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Advent Calendar Millionayres style

2012 December 13

Okay, well I can’t take TOTAL credit for this idea. I was inspired by idea from the good people at Silhouette. You can check out the original here. I admit, it’s still hard to admit that something wasn’t my original idea, I guess it’s true “There’s nothing new under the sun.” (Lamentations 1:9). But it’s espeically hard to swallow when I genuinely believe I’ve come up with a completely unique idea only to later see it on another blog or hear someone say, “Oh yeah, I saw that on Pinterest.” ugh. Oh well. So no, this wasn’t my idea, but I think even without the frame, mine came out really cute and my kids and the Hubbs and I have been having a great time with it. It’s nothing fancy, I actually just used regular office staples to secure it to the wall. Mainly because the thought of push pins didn’t don on me until later and I couldn’t find the staple gun.

12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway Day 12: Jingle Bell Lights!

2012 December 12

***UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Misty! Thanks for entering everyone. Be sure you enter all the other giveaways that are live while you still can!***

Whew! We made it! Did you break out in a sweat from all of this DIY-a-palooza? I saw something cute the other day that said “I’m so crafty I sweat glitter” to funny but way too messy! Thank goodness it’s not true. It’s been a fun 12 days and I’m just super glad that I had all of you to share it with. I haven’t even had time to share all the other stuff I’ve been up to, like out advent calendar, the kids’ felt tree, all the other kid crafts (shocking I know, I crafted with my kids again) we’ve been doing lately. Maybe I’ll share them in a couple days when I wake up from my much needed sleep-cation!

12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway Day 11: Upcycled Sweater Christmas Card Holder!

2012 December 11
by Michelle

***UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Heidi! Thanks for entering everyone. Be sure you enter all the other giveaways that are live while you still can!***


Okay, so in hindsight maybe this type of craft is quickly becoming irrelevant. I realized this as I searched and searched to find a physical Christmas card. Like the kind that come to your house in an envelope with a stamp and everything. Turns out most of our friends and family are like us and send out electronic Christmas cards. But it’s still early and I’m holding out hope that some people will stick with tradition and our Christmas card holder will fill up with cards and photos of the people we care about most in this world.

12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway Day 10: Christmas Tree String Art!

2012 December 10
by Michelle

 

***UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Falon! Thanks for entering everyone. Be sure you enter all the other giveaways that are live while you still can!***

You getting tired of this yet? Me neither! A time of the year that I get to say, “Sorry honey, I have to finish this. Thanks for watching the kids!” Well let me introduce you to a new little friend of mine, it’s today’s 12 Days of DIY Giveaway Christmas Tree String Art!  This is a super easy, craft good to do with some older kids even, and there’s no wrong way to do it, well sort of. You’ll see what I mean.

12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway Day 9: Upcycled Gift Box!

2012 December 9
by Michelle

***UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Lena! Thanks for entering everyone. Be sure you enter all the other giveaways that are live while you still can!***

Well it’s time to take a break from decorations and get in the gift giving mood. Last year’s Pillow Box gift card holder inspired this years “Upcycled Gift Box”. Don’t forget to enter to win your very own at the end of the post.

12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway Day 8: FAUX Mercury Glass Ornaments

2012 December 8
by Michelle

***UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Michael! Thanks for entering everyone. Be sure you enter all the other giveaways that are live while you still can!***

I know, I know, “Another Ornaments? Is this the 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments?” but I just couldn’t help it. This project ended up SO different from how I first planned it months ago.

I had the clear glass bulbs, the pricey mirror spray paint and the best of intentions. Well things took a very quick and swift change in direction. The more I thought about it, and especially after reading the spray paint instructions, I thought about it and decided against my original thought of painting the inside of the bulb.

12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway Day 7: Reverse Applique “Joy” Pillow!

2012 December 7
by Michelle

***UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Caimbrin! Thanks for entering everyone. Be sure you enter all the other giveaways that are live while you still can!

Did you love this pillow and are bummed you didn’t win? Well you can still get one by going to my etsy shop! Use coupon code JOYPILLOW and get it for 50% off. But hurry, there are only 4 available!***

 

12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway Day 6: Mistletoe Kissing Ball!

2012 December 6
by Michelle

***UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Sarah! Thanks for entering everyone. Be sure you enter all the other giveaways that are live while you still can!***

We did it, we hit the hump and we’re half way through the first 12 days of Christmas! So get ready to pucker up with todays DIY Giveaway the mistletoe kissing ball! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end.

Okay so in my distraction known as my kids haste I forgot to snap a picture of all the supplies for this project. So, here’s what you need:

12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway Day 5: Angel Wing Ornaments!

2012 December 5
by Michelle

***UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Falon! Thanks for entering everyone. Be sure you enter all the other giveaways that are live while you still can!***

Day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway was an ornament so, 4 days later seems like a good time to squeeze another ornament in and I’m sure it won’t be the last before this week is done. Angel wings are kinda trending right now and for good reason. They’re different, they’re elegant and give interest to your decor. It’s only fitting that as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the host of angels who harked his arrival that we sneak a little representation for them in there. The Nativity scene has their angel, why limit the tree to it’s topper?

12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway Day 4: Burlap Rose Wreath!

2012 December 4

***UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Briana! Thanks for entering everyone. Be sure you enter all the other giveaways that are live while you still can!***

What’s a 12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway without at least 1 wreath. If you remember a week or so ago, I posted about the Christmas Tea Table I did for our church’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Fucnction, well full disclosure, I just used some of the roses I made for that event for this wreath. But Fear not, I’ll show you how I got there.

First grab your supplies: