Ornaments On A Stick | An Easy Christmas Craft

Happy Thursday friends.  I’ve got a super easy Christmas craft to share with you today and I think you’re going to love it.  These are what I call Ornaments On A Stick!

Years ago when my home decor store was open, I carried a similar item and they were a top seller. Since I haven’t at market in the last 5 or 6 years, I decided I was going to make my own.

I’m almost embarrassed to share the easy DIY steps to make these but here goes.  You only need a few supplies:

 Shatter Proof Ornaments–Wal-Mart, At Home and Hobby Lobby are my go to sources for shatter-proof ornaments in different color, shapes and sizes.  I used an assortment of mini and large styles from At Home to make mine.  (note: this craft will also work with glass ornaments)

Wood Skewers–you can find these at Hobby Lobby and even at the grocery store.  I used long skewers for my ornaments but you can also use short cocktail size sticks as well.

Hot Glue Gun–a glue gun is a great tool for everyone to own even if you’re not a crafter.  I have this cordless glue gun on my Christmas wish list.

And now the hard part….

Using your skewer, punch a hole into the cap of the ornament and insert the skewer into the hole a couple of inches.  Add a few dots of hot glue around the hole and skewer to secure it in place and let it dry.  Ta da,  you’ve got a fun holiday decor piece to decorate with.

Ornaments On A Stick are great to add to a Christmas tree or mantel garland.  And if you use a short skewer, they will also work on a wreath.

Another fun idea is to add them to a flower bouquet or plant that you’re giving as a holiday hostess gift.

Or you can make a holiday door cone like I did and insert a few sticks to dress it up.

And if you really want to go all out, make a super sized version of Ornaments On A Stick to use in your outdoor planters.  Just use oversized ornaments and replace the skewers with wood dowels.

P.S.  This is a fun craft to do with kids.

♦ Ornaments On A Stick ♦

Happy holiday crafting!

DIY Holiday Mug Wraps–2015 Edition

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Last year one of my favorite holiday DIY projects was the mug wraps I created.  It was so simple to make these chic cup coozies with just some plush tartan plaid ribbon and velcro.

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I wanted to update the look this year to fit my holiday decor so a new version of my Holiday Mug Wraps was in order.

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My 2015 Mug Wraps were made with printed burlap ribbon (from Hobby Lobby)  and instead of velcro, I attached red eyelets to the edges and used red suede cording to lace up the ends of the wrap.

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Just like last year, these wraps are easy to remove when I don’t want to use them or want to change the look.

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I love this years version of my mug wraps just as much as last years and from the looks of things, mug wraps are going to be a yearly project for me.

Only 3 more days until Christmas, are you doing any last minute holiday crafting?

Shelly

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Christmas Decor–My Tartan Tree

        Hello there!  Today’s the day for the unveiling of my Christmas tree and I’m so glad you stopped by to check it out.

Every year I create a different theme for my tree, using items that I already own and adding a few new things.  This year I decided to take my love for plaids and my favorite color red, and use it as the foundation for my theme.

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DIY Christmas Countdown Board

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed the long weekend.

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I’m excited to share my latest DIY Christmas craft with you today!  I had an idea in my mind to create a Christmas Countdown using my chalkboard and originally planned to use burlap bags to hold a daily treat.

I was going to stencil numbers onto the front of each bag and hang it on my chalkboard with a magnetic clothes pin.

Each bag was going to hold a little treat  or a special message that my hubby and I could share each day.

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My Christmas Countdown was going to be  cute and whimsical, and fit in with my black, white and red tartan Christmas decor theme.

Then it happened…

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The 2014 ConfettiStyle Gift Guide is Coming!

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I’ve been busy the last couple of months creating the ConfettiStyle Holiday Gift Guide.

Starting this Friday, Nov. 7th and every Friday throughout the month on November I’ll be bringing you my picks for the best gifts of the season.  

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Friday, Nov. 7th will be Home & Decor Gifts!

Friday, Nov. 14th will feature Entertaining & Tabletop Gifts!

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Friday, Nov. 21st I’ll share gift ideas for Him & Her!

Friday, Nov. 28th will feature the best Stocking Stuffers of 2014!

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And to inspire you with all your Christmas decorating, gift wrapping and party planning, everyday beginning Nov. 24th through December 23rd I’ll be bringing you a holiday series I’m calling… 

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I hope you’ll check in each day to see what holiday fun I have in store for you! Let the season begin.

Shelly

Christmas Crafting: DIY Countdown Blocks

I love the Christmas season and everything that goes with it. When December 1st rolls around, I anxiously countdown the days until Santa comes and this year I created a fun DIY piece to make the countdown more fun.

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 This was an easy and quick DIY project and would be a great one to get the kids involved in creating.

Supplies needed:
Clear plastic boxes from Hobby Lobby
Assorted holiday themed scrapbook papers
Chalkboard Stickers (Target $1.00 section)
Double Sided Tape and Foam Mounting Tape
Scissors and Ruler or Cutting Board

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Simply cut your scrapbook paper in 4″ squares to fit each side of your plastic box.  I used 4 different paper designs so there could be a different pattern on each side of my box.

Using your double-sided tape, attach the paper squares to the block.

Next you’ll want to layer on your numbers, using numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5. One of the paper styles I used featured blocks with different numbers on them and I cut out specific numbers to use as my number tiles.  I also used the chalkboard stickers as number tiles.

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Use the foam tape to layer decorative paper under your number tiles to give your blocks some dimension.

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Each side of the two blocks features a single number which allows you to pair them together to countdown from 25 to 1!

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When I finished making my Christmas Countdown Blocks I couldn’t help but smile at the finished project.  I absolutely love how it turned out!

The only downside of countdown blocks is a reminder of how much I have to get done before Christmas 🙂

Shelly

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