Sunday, November 9, 2014

Gigantic List of Christmas Shows/Times/Channels!

Hi Guys! Each Christmas I post this GIGANTIC link to all the Christmas shows/times/channels that will be airing this season. So here it is! When the page opens, scroll downwards to find a never-ending list of shows!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

DIY~Cute & Inexpensive Dollar Candy Tree For Christmas!

Can you believe you can make this adorable tree for $6 or $7? Yep! I found everything here for a dollar each! See my complete tutorial on how to make this adorable tree to give as gifts or use in fund raisers! Click on the following YouTube link for my complete tutorial! 
 
 
Materials Needed:
 
*Large Tree Wall Hanging/Ornament (Dollar Tree)
*Small or Medium Flat Back Marbles (Dollar Tree)
*Craft Sticks in Red and Green (Dollar Tree)
*Wire Ornament Hooks (Dollar Tree)
*ANY Container from the Dollar Tree that is fairly deep. I bought this particular container from the Target Dollar Section.
*The Following Christmas Candy from The Dollar Tree: Brach's Peppermint Nougats, Werther's Soft  Crème Caramels, Palmer Chocolate Santa's, Candy Canes.
*Hot Glue Gun
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue

Make ANOTHER Simple, Beautiful Wired Ribbon Angel!

 
Quite some time ago, I posted how to make a fan folded angel ornament. This is ANOTHER angel ornament that is easy and inexpensive to make! See my full YouTube tutorial by clicking on this link:   http://youtu.be/nIDCSoj4xWE


Materials Needed:

* 2.5 Inch Wired Ribbon
*14mm Acrylic Pearl
*Iridescent Pipe Cleaners (Found at Walmart)
*Small Flat Back Rhinestones, Round
*Small Flat Back Heart Shape Rhinestones
*White Upholstery Thread to hang ornament

*Hot Glue Gun
*Wire Cutters
*Pliers or Flat Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
*Scissors

Make Your Own Beautiful Bling Charms To Use On Your Snowflake Ornaments!

You can make your own beautiful bling charms to use on the blinged-out plastic snowflake ornament tutorial that I posted! You won't believe how easy they are to make! Click on the link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make these:   http://youtu.be/jjaVFT39jdw

Materials Needed:

* Large Flat Back Rhinestones (I found mine at Michael's in the Recollections brand, however, you can use ANY brand.)
* 8mm or 9mm Jump Rings in Silver or Gold Color
* Hot Glue Gun

Make Gorgeous, Blinged Out Plastic Snowflake Ornaments!

 
Make gorgeous, blinged-out snowflake ornaments form those packages of cheap snowflakes! These turn out beautiful and would make a terrific gift as well! Please click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make these little gems!
 
Materials Needed:
 
*Package of cheap plastic snowflakes with crystal clear glitter on them.
*Large, round flat back rhinestones
*Small/Medium flat back rhinestones
*Rolo Chain (3 pieces cut into 2 inch lengths for each ornament)
*Charms, bells, dangles, etc.
*Ornament Thread
 
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Wire Cutters
*Scissors

Gorgeous, Sparkling Wired Ribbon Christmas Butterflies!

These little beauties make wonderful package decorations OR Christmas ornaments! You won't believe how EASY and very addicting they are to make! Click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial on how to make these gorgeous butterflies!http://youtu.be/A0x4_SDQtnc
 
 
Materials Needed:
 
*2.5 Inch Wired Ribbon for the large butterflies
*8mm and 10mm Round, Faceted, Acrylic Beads
*Pipe Cleaners or Fuzzy Sticks in Iridescent (Found at Walmart)
*26 Gauge Wire in Gold/Silver Colors
 
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky glue
*Scissors
*Wire Cutters
*Flat Nose Jewelry Pliers OR Regular Pliers
*Hot Glue Gun

Adorable Christmas Bird Ornament For Your Tree!

This little bird was sooo easy and inexpensive to make! Can you believe I bought almost everything from the Dollar Tree? Yep! Be sure to click on this link to see my full tutorial on YouTube:   http://youtu.be/rxQGsfMFnUM


Materials Needed:

*Ribbon from the Dollar Tree for tail feathers and wings. I used red and white.
*Narrow Ribbon in red (The cheap kind that come on rolls)
*Package of Styrofoam balls from the Dollar Tree
*White baby sock (ages 0-6 months) from the Dollar Tree
*Trim of your choice. (See video as to where you can find the trim I used.)
*Stiff felt for the beak (I used red)
*Pins with pearl head (I just colored the pearl part with a black Sharpie pen to make the eyes.)
*Plastic snowflake button for head
*Flat Back Rhinestones for bottom part of wings and on top of the snowflake hat.
*Tiny clear rubber bands OR white upholstery thread.

*Aleen's Turbo Tacky glue
*Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
*Scissors

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DIY~Elegant Crimson and Gold Lace Pearl Earrings!

Make these very simple, but elegant earrings for Christmas!
Please click on the following link to see my complete tutorial on YouTube:
 
 
 
Materials Needed for Single Drop Earrings
 
12mm Red Pearls (2)
15mm Gold Plated Leaf Bead Caps (2) -I purchased my bead caps from the following Ebay seller: http://stores.ebay.com/beadsandfinding/
22 Gauge Head Pins (2)
2mm Gold Metallic Czech Glass Beads (2)
Gold Plated Ear Wires (2)
 
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY~Amazing Faux Druzy Pendants! Simple and Beautiful!

 Make these gorgeous faux druzy (or druse) penants, using nothing more than two ingredients!
Please click on the following link to see my full YouTube tutorial:
 
See the photo below...this is what we made in the tutorial. I'm just sorry that 3-D images don't come out right on camera. :o(  The pendant is really beautiful in person! the photo doesn't do it justice!
 
 
I purchased my heart bezels from the following Etsy seller:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CleverDelights
I purchased my earring bezels from the following Etsy seller:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SunAndMoonCraftKits
 
 
You will need the following materials:
*Bright Silver Bezels
*Necklace chains
*Mod Podge Dimensional Magic in the regular gloss (Michael's)
*Ultra Fine Glitter in pastel or light colors (I used Martha Stewart's Glitter in colors such as Aquamarine, Turquoise, Amethyst, etc.
Creatology Glitter in "Crystal" (Very important! Please see video tutorial for further explanation.)
*Toothpicks
 

Monday, September 29, 2014

DIY~Adorable Recycled CD Christmas Card Pendant Necklace!

Learn how to make this adorable and EASY Recycled CD Christmas Card Pendant! Click on the following link for the complete YouTube tutorial:  http://youtu.be/-TZpof9OQYA
These would make wonderful gifts or craft fair items! You can also use birthday cards or ANY cards you have on hand. Enjoy!
 
Materials Needed:
*Old CD
*Christmas Cards (I used the Mary Engelbreit Christmas cards found in Michael's dollar bins.
*Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
*Metal Repair Foil Tape
*Black Acrylic Paint
*Recollections fine glitter in "Glitz" or "Blanco Rosado"
*E-6000 Glue
*Glue-On Bail
*Ball Chain Necklace

DIY~Adorable Snowman Figurines For Candle Arrangements!

Make these adorable lightweight snowmen from paper clay! You can make several in any size you want and hot glue them onto a candle arrangement for Christmas. Please click on the following YouTube link to see my complete tutorial:  http://youtu.be/jgOXpn3qZoc

Materials Needed:
*Paper Clay (I purchased mine at Michael's)
*Christmas socks from the Dollar Tree
*Toothpicks
*Orange Acrylic Paint
*Ultra Fine Black Sharpie Permanent Marker
*Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
*Hot Glue

DIY~Stunning Emerald Lantern Christmas Earrings!





Make these stunning Emerald Lantern Christmas Earrings for Christmas! Please click on the following YouTube link to see my complete tutorial:   http://youtu.be/YtRhugKb6Xk

Materials Needed:
*Two 10mm Square Glass Beads (I found mine at Michael's)
*Four 10mm Squaredelles
*Four Silver Rondelle Beads, about 8mmx4mm (I found mine at Michael's)
*Four 6mm Crystal Bicones in the color Emerald
*Two Ear Wires, Silver Plated
*Two Head Pins, 22 Gauge...(I like the 3 inch head pins)


*Jewelry Making Tools Needed: Round Nose Pliers, Flat Nose Pliers, Nippers

I buy my head pins from the following Etsy seller:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/oldsmarbeads
I bought my squaredelles from the following Etsy seller:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SuppliesSundries

DIY~Gorgeous Sparkling "Christmas Lights" Earrings!




Make a pair of these gorgeous earrings for Christmas! Very lightweight with lots of sparkle!
Click on the following link to see my complete YouTube tutorial on how to make these earrings:
http://youtu.be/USvCtj3pxe4

Materials Needed:

*Two 12mm Acrylic Shamballa Beads (I found mine at Michael's)
*Four 4mm and Four 6mm Daisy Spacers in antique silver
*Four 6mm Bicone Crystals
*Four 3mm Round Spacer Beads
*Two 3 Inch Head Pins
*Two Ear Wires
Jewelry Making Tools: Round Nose Pliers, Flat Nose Pliers, Nippers

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DIY~Beautiful Rustic Story Ornaments For Your Tree!


These rustic looking story ornaments were so fun to make and extremely easy! You will need 2 inch cork circles from Michael's (Raw Bar) to make these OR you can order them online. Here is a complete list of materials below. Be sure to click on my YouTube link to see the complete tutorial on how to make these ornaments! To see a close up view of these ornaments, simply click on the picture above with your mouse and a larger picture will appear.

Click on this link to see my YouTube Tutorial:
http://youtu.be/NHOotj1BiM4

Materials Needed:
*2 Inch Cork Circles from Michael's (Raw Bar)
*Dress It Up Buttons, ArtMind Buttons or Jesse James Buttons (Buttons must be under 2 inches high)
Tip: You can find these buttons at any craft store, however, they also sell them on Ebay and Etsy for very reasonable prices!
*Recollections brand self-adhesive rhinestone sheet (Found at Michael's)
*Acrylic Shamballa Beads (I found mine at Micheal's in the bead section)
*Ornament or Bead String
*Hot Glue Gun

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DIY~Gorgeous Embellished Felt Christmas Ornaments! Super EASY!


Click on the picture above for a "close up" look at the ornaments!
 
These ornaments turned out so nice and I really enjoyed making them! The ornaments are lightweight, so they won't weigh down your Christmas tree branches and they have an exceptional sparkle to them! The lonely red ornament in the picture was kind of my prototype and the white ones are my finished projects. Don't miss this tutorial! Click on the following YouTube link to see full instructionshttp://youtu.be/yR1-b2anUXY

Materials Needed:
*White STIFF felt (NOT the sticky back kind!)
*Decoart Twinkles glitter paint in "Crystal"
*Ribbon
*Filigree Metal Connectors (These are super inexpensive and can be found on Etsy or Ebay.)
*Flat Back Rhinestones of various sizes, textures, colors (I purchased most of mine when the Recollections brand was on sale for 40% off at Michael's.)
*Christmas Ornament Patterns (I Googled "free Christmas ornament patterns" and many patterns came up, however, I chose to use the pattern at this link:  http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/freepatterns/ss/freechristmasornamentpatterns.htm

Tools Used
Low Temp. hot glue gun
Sharp pair of scissors
Scrapbooking hole punch
Cheap paint brush
Mechanical Pencil
Beading thread or ornament thread