Pine Cone Decor
MATERIALS - Pine cones, tiny terra cotta pots, tiny metal stars, spruce green and gold acrylic paint, hot glue gun.
Simply paint your pine cones with the spruce green paint, then paint your pots in the gold paint and allow all to dry.
Once everything's dry, hot glue on the star at the top. Then hot glue the pine cone into the pot.
Spruce Tree in a Pot
Start with simply painting your bucket - you may need to do two coats and allow to dry.
Remove the tree from the box and fluff up.
Once your bucket is dry, wrap a few rows of rope around the top - fastening with hot glue.
Hot glue the styrofoam into the bottom of your bucket and place your tree into this. Cover the bottom of your tree with moss, filling your bucket up.
There are literally thousands of templates to make snowflakes and maybe you already have a few that are your favorites. Here I've given you a few more that are super simple to do.
Wood Slice Snowman
Top right - Purchase a package of 3 pine wood discs with bark and a small bag of red buttons - ok if there's white as well. Also purchase ribbon of your choice for the scarfs. Get your glue gun out and heat up. First glue your wood discs together, one on top of the other like shown. Next, glue on your buttons. Finally, cut a long piece of ribbon, wrap around his neck and tie off in a knot.
2 Different Types of Snow Candles
Left- For this project - brush Mod Podge all over the glass container, then sprinkle Epsom Salt on it and allow to dry. Shake off the excess. Once dry, apply a final protective coat of Mod Podge and allow to dry.
Right - With a brush, brush Mod Podge all over your glass container and then roll in artificial snow that is made from recycled plastic containers and allow to dry. Brush off the excess. After dry, apply a sealant coat of Mod Podge over the artificial snow. Add a battery operated tea light and gorgeous. Looks like icicles. Do not use an actual tea light or votive candle with this because the artificial snow might burn.
MATERIALS - glue gun - white crew socks - other socks for color - tiny black beads - buttons in color of your choice - scissors - elastic bands - rice.
Crockpot Caramel Apple Butter
Simply use your template to cut out (10) of the same colored paper trees. Repeat this for each color paper you've got.
Now fold each of your trees in half
Now take one of your folded trees, run a bead of hot glue down the fold and place against one of your tree branches. Take another folded tree and do the same. Repeat this process for all the paper trees you have for this color. Then do the same thing for the other colored trees.
Now take (3) of your round wood pieces and glue them together with hot glue. Put a dab of hot glue on one and smear around with the tip of your gun. Do the same thing for the other piece.
Now paint your little base in white and allow to dry. You might want to paint a second coat. Once dry, lightly distress these.
Now place a dab of hot glue in the center of one of your bases and glue the natural branch to one of your trees to this. Repeat for each tree you have.
Homemade Gingerbread Body Butter
Add the Coconut oil and the Shea butter to a small saucepan. Heat on low until melted, mixing well. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let set until cooled to room temperature.
Scoop the mixture into a bowl and set in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the fridge and add the cinnamon and vanilla extract and ground ginger. Use a hand mixer to beat the ingredients until whipped (2-3 minutes).
Scoop the body butter into an airtight container, such as a mason jar and seal. Keep the body butter at room temperature for about 6 months. If you see a separation simply stir well.
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