Paper Straw Easter Egg Decor

You will need:

*Paper straws-Hobby Lobby

*Egg cut-out

*Paint of choice

*Rope twine

*Ribbon if bow is desired

I chose to paint my egg with the color Pink Parfait by Apple Barrel. You could sure skip this step if you wanted, however, I wanted the edges of my egg to be painted.

Next, I began gluing my straws on. I started with blue and worked my way to the top using all three colors.

Once I had all of the straws glued on I took my scissors and cut around the shape of the egg.

To give it a more finished look, I glued rope twine around the edge. I also used this twine to make a hanger for the egg once I was finished.

The last thing I did was add a bow. I simply took two different pattern of ribbons and crossed them and used a piece of jute twin to secure the middle. I added a cute little egg embellishment to the center as well.

If you didn’t want to add the twine hanger you could also use this as a shelf sitter or accent piece for a tiered tray!

Valentine Cookie Cutter Sign

You will need:

*Surface of your choice

*Valentine cookie cutters-Walmart

*Paint

*Glitter-optional

*Jute twine or rope

*Embellishments of choice

For this project I used a piece of scrap wood that I had laying around, but you could use any surface you choose. I found these Valentines cookie cutters at Walmart. The first thing I did was to get my paint on my paper plate.

Next, simply dip your cookie cutters in your desired paint color and transfer to your surface. You may have to re-dip the cookie cutters a few times to get bolder lines.

Once I was done with the cookie cutters, I then used different embellishments I had on hand to dress it up a bit. I also sprinkled some red glitter over my paint while it was still wet. I found these burlap hearts at Hobby Lobby and then just added a cute little button to the middle of the hearts. For the arrow, I used a metal key embellishment that you can find HERE on Amazon.

To finish off the project, I took a piece of burlap and a piece of ribbon to make a cute little bow. I used a piece of twine to bunch the ribbon together in the middle and then finished off by adding a button to the center.

XOXO Valentine’s Sign

This sign is so stinkin’ cute and easy to make! And the even better part is that you more than likely have these items laying around your house!

You will need:

*Piece of scrapwood or surface of your choice.

*White paint

*Ribbon of choice

*Jute rope

The first thing I did was to whitewash my board. I used antique white Apple Barrel paint for this.

Next I cut 4 pieces of my ribbon to make the “x” and then 2 pieces of rope for the “o”.

I laid this out to get my spacing and then hot glued.

To finish off the sign, I glued a piece of rope twine to the back for a hanger.

So what do you think? Doesn’t get much easier than this, right? Cute d├ęcor doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

Crockpot Nut Clusters

I have to say this is the first year ever that I have used a crockpot for my holiday baking and I have to say it was pretty dang handy! I will definitely be trying more crockpot recipes for baking!

For this recipe you will need:

*Chocolate Almond Bark

*Roasted Peanuts

*Cashews

*Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chips

*Holiday Sprinkles

Set your crockpot to low and add in your nuts. Any combination of nuts will work for this.

Next, break up your almond bark and add that in.

I let this melt for about a half hour, stirring frequently and then added in my package of peanut butter/chocolate chips.

I continued stirring for another half hour and then my mixture was fully melted.

To finish off the clusters, simply take a spoon or small measuring cup and drop by spoonful onto parchment paper or tinfoil. Before the clusters begin setting up be sure and add on your sprinkles. These set up rather quickly and are then ready to enjoy! They are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

2021 Navy Themed Christmas Tree

Navy | Christmas Tree | Snowman

Happy holidays!!! I am so excited to share with you my Christmas tree for this year! I went away from the traditional red and green theme and decided to go with a navy theme! I absolutely love how it turned out! As soon as I got the deco mesh on, I knew it I loved it!

Typically, we buy a real tree so I am not able to put our tree up as early as I would like…but this year I decided to try something different! I happened to be looking through the Black Friday deals at Wal-mart and found this beautiful tree for ONLY $69. So, I bit the bullet and bought an artificial, flocked tree. It took my family awhile to get used to it as we have always had the real tree and the awesome Christmas smell that goes along with that but they adjusted well!

I knew I wanted to have some navy accents in my holiday decor this year so when I found this mesh at Hobby Lobby I grabbed a couple rolls. I only used one roll on my tree as I only decorated the front side but if you were to decorate the full tree you would need two.

To apply the mesh, I simply folded the mesh in half and used the branches of the tree to secure the mesh as shown. I did this about every 12 inches starting at the top.

Next, I strung some garland on the tree. This also came from Hobby Lobby. It has bells and the faux cotton pods on jute twine. After that I began filling in the tree with ornaments and picks. These all came from Wal-mart and Hobby Lobby.

I found a 4 pack of the navy, oversized, colored ball ornaments at Hobby Lobby and new they would go perfectly with the mesh I used. I simply placed them throughout the tree where there was a bare spot and they finished off the look perfectly!

Now for the tree topper! Is this not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen! I knew I had to have this as soon as I saw it at Wal-mart! It’s not your traditional tree topper and that is exactly why I love it so much!

Hobby Lobby Truck Makeover

You will need:

*Unfinished wood truck from Hobby Lobby

*Paint of your choice

*Sanding block

*Glitter

*POSCA pen(optional)-Here is my affiliate link to find these on Amazon.

The first thing I did was paint my truck with my English Navy color and the tires with Jet Black. All of the colors I used on this project were the Apple Barrel brand.

Next I used Christmas Green for the trees and then used some of the Antique White to highlight the trees a bit.

While the paint was still wet I sprinkled on some green glitter.

I then used my POSCA pen to highlight my truck. If you do not have one of these you can just use a small paint brush and your white paint to get the same effect. Once dried I then took my sanding block to it to add a rustic touch to the truck.

Lastly, I glued one of the these rustic snowflakes on the door and went back with my POSCA pen add added a little more highlighting to the truck. You can find these snowflakes at Hobby Lobby.

I forgot to mention the truck lights up! How stinkin’ cute, right?