Day 6: Festive Christmas Wine Ice

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Day 6 of 50 DIY Days: Festive Christmas Wine Ice!

I’m not really a cocktail drinking kind of girl. 99% of the time I will always choose a glass of wine if I’m drinking. SO, when it comes to the holidays I like to get a little creative with my wine drinks so I can feel like I’m drinking something fancy. Today I’m sharing how I make some Festive Christmas Wine Ice so my fellow wine lovers can also feel like they are having a “cocktail”.

Supplies needed:

  • pomegranate seeds
  • one orange
  • mint leaves
  • white wine
  • optional: silicone ball ice cube tray

Directions:

Step 1: Cut up your orange into small little triangles and pick out some small leaves from your mint.

Festive Christmas Wine Ice Cubes

Step 2: Place a small portion of each of these items into the bottom of each little ice tray spot. Fun fact: it seems pomegranate seeds sink, so you’ll probably find them at the bottom of each ice piece.

Step 3: If you have the ball ice tray, I suggest using a tiny funnel for this step. Carefully pour wine into each ice spot. Tap the trap a bit to get any bubbles out and refill more if needed.

Festive Christmas Wine Ice Cubes

Step 4: Place the ice tray in your freezer for at least 6 hours. Overnight is probably best. That’s it! You now have the perfect little ice to keep your white wine chilled for your wine “cocktail”. IF you really like pomegranate, you can sprinkle some extra seeds into your wine “cocktail”. Yum.

Click here to keep up with my 50 DIY Days and check out holiday DIYs from the past few years.

– Chelsey

P.S. I want to see what you’re making! Share your crafting with me on Instagram. It could be one of my DIY’s, or a project you’re working on. Tag my IG account @thepapermama and use the hashtag #papermamafriends.

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Day 5: Apple Pie Butter Recipe (it’s so simple)!

Day 5 of 50 DIY DaysApple Pie Butter Recipe (it’s so simple)!

I’ve have shared this recipe a FEW times on my blog because I love it! There is no sugar added to this yummy apple butter spread and it’s quite easy to make. It does take a long time to finish, but you don’t have to do much. Just blend it every few hours.

In addition to the recipe, I’ve also shared free canning labels for you to use and maybe give these as gifts (if you can part with this delicious stuff).

Head on over here to the original blog post so you can get the recipe and download the free canning labels.

Click here to keep up with my 50 DIY Days and check out holiday DIYs from the past few years.

– Chelsey

P.S. I want to see what you’re making! Share your crafting with me on Instagram. It could be one of my DIY’s, or a project you’re working on. Tag my IG account @thepapermama and use the hashtag #papermamafriends.

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Day 4: Five Thanksgiving Table Ideas for the Kids!

Find out how to make these cute turkey napkin rings for your kid's table. Found on View From The Fridge.

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Day 4 of 50 DIY Days: Five Thanksgiving Table Ideas for the Kids!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and now that I have two kiddos I want to plan some fun ideas for them (and the other kiddos) to make the “kids table” more exciting.

 

1) Make these cute turkey napkin rings for your kid’s table. Found on View From The Fridge.

Find out how to make these cute turkey napkin rings for your kid's table. Found on View From The Fridge.

2) Set up a little caramel apple bites station for the kiddos dessert after their tasty meal. Found on Food Network.

Set up a little caramel apple bites station for the kiddos dessert after their tasty meal. Found on Food Network.

3) Skip the boring bowl of fruit salad and create something fun for your kids to eat! Find out how to make this turkey fruit platter on The First Year.

Skip the boring food platter and create something fun for your kids to eat! Find out how to make this turkey food platter on The First Year.

4) Make the kiddo’s table extra special with these fun table decoration ideas! Find them on my blog right here.

5) Annnnnd, since you’re already making a turkey shaped fruit platter, you should probably also make a turkey shaped cheese tray. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

Annnnnd, since you're already making a turkey shaped fruit platter, you should probably make a turkey shaped cheese tray. Found on A Beautiful Mess.

Are you doing anything exciting for your kids table?

Click here to keep up with my 50 DIY Days and check out holiday DIYs from the past few years.

– Chelsey

I want to see what you’re making! Share your crafting with me on Instagram. It could be one of my DIY’s, or a project you’re working on. Tag my IG account @thepapermama and use the hashtag #papermamafriends.

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Day 3: Punny Christmas Tree

Day 3: Punny Christmas Tree Day 3: Punny Christmas Tree Day 3: Punny Christmas Tree

Day 3 of 50 DIY Days: Punny Christmas Tree

Guys. This might be my weirdest Christmas DIY to date. Ha! And I love it. It’s me in tree form. If you know me personally, then you know that I like to tell terrible jokes. Puns are my favorite and now they are covering this Christmas tree I made for the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge!

If you are as weird as I am and want to completely embarrass your friends and family with some terrible puns this holiday season, I have provided all of these puns for you to use on your very own tree! Highly recommended for this project: A Silhouette cutting machine! There’s just way too much to cut out by hand. I provided all the files for you to use.

Supplies needed to craft this tree:

*Note for materials: If you have a green tree, just change the paper color from black to white so it will pop on the tree.

Directions:

Step 1) Prep all your supplies. Get the cutting machine ready by loading the black paper into it. Open up your first punny file and cut that paper! Note: You’ll notice that I connected the letters in each word with tiny tabs. This makes it SO much easier to hang up the words on your tree, instead of individual letters. Another note: you can easily adjust the sizes of each word in your Silhouette program before cutting.

If you don’t have a cutting machine and still want to do this project, here’s a list of all the puns:

  1. I’m the star (on the tree star)
  2. Son of a nutcrackers!
  3. Meowy Christmas!
  4. Happy holla days!
  5. Tree puns are sappy.
  6. The Christmas alphabet has noel.
  7. Snow what?
  8. We have chemis-tree.
  9. I be-leaf in yew.
  10. Sleigh my name, sleigh my name.
  11. Brace your elves, Christmas is coming.
  12. You’re tree-mendous!
  13. Believe in your elf.

Step 2) Once you have one pun cut and peeled off the cutting mat, you can cut little one each sections of the string. Use your hot glue gun and the string pieces to connect the words to create your puns.

Step 3) Repeat step 1 and cut out your Christmas tree punny star on the pink paper. Carefully peel it off the cutting mat and place it at the top of your pretty tree.

Day 3: Punny Christmas Tree

Step 4) Hang up your colorful Christmas balls evenly around the tree. You won’t need to hang too many up, because your puns will take over most of the tree. Yay!

Step 5) Place your puns around the tree! Since I have a fake tree I was able to adjust the branches and move them to wear I needed the words to hang.

Day 3: Punny Christmas Tree

And now you are done! You have probably the silliest tree in town, unless your neighbor has already put together their own punny joke tree. Ha! Click here to keep up with my 50 DIY Days and check out holiday DIYs from the past few years.

Day 3: Punny Christmas Tree Day 3: Punny Christmas Tree

Inspired to start decorating your own tree? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ dream holiday trees that were created this year.

– Chelsey

P.S. I am provided with a Michaels Gift card to craft this project for you. Michaels has their largest tree assortment this year, including colored and flocked trees. Check out all of their trees, ornaments and coordinating holiday décor on Michaels.com.

I want to see what you’re making! Share your crafting with me on Instagram. It could be one of my DIY’s, or a project you’re working on. Tag my IG account @thepapermama and use the hashtag #papermamafriends.

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