DIY Ornaments / Gift Wrap Ideas + HM #212

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DIY Ornaments / Gift Wrap Ideas + HM #212

I love this time of  year and all the creativity that goes with it. The gals of Home Matters are bringing you some fun and awesome ideas for ornaments and gift wrapping. Enjoy and celebrate creatively!

 

16 Ingenious Gift Wrapping Hacks from Ananda @ A Piece of Rainbow

 

Gingerbread House Papaer Bag Gift Wrap Idea from Lucy @ Craftberry Bush

 

Cinnamon Scented Ornaments Gift Tags from Christina @ The Frugal Homemaker

 

Christmas Song Chalkboard DIY Ornaments from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

DIY Ornaments / Gift Wrap Ideas Blog Hop

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All Is Calm, All Is Bright – Free Christmas Printable from Ashley @ Simply Designing

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Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer from Erin @ Suburban Simplicity

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DIY Wood Slice Chalkboard Ornaments from Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Jar Cozies DIY from Diana @ Diana Rambles

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No-Bake Penguin Cookies from Erin @ Delilghtful E Made

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Chalkboard Art Tips And Cozy Winter Nights

Do you love chalkboard art? Get the chalkboard art tips you need to make beautiful chalkboards for your home – the easy way! Plus get a free design perfect for those cozy winter nights and drinking hot cocoa. Snuggle up with some fun and fabulous winter decor. #ad #ChalkboardArt #Winter

Some of the products in this post were provided by Oriental Trading Company.

 

Chalkboard Art Tips And Cozy Winter Nights

When the weather outside is cold, it is the perfect time to snuggle up and get cozy. We love to use our White Winter Ceramic Mugs that look like cable knit sweaters and enjoy some hot cocoa. We snuggle up in the den and turn on one of our favorite shows or movie. The den is all decked out in Buffalo Plaid winter decor.

One of the items I picked up from Oriental Trading was this super cute Buffalo Plaid Chalkboard. I absolutely LOVE chalk art (check out my Sidewalk Chalk Art). So, I couldn’t resist this board and creating a fun design. There are a few tips and tricks I want to share with you on how you can make your own chalk art design and transfer it easily to your own chalkboard. You won’t believe how easy it is!

I wanted to celebrate cozy winter nights with a chalkboard design that featured the hot cocoa we enjoy. So, I drew a steaming mug to compliment the saying, “Warm Mugs of Hot Cocoa Served All Winter Long.” I am thrilled with how it turned out.

Get the Chalkboard Art Tips

Create your design

  • Create your design. Use fancy fonts, choose or draw graphics.
  • Put them all together how you want them in a word document, photo program, or whatever you like to use.
  • Make your design the size you need for your chalkboard.
  • Print a black and white copy of your design.

Transfer your design to the Chalkboard

  • Use the side of a piece of chalk to chalk the back side of your design paper. Be sure to cover every bit of your design area.
  • Place the chalked side of paper against your chalkboard and lightly tape it into place. This just keeps the pattern still and in the proper position.
  • Trace over your design to transfer it to the chalkboard.
  • Remove the tape and pattern.
  • Use Chalk Markers to draw your design onto the chalkboard. Follow your pattern, it is easy peasy!
  • Once finished, let your chalk marker DRY thoroughly.
  • After the chalk marker is completely dry, you can dust off the remaining chalk dust and have a perfect chalkboard decor.

FREE Printable Design Pattern

Warm Mugs of Hot Cocoa Served All Winter Long

Download HERE — prints on a legal size paper (11 inch x 14 inch)

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Get imaginative with your decor this winter. I’d love to see what chalkboard designs you create. Have some fun and stay cozy!

 

 

 

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Christmas Song Chalkboard Ornaments – Easy DIY Craft

If you love Christmas Music, you’ll love these Christmas Song Chalkboard Ornaments. Get a free printable to make your own easy DIY craft. Ornament Exchange.

Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home!

My awesome partner for this exchange is Jeanie from Create and Babble. Like me, Jeanie has just about every style adorning her Christmas tree, and we agree, we like it that way. Jeanie made me the prettiest babbles for my tree — one is star-shaped with the word, “Believe,” and a Buffalo plaid ribbon and the other is a ball with the word, “Joy,” with a black and white gingham ribbon. It’s so funny because I just purchased some Buffalo plaid decor items for the holidays and winter (watch for it on the blog). How did she know? LOL Thanks, Jeanie, I love my ornaments and will display them proudly! Be sure to check out the link to her ornament tutorial below (it’s #26).

Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts

Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures Kim · Made In A Day Amanda · Domestically Creative

Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons Michelle · Our Crafty Mom

Beverly · Across the Blvd. Christene · Key to Inspiration Pili ⋅ My Sweet Things

Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Megan · C’mon Get Crafty

Hilary · Raising Fairies and Knights Emily · Two Purple Couches

Tina · One Crafty Mess Marie · The Inspiration Vault Debra · Shoppe No. 5

Trisha · Rosewood and Grace Jeanie · Create and Babble Katrin ⋅ Kreativ K

Terri · Christmas Tree Lane Maureen · Red Cottage Chronicles

Toni ⋅ Small Home Soul Ula ⋅ Lulu & Celeste Sue ⋅ A Purdy Little House

Pamela · Home On The Corner Lorelai Life with Lorelai Cindy ⋅ DIY Beautify

Debbie ⋅ Tweak and Style Stephanie ⋅ Swoodson Says Chelc ⋅ Inside the Fox Den

Susan ⋅ Super Mom – No Cape! Molly ⋅ Just a Little Creativity

Roseann ⋅ This Autoimmune Life Angela ⋅ Simply Beautiful by Angela

Vicki and Jenn ⋅ 2 Bees in a Pod Joanne ⋅ Our Unschooling Journey

Tylynn ⋅ Bitterroot DIY Sam ⋅ Raggedy Bits Mary ⋅ The Boondocks Blog

Cyn ⋅ Creative Cynchronicity Dione ⋅ Clever Chameleon Quilting

Erica ⋅ Erica Ever After Chelsea ⋅ Love Paper Crafts Evija ⋅ From Evija with Love

Samantha ⋅ Little Bits of Home Hope ⋅ Hopes Crafty Niche Anne ⋅ Orange Bettie

Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts


Christmas Song Chalkboard Ornaments

 

I absolutely LOVE Christmas music — all sorts, traditional, carols, secular, you name it. The music starts playing as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over and doesn’t stop until after New Year. So, I thought I would create a set of ornaments inspired by the music I love, Christmas Song Chalkboard Ornaments.

These ornaments are super easy, especially since I have made a FREE PRINTABLE for you to use.

Supplies:

  • Mini Chalkboards – size approximately 1-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (found at your local craft/fabric store in a package of three)
  • Double-sided Tape or Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Printables – 6 different chalkboard styles

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FREE Christmas Song Chalkboards Ornaments PRINTABLE

Directions:

  1. Print the Free Printable Christmas Song Chalkboards on a lighter weight Glossy Cardstock for best results.
  2. Hot Glue your Ribbon around the side edges of the frame.
  3. Cut the chalkboards out of the cardstock.
  4. Using the Double-sided Tape, place adhesive on the back side of the cutout chalkboard (one at a time).
  5. Adhere the cardstock chalkboard in the center of the frame.
  6. Flip the frame over and hot glue a small length of ribbon on the back side of the frame as a hanger.

These Christmas Song Chalkboard Ornaments are great for hanging on the tree. But you could also clip them to some greenery and make a banner  or wreath with them. And they would make a super fun Christmas gift.

It does not get much easier! I had so much fun making the Christmas Song Chalkboards that I  made them in several sizes. So, if you like one or all for yourself or as gifts, you can find them HERE.

I would  love to hear your ideas for using these ornaments.


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Christmas Song Chalkboards – Printable Decor or Gifts

Make your holiday season merry and bright with these fun and beautiful Christmas Song Chalkboards. Free Printables are easy for decor and gift ideas.

 

Christmas Song Chalkboards

Printable Decor or Gifts

 

Music holds a very dear place in my heart, in fact, music makes my heart sing. Luke and I met because I wanted to sing karaoke. And singing was the start of a beautiful relationship.

Once Thanksgiving dinner is over, the Christmas music is playing! And, it doesn’t stop until after New Year. I love to hear it, feel it, sing it, and live it. I’ll even share a little secret, I have been humming and singing Christmas songs for the past few weeks as I worked on these adorable Christmas Song Chalkboards. My daughter caught me a couple of times — chagrin and eye rolling.

Anyway, I have had a marvelous time putting these Christmas printables together for you, and I hope that you will love them as much as I do. They come in several different sizes including a printable sheet of all six designs for making ornaments or gift tags.

Check out my Christmas Song Chalkboard Ornaments DIY tutorial HERE.

Onto the FREE PRINTABLES!

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8 inch x 10 inch          5 inch x 7 inch          4 inch x 6 inch          2 inch x 3 inch

 

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Get all six designs on one printable sheet HERE. This sheet is what I used to make my  Christmas Song Chalkboards Ornament set.

 

I hope these Christmas printables inspire you to create. They are great for frames, garlands, wreaths, gifts,  gift tags, and so much more. I would love to hear what you do with them, and I wish you a very merry Christmas.

 

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Easter Chalkboards – Creative Inspiration For Holiday Decor

Find creative inspiration for your own Easter Chalkboards DIY, or get a printable! Holidays are always fun for decorating, make this Easter special.

 

16 Easter Chalkboards

Creative Inspiration for Holiday Decor

 

I love holidays. So, I am always looking for creative inspiration and holiday decor ideas. And with my love of chalk art, I decided to gather some amazing Easter Chalkboard ideas for you. I hope they will inspire you and add a little holiday fun to your home decor.

So, let’s hop right in…

Easter Bunnies and Teacups – Printable Haven

Egg Hunt – The Painted Apron

Bunny and Tulips – source

He Is Not Here For He Is Risen – Dear Lillie

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s On Its Way – HelloSugarMint Etsy

Hoppy Easter Bunny – source

Happy Easter Wreath – Ellis Home and Garden

Hippity Hoppity Bunny Silhouette – Clean and Scentsible

Happy Easter Tulip Wreath – Printable Haven

Rabbit Face – source

Easter Egg Garland – A Thoughtful Place

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today Alleluia – Less-Than-Perfect Life Of Bliss

Happy Easter Bunny Silhouette with Eggs – source

Happy Easter with Eggs – Freepik

Happy Easter Eggs – Printable Haven

Easter Blessings – Printable Haven

Aren’t these the cutest chalkboards? So pretty! I hope you have enjoyed the festive display and are inspired by these to bring a little chalk art into your Easter decor. Embrace the holidays!

If you are looking for another chalk art idea or a fun Easter tradition, check out my Sidewalk Chalk Tutorial.

Here is an Easter treat perfect for class parties, Sunday School, and more — Easter Jelly Bean Prayer Poem.

Perhaps the adults would enjoy a festive libation or two. Here are 9 Easter Cocktails Every Bunny Will Love!

Celebrate with your family and friends. Enjoy the beautiful freshness of spring, and have a happy and blessed Easter!

 

 

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