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Wooden Christmas Stocking Tags

Wooden Stocking Tags

Wooden Stocking Tags

Here are some Christmas stocking tags that can be used year after year.  The materials needed for this Holiday project are: preformed wooden tags(or if you are real crafty, you can cut your own design out of Balsa Wood), names printed out on regular paper, craft paint, paint brush, decal applicator, razor knife, and Mod Podge.

Paint edges and back of wooden tag and allow to dry completely.

Paint edges and back of wooden tag and allow to dry completely.

Don't forget a dog bone design or a fish design for your favorite dog or cat family member.

Don’t forget a dog bone design or a fish design for your favorite dog or cat family member.

Cut out name paper with and razor knife to fit tag design.

Cut out name paper with and razor knife to fit tag design.

Brush Mod Podge over entire front of tag and place cut out name paper on the wet Mod Podge.  Use decal applicator to take out bubbles. Let dry completely.

Brush Mod Podge over entire front of tag and place cut out name paper on the wet Mod Podge. Use decal applicator to take out bubbles. Let dry completely.

Paint personal embellishments on the tag.

Cut away excess paper Paint personal embellishments on the tag.

Brush Mod Podge over entire tag and let dry completely.  Do the same to the back of tag and again let dry completely.

Brush Mod Podge over entire tag and let dry completely. Do the same to the back of tag and again let dry completely.

Add twine and tie to Christmas stockings.

Add twine and tie to Christmas stockings.

Enjoy!

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Wooden Portraits

This is another version of the photo blocks but on a larger scale…

Wooden Portraits

Wooden Portraits

Materials needed for this project are 2 X 8’s (cut in 9 1/2 inch lengths), 8 X 10 photos printed on standard paper, craft paint, paint brush, decal applicator, fine grit sand paper, picture hangers, and Mod podge.

Cut 2 X 8 down to size and sand edges smooth.

Cut 2 X 8 down to size and sand edges smooth.

Paint sides and edges with selected paint, allow to dry completely.

Paint sides and edges with selected paint, allow to dry completely.

Paint back and allow to dry completely.

Paint back and allow to dry completely.

Cut photo to fit board.

Cut photo to fit board. Brush Mod Podge over entire top of board and place photo in wet Mod Podge. Use decal applicator to take out any bubbles in photo.

Brush a top coat of Mod Podge over entire photo and sides, allow to dry completely and then Mod Podge the entire back of painted board and allow to dry completely.

Brush a top coat of Mod Podge over entire photo and sides, allow to dry completely and then Mod Podge the entire back of painted board and allow to dry completely.

Attach picture hangers on the back of board.

Attach picture hangers on the back of board.

When finished hang on a wall or just set them up on a fireplace mantel.

When finished hang on a wall or just set them up on a fireplace mantel.

I hope this is another project that you will enjoy doing!

 

 

 

Wooden Photo Blocks

Here is another craft that I really enjoyed doing…

Wooden Photo Blocks

Wooden Photo Blocks

Materials needed for this craft is 3 inch wooden blocks(bought from a local craft store), scrapbook paper, personal photos printed on normal paper, craft paint, paint brush, decal applicator, and Mod Podge.

Paint all the edges of the block in your chosen color, allow to dry completely.

Paint all the edges of the block in your chosen color, allow to dry completely.

Cut photos and scrapbook paper to the size of the square block.

Cut photos and scrapbook paper to the size of the square block.

One square at a time paint Mod Podge over entire square and place photo square onto it. Use a decal applicator to get all air bubbles out.  Allow to dry completely and repeat until all squares are done.

One square at a time paint Mod Podge over entire square and place photo square onto it. Use a decal applicator to get all air bubbles out. Allow to dry completely and repeat until all squares are done.

When all squares are completed and dry, apply a top coat of Mod Podge over photo, allow to dry complete and continue  until entire block has a top coat of Mod Podge.

When all squares are completed and dry, apply a top coat of Mod Podge over photo, allow to dry complete and continue until entire block has a top coat of Mod Podge.

When dry, enjoy decorating with them.

When dry, enjoy decorating with them.

I hope you enjoy this craft as much as I did!

Handmade Snowglobes

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These were fun to design and make and extremely easy to do!  Just gather together some old or new Christmas ornaments(without any metal attachments), mini figurines, and bottle brush trees or anything thing that you can imagine as long as it is waterproof and can be glued in the confines of the interior diameter of the jar lid.  Next get a Mason, Ball, or even an empty jar out of the fridge and its lid.  Other materials needed are a glycerin, glue gun with plenty of glue sticks, glitter, clear & white silicone in a tube, a glass candle stick holder( I found mine at the local dollar store), purified water, ribbon, bells, and any other type of embellishments.

Gathered supplies

Gathered supplies

Glue items onto the center of the lid, making sure that you glue it to side that will be on the inside of the jar when finished.

Glue items onto the center of the lid, making sure that you glue it to side that will be on the inside of the jar when finished.

Put the lid ring around the candle stick and then glue the candle stick to the bottom of the lid.

Put the lid ring around the candle stick and then glue the candle stick to the bottom of the lid.

Add white silicone around  glued object so it looks like snow, being careful not to get any silicone around the seal. Allow to dry completely.

Add white silicone around glued object so it looks like snow, being careful not to get any silicone around the seal. Allow to dry completely.

Add 2 tbs glitter to jar, also add a few drops of glycerin and about 3/4 full of water.

Add 2 tbs glitter to jar, also add a few drops of glycerin and about 3/4 full of water.

Insert glued object into jar and carefully fill the jar with the water until you can tightly screw down the top without over flowing the water yet making sure the jar is completely full.

Insert glued object into jar and carefully fill the jar with the water until you can tightly screw down the top without over flowing the water yet making sure the jar is completely full.

Using the clear silicone, put a bead around the edge of the lid where it is screwed onto the jar. This helps prevent any leakage.

Using the clear silicone, put a bead around the edge of the lid where it is screwed onto the jar. This helps prevent any leakage.

Use the ribbon and embellishments to decorate the rim of the lid.

Use the ribbon and embellishments to decorate the rim of the lid.

This can be made for all different kinds of occasions just by changing what you put inside the jar.  Have fun and enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  Enjoy this day, take time to embrace family & friends and be blessed with good memories of days past!

Not So Primitive Candles…

A primitive candle just like in the colonial times…well not quite but a little close.  I was given a bunch of those battery operated window candles that have the gold colored plastic candle stick base with the white molded drippy look plastic candle and the light bulb on top.  I am not one to look a gift horse in the mouth so to speak but these weren’t exactly the type of decor that I have in my home, but I accepted them graciously and appreciated the thought behind the gift because my home is filled with candles.   It didn’t take me to long before I decided to use a grunging technique that I have used on my hand sewn fabric candle ornies.  So I set out on my prim candle transformation and gathered my cinnamon, Mod Podge, and a can of black spray paint(Automotive Trim Black is what I used due to the color is close to Lamp Black).  Now, I will say that this was a spur of the moment project and I forgot to take photos through out the project, I just have a photo of the finished product but I will give step by step instructions on how I did this-

1)  Take a scotch brite pad and scuff up the candle stick base part only, wipe off scuff dust

2)  Tape off the white candle part and bulb completely, so no black spray will get on it

3)  Spray candle stick base black, let dry completely

4)  Un-tape the candle part and bulb

5)  With a paint brush, brush on Mod Podge completely over the white candle part, making sure the white is completely covered and being careful not to get any Mod Podge on any of the black base or the bulb

6)  Once covered with Mod Podge, immediately dust cinnamon completely over the wet Mod Podge, carefully blow or tap off excess cinnamon and let dry completely

7)  When cinnamoned Mod Podge is dried brush another coat of Mod Podge over all of  cinnamon(some cinnamon will mix in the Mod Podge but that is okay).  Make sure all of the cinnamon is coated with Mod Podge and looks wet, again make sure that none of the Mod Podge gets on the black base or bulb

8)  Once they are dried, you can leave them as is or go one step further and silicone the bulbs

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My not so primitive…primitive candle!

BOO!!

Have a Happy Halloween everyone.  Watch out for the Goblins and Ghouls and the occasional princess!  Enjoy!