I have an amazing post for you today and it starts with Twinkies. Yea. Doesn’t get much better right? You can make my Twinkie cake pop tree this holiday season as an edible centerpiece. This post is sponsored by Hostess and they have some fabulous contests for you at the end of this post. Be sure to pin to win and enter in the form below to win a $100 Walmart gift card. I know we can all use that this holiday season. But first….I promised to show y’all how to make cake pops from Twinkies!!
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!
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.
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.
- Small glass jar with lid (a baby food jar is perfect!)
- Assorted blue tissue paper
- Blue Glitter
So simple right? I told you this blizzard in a jar was super simple!
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.
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 Supplies:
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.
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.
Use a foam pouncer brush and add glitter snow randomly to the jar. Allow to dry completely before continuing.
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.
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.
Place the wire around your jar mouth and get the location for your second loop, which should be directly across from your first.
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.
Cut off any excess and bend the twisted wire down to avoid injury.
Use a second wire to create a handle by putting it through the loops and twisting to secure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Just let your kids go wild with trees, animals, snowmen, any miniature that you can imagine can go in these waterless snow globes.
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.
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.
So while the weather outside your home is frightful, stay warm with this cozy activity for the kids. Then watch it snow INSIDE!
Pine cones are my go to winter decor item.
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….
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!
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!
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