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Snowman Bulbs

Today's Pinned it, Did it post is brought to you by a friend of mine. I completely fell in love with her adorable snowmen when she posted a photo of them! I begged, borrowed, and stole (well, I asked first) the photo and idea because I just had to share it with you, our lovely readers! She said these were really easy to do and here is how she did it! 1. Take your clear glass (or plastic) Christmas bulbs and stuff them with "insta-snow" (a.k.a. fake snow) and replace the tops 2. Use a paint marker to draw in the faces on the ornaments 3. Hot glue (adults only please) two glittery pom poms to the side to look like ear muffs 4. Carefully thread glittery pipe cleaners through the top of the ornament and attach to the pom poms And there you have it! The cutest snowmen Christmas bulbs I have ever seen! … [Read more...]

Popsicle Stick Soldier Ornament

Yup, it's more make your own Christmas ornaments time again.  Over the past few weeks, you may have read about all the popsicle stick ornaments we've been making.  Today we make a popsicle stick soldier ornament. I realized as I went to write this post that I only have one photo of Nutty making this adorable ornament.  We made so many ornaments at the same time that I forgot which ones I took photos of and which ones I didn't.  Oh well... As with the other ornaments we've made, you can pretty much figure out how to make the soldier just by looking at the photo.  However, if you need actual directions on how to make it, they can be found in the original post from which I pinned the idea (scroll down to #6). Nutty is 7 so she needed a little help with the finer painting (ie. the face) but otherwise she loved making the popsicle stick soldier and she says it's her favorite ornament she's made. Does your child have a favorite ornament that they've made? … [Read more...]

Christmas Fingerprint Art

Here at Toys In The Dryer we love fingerprint art.  We've done basic fingerprint art and Halloween fingerprint art.  Today we bring you Christmas fingerprint art! A Christmas cardinal for those cold winter nights. A decorated and festive Christmas tree for the season Holly to adorn your Christmas cards This snowman is so cold he is blue I love the look of this other style of Christmas tree What other type of fingerprint art can you think of for Christmas? … [Read more...]

Popsicle Stick Nativity Ornament–Pinned it, Did it!

As I said earlier this week, the girls and I have been making popsicle stick ornaments.  The Nativity ornament is one that I pinned a while ago because I thought it was cute and it emphasizes what we believe is the true reason for Christmas. The original post has exact directions on how to make it but we think it's pretty easy to figure out from the photo. Nutty needed a little help with cutting the sticks but other than that, she did it all on her own!  She was so excited with the finished product! What have you made from popsicle sticks? … [Read more...]

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments

Christmas is closer than you think.  In fact, Lindsi has already started decorating her house!  I personally believe in waiting until after Thanksgiving, but Lindsi is a little more zealous than I am.  The girls and I did, however, start getting into the Christmas spirit last week by making some ornaments for our tree.  The first of many I will be sharing with you is the popsicle stick snowflake ornament. To be honest, we made a few ornaments and I took pictures in the process of making most of them except this one.  Nutty made it so fast, I didn't get a chance! To make your own, you'll need: 4 wooden craft sticks (popsicle sticks) wood glue (Elmer's glue will work fine too) blue paint glitter jewels fishing line or ribbon 1)  Start by gluing two popsicle sticks in the middle, 90 degrees apart. 2)  Repeat with two more popsicle sticks. 3)  Glue the two sets together so that they line up with "spokes" 45 degrees apart. 4)  When dry, paint and decorate … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Bunting

Some of you may remember my Bunny Bunting Banner I made last spring for Easter. If not be sure to HOP over and check it out (sorry, I couldn't help myself).  I loved the way it turned out so much that I decided to make one for Christmas this year, except put a spin on it. Instead of using colorful paper (which you can still totally do) I decided to use Christmas colored fabrics and make little trees! I am SO excited with how it turned out and I thought I'd share it with you for a little inspiration as well.Gather enough fabric to make several trees. Cut and stitch them each, leaving the bottom open for turning right side out and for stuffing and adding the tree stump. *If your kids are good with scissors, they can help you cut the trees out.My least favorite part of sewing is making sure my corners (or points) are nice and precise. My grandma was a stickler for perfect sewing so I kind of feel like I would be letting her down if I gave it half of my effort. Using a small scissors or a … [Read more...]