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I had a package of assorted sized corks so I dug around and tried things together until I got a tree like shape.
I used hot glue to adhere all of my pieces together just because it was fast. For the little kids, I would recommend either low temp glue or a quick drying adhesive. We don’t want any burns y’all.
The kids can make these in no time and you will have some extra cute little ornaments for your tree. Now what will you do with them the rest of them time? I can only offer my cork tree ornaments for now but you can check out my kids craft gallery page for more ideas.
I have lots of dear on the mantel including my glitter dipped deer silhouettes.
A galvanized bucket piled high with ornaments also adorns the mantel.
Next stop on the tour is our tree. If you have not been around here long let me tell you about our tree tradition. Every year we load up in the truck and go hunt a cedar tree on our farm. We cut it down, load it up, and that is our Christmas tree. It is a fun tradition that we all cherish.
This year we added blue and silver ornaments to our rustic cedar tree. Under the tree is a train, vintage car, and of course presents. The tree skirt (which actually is not even visible anymore) is a collection of vintage grain sacks.
I also have a few surfaces in my home where I create Christmas vignettes. I love to add in my son’s toys to the decor. On the left is a little advent calendar I made for the kids last minute.
I hope y’all enjoyed our rustic farmhouse Christmas tour. If you want to continue to get inspired all week, be sure to join us for our Everything Christmas Tour over at Denise Designed. I will also wrap the entire week’s events up for y’all sometime this weekend.
- 10 Gifts in Jars
- Embellished Journal Gift Set
- Velcro Candle Sashes
- Coffee Bag Bracelet
- DIY Redneck Wine Glasses
- Custom Bottle Cap Necklaces
- Last Minute Crafter Gift Bag
- Thumbprint Snowman Holiday Frame
- Simple Holiday Neighbor Gift in a Jar
- Gingerbread House Kit in a Jar
- FREE Printable Mason Jar Gift Boxes
- Elf Mason Jar Gift
- Coconut Almond Granola Gift in a Jar
- Glitter Candy Dish Hostess Gift
- Banana Dark Chocolate Bread Mix
- Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix
- Gold Glitter Monogram Mug
- Mason Jar Solar Lights
- Rhinestone Leather Bracelet
- Shrink Plastic Jewelry Charms
- Hot Chocolate Gift Baskets
- Thumbprint Reindeer Frames
- Snowy Mason Jar
Are you giving handmade this holiday season? Enjoy these last minute handmade gift ideas for those you still have left to make.
- Apply fabric to just one side of your Phoomph.
- Use your Sizzix and a die to cut a shape from the Phoomph. (You could use a shape and scissors as well.)
- Remove backing from cut out shape and stick to front of journal.
- Add other items to the gift set as well such as pens, washi tape covered binder clips, colorful paper clips, and anything else a writer would need.
- Wrap your gift as shown below for your recipient to enjoy.
I hope y’all have enjoyed this embellished journal gift set and will give handmade gifts this holiday season….even if it is last minute. Y’all head on over to Crafty Hangouts for even more gift ideas.
If you want a more sturdy box, print the box design on paper and then adhere to a piece of cardboard, such as a recycled cereal box, because scoring, cutting and folding.
Have a fabulously festive holiday!
Thank you so much for sharing these with us Jen! I hope y’all enjoy these printable mason jar gift boxes and will use them for all of your holiday gift giving needs.
The absolute best most amazing part?? My Home Depot had these “try it before you buy it” stations set up. Heaven on earth. Angels sang. I swear. I love this concept. Especially since I have been wanting a Dremel forever. Guess what I bought? You know. For a gift. For hubby. **grin**
My cart was loaded up with presents for hubby. I ended up getting the following:
- Milwaukee M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Hackzall Reciprocating Saw 2 Battery Kit — this was the one on my list but I ended up with the same version without the extra battery. The helpful guy at my local Home Depot showed me how to work my Home Depot app and this is actually an online exclusive and was not available in my store.
- Husky 12-Volt/120-Volt Home and Auto Inflator – plans are to add this to our family vehicle. We have been saying we should get one of these for emergency situations so I think this will make a great gift.
- Dremel 200 Series 2 Speed Rotary Tool with 15 Assorted Accessories — here is that Dremel I told y’all about above. I can’t wait til hubby opens this one. You know so he can play with it….or so I can give it a go. **wink**
- Husky 14 in. Rolling Tool Tote — these tool totes are PERFECT to fit all of your tool gifts in for wrapping. I will show you more below.
But I was not done shopping at The Home Depot. I added a few more things to my cart. Remember I said everything to wrap your gift as well. This plain brown paper is in the paint section of your Home Depot and makes the BEST wrapping paper. I also grabbed some silver duct tape and a piece of wood trim to make a gift tag.
I used about an 8 – 10 foot length of duct tape. I then added another length of duct tape over the first so that the sticky sides are together. Get as close to even as you can but you will probably be left with sticky sides as shown below.
Use your scissors to go down both sides of the long duct tape piece and cut away those sticky edges. You are basically left with silver two sided ribbon.
I then use the Bowdabra to make a big full bow. Again if you don’t have a Bowdabra, just fold the duct tape over and over again then use a piece of wire to secure together in the center.
Just fluff your bow until it looks good and you have a perfect addition to a gift for dad or any guy.
Now lets start wrapping. Like I said the tool tote is perfect for adding in your tools. All three of my purchases fit neatly inside.
I then wrapped the tote with tools inside in the brown paper.
Now we are going to need a manly gift tag to go on our gift as well. I just cut off a piece of molding, drilled a hole, and wrote the name with a sharpie. You could get really fancy with these DIY wood gift tags and add stain, paint, stamps, or any number of decorations. I went the plain route.
Add duct tape around your package, tape on your bow, and tie on your gift tag. You have a present that is completely from The Home Depot and pretty (in a masculine way) to boot!
What do y’all think? Would you make bows out of duct tape? What other supplies that are found at The Home Depot would make good gift wrap for men? I thought maybe a big galvanized tub or bucket for a great tool gift basket as well. But I already had that tool tote!
My spin on hot chocolate in a jar is packed full of fun and given in a mason jar mug.
Love these? If you want even MORE ideas, be sure to watch the video above and get the other six ideas. With 10 ideas, there is a gift in a jar for everyone on your gift giving list. For the rest of the gifts in a jar from The Country Chic Cottage be sure to check out my 5 mason jar gift ideas plus the ultimate guide to gift in jars.
Using a pair of tweezers, grab the top of the tree so you can easily place it in your ornaments.
Add a drop of hot glue to the bottom of the trees and put through the top opening of the ornament. Position and stick to the bottom of the ornament. Repeat until you have the desired amount of trees in your globes.
Sprinkle in artificial snow until you are happy with the results.
Replace the cap of your ornament and give it a shake for a fun water-less snow globe effect.
Allow your kids to make these as well. I would use a low temp glue gun when working with the kids. But otherwise, they will love adding fun trees to the inside of these fun ornament. Grab your supplies and make these for your tree this year. My mini snow globe ornaments will be the hit of your Christmas tree.
Trace your shapes onto the shrink plastic using a pencil. I actually used a gold sharpie so y’all could see this better but that is not needed. My two deer took up almost an entire sheet of shrink plastic.
Use just regular old scissors to trim your shrink plastic around your lines. It is really as easy as cutting paper. The kids will love helping you make these shrink plastic ornaments.
Be sure to punch a hole with a standard size paper hole punch BEFORE baking your shrink plastic. You won’t be able to add the hole afterwards.
Bake your shrink plastic according to the package directions (3 – 5 minutes usually). The plastic will shrink up and thicken. It is really AMAZING! You can see in the photo below just how much it shrinks. Your kids will love this part.
Allow your shapes to cool completely then give them a quick coat of paint on the areas you are going to apply glitter.
Allow your paint to dry then add decoupage medium and glitter. Allow that to dry and add on another layer of decoupage to make sure your glitter stays put.
Once your ornaments are dry completely, add a string to hang on the tree.
Your DIY glitter deer shrink plastic ornaments are ready for your tree. Enjoy making these with your kids this holiday season. What shapes will you make for your tree? You kids will love the “magic” that happens in the oven as these shrink and become rigid plastic ornaments. For anyone that does not love the idea of using shrink plastic, my friends over at Lolly Jane made some similar ornaments out of clay. Now you have two ways to make these fabulous deer ornaments. My shrink plastic version will be adorning my tree this holiday season.