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5-Minute Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

5-Minute Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

Do you ever look at all of the beautiful DIY Christmas crafts on Pinterest and think to yourself, “there’s no way that I could ever do that!”  Well, these Christmas ornaments are not only beautiful and sparkly on the tree, but they are quick and super-easy to make!  You can literally make these ornaments in less than 5 minutes!But I promise that no one will know, because they are so pretty it will look like you spent hours on them… it will just be our little secret…

And because these ornaments are so easy to make, they are perfect for your kids to help make.  Did I mention that all of the paint, glue, and glitter go inside the ornament??  So no worrying about letting the paint dry or having glitter fall off.

 

No mess, quick, easy… and last, but certainly not least, these ornaments are actually plastic (not glass!) so you don’t have to worry about your little ones or pets making them fall off the tree and break.

 

4 Ornaments in 5 Minutes:

 

Mixed Paint

  • Take the top off the ornament
  • Choose 3 colors of paint, carefully pour inside ornament
  • Put the top back on
  • Swirl paint around until inside of ornament is fully covered

Tip: Turn ornament occasionally until all the paint is dry inside to prevent paint from pooling in one area

 

Gift Wrap and Sparkle

  • Take the top off the ornament

Fill with gift basket filler, pieces of tinsel, pom-poms, etc…

  • Put the top back on

 

Glitter

  • Take the top off the ornament
  • Carefully pour clear glue inside ornament
  • Swirl around until the glue even coats the inside
  • Pour glitter in the ornament
  • Put the top back on
  • Shake around to help evenly spread out the glitter

Tip: Make sure not to pour too much glue in, just use enough to coat the inside.

 

Snowball

  • Take the top off the ornament
  • Carefully pour clear glue inside ornament
  • Swirl around until the glue even coats the inside
  • Pour iridescent snow flake sprinkles into ornament
  • Put the top back on
  • Shake around to help evenly spread out the snow flakes

 

Quick, easy and no-mess tutorial for making the ornaments:

 

 

More Christmas Crafts:

You might also enjoy learning how to make this ‘Warm Up with a Cup of Cheer’ DIY Rustic Christmas Sign.

 

Merry Christmas!

‘Warm Up with a Cup of Cheer’ DIY Rustic Christmas Sign

‘Warm Up with a Cup of Cheer’ DIY Rustic Christmas Sign Tutorial + FREE Printable

The weather is getting colder, the days are shorter, snowflakes are starting to fly… it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!  And there is absolutely nothing better to do on these cold, overcast days than to warm up with a cup of cheer (aka coffee!), turn on some holiday music, and decorate for Christmas!

I love decorating for Christmas… and I love getting new items that I can add into my holiday décor.  But sometimes it can be pretty costly to buy new decorations or home décor, especially at the beginning of the season.  Of course, you can probably load up on everything Christmas on December 26 when everything goes on sale… that is, if you can find the items you wanted because things are pretty well picked over by the time the after-Christmas sale rolls around.

So, if you don’t want to pay full-price before Christmas, and you don’t want to wait until the after-Christmas sale, what should you do?  Well, you can make your own beautiful Christmas décor and it costs a lot less than paying before-Christmas prices to buy something already made!

Watch the video tutorial here:

Here’s what you will need:
  • Canvas
  • Paint Markers
  • Tracing Paper
  • My FREE Printable Design

I chose a burlap canvas with the middle painted white this was the rustic, farmhouse look that I was going for.  But you can use the canvas of your choice…  You will also need tracing paper.  It doesn’t matter if you choose a light or dark canvas, just make sure that you get the right kind of tracing paper.  I bought the dark tracing paper because I was working with a light canvas.  Obviously, if you are working with a dark surface, make sure you get the light tracing paper…  If you have paint markers in the right colors, you are ready to go!  (Just in case you are wondering, I used a chisel point paint marker for the lettering and a medium point paint marker for the wreath).

Here’s my FREE, printable design.

If you have a color printer, you can just print it out and use it as is (or crop it to the size that you need):

Email my {free} printable!



 

Make a Sign using the Color Printable:

Print out the sign in color (using cardstock), cut it down to the size needed, mount on some red cardstock, and hang it up using twine and small clothes pins… super easy!

Beautiful… and interchangeable.  Which is nice too because now I can just print out another design and keep the same sign as part of my décor even after Christmas.

Are you ready to Warm up with a cup of Cheer?

Love this design? Why not get your own mug and warm up with your own cup of cheer?! Great for gifting too!

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable

Tissue Box Storage Container Tutorial + FREE Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BoxTopsHero #CollectiveBias #ad 

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

 

Even though summer isn’t even half over yet, the kids will be heading back to school in about one month!  Yes, it’s hard to believe, but soon, we will be back into our school-year routine.  Although, this year, the start of the school year will be bittersweet for me, because my oldest son starts middle school, and my baby goes to kindergarten… I have a feeling there may be some tears on the first day of school this yearprobably from me!

Since the start of a new school year is just around the corner, you know what that meansback-to-school shopping needs to take place!  Of course, you know that your kids are going to need new shoes and clothes, because if those items aren’t out-grown, they probably have been heavily used (that’s my nice way of saying that everything basically has permanent stains and holes!). But there are plenty of other things that you will need to get to complete the kids’ back-to-school supply lists.  In addition to  crayons, markers, pencils, and scissors, you will need items such as tissues and paper towels…

Not only are these products necessities for stocking up for the kids’ school supply lists, but they are everyday household essentials as well.  So I love being able to support the school with the Box Tops from these products that I am already buying… and right now, you can give back with double box tops!

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

Of course, toilet paper doesn’t show up on the school supply list, however, the Box Tops that come on these packages are still helpful to the school, so being able to choose a brand that supports schools through the Box Tops program is perfect!  On my last trip to Walmart, I was able to pick up:

  • Kleenex® Trusted Care* 3 Bundle Pack
  • Kleenex® Trusted Care* 4 Bundle Pack
  • Scott® Tissue 20 Roll Pack
  • Viva® Vantage® 6 Big Rolls

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

Kleenex has several designs that both kids and adults can appreciate for the box design: anything from contemporary designs to characters from the kids’ favorite movies… I like being able to set a box of tissues in my bathroom that actually matches the décor…

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

But it’s also nice to be able to use these tissue boxes for something even after the tissues are gone… like a Box Tops saver.  Instead of just throwing the Box Tops in a drawer or on the counter, using an empty Kleenex box is the perfect way to keep all those little Box Tops together..

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

I have also found that the empty tissue boxes are useful for so much more though.  I’m going to walk you through a tutorial of how to actually convert these empty tissue boxes into a stylish storage container.

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

If your kids are like mine, they have all kinds of random things on their dresser.  So the idea is that all of the toys and non-essential items can go in the storage container.  This will clean up the top of his dresser and he will still know exactly where to find all of the toys in his room.

Tissue Box Storage Container Tutorial

Don’t throw away an empty Kleenex box ever again… I’m going to show you how you can use them to help organize your home.

 

 

Step 1 Glue two empty Kleenex boxes together (you can also do this with three or four boxes too).

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Step 2 Cut fabric to fit.

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Step 3 Turn the boxes upside down, so the openings are face-down on the fabric.  Use heavy-duty, double-sided tape to secure the fabric.

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Step 4 Because the fabric is thick, it helps to cut some of the fabric out and then use the double-sided tape to secure the top fabric down to the end.

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Step 5 Cut a diagonal slit down to the corner so that it is easier to secure the side fabric to the ends.

Step 6 Fold remaining fabric at the bottom and neatly fold up and use the double-sided tape to secure to the end.

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Step 7 Turn the boxes right-side up.  Use scissors to cut fabric over the holes.

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Step 8 Use double-sided tape on each piece of fabric and secure underneath.

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Step 9 Add a fun label and any other stickers or decorations.

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living 8If you like the labels that I used for my Tissue Box Storage Containers, here is a FREE printable for yours too!

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

Tissue Box Storage Container + FREE Printable // Money Savvy Living

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