little wooden reindeer can be. I think I might do a couple more thing with them. They are a fast and cheap craft. We all do love those.
You can also see what else I did with my other stencil wooden reindeer here.