Christmas in July Day 3 

It’s time for some decorations and food fun for our Christmas in July!

Candy Cane Decorations 
  

Supplies: 

Wooden dowel rods

White Styrofoam circles

Red glitter glue

Directions: 

1: Press a Styrofoam circle into the top of a wooden dowel.

2: Decorate similar to a peppermint.

Fun to place around a house, office space, and more!

Hot Chocolate Sticks 

Ingredients: 

Marshmallows

Melting chocolate

Peppermints

Wooden dowel rods

Directions: 

1: Crush the peppermints in a ziplock bag. Place one marshmallow onto the bottom end of a wooden dowel.

2: Melt the chocolate, in either the microwave or onto of the stove, and dip the marshmallows.

3: Roll the marshmallows into the peppermint and let harden. You can place in the refrigerator, if needed to quicken hardening.

Enjoy!

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Valentine’s Day Decoration

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Here is a simple and easy-to-make Valentine’s Day decoration, that kids of all ages will enjoy!

Supplies:

Wooden arts (One for each member of your family)

Paint

Paintbrushes

Sharpies

Decorative Ribbon

Hot Glue

Directions:

1. Paint the wooden hearts your desired color. Let dry.

2. Write, with sharpies or paint, your family members’ names on each of the wooden hearts.

3. Hot glue the hearts onto the ribbon and tie the top of ribbon into a bow.

Enjoy!

Source: http://www.cupcakediariesblog.com/2012/02/valentines-day-decor.html

A Quick and Simple Fall Craft

As much as I’m ready to decorate for Christmas, I can’t forget Thanksgiving and decorating for fall. Hopefully this quick and easy fall craft will become part of your turkey day decorations!

leaf

Supplies:

Mason Jars

Fake Leaves

Mod Podge

Sponge Brush

Directions:

1. Cover the mason jar with the leaves and glue down with mod podge. Make sure all areas of the leaves are sufficiently glued down.

2. Let dry completely.

Source: Pinterest

A Country Belle Chic’s 13 Days of Halloween: Day 13

The first thing for any party is setting the mood. In the past, I have used these simple and fun Halloween cup lanterns as decorations and to help create that Halloween-y feel!

Supplies:

Orange Plastic Cups

Black Permanent Marker

Battery Operate Tea Lights

Directions:

1. Turn the cup upside down and draw a spooky face with the black permanent marker.

2: Place a tea light underneath and enjoy!

Another fun way to create a Halloween mood is with your costume! You probably have figured out by now that I like simple and easy DIY projects.

Here is my version of a simple and easy Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume:

What You’ll Need:

Denim Overalls or a Denim Long-Sleeve Shirt

Red Bandanna

Red Lipstick

Make sure to wear your hair in a bun or 1940’s hairstyle!

A Country Belle Chic’s 13 Days of Halloween: Day 2

For day 2 of our 13 Days of Halloween, I thought I would share a very cute and fun craft for floating ghosts. Boo!

day 2

Supplies:

1 Liter Bottle
Starch
Cheese Cloth
Old Towel
Scrap piece of felt
White Styrofoam ball
Scissors
Hair dyer
Directions:
1. Cover your work area with a towel, things might get a little messy.
2. For the ghost form, shove the Styrofoam ball on top of the bottle.
 3. Next, lay the cheese cloth over your ghost form. Spray it down with starch, you can use a spray bottle to help. The more starch the stiffer your ghost.
4. Use the hair dryer to help make the drying time faster. Once it is completely dry, pull it off of your form and glue on some felt eyes and decorate as you wish.
Source: http://everydayisacraftingday.com/2010/09/floating-ghost.html/

A Country Belle’s 12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

Today I’m putting two of my favorite things together: Hershey’s Kisses, Christmas, and crafts. Ok, that was three. I hope this “sweet” decoration will soon find itself in your home. Let me tell you, it doesn’t last long at my house! Enjoy! 

Hershey’s Kisses Christmas Tree

Supplies: 

  • One 12 x 4-inch Styrofoam cone
  • Aluminum foil
  • 4 bags (13 oz. each) Hershey’s Kisses. wrapped in green, red and silver foil
  • Hot Glue 
  • Toothpicks
  • Red Bow
  • Ice cream cones

Instructions: 

1. Cover foam cone with foil.

2. Decorate cone with green foil-wrapped kisses by gluing flat side against the foil-covered cone. Use the remaining red and silver kisses to decorate the tree.

3. Insert one end of a toothpick into the side of each kiss; insert other end into the foam cone, filling in the gaps between the green foil chocolates

4. Place a cheerful bow at top of tree.

5. Glue the remaining kisses to ice cream cones to create your fantasy forest, by following the instructions above!

Have a “sweet” Christmas! 

Source: https://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/holidays/craftdetail.aspx?id=79