Spray Painted Deer Candle

While thrifting recently, we came across this deer candle. It was so cute I knew I had to have it! However, I wanted a gold deer to match our décor. A friend recently asked me if you could spray paint a candle. I thought about it and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t spray painted a candle yet! So I got out my favorite gold spray paint and painted it. I was worried about needing a primer but most specialty paints have a durable base that works as a primer.

Spray Painted Deer Candle
BEFORE

Spray Painted Candle:

Supplies:

Tutorial:

Simply wipe the candle clean of any dirt or fingerprints. Hold the spray paint approx 8 inches away and and coat the candle. Allow to dry then display!

Spray Painted Deer Candle

 

Don’t throw away your Christmas tree! You can recycle your tree into gifts and decor such as wood slice ornaments & coasters to last many years to come.

Wood Burned Deer Wood Slice Coasters

One of our favorite traditions for Christmas is going and cutting our Christmas tree down in the forest. Everything from the hunting of it to the smell of it as we load it on the truck, it’s a favorite memory of mine year after year. This year though I threw everyone off by saying I was looking for a crafting tree. I tried to esplain that I am looking for a large enough tree that has a big base but it’s tall enough for me to cut a large part of the trunk off and still have a tree to display in our house. I wanted to use the trunk to cut into slices to make into gifts! Little did they know, I was going to cut this tree in pieces so I could give them something to remember our trip by for Christmas.

Wood Slice Crafts

We ended up finding one that was perfect and I was blown away by how many wood slices we got out of the trunk. My brother cut a big portion of the trunk off with his chainsaw them took the chainsaw to remove the branches.  This made it easy-peasy to load into the truck. Then I took the branches to make a wreath out of (waste not my friends).

Once we got the trunk out, Clever Dad cut it into slices using a Miter saw. This was an easy process that only took a couple of minutes and produced a lot of wood slices. I then took those and turned them into some fun gifts.

Before I started this adventure, I bought this wood burner Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner from Amazon. This tool is amazing and I am so glad I bought it. The possibilities with this thing are endless! I created some ornaments and wood slice coasters to give out as gifts.

What to do with wood slices from a Christmas tree

Before you start your wood crafting adventures first you’ll need to cut the wood into wood slices. This would be best with a circular or miter saw. Once your wood is cut, you’ll want to dry them out so they don’t seal with moisture inside. I baked mine on the rack directly (the cookie sheet did not work well) for 30 minutes on 350 degrees. By doing this you’re house will also smell divine!

Wood Burned Deer Wood Slice Coasters

Here’s what you’ll need to make the wood ornaments and coasters:

How to:

Wood slice coasters

Wood Slice Coasters: Simply find the largest ones that are comparable in size, sand them smooth and then finish with a sealant.

To burn the wood slices: 

  • Practice makes perfect, take one of your not so pretty pieces of wood and practice with each of the tips. The kit above has 4 tips and they are each great for their own task.
  • Before burning, write with a pencil what you would like to burn, then trace it with one of the tips.
  • Did you know you could use your Cricut to make a stencil? This is very easy and is how I made my deer stencil. I simply cut the deer onto vinyl then I made a square cut around it so I could adhere it to the wood slice. After removing the actual deer cut, I then used the pointed tip to outline the inside of the stencil. I changed the tips and then used the more rounded tip to fill in the deer.


Monogram wood slice ornament

Wood Slice Ornaments: After burning them, drill a hole about 1/2 inch from the top. Run ribbon or twine through the whole then tie together for the ornament.\

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17 Pinecone Crafts

Pinecones are a free and fun way to decorate with during the holidays. But what do you do when you have an abundance of pinecones? You craft with them! Below I have rounded up some fun pinecone crafts that are easy and great for everyone.

Pinecone Crafts perfect for Christmas

Snowy Pinecone Jars

Gold Brushed Pinecone Ornaments

Pinecone Owl Ornament

Pinecone Christmas Tree Tutorial

Pinecone Snowy Wreath

Pinecone Place Card Holders

Drop Cloth and Pinecone Ornament

Pinecone Crafts Perfect for Anytime

Painted Pinecones in a Basket

Colored Wax Covered Pinecones

Mini Pinecone Kissing Ball

Pinecone Flowers

Pinecone Topiary Centerpiece 

Pinecone Crafts for Kids

Pine Cone Junk Tree

Christmas Tree Pinecones

Pinecone Bird Feeders

Pinecone Snowman

Pompom Pinecones

 

Christmas Ornament Earrings

These ornament earrings are cute & very easy to make. You can actually make a pair in less than 10 seconds kind of easy! These would be great for a holiday party or for a festive addition to your Christmas day outfit.

Christmas Ornament Earrings

What you’ll need:

Small 1 inch ornaments. I found a pack of them for only $1 at the Target Dollar spot!

Earring Hooks ~ Really you could use any type including ones from an old pair of earrings. I like the kidney loops because they are easy to slip the ornaments and off of.

 Simply slip the ornaments onto the earring hooks.

Christmas Ornament Earrings

 

Spray paint Legos gold to make a Lego Christmas Tree Ornament

This Lego Tree Ornament is easy to make.  This post actually answers my question of how to make Legos any color you want! I spray painted these Legos and they turned out perfectly. Have you ever spray painted Legos? Below you’ll find how to spray paint any Legos.

This ornament is inspired by our most recent trip to Legoland where they are all decked out for the holidays.

Spray paint Legos gold to make a Lego Christmas Tree

Gold Spray Painted Lego Christmas Tree Ornament

 What you’ll need:

  • Legos
  • 1 plastic ball ornament
  • Tinsel or cotton balls/pom poms for snow
  • Gold Spray Paint

Spray paint Legos gold, super easy!

How to spray paint Legos:

  • Wipe the Legos so they are free from dirt.
  • Spray each of the Legos until they are coated in spray paint. I used this one
    and I did not need a primer. However, if you aren’t sure if your spray paint can coat Legos I would use a primer.
  • Once dried, assemble your Lego Christmas Tree
  • Place the tinsel or other “snow” in your ornament with the Lego Christmas Tree.

 This is a fun craft for kids to do, you don’t even need to paint the Legos if you want them to be colorful!

Spray paint Legos gold to make a Lego Christmas Tree

Have you spray painted Legos?

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