Thursday 25 December 2014

Beachy Cone Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas Everyone,

I whipped up this easy  tree last Christmas and in my rush , left out a few important photos, so read the text this time, not look at the few tutorial pics..

Right, so you will need; A polystyrene cone, glue and twine. Quite simply, wrap the twine around the cone, securing with glue, here and there,  as you go. Hot glue would work much better, but I was in a hurry at this point.

Then I painted these cute plastic beachy charms white and when dry, I threaded onto clear nylon thread and wound over the twine, securing with a dot of glue at the ends.

A small wooden craft star was painted white and once dry, I outlined with glue and sprinkled Epsom Salts on to it to give it a sparkle. Glue to the top of the tree.

And there you have a Beachy Christmas Tree.... I love it!

This is how I displayed it last year, a shelf full of beachy goodness!
  And here it is this year! Cute right?

I wish you all a wonderful and happy Christmas. 
Please be safe and take care.



Wednesday 3 December 2014

Frosty the Popsicle Stick Snowman

 Hey Everyone,

I'm shared this post last year at Mammy Made. It's a super easy, super cute popsicle stick craft.

I totally copied this pin on pinterest - it's so so easy and I literally winged my way through it. So yes there are missing photos in my excitement to quickly complete this adorable snowman!

What you will need:
Popsicle / craft sticks ,  white and black craft paint , googly eyes , ribbon,  craft paper and a black sharpie.

Line up 8 or 9 sticks and paint them white (I glued another stick diagonally at the back to hold them all together).
Glue another stick across the front at an angle - this will be the rim of the hat. Paint the hat black.
Once the paint is all dry, glue on the eyes, cut out a triangle for the nose and glue it on (I used corregated craft paper). Draw the mouth on, glue a strip of ribbon along the hat.
To hang my snowman, I used black string tied to the hat ends.

 Payton has claimed him as her personal snowman ornament!

 I'm all about snowmen at Christmas time.... The kids think its so funny to have snowmen decorations during Summer. I guess it is...

 Is Frosty not the cutest popsicle stick snowman ever? 

He has pride of place on our tree, and I have to admit I love how easy he was to make and how well he turned out.

Take care