Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Winter Wonderland Ornament

Do you ever make your own ornaments? 
I've made a few in my time, whenever inspiration hits, and I have one for you again today.
I had a pile of mason jar lids sitting in a box left over from a past project and I didn't want to just throw them away so after some thinking, I thought ornaments would be a great use of them! 

 This is fairly easy to create if you have some lids sitting around not being used. 

-Glitter paper
-Mason Jar lid
-Glue or adhesive of some sort (Mod Podge, Goop)
-Hot Glue Gun
-Twine or ribbon
-Small figurines and trees

Begin by tracing the center of the mason jar lid twice and cutting out the circles.

Glue the circles to both sides of the center of the lid. I used Mod Podge to glue the paper to the lid.

Here's a shot of the lid sandwiched between the paper, like the cream in an Oreo cookie. ;)

Then glue the center of the lid to the outer ring. I used Goop glue to glue this in but you could use any other adhesive and probably even hot glue. 

Time to add the winter wonderland part. 
Take a tiny bit of batting and glue that to what will be the bottom area of your ornament. 

Next, glue a small bottle brush tree and deer, or any item of your choosing, into the snow. I glued the bottom of the figurines to the batting and then placed a tiny bit of hot glue on the back of them to glue them to the paper as well so they would fall forward.

And lastly, wrap the outer ring with twine or ribbon gluing it down tightly.
I tied it once then glued it down at the top before making a knot in the twine creating a loop for hanging. 

And that's it! 
I wish you could see better in the photos the glitter paper in the backdrop but it sparkles pretty like snow!

Simple as that and ready for the tree!

I have another mason jar lid ornament in the works too so stay tuned for that one! :) 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Vintage Truck Christmas Sign

Happy Tuesday everyone! 

Thanksgiving is only a few days away but I have another Christmas project for you today. It is easy and perfect to create if you have a long weekend this weekend. 

Before I get into today's project, I just wanted to share just in case you missed it yesterday that I am looking for new members to join AGI's Creative Team for 2018. If you are interested you can find out more information and apply here

 Ok, back to today's project! 

 I love the vintage trucks with the trees in the back of them that have been popping up around Christmas the past few years and when I saw this metal truck I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! 

Here's how you can make your own! 

PS. This post contains affiliate links. All that means is that if you purchase something from that link, I earn a little commission but you do not get charged anything extra. 

-Metal truck (it is actually a wreath pick I found at Michaels! I just removed to metal stick that was attached to it!)
-Mini wreath or a piece of garland
-Wood or pallet

 Begin by removing the metal stick from the truck itself. 
Now, when Travis took it off, it chipped off some paint and left some tiny holes. 
I thought about painting over it to blend it in but then I thought a wreath would be even better! 

I literally cut a piece off my garland I use ever year and trimmed the needles shorter. Wrapped it into a circle and twisted the ends together. Tie with a ribbon and now you have a wreath! 
You can also buy a mini wreath in the tiny village pieces they have out around this time as well. 

Got glue the wreath to the front of the truck and that it. 
Holes? What holes?! ;) 

Using a high temp glue gun, this is key because when the glue hits the cold metal it will want to dry quickly, and glue the truck to the wood. 

Using Stickles, add snow around the tires of the truck and let dry.

I also added snow falling around the truck also using the Stickles

 And that's it! 
Such a cute and fast project! 

Perfect addition on a shelf with bottle brush trees or any other small trees you may have!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Join the 2018 AGI Creative Team

I can't believe it but it is that that time of year once again where I am looking for some fabulous, creative people to join the Creative Team of A Glimpse Inside for the upcoming year.

  • Recipes, Tips & Tricks, Kid Friendly Ideas, Printables/Graphic Design, Gift Ideas, Party Ideas, DIY Projects, General Crafts, Photography Tips
  • Someone with creative ideas, who is organized and punctual. 
  • Beautiful, clear photos and quality writing skills. 
  • Experience with Blogger and photo editing software is a plus, but not required. 

  • One original post each month. (You can repost to your own blog after a 2 week waiting period). 
  • Post ideas and content to be delivered on time. 
  • Quality photos and content. 
  • Share your post on your own social media. 
  • Be an active member of our team. 
  • A one year commitment. 


I do want to state upfront that at this time, this will NOT be a paid contributor situation. Hopefully, in the future, I will be able to offer you money for your hard work as a contributor. I promise to still make it worth your time! 
  • Access to a Group Pinterest board where you can pin all your projects.
  • Exposure on all my social media channels. 
  • Your photo and bio at the end of each post and on my contributors page, with links to your blog and social media. 
  • Not only will you gain traffic and Google love to your blog, but you’ll have to opportunity to showcase your talent to the fabulous readers at A Glimpse Inside and gain some new friends along the way. 
  • You’ll get to participate in our private Facebook group, a place to ask questions and share ideas. 

Think this is something you’d be interested in? 
I’d love for you to apply! 
And please share with anyone you believe would be a great fit! :) 

Take your time filling out the form below, and be sure to share your BEST work. 
I can’t wait to meet you! 

Deadline to apply is December 3rd.

Friday, November 17, 2017

MHCT&M: Creative Christmas Villages

 Hello there makers! 
Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?! It's my favorite meal of the year, so I cannot wait! 
 I've already started decorating for Christmas and I decided to add a mini Christmas Village to my decor this year. I have always loved Christmas Villages. They are just so magical. And there are lots of ways to make and display them, so I thought it would be fun to share all of the fun and creative Christmas Village displays with you today! 
 Christmas Villages can be bought in pieces from holiday stores, Dollar Tree, online... pretty much anywhere that sells holiday decor! You can also DIY your Christmas Village and be as creative as you want. 
Let's check out some of my very favorites!
  Cake Plate Snowy Scene 
 Snow Globe Terrariums
 Christmas Village Wreath
 Christmas Village Lantern
 Dollar Store Christmas Village 
 Advent Christmas Village
  Recycled Box Christmas Village
  Printable Christmas Village
  Christmas Village Christmas Tree 
  Farmhouse Christmas Village
  3D Paper Christmas Village (with SVG file for cut machines like a Silhouette Cameo)
 Fabric Christmas Village
  Wooden Christmas Village 
Aren't these Christmas Villages unique and creative?! I just love them all! 
Which is your favorite?
 Join us next week for more Christmas tips, tricks, and ideas!
  I hope y'all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Your hostesses,
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Handmade Hangout Party #180

Are you ready to get this party started? 
Show off all your wonderful ideas below or just browse to find some new ones!

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

We have just a few easy rules:
1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Indian Corn Fall Decor

Hey everyone! It's Rachel from Adventures of a DIY Mom

Today I will be sharing a super simple home decor idea. Grab a few ears of Indian corn and an old board to create this fall decoration. I have this on my front porch and I love it.

Indian Corn Decoration

I normally have a wood welcome sign on my front porch. For this project, I simply used the back side of the board.

Indian Corn Decoration

Earlier this fall, I found some Indian corn. At the grocery store, of all places. I bought some on a whim and turned it into this quick front porch decoration.

Want to make your own Indian Corn Decoration? 

It's super simple - a 5 minute or less project!

You will need:
Indian Corn

Tie together three pieces of corn with some twine. Tie it as tightly as possible at the top of the corn where it meets the husk.

Tie a bow around the corn with a piece of ribbon

Figure out where you want it to hang on your board, and then place a nail in the board.

Hang the Indian corn with the ribbon that's already tied around the corn.

Indian Corn Decoration

Set it on your front porch and enjoy!

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