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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Holiday Wreaths & Ornaments with Supplies from Dollar Tree -- a Crafty Weekends Link Party

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I have been in such a holiday mood. I don't really like Halloween, so I think I have been trying to skip over it and get to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Plus the amazing Christmas products at Thirty-One are only available in October and November so I have been trying to let people know about them and am planning a holiday shopping party in the beginning of November. I was thinking it would be fun to have some door prizes and just prizes to make the party more of a celebration. What better prizes than homemade ones and I made some with supplies from Dollar Tree. I made two wreaths and some different ornaments.

Wreaths


For the wreaths I used 10 inch Green Floral Foam Wreaths 
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and then I looked at the holiday decor and crafts for some ideas.


The first wreath is made with ornaments. 



I started with these supplies. One wreath foam, one package of small round plastic balls and two of the next largeset round plastic ball ornaments. I found I didn't have enough of the bigger ones, so I went back and bought two more packages (to get more of both gold and silver). I first hot glued a pipe cleaner loop to the back of the wreath foam. Then I began to hot glue the gold and silver ornaments around the front and side of the wreath foam. Then I glued the small red ones scattered around. I am very happy

I already had the hot glue (and gun) and pipe cleaner, so this wreath cost me a total of $6.


Our next  wreath is a play on Santa Claus. For this one I used a wreath foam, red sparkle ribbon, black tulle ribbon, glue, pins and a homemade gold buckle from gold labels and cardstock. 

The first thing I did was wrap the red ribbon around the wreath. I overlapped it since it was slightly transparent. I used a sewing pin to keep it in place at the beginning and end. 



Next I made the buckle. I put gold labels on a piece of cardstock and cut out the shape. I should have included a bar in the middle, but didn't. Oops!!



I may try to pick up a brass one, but haven't seen a cheap one yet. Then I folded the black tulle and wrapped it around the wreath like a belt. I glued the homemade belt buckle onto it, since I forgot the middle bar I couldn't thread it on the belt. I used pins to secure the belt as well. Then I tied a ribbon on as a hanger. I found some that says "Ho, ho, ho" and thought it was perfect. Hazel thinks I should add a Santa hat to the top. What do you think? Total cost of this wreath is $3 since I already had the pins, hanging ribbon and supplies for the buckle. 





Ornaments



For the ornaments I went in two directions. I used clear ball ornaments and I used snowflake ornaments. 


Around us everything is Red Sox right now with them in the World Series play-offs. I found a Red Sox decal at another store for just over $1. 

For this ornament I bought packages of crinkle paper in red, white and blue and the large clear ball ornament, plus the decal. I filled the ball with the crinkle paper and then carefully applied the decal to the outside. I still need to tie a ribbon on it to hang it, but am loving how it turned out. I am thinking if I can find a Patriots decal I can use the crinkle paper for one for them.

The next two ornaments I used the smaller clear ball ornaments that come in a two pack. For the first one I put a package of the smaller red jingle bells and a package of the smaller gold jingle bells into it. This ornament cost a total of $2.50. 

The other clear ball I covered in washi tape. I found music washi tape. I had to use small pieces near the top and bottom to cover it and there are wrinkles in it which is impossible not to have, but I am very happy with it. I also added two jingle bells to the inside so it would play music as well. This ornament cost a total of $1.50.

The other ornaments I made are perfect for my Thirty-One party. I saved some personalized Thirty-One holiday products and used these as pictures. I also did one photo of Hazel, but it did not print very well. I printed these pictures on a page of sticker paper. Then using a punch I punched them out and just stuck them on the snowflake ornaments. I used another one on the other side so the sticker wouldn't get ruined or stick to the tree.  I bought the size that comes in a ten pack. 

I love how the Thirty-One ornaments came out. I am going to play with the photo option one. I already had the sticker paper and the punch so all ten of these ornaments cost me $1. 

These could be made with stickers or whatever you want to decorate the snowflakes with. Here are some of them close up. I love how they turned out and how the Thirty-One holiday fabrics and personalizations show up. What do you think? Do you think they will be good prizes?




For more cheap holiday crafts check out doll finds post and Crazy Glue Christmas crafts




It is time to see what you have been creating!  Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party. It was a fun party with lots of creativity shared!  Below are a few of the features from our last party, but be sure to go back and check out the many great crafts shared! Please remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! We are back to weekly Sharing Saturdays now!! be sure to stop by and share your kid-oriented activities!! And if you have cultural posts be sure to share them at Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop this month!  I can't wait to see what your latest creations!!

Features


1) From The Scrap Shoppe: Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

2) From Duct Tape and Denim: 21 Unique Pumpkin Crafts from Repurposed and Thrift Store Finds

3) From Rain on a Tin Roof: Pumpkin Place Card Holders

4) From Fresh Vintage by Lisa S.: Holiday Gift Bags

5) From Surviving a Teacher's Salary: DIY Catnip Teabags with Teacup Plant

6) From The Handyman's Daughter: How to Install Vertical Subway Tile

7) From Hands-On Teaching Ideas: Paper Mache Bowls

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!