mod podged initial ornaments {a tutorial}

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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, but don’t worry, these glittery and fun initial ornaments come together quickly and easily. They would make great gifts for all the little people in your life and would also be adorable as gift toppers!

Materials:
Mod Podge
scrapbook paper
wooden or paper mache initials
glitter

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Step 1: First, you’ll need to trace your letter onto scrapbook paper and cut out. I got these letters from Michaels, but any craft store will have something similar. Don’t forget to cut a piece for the back side of your letter as well!

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Step 2: Next, use your Mod Podge to attach your paper to your letters. For the back of each letter, insert a halved piece of twine or ribbon for hanging before Mod Podging your paper down.

Once you’re done, you’ll have this…

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Add 2-3 coats of Mod Podge to seal, making sure to let your letters dry completely between coats.

Step 3: Now for the fun part! I used extra fine gold glitter for this, but whatever you have on hand will work. What worked best for me was to lay a small pile of glitter on a piece of paper, add Mod Podge to a portion of my letter, and dip the letter in the glitter. I was able to Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter in the circle part of the “O”, but couldn’t easily get in the nooks and crannies of the “E” or “A”. That’s okay, though, I don’t think anyone will notice:)

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And there you have it! I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did.

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linking to:
ladybug blessings

the jenny evolution

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felt ball ponytail holders {a tutorial}

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Happy Monday! I have the sweetest tutorial for you all today; these felt ball ponytail holders are simple and so, so adorable (as is my little model, obviously). I created them with three different felt balls, but you could easily do this with single balls for something a bit simpler and easier.

Materials:
felt balls (you can find them here)
ponytail holders
hot glue

Step 1: Take your felt balls, choose your colors, and hot glue them together. Let cool.

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Step 2: Take your trio of felt balls, and hot glue to a ponytail holder. Glue liberally so that they won’t come apart when you’re putting them in your little one’s hair.

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This is so simple, it’s barely worthy of the word “tutorial”, but they turned out so cute, I just had to share!

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watercolor garland for fall {a tutorial}

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Y’all know me-I love a good garland. And this garland-combining gold glitter cardstock and Autumn-hued watercolors-is a new favorite of mine. Better still, it’s so simple to make and technique is so versatile. Make one for Fall, make one for Winter, and you’ll be good to go (until Valentine’s Day, that is)!

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Materials:
gold glitter cardstock
watercolored paper (or scrapbook paper is another cute option)
paper punch (mine is 3/4″)

Step 1: Paint your watercolor paper in the colors of your choice. I chose shades of red, orange, yellow, mustard and brown. Be sure to cover the paper entirely, and don’t be afraid to let your colors bleed and blend together. Make sure to paint both sides of the paper.

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Step 2: Once dry, use your paper punch to punch out circles from both your painted paper and your glitter cardstock.

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Step 3: Stitch your circles together (I have a designated needle for sewing through paper). This is a fast process; it took less than 5 minutes!

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And that’s it!

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What color palette would you make one of these cuties in?

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