DIY Valentine’s Day Mesh Wreath

DIY Valentines Mesh Wreath

Today I decided to attempt to make a Valentine’s Day themed mesh wreath and it turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself !!!  These cost so much at craft fairs and yet I was able to make it for under $10.

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What you will need:

  • 4-6 rolls of mesh ribbon (found at Dollar Tree)
  • Wire wreath frame (found at Dollar Tree)
  • Pipe Cleaners (found at Dollar Tree)
  • Red Ribbon (I got mine from Walmart)
  • Embellishments (I got the red glitter hearts at Michaels using a 40% off coupon and got the glitter XO in a pack from the Dollar Spot at Target and had the red glitter ornaments from a Christmas clearance)
  • Hot Glue gun to add embellishments

Instructions:

  1. Cut several pipe cleaners in half
  2. Lay your wire wreath frame flat side down
  3. Tie pipe cleaners around the frame alternating
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  4. Attach a section of mesh to the frame with the pipe cleaners and scrunch up a few inches and attach again at the next pipe cleaner.  Go around the whole wreath frame.  I made it so that one roll went exactly around the frame once.
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  5. Repeat step 4 with each roll of mesh.
  6. After you have the thickness of mesh that you like, weave a ribbon around the whole wreath like I did with the red ribbon.
  7. Attach embellishments with hot glue.

I think I will start making these for every holiday, they are just so much fun !!!

Check out some of my other DIY Valentine’s Day crafts below…

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DIY Upcycled / Repurposed Starbucks Bottles

Repurposed Starbucks Bottles

Here is a super fun project you can do using your Silhouette Machine and used Starbucks Frappuccino bottles.  For next to nothing you can make “Milk for Santa” bottles to go with your Cookies for Santa plates.

What you will need:

  • Empty Starbucks Frappuccino bottles
  • Red and White adhesive permanent vinyl
  • Ribbon to tie around the bottle
  • Goo-Gone
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Spray paint (white or red to match the vinyl)

The easiest way I have found to get off the Starbucks label is to run it though the dishwasher and while the bottles are still hot the label peels off easily.  However there will be sticky residue left on the bottle so I use Goo-Gone to remove that.  Now the bottle will feel a little slimy and you will still have the expiration date stamped on the bottle so I take rubbing alcohol and wipe all over the outside of the bottle.  Now it is totally ready to apply the vinyl to it.

Using your Silhouette, cut the words “Milk for Santa” out of red and white adhesive permanent vinyl.  Place it on the bottle and it will be water proof so you can wash and reuse year after year.

Next, take the cap and spray paint it either white or red (Walmart carries white spray paint for 99¢).  Once dry, you will never know it had the Starbucks logo under it.

Tie a cute ribbon around the neck of the bottle and it is all set for filling with milk on Christmas Eve !!!

Cookies for Santa plate

Here it is paired with my “Cookies for Santa” plate (see instructions for how to make the plate HERE).

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DIY Coffee Cup Gift Tag Made with a Silhouette Machine

DIY coffee cup gift tag

Kaley is really into Starbucks so I plan to give her a gift card as one of her Christmas gifts.  When I saw this coffee cup gift tag idea, I just knew it would be the perfect tag for her package.

What you will need:

  • Silhouette Machine
  • White card stock
  • Patterned or solid cardstock for the cup (I used red glitter)
  • Brown cardstock or even a brown paper bag
  • Bakers twine (I got mine at Target in the dollar section)
  • Choice of adhesive (I like using my Xyron Adhesive Mega Runner but craft glue would work just as well)

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To get started, you can either create your own coffee cup design or use this one from the Silhouette Design Studio.  Cut each shaped piece separately from the correct colored paper and using your adhesive put the cup together.  After you assemble the pieces, write your personalized message on the tag and tie it onto your package using Baker’s Twine.

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DIY Personalized Elves – Make Your Own Elf on the Shelf Dolls

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Elf on the Shelf is such a popular trend to do each Christmas season but buying the elf is not cheap.  I found the perfect solution.  Dollar Tree has these adorable 9″ Christmas House Elves (both boy and girl elves).

DIY Elf on the Shelf Dolls

Then I decided to personalize them with my kids names using my Silhouette Machine, white Heat Transfer vinyl (I use the Siser Easy Weed brand) and my PowerPress Industrial-Quality Digital 15-by-15-inch Sublimation T-Shirt Heat Press.

Now I have an elf for each kid and they can be their Mini-Me dolls !!!

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DIY Kids Coloring T-Shirts Made with Silhouette Machine

DIY Kids Coloring Tshirts

Here is a super fun idea for kids Christmas gifts.  Just add a pack of Fabric Markers or even Washable Markers (so kids can color the design over and over again).

  1. Using your Silhouette Machine, trace a coloring page design from online that you want to have on your T-shirt.  If you don’t know how to trace an image, Youtube has some great how-to videos.
  2. Cut the design out of black Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV).  I highly recommend the brand Siser Easy Weed.
  3. Weed out the pieces that you don’t want in the design.
  4. Iron-on (or use a heat press) to transfer the HTV onto a plain cotton T-shirt. I personally use the PowerPress Industrial-Quality Digital 15-by-15-inch Sublimation T-Shirt Heat Press.

I know this would be a HUGE hit with most kids and it doesn’t have to cost very much.  I got the white T-shirt at Dollar Tree and have some washable markers that I picked up during back to school sales.  The little boy that lives next door is going to LOVE this !!!

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DIY Glitter Glass Emoji Christmas Ornaments Made w/ Silhouette Machine

Glitter Glass Emoji Christmas Ornaments

I just wanted to share my latest DIY craft project…  Glitter Glass Emoji Christmas Ornaments that I made with my Silhouette Machine.  Aren’t they just the cutest ?!?!

All you need is:

 

Interested in making these? Read my post on how to make DIY Glass Glitter Ornaments Using a Silhouette Machine.  If you want the emoji file, leave a comment or email me at pooh5497@yahoo.com

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Decorating for Christmas – Silhouette Use w/ Items from the Dollar Tree

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I wanted to share a Silhouette project I completed today using several items from the Dollar Tree.  Its such a simple project and yet cost so little.

Previously I showed you how to make Hurricane Candleholders using products from the Dollar Tree and today I picked up some metal easels/plate stands while shopping at DT to hold these N O E L Nativity tiles that I made.  Blank tiles can be purchased at any home improvement store (I actually had a huge stack in my garage from when I bought my house) and the holly was from Dollar Tree.

If you would like the “N O E L” Silhouette design, please feel free to comment on this post or email me @ pooh5497@yahoo.com and I will send them your way.

Total cost of this entire display would be around $15 (estimating the tiles cost around $1 each).

NOEL Nativity Tiles using a Silhouette Machine

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DIY Frugal Project – Hurricane Candle Holders / Candleholders

DIY Hurricane Candles

Here is a really simple DIY project using glass pieces from the Dollar Tree to make nice Hurricane Candle Holders.  This is the perfect frugal way to decorate your dining room table, mantle, or end table.  You can even add vinyl designs to create holiday themed centerpieces.

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What you will need:

The directions couldn’t be any simpler…. glue the 4″ candleholder onto the top of the glass candle stick with the E6000 industrial craft glue.  Let it completely dry and fill with a candle.

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DIY Halloween Battery Operated LED Pillar Candles

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I just had to share my latest Silhouette project. I bought 3 of the Battery-Operated Color-Changing LED Pillar Candles from Dollar Tree and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut Halloween images out of black adhesive vinyl.

Images I used from the Silhouette Design Store:

** Total cost of this project is under $5

I plan to go back and buy more of these pillar candles to do them for every season !!!

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