I'm not sure what came over me, stroke maybe, but I just felt like something was missing from my Christmas decor. I gave into my crazy side and went to Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby. I really love these stores. I wish Hobby Lobby was closer, but it's probably better that it isn't...or I'd be in trouble!
Loving this little vase. The vase and candlestick holder are both from Dollar Tree, I bought two of each, $4. A little E6000 glue later and they are perfect. I purchased 12 of these gold ornaments at Home Depot for $6, so for $10 I have two of these babies, one on either side of the mantel.
Then I headed over to Hobby Lobby and picked up these individual letters, enough to spell JOY and NOEL.
I added some Colonial Red by Rustoleum, my favorite red, perfect for Christmas.
I didn't prime them, and was surprised they only took two coats to cover.
I used a little hot glue and attached them to some twine. I hung one here and then one on the mantel. I just love the pop of red on the white window.
Again some more hot glue and twine, I hung this one off the stocking holders.
Last but not least, I made some snow globes for family. Really easy, but it does take a little time, this is not a project you can rush. I bought some glitter, liquid glycerin, ornaments, mason jars and ribbon. You'll also need some hot glue and epoxy.
This was my first step, mixing the epoxy and gluing the ornaments to the tops of the mason jars. I let them sit over night to make sure they were good and set up. If you make these yourself, make sure you try to put the ornament into the jar before you buy them. Not all ornaments will fit, lucky for me I did this at the store, but it wouldn't have been unlike me to get home and be mad that I hadn't....
Next step, fill the jar with water, about an 1 1/2inches from the top. Add some glycerin, keeps the glitter from clumping, and glitter. This is the globe my daughter wanted for herself, so she picked pink glitter, and the angel with the guitar. Her love of pink and guitars cracks me up. Then you screw the lid on and hot glue around the edges to water proof. I left it in the position for another 6 hours before I flipped right side up.
Finally I added some ribbon to hide the hot glue. One disclaimer, don't shake to vigorously or the ornament may come off, and don't press down on the lid, it may have the same effect. Let's just say 'been there'!
Thanks for stopping by, Merry Christmas.