Since having the girls, I started a girl tree. It has a few of their ornaments and also the first letter of their first name. I had a M for Mabel and a B for Beatrice, but I needed an L for Lucille.
I got the foam letter ornaments for my first two daughters a while ago at target and unfortunately I could not find another one for our newest daughter. I resorted to painting a wood letter.
I drilled a hole first for the ribbon.
Then I painted it with Acrylic craft paint.
Then I sprinkled it with clear glitter.
And here it is…
Note: I DID THIS AND IT SMEARED AFTER A WEEK OR SO…READ here TO SEE HOW I CAME UP WITH A SOLUTION!
1. Purchase cardboard tags or bookmarks…
2.Paint each tag with two coats of chalkboard paint
3. Write your message on the tag using regular chalk
4. Lightly sprat the tags with a clear protective coat to prevent from severely smearing….
word of advice: do not spray too close as the spray will remove the chalk!
I had been looking for something fun to paint for the holiday season and then stumbled upon this Pinterest advent calendar. I was not looking to do an advent calendar, but rather something cute for my wall.
Every year my daughters make new projects to hang their homework on at preschool, and I was not quite sure what to do with last years project since it looked exactly the same as this years one. No need to keep it around…so this is what I came up with!
Here is how I did it:
Painted the board white and hot glued clothes pins onto the board.
I then printed out numbers and cut them into mini cards…
Then I made printed out some letters and cut them out to make a stencil. I used red craft paint to paint in the stencil.
and there you go!
I love initials and I thought it was a great idea to paint an initial for my Christmas tree…
First, I purchased a small pack of plain colored Christmas ornaments for a reasonably cheap price…
Then I found a W on the computer and printed it out. I then cut out the W from the paper to make a stencil!
I adhered the stencil to the ornament using tape. I helped hold the “W” in place while I sprayed adhesive craft spray on the ornament. Quickly I sprinkle some shimmery glitter onto the spray glued “W”
and again here it is before:
So a while back ( when I say a while…I mean when I was 8 or so!) My aunt and uncle made this nativity for me. It was honestly one of the best Christmas presents I ever received! All the people are hand sewn and it came in a wood food box that they made look like a barn.
A few years ago, I decided that it needed an overhaul, especially if it was something we were going to keep in our family FOREVER!
So…I added a top piece to make a spot for the angel with a shingled roof. I then stained the entire wood piece. When that was done, I painted a little wooden star gold and adhered it to the middle of the roof!
For the final touch, I installed a little tiny light in the corner of the bard for an extra effect!
It’s simple and beautiful!
These are dollhouse shingles that I purchased at a craft store. It’s a little tedious to get them all on, but sooo worth it!
ohh and here is the little light I put in!