I love getting Christmas cards! It's one of my favorite parts of Christmas. Here's what my 2013 Christmas Card design looks like. Did you do Christmas cards this year? I'd love to see them. Leave a link below to your cards. Merry Christmas!
Christmas is less than one week away. Which means New Years is less than 2 weeks away. I don't have very many New Years Eve decorations, so I decided to add this Sparkly Happy New Year Banner to my small collection.
Paint, Glitter, Modge Podge, hairspray, a foam paint brush, and a string to hang the banner from.
For my paint, I used The Champagne Gold color from DecoArt®. It's my favorite paint color ever, and I think it makes a great base color for this project. Of course you can always choose another color. Black, Silver, or Mulit-Colors would look great for this New Years banner.
I painted one thin coat of paint on each letter. It looked nice. You could leave the glitter out if you like a smooth finish, but I wanted to add glitter to my banner.
Next I added a thick layer of Modge Podge to each letter. Then I dumped a generous amount of glitter on top of the still well modge podge. I did one letter at a time, so that the modge podge would stay nice and wet. After dumping the excess glitter back into my glitter stash, I used some
hairspray to spray each letter to keep the glitter in place.
Next, I put some modge podge into a separate bowl. Using my sponge brush I dapped a generous amount of modge pode to each letter. Do not rub, just dab. Don't worry about your letters turning white, it will dry clear in about an hour. This step prevents the glitter from falling off and making a mess. While you wait for the Modge Podge to dry, use a toothpick or tip of a safety pin to poke through each hole and clear out the gunk. This will make threading your twine through each letter easier.
Lastly, I measured my area where I wanted to hang my banner and cut some bakers twine to fit the measurements. The letters were easy to slide onto the twine. I used some clear 3m hooks that I found at Target to hang my banner to my fireplace mantel.
I can't believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. I created this cute kids gift tag printable to help you keep track which gift under the tree is for which kid. You could also use these gift tags for neighbor or co-worker gifts. Best of all, you can download and print them today for FREE!
We thought it would be fun to go cut down a Christmas tree this year. My cousin told us about a place where they take you on a sleigh ride up in the mountains and help you cut down a tree. Sadly, we never found that place, but my sister-in-law found a fun group sleigh ride for us to take at Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah.
It was a very cold day, but it was so beautiful & we were all bundled up, so we didn't really notice how cold it was.
At the end of our ride, we were able to get our picture taken with Santa. The girls had so much fun!
This will be the pattern for your snowflakes.
2) Cut out the paper snowflakes for a pattern.
3) Trace Pattern onto some stiff felt.
4) Cut snowflakes out of stiff felt.
5) Use a hot glue gun to glue sequins or embellishments to the center of each snowflake.
6) Glue each snowflake to ric rac or ribbon to make your snowflake garland.
7) Find a fun place to hang your garland and enjoy!
Note, snowflakes take a little time to cut out. I like to cut them while watching my favorite movie.
feel free to share my pictures and this tutorial with your friends.
Please direct them to this website to download the snowflake patterns,
as the pattern is not intended for
re-distribution or re-sell. Thanks!
This is me way back when, showing my snowflake banner on Studio 5.