Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Crafts with my Girl

Monday, December 8, 2014 with 7 comments

Last year I finally opened up Pinterest to see what all the hype was about. I've always been very crafty so I viewed it as a site I should probably stay away from if I ever wanted to leave my computer. lol.

I never got obsessed to the point of spending hours pinning stuff everyday, but occasionally I get on there and look for some fun craft ideas. Aubrey and I love to make ornaments for the family every year and last year, tried a few out. :)

Tee Light Snowmen! We made a few of these and I have a great idea for making a new variation of one this year. They are super easy. Really all you need is the battery tee light, some ribbon and an imagination. Paint I guess, though we spruced ours up a bit.

We also saw all these old light bulb ornament crafts. If there is anything we always have laying around our house, it's old light bulbs. So we tried out some crafting with those.

 Check out our penguin. I wrapped the light bulb with black yard, What a freaking pain in the butt that was. There was much finger burning going on from the glue gun.

Over all I think he turned out pretty cute. There are a ton of other ornaments we made, but one that we are most proud of is our olaf light bulb.

This year we searched high and low, and then hit up Michael's craft store on Black Friday. We are ready to go. Our Sunday afternoon was spent trying out three new ornaments. 

Melted Crayon Ornament

It was just as easy as promise. I used old potato peeler to shred up some crayon, Aubrey helped me put it into the empty ornament, and then she held the hair dryer while I burned the heck out of my hands melting the crayon to the inside of the balls. Worked out perfect though, and they turned out super cute! 

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Trees

These were a little harder. Mainly because those fake tree branches fall apart. We decorated ours will little jingle bells! :) 

Melted Snowmen

by far the easiest.. A large shot of Glue stick, some peppercorns and an something orange for the carrot nose. Put the tinfoil in the freezer to set and the snowman usually comes right off. Usually. The first time it did. lol. This one may or may not end up in Katie bugs gift box.. ( I'll never tell!

She loves her crafts. <3

So that's it's for this weekends crafts, we have a few more that we will be making. Do you craft? Do you make your own ornaments? Do you have Pinterest? Share your profile with me! :) You can find a link to mine on the side bar.


  1. These are all really good! Love the little Christmas trees, super cute.

  2. This looks like so much fun. It's sad but I have no patience with crafts which sucks because my mom is the queen of crafts :)

    1. It was fun! Aubrey gets so into it, so it's a great bonding activity. :) My gram is the queen of crafts.. I'm trying to fill her shoes.

  3. I am going to have to try that crayon/glass ball design. I love it!

  4. These are super cute, April! My mom and I did some styrofoam and paper angels, too. :) - Joy @ The Bookshelf Intruder


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