Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Kristina's annual painting Christmas gift

I reused this painting I found and truthfully I didn't 
want to paint over this one but... I did anyways.
Kristina and I both like skulls and specially when they're featured in art so last year I painted her a shadowed skull (see the Paintings post) and this year we chose a Native American headdress skull. 
I drew the skull out.
Then painted it for a black background.
 I cut out the drawing to make it easier to trace onto the canvas.
After tracing I took about 2 months to paint it which for me isn't that bad. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Valentine's hanging hearts decoration

 Hanging hearts decorations
I'll be hanging mine around our bed for Valentines day. I wanted to get a head start on it now so I wouldn't run out of time like usual. Ill update the blog with the pictures of them hanging when the day comes.
All you need is colored paper, scissors, string, tape!
Grab your colored paper. I made more red hearts than the white since its more about the red.
About 4-8 sheets of paper per color, depending on what color you want to stand out more, 
Then fold a sheet in four.
Cut the four squares.
 Fold 1 of the 4 cut squares & cut out the heart.
Ta-daa, and repeat until you have enough (maybe 50 hearts- I forgot to count)
Cut out all your colors & have different shapes.
 Tape the red string down & cut your line when they are about 3-4 ft long, depending on your ceiling height & how far down you want them to hang. 
 For now I pinned them on a hanger for hassle free storage until the big day! (I also had to hide them so Keith wouldn't see)
 Finished product!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Snowflake wall ornaments from popsicle sticks

Hanging snowflake wall art from popsicle sticks.
All you need is popsicle sticks, hot glue, and paint. Super simple and easy to take up empty space that is just asking for some decorations. 
I chose gold since it looks classic.

 Hot glue your desired design. It took 1 package of popsicle sticks (100 ct) for 2 large ornaments. 
 Paint it gold!
 Before the paint & after.
Our tree is half decorated here since we're taking it down very slowly this year...
Now I just don't know how I will store these without breaking them before the next year. 

Hanging ornament decorations

It's super simple and easy to make. I wanted to add some type of decoration around the house that made it more "Christmas-ie" and for it to not cost hardly anything.
I bought Dollar Tree supplies:

  • 1 small size ornament tube (15 ct)
  • 1 large size ornament tube (7 ct)
  • 1 pack of string (red,green & white)
  • tape (already had)
Just tie the string & cut it at different links and tape the piece up wherever you feel needs attention. I put up the decorations in our hallway and on our windows (not pictured).

Outside our door in our hallway