Saturday, December 31, 2011

Snowman ornament (even though Christmas is over)

Nothin like the holidays (and Pinterest) to bring out the crafting in ya!  I came across this on Pinterest and decided these would make some cute and easy gifts. 

Via

These were made with clear glass ornaments, fake snow, and a baby sock and ribbon for the hat.  I had to improvise a bit because I couldn't find any baby socks that would work.  I'll show you step by step how I made my little snowman.

I started off with a clear glass ornament.

Then I filled it with fake snow that I already had on hand.....and geez, it can be messy!

I found some sparkly silver string at the Hob Lob and tied it leaving the ugly knot hidden at the bottom.  I also hot-glued the knot in place so it wouldn't slide to the top.   Tippy was supervising to make sure I didn't mess up. 

So when I couldn't find the baby sock, I went to Hobby Lobby and while I was in the gift bag section, I found these small drawstring pouches.  Perfect!

All I did was cut the drawstring off and cut a couple of inches off of the end that was sewn together.

Then I slid the "hat" in place and hot-glued it to the ornament all around. 

I tied a ribbon and he was starting to come to life, well as much as you can come to life without a face. 

Ahhh, much better!  A couple of paint pens later and he's Frosty's new little cousin!
I only planned on making two of these but I may or may not have dropped one and had to make a third one.  That was NOT a fun mess to clean up with all that fake snow.  Ughh.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tippy Tuesday

Sometimes Tippy just wants to be held.....for 30 minutes straight. 


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tippy Tuesday

Merry Christmas (Feliz Navidad) from Shari and Tippy!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Whippin' out a wreath

Well, I'm back with something crafty.  I'll go ahead and tell ya, it ain't nothing special but I figured that since I haven't done anything crafty in....oh.....MONTHS, I should share anyway.  

I switched my colors for Christmas from red, lime green and white to peacock colors.  My wreath before (which I forgot to take a pic of...sorry!) was done in my colors from last year so I ripped everything off and tossed a few things on there that went with my new color scheme.  I made the bow and added a stem in the middle that has bells so every time my door opens and closes, there's a little jingle-lingle-ling.  The only other things I added were the poinsettias, small ornaments and a few floral stems but you can barely even see them because they're lime green. 


I should've taken some close up pics of the details but I completely forgot about it.  I would take some more pics but it took 2 weeks to take this one because it's been dark when I leave in the morning and is dark when I get home.....stupid time change.  I snapped this real quick when I came home for lunch one day....when it wasn't raining....and when I wasn't trying to squeeze in so much DVR time during my lunch....and when Tippy wasn't craving my attention. 

Again, nothing special.  I feel like I did such a dishonor to my front door with all the really cool wreath ideas on Pinterest but I haven't had much time and I literally threw it together in a few minutes so that I would have SUMTHIN on my little wreath hanger.  Hey, maybe after all of the crazy Christmas stuff is over, I'll do a winter wreath. *fingers crossed*

**I've actually done some ornament making that I shall share very soon.  And I'm thinking of another project to display my Christmas cards.  Dang, I'm on a roll!  You can call me.......The Crafty Bachelorette!! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tippy Tuesday

Guess who got Christmas pictures made?!  And guess who is on her way to becoming a supermodel?!  Seriously, this was Tippy's 5th or 6th photoshoot and there wasn't a single picture where she had her ears pinned back and was shaking in fear.  I think she's starting to learn the expectations of being my child and learning to just deal with it.  

So we took a few different poses and I'm only going to show you a couple this week.  Neither of these did not make it on the Christmas card but they're definitely worth sharing.  Don't worry, you will see the final Christmas card next week :)

Santa & Tippy


Mama & Tippy


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tippy Tuesday

I know of two puppy dogs that are ready for Christmas!!