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Wood Slice Ornament with Vinyl

Wood Slice Ornament with Vinyl

Wood slices are one of my favorite platforms of holiday crafts. These wood slices are from our Christmas tree adventures for 2015. I love crafting with part of our Christmas Tree because the wood will last forever. This is a very easy gift to make if you have the wood slices already cut. If you don’t have access to wood slices, you can simply buy them at a craft store or on Amazon. The Cricut is what makes this craft really easy. The cutting of the vinyl only takes minutes to do.

One of my favorite things about the Cricut is the subscription service. Cartridges are nice but when you can access practically any image you can think of at any moment, it makes executing craft quick and easy. I was able to quickly find images that I needed by just doing a search. I tried to find a variety of holiday images that would fit perfectly on these wood slices.

For this post I am pairing up with Cricut and doing a Secret Santa gift for a fellow blogger, http://albiongould.com/, I hope she likes it!

Wood Slice Ornament with Vinyl

DIY Wood Slice Ornaments

Supplies:

  • Wood Slices
  • Vinyl
  • Cricut
  • Drill (Or purchase pre-drilled wood slices)
  • Ornament Hooks

Wood Slice Ornament with Vinyl

How To:

  • Drill holes at the top of the wood slices.
  • Cut shapes out of the vinyl.
  • Put the vinyl cutouts on the wood slices and put a hook through the holes.
  • *If you use fresh wood slices, be sure to bake them first on a flat cookie sheet at 300 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

Wood Slice Ornament with Vinyl

To ensure the vinyl stays, you can easily mod podge them. If you want to be able to switch out the images, you can easily peel off the vinyl.

Star Wars Ugly Sweater

It’s the week that Star Wars, the Force Awakens comes out and I’m VERY excited. I’ve decided to not read any of the conspiracy theories and have avoided the last couple trailer releases so I can be completely surprised by the new movie.

I was challenged to make an Ugly Christmas Sweater with my Cricut machine. To celebrate the movie release, I decided to make a Star Wars sweater! Even though Darth Vader won’t make an appearance in the new movie, I decided to make him the focus of the shirt. I then put the Imperial Stars and Storm Trooper topped Christmas trees. 

DIY Star Wars Ugly Christmas Sweater

Star Wars Ugly Sweater

Time: 1 Hour

Supplies:

Star Wars Cricut

Steps:

Star Wars Ugly Sweater

  • Upload your images to a new Design Space project.
  • Load your iron-on vinyl onto the mat, shiny side down.
  • Cut the vinyl.
  • Remove the extra vinyl from the plastic and cut away most of the extra plastic.
  • Warm your sweater with the iron.
  • Lay out the vinyl, shiny side up.
  • Pin the plastic in place with straight pins.

Star Wars Ugly Sweater

  • Heat the iron on the highest setting, be sure to turn the steam off.
  • Lay the dish towel over the vinyl.
  • Hold the iron on each section for 10 seconds, each press.
  • Carefully remove the towel and then the plastic. If your vinyl hasn’t adhered to the sweater, iron directly onto the plastic for about 5 seconds each press.
  • Remove the plastic and you’re done!

Star Wars Ugly Sweater

 

Dummy Costume Makeup

This post  features the Clever Teen and her super creative mind. This year like every year, she had trouble figuring out what she wanted to be. This year she was determined to not make her costume and she wanted to buy one. Alas one and a half days before Halloween, she decided she wanted to make her costume.

Dummy Costume Makeup

Enter the ventriloquist dummy costume and makeup. This was actually an extremely easy costume to put together on my part. We found the pieces at thrift stores within 30 minutes. We are actually lucky to live near a strip mall that features quite a few thrift stores. Even luckier, we went on a day they were all participating in 50% off sales.

Ventriloquist Dummy Costume & Makeup

Supplies:

  • Long sleeve white shirt ($2)
  • Black bowtie ($.50)
  • Red suspenders ($1)
  • Eyelashes ($.50 from Target a few years ago)
  • Makeup (white powder, white cream, black cream, red lipstick)

The How To:

  • Cover face in a white powder
  • Outline the eyes and mouth with a black eyeliner.
  • Fill in around the eyes with a white costume makeup.
  • Fill in the mouth with black.
  • Fill in the lips with red except the bottom real lip, fill in with white.
  • Line the teeth with the eyeliner.
  • Fill in the cheese with lipstick.
  • Glue the eyelashes on.
  • Dot the face with black eyeliner for the freckles.

Dummy Costume Makeup

 

DIY Skull Candy JarsI featured these DIY Skull jars in my recent black and white Halloween party. These jars are inexpensive to make and take less than 5 minutes to create! One of my favorite tools is my glue gun and that’s because I can easily decorate my crafts. When I found these glitter skulls, I wasn’t sure what I was going to decorate but came up with these super cute candy jars thanks to my glue gun and of course my extensive supply of mason jars.

DIY Skull Candy Jars

Supplies:

How to:

  • Paint the lids with black paint.
  • Hot glue the skulls to the lids.
  • Line the bands of the lids with silver washi tape.
  • Pour in candy corn and you are done!

DIY Skull Candy Jars

DIY Star Wars Tumbler
Raise your hand if you are excited about the Star Wars movie release in December! How about Force Friday? Retailers like Amazon and Target will be selling new Star Wars toys to help build up the excitement for the new movie that is coming out in December. I’m hoping we’ll get to see yet another sneak peek at the movie.

The craft I’m bringing you today shares a way to show love for Star Wars everyday. Drinking water has definitely not been at the top of my priority list lately so I have been trying to get better at. Enter: The Force. The message on this cup is “Use the Force”. Of course the reference here is for finding the force to drink more water!

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