This Snowman Ornament is a Clever Guy post but I want to preface this with the fact that I used a glue gun and I did the gluing. If you do this craft with your kids, please do the gluing yourself and have the kids help just press them on.

Snowman Ornament

Today I am excited to participate in the Craft Lightning Holiday Edition!

I’ve gotten out the Christmas craft items and we’ve started crafting away. I ordered some styrofoam balls from ConsumerCrafts.com recently so I made this Snowman ornament with the Clever Guy. This ornament takes only about 10-15 minutes to make and you can make him in a variety of sizes! If you are curious about the carrot nose, I got that on ConsumerCrafts.com too!

Snowman Ornament

Supplies:

  • Styrofoam balls; 3 different sizes
  • Carrot nose
  • Buttons
  • Wire for the loop
  • Hot glue gun

Snowman Ornament

Easy Snowman Ornament Craft for Kids

How To:

  • Take the styrofoam balls & hot glue them, biggest to smallest on top.
  • Secure the buttons as eyes and over his body with the hot glue gun.
  • Once the face is complete, add the wire by putting it in the top styrofoam ball.
  • Add the hook and put it on your tree!

Snowman Ornament for Kids

If you love easy crafts, check out the quick crafts by clicking the image below!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Consumer Crafts. All opinions are my own.
Christmas Vignette with ConsumerCrafts.com 

Last week I shared about my shopping experience with Consumer Crafts. I hadn’t shopped here before but I heard great things about this site. I got my goodies this week and I am excited to show you what I made with them!

 Here is my unboxing video I shared on Instagram!
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Looking for ripened banana recipes? I’ve got over 51 for you!

51+ Ripened Banana Recipes

We love bananas in this house and we eat them daily. Sometimes though I may buy too many and they do start to brown. The kids actually won’t eat them if they start to turn (I know, total banana snobs) and then I am left either consuming them or creating recipes. My go to recipes for ripened bananas are typically smoothies and waffles but really, there is so much more you could do with ripened bananas.

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This post is sponsored by Blueprint and I Love To Create for the #uglysweaterchallenge
DIY your Ugly Sweater for the Christmas party this year!
Last year I held my very first ugly sweater party. I don’t think I have a picture but it was pretty simple, I tok a sweater and hot glued Christmas lights to it. Fun, right?! This year I decided to do something different and I did a fun glitter DIY ugly sweater. I lucked out my finding a red sweatshirt at Goodwill for only $3.99. I don’t care how annoying glitter is to clean, I knew I wanted a sparkly ugly sweater. Tulip sent me some glitter products and I was excited to put them to good use.

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I really enjoyed all of these products. The Fashion Glitter Bond was easy to use with the glitter. The vinyl was easy to adhere and the brush on paint was perfect for the sweatshirt. Here is my before:

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Here is what I used:

  • Sweatshirt from Goodwill
  • Tulip Glitter Iron On Transfer Sheets
  • Tulip Fashion Glitter
  • Tulip Soft Paint
  • Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint
  • Freezer Paper
  • Cricut Explore
  • Iron

 

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How To:

  • I cut the green glitter vinyl sheet on the Cricut Explore into a Christmas tree. I cut these on the “Iron On” setting, this one worked perfectly.
  • I then cut ornament shapes on freezer paper on the Cricut Explore.
  • I started with the green tree and ironed it onto the sweatshirt. This was pretty easy to adhere to the shirt.
  • I took the deer head stencil and ironed it onto the top of the tree. I then took the glitter glue and spread it throughout the stencil. I topped it with the gold glitter and let set for about 3o minutes. I removed it carefully to include any extra glitter.
  • I then wrote out “Be Merry” in gold glitter.
  • I finished by ironing on the ornament stencils to the sweatshirt. I filled them in with the different glitters and paints.
  • I finished with some glitter paint accents towards the bottom.

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Sparkly Ugly Sweater

 

Sparkly Ugly Christmas Sweater

My biggest tip is to be patient while the paint dries, plan on making your sweater at least a couple days before.

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DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater

Have you made an ugly sweater for a holiday party?

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: This experience is sponsored by The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

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This past weekend Clever Guy and I were invited to attend a Boy Scouts event to Build an Adventure. We haven’t done anything with the Boy Scouts before but I have been curious to know if this is something the Clever Guy would be interested in joining. I am always looking for new ways for him to be involved with groups that he will be interested in and grow with. Since he doesn’t care for sports, I have struggled with how to get him involved outdoors doing something he would love.

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