DIY Christmas Ornaments: String or Twine Balls

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  I made some more Christmas ornaments this past weekend that I am excited to share with you today.  These string covered ornaments were easy to make and came together fairly quickly.  I made six ornaments in less than two hours while watching TV.  These probably would have come together even faster, if I had not kept getting sucked into the shows.

Twine OrnamentsThis is the third post in my DIY Christmas Ornaments series.  So if you are just tuning in and missed my earlier ornament posts, here are the links to my clothespin reindeer and salt dough snowflakes.  I have quite a few additional ornaments that I am looking forward to sharing with you in the next couple of weeks.  To make sure that you don’t miss any of my DIY ornament posts, please consider subscribing to my blog by clicking on the envelope icon to the right and entering your email address or following me on Pinterest.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments: Salt Dough Snowflakes

This past weekend, in addition to making the pumpkin bread that I blogged about earlier this week, I also finished making some salt dough ornaments.  I went to a couple of stores, but couldn’t find a snowflake cookie cutter so I used a daisy and star cookie cutter to make these ornaments.

Salt Dough Snowflake OrnamentsOf course, once I made these ornaments  it seemed like all of the the stores got their winter cookie cutters in stock and I saw snowflake cookie cutters in four different stores. Don’t you hate when that happens? I guess I will just have to make another batch of ornaments!

I think that these ornaments would be pretty hanging on a Christmas tree, as a tag on a gift, or hanging from a fireplace mantle.

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DIY Butterfly Jar

Recently I have seen a lot of beautiful terrariums in the blogosphere and have wanted to make my own.  I don’t want to have to take care of additional plants so I decided to make a butterfly jar instead.  I can set this arrangement on a shelf and not have to worry about whether it is getting enough sunlight and water as it needs neither.

DIY Butterfly Jar

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A Chalk Art Festival & DIY Framed Chalkboard

This past weekend my family went to the Utah Foster Care Foundation’s 10th Annual Chalk Art Festival.  During the two day festival artists create works of art on the sidewalk.  The festival raises funds to benefit Utah’s foster families. Here are a couple of photos that I took of the sidewalk art at the festival:

Artist: Jonah Nielsen Slart | Utah Foster Care Foundation’s 10th Annual Chalk Art Festival

Artist: Corrine Johnson | Utah Foster Care Foundation’s 10th Annual Chalk Art Festival

Pretty cool huh? To continue on the chalk theme, today I’ll show you how I made a framed chalkboard  using an inexpensive thrift store frame and paint.

After trying to write the title of this project on my chalkboard, I have a whole new level of respect for the chalk artists!

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