crafts

Christmas Centerpiece


Like I said in previous posts, this Christmas I have made tons of crafts. Beginning with ornaments, centerpieces, hanging decorations, etc… I use almost all the materials from the Dollar Tree Store, so they end up being beautiful and most importantly cheap. 

I knew I needed a centerpiece for my dinner table, so I decided to make one with ornaments too because that’s what most of my decorations are made for. It is very easy and looks good! Let’s see how to make it.

You will need:

  • Glass vase (I used a little round one, but you can choose anyone you like. Just make sure your ornaments are going to fit through it.)
  • Ornaments (use different sizes and colors)
  • Bouquet (I used a little glittery branches bouquet, but you can use poinsettias or any other you want)

Instructions:

  1. Start putting the ornaments inside the glass vase. Accomodate in the way you like them.
  2. Cut the glittery branches with a wire cutter and accomodate in the center and covering some of the spaces.

Easy like that! You have a beatiful centerpiece. If you want a bigger one, just use a bigger vase and more ornament. I did a little one because my table is not too big. You can also put a candle in the center instead of flowers. 

Hope you liked the idea and don’t forget to comment and share! 

Happy Holidays!

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“Frozen” Snowflake Spiral Hair Pins


Like you all know, this Saturday is my daughter’s Frozen Birthday Party. She has her Elsa gown and shoes. But, I was thinking in doing some snowflakes hair pins like the ones Elsa wear in the movie.

I was thinking on doing them with foami, but one day I went to Dollar Tree Store and saw this beautiful acrylic snowflakes that where the perfect size for the hair pins. So, I decided to buy them in two colors: clear and blue. They are perfect. 

I wanted to make spiral hair pins because I remembered I had some of those and they were beautiful because when you put them on your hair you only can see the snowflake or the flower, or any shape you want in yours.  

Without any more talking, let’s learn how to do them.

Materials:

  • Stainless Steel wire (I don’t know what gauge is it but it’s the one used to make flower arrangements)
  • Wire tweezers 
  • Wire cutter
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Acrylic snowflakes or any other shape you want.


Procedure:

  1. Cut the wire in 3″ -4″long pieces.
  2. Take one piece of wire and start bending it in circular motion with tweezers until you make an spiral. At this time the spiral will be flat.
  3. Pull from the center until it form like a little tree. With the center up.
  4. Put some hot glue in the snowflake and press yn the center of the spiral until it dries. 
  5. Push back the spiral and there you have a spiral hair pin. 

To put it on you just have to put it in your hair in circular motion until the wire is not visible.


Hope you liked this post. You can give them as Christmas gifts or like a Frozen party favor. Keep sharing and put your pics on the comments if you tried it.

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