Metallic Let it Snow Sign

 What happens when a box of random craft supplies shows up at your door?  The Krylon Mystery Box Challenge of course!  Krylon is sponsoring this post and provided a big box of the most random things for me to make something with.  My metallic let it snow sign is the result and I must admit that I love it! 

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Gold Marbled Mason Jar

 Grab your jars ladies and gents.  You are going to want to make one or a dozen jars like this gold marbled mason jar.  This project is actually really simple and the technique for marbling will blow your mind!  This post is a part of my design team status with DecoArt however all projects and opinions are my own.  

Gold Marbled Mason Jar -- add a marbled effect to a white mason jar for a fun fall or winter display!

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Disney’s Frozen Craft — Blizzard in a Jar

 Are you looking for a Disney’s Frozen craft to complete with your kids?  This blizzard in a jar is the perfect movie inspired craft.  This one is perfect for little hands and big kids alike.  You may even have the supplies for this one around the house.  Shake up a blizzard on a rainy afternoon.

Blizzard in a jar craft inspired by Disney's Frozen.  Make your own Disney's Frozen craft with these super simple instructions. Supplies to make your own Disney’s Frozen Craft are as follows:

  • Small glass jar with lid (a baby food jar is perfect!)
  • Assorted blue tissue paper
  • Blue Glitter
  • Scissors

So simple right?  I told you this blizzard in a jar was super simple!

Blizzard in a jar craft inspired by Disney's Frozen.  Make your own Disney's Frozen craft with these super simple instructions.

 Directions:
1. Begin by snipping your tissue paper into small pieces. You can tear these by hand if you wish.
2. Toss the tissue paper in the jar. Add a generous amount of blue glitter. You can use various shades of blue if you wish for more variety and depth to the jar.
3. Place the lid back on the jar. Make sure it is on nice and tight.
4. Give the jar a good shake. If you wish for the glitter to stick to the sides of the jar, add a drop or two of water before you shake.

Blizzard in a jar craft inspired by Disney's Frozen.  Make your own Disney's Frozen craft with these super simple instructions.Your Frozen inspired Blizzard in a Jar is now ready to go! Kids will love making this simple craft and shaking up their own snow storms whenever they wish.

Blizzard in a jar craft inspired by Disney's Frozen.  Make your own Disney's Frozen craft with these super simple instructions.I love a kids craft that the kids can actually make themselves don’t you?  Use a plastic jar in place of the glass one if you are worried about the little ones breaking their creation.  Otherwise, have a blast making this Disney’s Frozen craft with your kids and get to shaking your own blizzard in a jar.

Solar Mason Jar Lights

 

I have some super fun solar mason jar lights for you today.  These lights will be the perfect addition to your yard plus they are solar powered so no need to worry about running electricity.  I made these winter themed but you can definitely change them up for the seasons easily.  This project was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed but I am republishing in case y’all missed it.
 
Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.
 
 

Solar Mason Jar Lights Supplies:

The above products were provided to me as part of my design team status with Consumer Crafts however all projects and opinions are my own.
 

 

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Your solar light will come packaged as shown above.  You will need to remove the pull tab for the light to work, and charge it for a few hours in the sun prior to use.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

There are two winter versions of the solar mason jar lights that I am going to show you today.  First up is one painted with a little glitter snow.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Use a foam pouncer brush and add glitter snow randomly to the jar.  Allow to dry completely before continuing.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

The second version just involves adding loose snow to the bottom of your jar.  This is the non-permanent version that will be easy to change with the seasons.  Because the light is in the top and does not get hot, adding items to the jar is fun and easy.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Now lets make the jar into a hanging lantern.  Grab your floral wire and some pliers.  First, start with adding a loop with your pliers.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Place the wire around your jar mouth and get the location for your second loop, which should be directly across from your first.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Place a second loop in your wire and then stretch it around the mouth of the jar.  Use the pliers to secure, twisting very tightly.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Cut off any excess and bend the twisted wire down to avoid injury.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

Use a second wire to create a handle by putting it through the loops and twisting to secure.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

You are ready to light up the night with your new solar mason jar lights.  Look at the way the light sparkles from these great mason jar lanterns.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.

What items will you add to the inside of your solar mason jar lights?  Snow?  Or something less seasonal?  Just grab the lighted lids from Consumer Crafts and make your own version today.

Solar Mason Jar Lights -- add tops to your mason jars and use solar power to light up the outdoors.
This post is done as a part of my design team status with Consumer Crafts however all opinions and projects are my own.
 

 

Festive Holiday Tablescape and Prepping for a Holiday Party

I have a festive holiday tablescape for y’all plus some of my tips on prepping for a holiday party.  I received a steam mop to review and used it to help prepare for a little holiday party.  Get your snow boots on as this party is getting a little chilly.  
 

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

I started with my Swiffer BISSELL STEAMMOP and a house full of wood floors.  Ever need to do a quick clean on your floors?  Steam power is the way to go y’all.  I use steam regularly and one of my favorite things is to steam clean floors.  As a special bonus, the Swiffer clothes are scented.  It was almost like using air freshener in each room without actually using air freshener — love that!  When the guests arrived my floors were cleaned and each room smelled great.  

 

 

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

My steam mop review included lots of floor cleaning in my striped socks.  Don’t judge y’all a girl has to stay warm.  But seriously, I gave the Swiffer BISSELL STEAMMOP a workout for y’all and it is everything you would expect from a name like Swiffer.  The extra boost of steam really helps to power away the dirt and grime.  I am going to say this beats the regular Swiffer mop by a mile.  This one is quick, easy to use, and leaves you with wonderfully clean floors (woot!).  Floors that are clean enough to have guests over….which is what I did.

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

If y’all are prepping for a party, be sure to print my holiday party cleaning checklist as well.  A Swiffer BISSELL STEAMMOP will help you complete your checklist quickly then you can get onto the important part of your dinner party….the decor!  I started with some vintage china and a table setting.  Then I added in a centerpiece and decor that went with these plates.

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

I have a piece of muslin on the entire table then a white square tablecloth over the top of that.  The table runner is an old piece of wood with a collection of snowy items sitting on top.  Start with a few of my waterless snow globes in mason jars to add some fun.

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

Add in some pine cones, mini trees, and of course some loose snow sprinkled all around the centerpiece and the table itself.  Bring the winter wonderland to your guests.

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

This is a dinner party for 6 but you could expand this fun theme to a party for any number of people.  Grab your snow and get started on a fun themed dinner party this weekend.  We had a blast and I am sure your guests will too.  Now that the party is over, it is time to break out the Swiffer BISSELL STEAMBOOST again.  It never ends does it y’all?  

Come see a festive holiday tablescape plus more on how I prep for a holiday party.

Be sure to pick up your own Swiffer BISSELL STEAMBOOST.  The new Swiffer BISSELL STEAMBOOST ingeniously couples the power of BISSELL steam with the innovative cleaning technology of Swiffer to deeply penetrate and help remove soils that mops can leave behind. The steam’s heat activates the dirt dissolving solution in the cleaning pad. Together, they break down dirty and trap and lock it away.  Make your own version of my festive holiday tablescape and throw a dinner party once you have your house all clean.  Are you prepping for a holiday party this year?
I was compensated for this post and a steam mop was provided for my review but all content and opinions are my own.   
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Waterless Snow Globes Kids Craft

These were originally posted over on Crafts Unleashed but I thought y’all might have missed them.  If you find yourself snowed in, these are the perfect quick craft to make with your little ones.  I love these little waterless snow globes and my kids really enjoy them as well.  They are super simple and even little kids can design their own.  Let’s get started!

 

DIY Waterless Snow Globes with Kids

 

You will need some faux snow, lots of miniatures, and some jars.  All of my supplies came from Consumer Crafts

 

DIY Waterless Snow Globes with Kids

 

Just hot glue your miniatures to the lid, add a little snow to the inside of your jar, and assemble.  So easy!  If you want any of the snow to stay put when you shake your globe, hot glue a little snow down like inside of this wagon.

 

DIY Waterless Snow Globes with Kids

You can use mason jars like above or Consumer Crafts has these mini cruets that I am in love with!  They make the cutest snow globes ever.  

DIY Waterless Snow Globes with Kids

Just let your kids go wild with trees, animals, snowmen, any miniature that you can imagine can go in these waterless snow globes.  

DIY Waterless Snow Globes with Kids

We spent an hour or so designing tons of these snow globes and putting them together.  What a great way to spend some crafty family time.  

DIY Waterless Snow Globes with Kids

Mine all went up on my winter mantel so we can enjoy them for a while.  They are easy to take down and give a good shake every now and then.  

DIY Waterless Snow Globes with Kids

So while the weather outside your home is frightful, stay warm with this cozy activity for the kids.  Then watch it snow INSIDE!  

DIY Waterless Snow Globes with Kids

 

Winter Mantel Revealed

Time to reveal my winter mantel!  I decorated my new barnwood mantel for the second time….yes still in love.  A snowy themed mantel for a cold January….

winter mantel

I showed off my sheet music snowflake banner yesterday.  I have another little banner on the mantel…to convey how cold it is….
winter mantel

Pine cones are my go to winter decor item.

winter mantel

Just to show off a bit….one of my Christmas presents this year was a bed spring wreath.  Isn’t it adorable?  Yes mom I changed up the flowers already….

winter mantel

The how to for the waterless snow globes in a jar is over at Crafts Unleashed.  My kids had a wonderful time making them and yours will too.  Be sure to head over and see all the details. 

I also reused some of the mini trees from my Christmas displays.  They work for winter decor as well.  I hope y’all enjoy my super snowy winter mantel! 

winter mantel

 

Sheet Music Snowflake Banner

 

Love decorating with snowflakes this time of year?  Don’t miss the snowflake crafts linked up at the bottom of this post.
My sheet music snowflake banner is a simple yet gorgeous addition to your winter decor. 

Just cut some snowflakes from vintage sheet music.  You remember cutting snowflakes in elementary school right?  Same concept we are just using fancier paper.

Hang them from twine with mini clothespins and step back to admire your work!

I will be back tomorrow with the full details on my winter mantel — y’all don’t want to miss it!  Now let’s join in the snowflake party!

Check out all of the snowflake inspiration below and have a blizzard in your home!



 

DIY Wood Pedestal Bowl Take 2

Do y’all remember when I showed you how to take thrift store finds and make your own wood pedestal bowl?   I am back with a little twist on that concept.  I used my PSA essentials stamp to add a decorative edge to this bowl…

Yes I did this around Christmas time and am just now posting it.  But the blue candy canes are pretty right?  :)  In this case, I painted the candle stick and bowl two seperate colors.  Stamped the decorative edge around the bowl.  Then used E6000 to glue the two pieces together. 

A decorative spin on the pedestal bowl.  The outer ring of the PSA essentials stamps are perfect for this project. 

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Let It Snow Winter Plaque

A few weeks back I showed off my winter mantle but never gave y’all the detail on my Let It Snow Sign…

A rescued thrift store find became a cute little winter sign.

Ready to see the before??  Ah yes…circa 1970s!

I wanted something sort of dark and snowy.  So I started off with black paint.  Then layered on white in thin thin coats…

So that there is still black peaking through in areas….

I then painted the edges in white plus the trees and two hills…

I used my PSA Essentials stamps with blue ink to add snowflakes and “let it snow”. 

I was going for something rustic…

Like a snowy wintery night…

The perfect winter accessory…

Even though I really don’t wish it would snow! :)

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