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{Day 9} DIY Glitter Starbursts

DIY Christmas Decor

Are you all decorated for Christmas? I know I am! I love this time of year and absolutely LOVE finding simple, inexpensive DIY ideas to decorate with. These Glitter Starbursts are so easy to make and will add a POP of SPARKLE to your Holiday Decor! Getting Started I always have glitter on hand because I think glitter makes almost anything come to life! I used rose gold and silver glitter for this project, but you may use any combination you would like that best fits your decor. Next, determine the size you would like your starbursts to be. You do not want your toothpicks or sticks to be out of proportion with your styrofoam balls. I used 1″ and 2″ balls for mine and felt toothpicks worked best in the 1″ and a variety looked best in the larger. If you choose a larger styrofoam, you may want to use small wooden round dowels and cut them to theRead more …

{Day 1} Trimming the Tree

Holiday Decorating Ideas

Trimming the tree. It’s important that you begin this process by choosing either a theme or color scheme for your tree. If you choose a particular theme (i.e. hallmark ornaments, Disney theme, ect.) you more than likely will have a wide variety of colors throughout your tree. If you want a particular color scheme, pick one that flows with the colors that you already have established as part of your decor in your home. Once you have determined the look that you are trying to achieve on your tree, you can start the fun part. Trimming your tree! If you do not have a pre-lit artificial tree (like me), stringing the lights on your tree will be your first step. It’s always best to test your light strings prior to hanging them on your tree. Once you have your lights on the tree, you are ready to move on to the next step: hanging garland, ribbon, or netting. One ofRead more …

DIY Teacher Appreciation Poster Ideas

May 1, 2016 | Posted by in DIY / How To, Gifts | 0
Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Posters

Since this next week is Teacher Appreciation Week at our school, I thought I would share with you some simple, inexpensive ways to create a poster that pops! In the years past, we were able to decorate the teacher’s entire door with wrapping paper from top to bottom and really go all out. Recently, they changed the “rules” that it could only be on a poster, no greater than 22 X 28. I little boring if you ask me, so I went on a search for ideas on how to really jazz up poster! After “googling” fun ideas while enjoying a glass of red wine, these are a few of the posters that were inspired. My favorite posters are the ones that I made that resemble a “chalkboard”. Very easy to make with black poster board and a white gel pen! Each of these posters cost meĀ underĀ $3.00 to make and they were a lot of fun! If you have readRead more …