Friday, November 30, 2012

DIY Ornaments

(*This is coming a day early! I will be out tomorrow and won't have a chance to post!) Anna and I were at the bookstore at the beginning of the school year and we saw some UWSP ornaments for sale. They were little bit more than overpriced and I knew that I could totally make them myself. I have been waiting since September to make these! They are super simple to make and pretty cheap. I made a time lapse video of the process because I wanted to try my hand at making one (I used my webcam to make it so the picture quality isn't the best, but it works!). 

Clear Glass/Plastic ornaments (Check at Hobby Lobby. I got mine on sale 12/$4.)
Clear glue
Puff Paint

Fill each ornament with the glue and swirl it around until the inside is completely covered.  

Next drain the extra glue out and set aside. More glue will pool in the bottom and then you will have to drain it out again. Set the ornament aside once more and let the glue get tacky (5-10 minutes). This will prevent the glitter from weighing the glue down and dragging it to the bottom of the ornament. I learned that through trial and error! 

Next use a funnel and pour glitter into the ornament. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, I made mine out of paper. I found the easiest way to get the glitter coverage even is to put the cap back on and shake it up. 

Pour any extra glitter back into your glitter container. 

To decorate and personalize my ornaments I used puff paint to write UWSP and the girl's initial on the ornament. I also made some where I glittered the puff paint to make them more umm, well, Katelyn. 

Happy Crafting!


Something Big Is Coming!

It's officially time for Christmas and I am so excited! I also have something big planned this year! Are you ready for it? Are you sure? Okay, here it is!

I've got some pretty awesome things planned so be sure that you check in often for new posts! It all starts tomorrow and will take take place all December. I hope enjoy! 

- Katelyn 


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pre-Christmas Giveaway!!!

I visited Target today and the best thing happened, they were setting up for Christmas. Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love the music, the meaning, the decorations, all of it. I am trying with all my mite to not decorate so Miranda doesn't have to deal with it for two months. I am so excited for this years Christmas Crafts Extravaganza series this year!! I hope to do a preview post soon. I felt that this video was perfect for the occasion. :) 

So on behalf of the Christmas season almost being here, I am having a give away!!! Remember this super cute headband? Well you could soon be the winner of your very own! 

Just simply follow the entry directions using the Raffelcopter widget. If you have any problems please let me know! (This is my first time using this system, so PLEASE let me know if you have problems.) The contest will be closed next Sunday (11/11/2012) at 12:01 am CST. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wire Vases

A couple of weekends ago I went to the river to see my family. My mom, brother's girlfriend, and I went to The Cannery, which is a store full of anything imaginable. Morgan and I kept finding things that made with wire. We came up with a grand scheme that we were going to open a craft store and make wire creations! I picked up some colored wire at JoAnn's that was on sale for a $1.50 and behold the wire vase was born. 

                 Hot Glue Gun
                 Scrap Book Paper
                 Mod Podge
                 20g Wire

Step One: Wrap the wire around the vase. To make the wire stay in place I bent it over the top, just for now. 

Step Two: (There's no picture, sorry!) Cut paper to size of the inside of the vase. This step is actually  optional. I put Mod Podge on my scrap book paper simply to make it stronger and hold it's shape better. Glue the two ends of wire together and to the paper. (I made my ends of wire meet together so that it would be easier to glue.)

Tada!! It's super simple. And it looks great. I have no clue what I am going to do with it, but it's pretty cute. I'd love to see your version of this project! And as always if you have any questions, just ask!