Homemade Glittered Pine Cones

Our family takes a yearly camping trip in June.  This year we gathered and brought home pine cones to make special ornaments as presents for our family and friends.  Everyone who comes to our house for Christmas dinner this year will receive one.  They are super easy and inexpensive to make.  Even the children can help!

Homemade Pine Cone Ornaments

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

You start with a few simple items.  Choose a color scheme (mine was sliver and bling of course!)

  1. Pine Cones
  2. Ribbon
  3. Bells (optional)
  4. Spray Paint (silver metallic)
  5. Glue
  6. Glitter (silver and iridescent)
  7. Craft hooks

Pine Cone Ornament Materials

First, insert the craft hooks into the pine cones.  Be gentle, or you will break the petals from the cones.  I found these hooks at JoAnn’s in the wood crafting section.

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Next, spray paint the cones and let them dry.

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Next, glue and glitter!

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And lastly, attach the bells to the ribbon and tie the ribbon however you choose.

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Little Girl’s Wall Decoration

This item is so simple, it’s really not worth posting.  Recently at Michael’s they had these decorative wooden pieces which you can paint and attach together.  I chose a few to make this cute monogrammed wall hanging.

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Super easy and cute.

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Easter Bunny Invitations- Free Download

Every year, as many families do, we have an annual family get-together for Easter.  The adults eat food and the kids hunt eggs and it’s a great time.  This year I wanted to make a special invitation the kids could help me make. For anyone who wants to make these next year, I have included a free downloadable printout.

Fuzzy Easter Bunny Invitations

Step 1: Purchase the Materials

You will need card stock for printing sturdy cards, glue or rubber cement, cotton balls, a multicolor or pink mini boa, and self-sticking or glue-able jewels for the eyes.

Step 2: Print out the first side of the bunnies

Print this attached free downloadable template for the front of the invitations.  It makes 2 bunnies approximately 5×6 per page.

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Step 3: Flip over the printed pages and print the other side

You may want to try this a few times on regular paper.  After using the download above, use this second download to print the back side of the bunnies.  If you are using standard 8.5×11 cardstock, this back printing should line up correctly on the bunnies.

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Step 4: Cut out the bunnies and check both sides

Front

Front

Back

Back

Step 5: Glue the decorations

I found using Rubber Cement worked better than regular glue, but either will work.  First pull apart the cotton balls into pieces and glue the strips onto the front of the card.  Then pull pieces off of the mini feather boa for the ears and tail and glue them on.  Lastly, stick on the eye and you are done!

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Shabby Chic Diaper Cake

I have a relative who is having a baby shower soon and I was asked to create a diaper cake for her.  I’ve never done one before (believe it or not) so I had to figure it out through trial and error.  The theme was already assigned and it was Grey and Pink Shabby Chic.  That theme is not really my forte, but I gave it a go!

Shabby Chic Diaper Cake

I think it came out looking a little more elegant and blingy than shabby chic, but hey, I can’t win them all!

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Picture Collage

This is a cute idea from my son’s school.  They recently made picture collages.  The children painted a canvas in whatever color they chose.  They also chose various items and pictures for the collage.  Then the teacher covered it in Modge Podge (I believe).  Cute huh?

Toddler Picture Collage

Also they put a printed listing on the back of the canvas to show everything he included in his collage.

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