Christmas Snow/Flocking From Soap

To go with the window frosting, I wanted to flock my evergreen wreath and Christmas tree. Yeah, flocking is not cheap. While discovering this fact, I came across website after website that gave recipes for making fake snow from Ivory Soap Flakes. Which, would make an awesome Christmas craft, if they hadn’t discontinued Ivory Soap Flakes back in 1978! How the hell do these recipes make it to the internet? Perhaps some old lady has a bomb shelter full of Ivory Soap Flakes that she pulls out each year to whip up some faux snow? Then she blogs about it… … Read more…

How To Make An Evergreen Wreath

Nothing beats the “wow” factor of a handmade wreath or garland during the Christmas holidays. Best part it is another EASY Christmas craft. Another plus, it doesn’t cost a lot (Under $5 again). First assemble your tools and any helpers. (Picture me yelling this a faux German accent, because that’s how it sounds in my head) Affiliate links to follow. Christmas Helper: Make sure to have other Christmas projects for the helper to do unless you want pine sap on EVERYTHING Wire Wreath Form*/Frame/Box: If you Google it you’ll find one or they have them at craft stores for less … Read more…

Homemade Window Frosting

Ever seen the spray frosting for windows in a can? Yeah, I’m not sure how white spatter looks at all like ice crystals or even window frost for that matter. I wanted to find a good/cheap alternative to get the icy frost on the front door sidelights for the Christmas tour. After researching and tinkering I found a pretty good recipe: 1 bottle of beer (12 oz) Don’t tell Patrick I sacrificed on of his babies! 6 heaping tablespoons of Epsom salt Total cost: $4 (will cover a lot of window panes) Mix the beer and Epsom salt and let … Read more…

Happy Late Halloween

We were a little too busy celebrating Halloween and scraping paint off the mantel to wish you a Happy Halloween. We took the baby viking out for a spin. I couldn’t help but share the infant viking costume I made. It even had a felt axe to go with it: Pacifiers keep him from pillaging the village. See, here is what happens when he doesn’t have one: Marauding Baby! Run! I made his baby viking costume, it was pretty easy just fake fur, felt, and leather string. The rest of the evening we spent giving out candy to around 200 … Read more…

Fall Centerpiece Idea

I created some quick, cheap, and easy fall table decorations for my niece’s 1st birthday. Even though I “cuted” them up with bugs I reused them to make a nice, adult autumn decorations after the party. Here’s what you’ll need: Various clear glass vases (Mine were just a few bucks from Goodwill and the Dollar Tree) Fall leaves of assorted colors Yep, that’s it! I went up to the local library with a bag and grabbed a bunch of red, yellow, and orange leaves off the ground. Then I used the still-green/yellow leaves off of my dying morning glory vine. … Read more…