Each year I get pictures of my son and give them to family in a picture frame. This year I found wooden unfinished frames for $4.00 and decided to paint and personize them for each recipient. I also made a moasiac wooden frame that hang the pictures from wires that I converted from dollar store “canvas” signs.
This was a great way to add a personal touch using colors and themes enjoyed by each individual for little cost.
Dollar store “canvas” signs
Acrylic paint – in desired colors
Crafting jewels and scrapbooking adornments as desired
Staple gun and staples
Hot glue gun and glue
Paperclips or small clothes pins
Needle nose pliers
Since you don’t really need a step by step tutorial on painting the frames I will just provide instructions for building your moasiac wooden frame that holds pictures from wires.
Tear “canvas” paper off of the frames.
These were approximately 9 x 6 inches tall, so I measured 1.5 inches on each side to mount together with space in the center for a smaller picture.
Hot glue together and then add a couple of staples for added support.
Paint the frame as desired.
Staple each side where you want to secure the wire to hang your pictures cut wires and sucure wire using needle nose pliers to make a knot around the staples.
Use paperclips or mini clothes pins to hang pictures.
I love DIY because it allows for a personalized touch, but also if you think outside of the box you can do it for little cost too! Happy Crafting and merry Christmas everyone!
Have you ever wondered if making those ornaments using glitter and Mop and Glow really work? Well thanks to finding glitter in various colors I decided to give it a try and to my surprise in really does!
I purchased some clear plastic bulbs from Michael’s in a big pack with DIY in mind and once I found the green glitter at the dollar store it was decided how I was going to use them! It really is easy and once you fill them you can decorate them in various ways!
Clear bulb ornament
Glitter green and red
Mop and Glow
Acrylic paint – black and yellow
Fine tip art
Optional* silver plastic glue on jewel
Wire red and green ribbon
Fill ornament with Mop and Glow and swirl around the inside, pouring out excess.
Fill with glitter and plug the end with your finger tip and shake until glitter covers the inside completely. Add more if needed.
Paint oval shaped yellow eyes.
Once dried trace the eyes in black adding lashes and under eye bags.
Add half open circles for his pupils.
Draw his mouth, nose and wrinkles.
Tie a bow with the green ribbon around the ornament caps loop.
Complete steps 1 and 2 from the Grinch ornament using red glitter.
Using Elmer’s glue write the word believe on the ornament and cover with glitter.
Glue optional star as the dot over the i.
Tie a bow with red ribbon around the ornament caps.
These are so cute and easy! I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial! Happy crafting and merry Christmas!
You all know how much I love the dollar store and this year I saw a cute idea for making knit hats as ornaments, but I thought it would be even cuter if you combined it with a snowman head! I was disappointed when I went this weekend and saw there was no more foam balls, but then I realized that I could actually get the ornaments in a larger quantity and do the same thing! – a total bonus! These are so cute and easy, they’ll have you running straight to the dollar store right away!
Small plastic ornaments from the dollar store (or foam balls of equivalent size)
Snow-Tex to make it look like real snow
Diamond Dust for sparkle
Toilet paper tubes
Air drying clay
Black acrylic paint
Pink acrylic paint
Orange acrylic paint
Hot glue and gun
Start off by covering a generous layer of Snow-Tex to cover the whole ornament.
Prop on toilet paper tube to dry.
Cut off the end of a toilet paper tube to the desired width for the rim of your knit cap.
Cut a lot of yarn at least 10 inches long.
Now we simply make a loop and we put it in our little circle, completing this all the way around.
After you have finished the ring, pull all the ends through the tube and tie it off with a bell on a piece of yarn.
Cut off the extra length to create the pom-pom on top.
Once the Snow-Tex is dry, sculpt a carrot by rolling out a cone shape from the air drying clay and rub onto the head.
Use a clay too or side of a tooth pick to make indentions to make it look like a carrot.
Hot glue the hat to the head.
Once dried, paint the eyes and mouth with black paint. Add the rosey cheek color in a pink circle and paint the carrot orange.
Add an ornament hook and done!
Super cute and easy! These are a great dollar store make over to wow your friends and family with a nice ornament for a Christmas present, you can even use it on the outside of present to compliment your wrapping job! Merry Christmas everyone!
My sister saw a friend from works wreath that she created out of candy canes, so she got infected by the crafting bug and said let’s do it! We took a quick trip to the dollar store and grabbed some supplies. They’re super cute and easy, we each are going to make one and even crafted one for my parents anniversary on the 21st.
Hot glue and gun
Ornament of your choice
Assorted candy cane size
We started by creating hearts by hot gluing two candy canes facing inwards by the hook.
Hot glue two sets together by gluing the flat sides together until you form a circle all the way around.
Hot glue your ornament into the center.
Cut small 1-2 inch strips of ribbon to hot glue around 2 candy canes for added stability.
Create a bow at the top and a loop to hang the wreath on.
In the second one we used unwrapped (must spray with an acrylic sealant if being used on your door or it will melt from condensation!) smally canes to create smaller hearts and added the peppermints to the arches of the hearts because my mom really loves bling and this just took it to next level.
Nothing says Christmas like candy canes! Happy holidays and get crafting!
We had our first snow day of the season, which is rather early for Western Washington which gave me time for a little crafting. I thought about using my Cricut, but I really love to paint – it’s really relaxing.