DIY Christmas Gift that everybody will love!
- 12月 9 2015 – 水曜日
Gift card snow globe
This is the cutest gift card ever and you can put them all together in only 10 minutes!
- a jar of some sort
- a gift card
- hot glue gun
Get the tutorial at thecreativemama.com
Paint Dipped Kitchen Utensils
Kitchen utensils perfect for a foodie friend or someone you loves cooking.
Get the tutorial at cleverlysimple.com
Tile Photo Coasters
Perfect gift for someone special to you. A unique way were you can showcase your favorite captured memories together.
- Four 4-by-4-inch white tiles
- Four 4-by-4-inch square pictures
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Hot glue gun
- Length of ribbon
- Clear spray sealant
Get the tutorial at www.popsugar.com
- hemp cord in 2 colors
- metal anchor
- small jump rings
- 2 metal cord tips
- 1 lobster claw
- masking tape
- Cut 2 lengths of the white cording (18″ each) and 2 of the blue cording (18″ each). Lay each strip next to each other, fold in half, and loop through the anchor.
- Take the ends of the strips and pass them through the loop.
- Pull tightly.
- Tape the anchor to the table. Separate the cords by color (2 cords each), as shown in photo.
- Place the 2 white cords on the right with the 2 white cords/2 blue cords on the left.
- Place the other 2 white cords from the left side to the right side.
- Repeat with the blue cords. Take the 2 blue cords on the right side and bring to the left side.
- Take the 2 blue cords on the left side and bring to the right side.
- Continue the fishtail braid until it is about 1/2 as long as your wrist circumference.
- Clamp the metal cord at the end of the braid, using your pliers.
- Repeat steps 1-3, for the other end of the anchor.
- Repeat steps 4-10 for the other braided end. Add 1 jump ring to one of the cord tips. Then, add a jump ring and lobster claw to the other cord tip.
Get the tutorial at www.popsugar.com
Photo Snow Globes
- A clean jar with a lid
- Scrapbooking paper
- Spray paint
- Craft paint
- Hot glue
- White pompoms
- After you’ve thoroughly cleaned your jars soak them in warm water to remove the labels. Any residual adhesive can be removed with a product like ‘goo-be-gone’.
- To paint the lids first give them a coat of spray paint, this will act as a primer & help the craft paint to stick to the metal surface. Once dry you can paint 1-2 coats of craft paint (I used a metallic finish acrylic paint) to the lid. Set aside to dry.
- Next, cut out a piece of scrapbook paper (I love the look of glittery ones through the glass) to fit the height of the inside of your jar & a little less than the width of your jar. It will serve as your background so it doesn’t need to be too large.
- Take your photographs & cut out the images you’d like to use in your jars. Fold up the bottom 1/2 inch of your photo, this will be the base on which your photo stands. Glue a small popsicle stick to the bottom back of your photo to help stabilize it, then apply more glue to the bottom of the photo & stick it into place. You can use something like scissors or a capped pen to help press the photo to the bottom of the jar.
- Help your photo stand by placing “snow” (white pompoms) behind it & around it. For the snow in the front of the jar I cut each pompom in half & pulled it apart a bit. If snow on the ground doesn’t seem fitting for the memory in your jar another idea is to paint a little white glue around the photo, along the base of the jar and then sprinkle glitter. This is what I did for the base of the photo that had my husband & daughter sleeping on the couch.
- Replace the lid & embellish with any ribbons, glitter or bows you’d like. Place on the mantel & enjoy your mini-scrapbook every time you walk by!