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Day 13: Tree Plus Heart Garland

Tree Plus Heart Garland // thepapermama.com

Day 13 of my 50 DIY Days of Christmas: Tree Plus Heart Garland. I know we still have a bit of time before Thanksgiving, but I’m ready for Christmas decorations! This last weekend I made a Tree Plus Heart Garland. It may or may not be going up in my house this weekend. Yay!

Supplies:

- 5 sheets of green felt

- 2 sheets of red/pink felt

- bakers twine

- hot glue

- scissors

Directions:

- Trace out a tree and heart shape on paper. Cut out those shapes. These will be your patterns. Note: I made my trees about 3 inches high.

Tree Plus Heart Garland // thepapermama.com

- Cut out 16 trees and 17 hearts.

Tree Plus Heart Garland // thepapermama.com

- Hot glue the back of the trees + hearts onto the bakers twine.

Tree Plus Heart Garland // thepapermama.com

Hang and enjoy!

- Chelsey

To keep up with the series, click here or on the image below!

50 Diy Days of Christmas // thepapermama.com

P.S. I do have a couple of spots open for the DIY Days, so if you think you have the perfect project to share send me an email. First, check out the DIY/Submission section in my FAQ’s for a bit of post submission info.  If you’d like to reminisce in the past 50 DIY Days of Christmas… here you are: 2011 & 2012.

Day 1: Pacific Northwest Photo Booth Props

50 Diy Days of Christmas Pacific Northwest Photo Booth Props // thepapermama.com

Day 1 of 50 DIY Days of Christmas: Pacific Northwest Photo Booth Props! I’m prepping the final details for my PNW Blogger Holiday Party and I needed some perfect props for our photo booth. What screams PNW? Woodland creatures and well, beards. I can’t wait to put these to use at the party.

I think these would be perfect for the kiddos during the holidays. A little spur of the moment Christmas photo booth could be fun! My kiddo has been wearing some felt ears about once a week. She tells me they are Armadillo ears. Hee.

50 Diy Days of Christmas Pacific Northwest Photo Booth Props // thepapermama.com

Supplies:

- A variety of felt

- Headbands

- Hot glue

- Scissors

- Wire

- Free Patterns: Fox and Mouse, Rabbit and Doe, Antlers, and Beard

50 Diy Days of Christmas Pacific Northwest Photo Booth Props // thepapermama.com50 Diy Days of Christmas Pacific Northwest Photo Booth Props // thepapermama.com

Directions:

- Cut out the patterns for your ears and beards.

- Trace the patterns onto your felt. Cut out the traced felt.

- Glue the felt onto your headbands, folding the felt pieces together and gluing with hot glue. Some of the ears may need some extra support (like the antlers, rabbit ears, and fox ears), so use some wire to hold up the ears. Use wire to create ear hooks and glue onto your beards.

- Enjoy!

50 Diy Days of Christmas Pacific Northwest Photo Booth Props // thepapermama.com

50 Diy Days of Christmas Pacific Northwest Photo Booth Props // thepapermama.com

Happy Monday!

- Chelsey

To keep up with the series, click here or on the image below!

50 Diy Days of Christmas // thepapermama.com

P.S. I do have a couple of spots open for the DIY Days, so if you think you have the perfect project to share send me an email. First, check out theDIY/Submission section in my FAQ’s for a bit of post submission info.  If you’d like to reminisce in the past 50 DIY Days of Christmas… here you are:2011 & 2012

Monster Eye Wreath DIY

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

Boo! Scare the bajeebies outta your trick or treaters with my Monster Eye Wreath DIY! Actually, it’s kinda cute and I’m happy to have it on my door! It’s a cheap and easy craft, check out how I made it below. Side note: I sorta thought this looked like a hairy monster boob before I added the eyelashes.

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

Supplies:

- foam wreath (I used 12″)

- 8 inch smooth foam half ball

- 1/2 yard of “monster” fur material

- hot glue + glue gun

- one 8″ x 10″ piece of black felt

- optional: wire

Directions:

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.comv

- Add a bit of wiring to the wreath (to hang when you’re done.

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

- Place your wreath on the wrong side of the monster fur. Push the foam half ball into the center of the wreath on the right side of the monster fur. Fold the fur over each side of the wreath to make sure it covers all the wreath foam. Trim the fir to size. Note: the fur is super messy. I suggest taking the fur outside, after cutting, and shaking. It helps.

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

- Flip the wreath over and hot glue along the wreath and fur edge (see image above).

- Pull the foam half ball out of the wreath and run a line of glue along the edge. Carefully press it back into the wreath to secure.

- Roll the monster fur over to the back of the wreath and glue it down with your hot glue.

- Cut a small circle out of your black felt and glue it onto the center of your foam half ball…. aka: EYEBALL.

- Optional: Cut a small/teensy crescent moon shape out of white paper for the pupil.

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

- Optional: Cut out 5 long black felt triangles to create eyelashes. You can also add eyelashes to the bottom of the eye, but I felt it looked too much like teeth.

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

- Hang that baby up and enjoy/confuse your neighbors!

Monster Eye Wreath DIY // thepapermama.com

- Chelsey

Happy Valentine’s Day: I’m nuts for you!

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Well, I know today is ACTUALLY Valentine’s Day… but I really wanted to share these little necklaces that my kiddo and I made (well, mostly me). It all started on a walk. While on our daily walk, we found a tree that had dropped a ton of acorns, so we gathered a the tops and headed to the yarn shop. We bought some colorful wool roving and started felting some pieces to create little faux acorns.

I did this project with my kiddo, and it was SO messy. Water EVERYwhere. It was actually worth all the water splashing since she had so much fun. She worked on one piece the entire time, and called it her “purple cookie”. It was just a flat 2 inch piece of purple wool. She did a great job and uses it as a blanket for her ponies. I made all the acorn bits.

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R really wanted to give a necklace to a couple of her friends, so we decided to turn these guys into little Valentine’s goodies. I made and printed out some, “I’m nuts for you!” tags, cut them and and tied them onto the necklaces. That’s it! If you want to make this for a special someone (mother’s day is coming up in a couple months) here’s a link to the Felt Acorns Directions I used, from Honestly WTF. Check out my “I’m nuts for you” printable, and add some necklace chain. Ta dah!

- Chelsey

P. dot. S. You will get pruney fingers. Bleh. Pruney fingers are like someone scratching a chalkboard for me… I can’t handle it. OMG. Eww. After about 5 minutes of playing in the water, I had to go grab some rubber gloves. Gah. Ewww. Pruney toes and fingers are the worst. Also see: I’m a weirdo.

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