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How To: Make a Homemade Snow Globe

How To: Make a Homemade Snow Globe
As Kate so delicately alluded to earlier this week, I am somewhat of a holiday junkie. And Christmas is the holiday of all holidays for me. I decorated a week before Thanksgiving; yep, I’m one of those people. One of my most favorite holiday traditions as a child was our little family advent calendar and now that my kids are old enough to enjoy some fun and creative activities, I’ve filled up our little numbered stockings with slips of paper instead of candy. Well, slips of paper intermingled with candy. (There have been lots of questions about my advent calendar, and what I put into it. Snow globes are magical, whimsical, and fun. The first thing you need are jars, with nice snug lids. You can be creative with the items that go inside your snow globe, it’s just important that they are made of materials that won’t break down in water. Another really fun thing is to make your own little figurines with Sculpey Clay. You will create your scene on the underside of the jar lid. Related:  Weird Crafts

20 brilliant things to make in a jar Via: mycakies.blogspot.com Start saving your old jam jars! From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. Via: fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com Word on the street: salad in a jar is all the rage. Via: bakerella.com Cookies in a jar – a great gift idea. Via: rikkihibbert.co.za For a rustic vintage look, display your photos inside glass jars and bottles. Via: goodfoodbreadandmuffins.blogspot.com Chocolate muffin bread cooked in a jar. Via: pizzazzerie.com Super sweet. Via: simplebites.net Bread, cooked in a jar? Via: marthastewart.com A fabulous visual reminder of your favourite holidays. Via: bigredkitchen.com So let’s just cut to the chase – what about making all your meals in a jar?! Via: runwithglitter.blogspot.com There isn’t a child on earth who wouldn’t be wowed by these: rainbow cupcakes baked in a jar. Via: mybakingaddiction.com Individual cheesecakes in a jar. Via: flickr.com

Crochet Lined Tote Bag reusable shopping bag by CustomBearHugs Acorn Christmas Tree! In our den, next to our Dear Santa frame is this fun Acorn Christmas Tree! I cam across the BIGGEST acorns ever while tailgating at a football game this fall... and yes, I got a grocery bag and started picking the up... TONS of them. (Yes, people were looking at me like I was NUTS - pun intended!) I bought a cone from Hobby Lobby and began to hot glue the acorns on starting at the base of the cone, working my way up. See?! Once the entire cone was covered, I had this sitting on my counter. Cute, but definitely needed color! Soo... I took it outside, attacked it with a can of spray paint and ended up with this: The best part... it cost me less than $5! Merry Christmas!

Craft - Coffee Filter Flowers Tutorial! I have developed an unnatural love for crafting with coffee filters. They make so many easy, cute, and cheap crafts! One of my students sent in a huge box of coffee filters, so I have been having fun! My favorite so far is the coffee filter flower! Here is what you need: coffee filterswatercolor dye (hope you made it yourself! Step 1: fold the coffee filter in half. Step 2: fold in half again. Step 3: And then in half again to make a wedge. Step 4: On the flat end you will cut designs to make petals. Step 5: Dip the filter into your dye (watercolor or food coloring). Step 6: Lay flat to dry. Step 7: Use your fingers to gather the center and twist together. Step 8: Be creative! There are so many different ways you can use these flowers! Happy crafting!

Funmigurumi And Kids Stuff I'm fighting a tough pneumonia and making headwave little by little. Meantime, I had to crochet (aside from reading, that's my favorite thing to do!) This is the result, hope you like it! Materials:Red Heart worsted weight yarn TurquaRed Heart worsted weight yarn Hot Red (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn Blue (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee (scraps)Red Heart worsted weight yarn WhiteRed Heart worsted weight Shocking PinkFiberfillScissorsPinsMeasuring tapeCrochet hook size H Body-Front- Side #1:With Turqua, ch 16.Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. (15 sc) Ch 1, turn.Rows 3 to 30- Rep row 2. Back- With Turqua, ch 31.Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (30 sc) Ch 1, turn.Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Done!

34 Best Christmas Advent Calendar Tutorials {diy Christmas advent calendars are not only so much fun to make but create a family tradition that your kids will remember for years to come. So here are 34 of the best DIY Christmas Advent and Christmas count down calendars with free tutorials and pictured instructions so you can easily make them at home. These advent calendars would also make great gift ideas for families and almost anyone on your holiday wish list! Advent Calendar Tutorials 1. 2. 3. 5. From Pottery Barn 7. 8. Paper Advent Calendars 9. 13. 17. 20. 23. 25. Fabric Count Down Calendars 27. 30. 31. 34. Christmas in July will be running on Tip Junkie for the next 2 weeks {July 18th - 29th} with amazing giveaways every day! More Christmas Crafts:

Hanging Chains Headband DIY While browsing Topshop last week, I came across this fun hanging chains headband and thought with Coachella right around the corner, an easy DIY for something similar would be fun. I used an old plastic zig zag stretchy comb headband I’ve had for years because it was the most logical choice to hang chains from but you can use an elastic band in a similar way. The chains disappear a little in my blonde hair but they would stand out really pretty agains brunette locks {it would also look great on a shorter cut as well}. If you’re super crafty, add a feather or bead/charm to the bottom of a few chains. What You’ll Need… * Circular headband* Chains: fine, thick, gold, silver, rose gold… use a variety of colors and sizes or all the same… choose chains that are lighter in weight.* Jump rings {for small chains only}* Beading pliers Steps… * Prepare your chains. * Using the extra loose chain links or jump rings for small chains, attach one chain to each section of your plastic headband. And…Voila!

Owl Granny Square Crochet Pattern I posted this pattern on my friend Kara's crochet blog, Petals to Picots, back in August in honor of her Granny Month. But I thought I would share it with you again and show you how the owl squares are being used! I made them into an owl bunting for my friend Shannon's owl-themed gender reveal party! It was first displayed over the party food table... But now it sits over her daughters crib! They are expecting their baby girl in early January 2013 :) Of course I would love to make an afghan with this square pattern, but I need more time and patience to take on that type of project right now :) If you are interested in making a blanket with these squares and want to alternate between the owl granny square and a basic granny square, you can follow a basic granny square pattern like THIS ONE and your squares will be the same size. Owl Granny Square Pattern Materials: - Vanna's Choice Yarn - Size G-6 (4.25 mm) Crochet Hook - Tapestry need - Small Black buttons for eyes Start by making your owl.

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