DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

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Craft these fun DIY penguin Christmas ornaments for your tree this year! This is a wonderful project the whole family can enjoy.

These cute DIY penguin Christmas ornaments are lots of fun to make. They can easily be crafted over a weekend and the entire family can join in on the fun! Keep reading to learn how to make these little ornaments that feature penguins sitting on their own little icebergs.

These cute DIY penguin Christmas ornaments featuring penguins perched on icebergs are fun to make and can easily be crafted over a weekend with the family.

DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

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What you’ll need:

Tovolo King Silicone Ice Cube Tray
plastic toy penguins
Clover Straight Tailors Awl
Woodland Scenics Scene-A-Rama Casting Plaster
Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter
Original Gloss Mod Podge
baker’s twine
E6000 Glue/Craft Adhesive
Clear Spray Acrylic Sealer (matte or gloss)
glitter snow
small eye screws
foam brush

What you do:

Learn how to make super cute DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments for your tree or other home decor.

Begin by using the tailor’s awl to pierce a starter hole in the head of each penguin you’d like to make an ornament with. Then screw an eye hook into each hole.

DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

Now using a small foam brush coat the penguins you’d like to have glittered with Mod Podge. Hold on to the eye screw so you are able to coat the entire penguin except for the bottoms of this feet. Sprinkle the penguin with glitter until he is fully coated. Set aside to dry. Repeat for each penguin.

DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

While the penguins are drying you can make their icebergs. You will use the casting plaster for this step. Start with six tablespoons of plaster in a glass bowl. Add two tablespoons of water and whisk with a fork to mix well. (For blue icebergs try adding a pinch of blue ultramarine pigment powder!) Now sprinkle glitter snow into a cavity of the ice cube mold then follow with the plaster. Press the plaster down into the mold firmly. Six tablespoons of the plaster will fill one ice cube cavity. Or use it to fill two cavities half way. Repeat until you have an iceberg for each penguin. Allow to set up for at least 40 minutes.

While the plaster is hardening go back over your glittered penguins with another layer of Mod Podge to keep the glitter from flaking off. You may add more glitter to any spots you missed at this time. Allow to dry.

How to make fun homemade Christmas ornaments with the kids featuring penguins on icebergs!

After your plaster cubes have set up or at least 40 minutes have passed gently unmold them. Now use the E6000 to glue the penguins onto the tops of each of your plaster cubes.

Seal your DIY penguin Christmas ornaments with a clear acrylic sealer.

Allow the glue to dry overnight. This will also allow the plaster to finish curing. The next day you will then seal your DIY penguin Christmas ornaments with a clear acrylic sealer. Apply two coats to all sides allowing each coat to dry fully.

Add baker's twine to hang your DIY penguin Christmas ornaments.

Now add baker’s twine to each of your penguin Christmas ornaments by looping it through the eye screw and tying into a knot or bow.

Learn how to make these cute DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments for your Christmas tree this year! Step by step tutorial the entire family can join in on.

And you’re done! All that’s left now is to hang your new DIY penguin Christmas ornaments onto your tree!

For more DIY Christmas ornament ideas and tutorials check out my For the Tree Pinterest board. Follow all of my Pinterest boards for homemade Christmas gift ideas, dessert recipes, holiday DIY’s, homemade soap recipe, beauty DIY’s and more. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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DIY Waterless Snow Globe

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Craft this easy DIY waterless snow globe to use as part of your holiday home decor this Christmas.

This DIY waterless snow globe is so simple to craft and makes a great addition to any holiday home decor as an accent piece. A trip to your local craft store will yield all of the components you need for this project.

Craft this easy DIY waterless snow globe to use as part of your holiday home decor this Christmas.

DIY Waterless Snow Globe Tutorial

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What you’ll need:

glass mason jar or bail jar – I found mine at Joanne’s for $1.49
miniature Christmas buttons or miniature embellishments
bottle brush tree
glitter snow
E6000® Glue/Craft Adhesive
toothpick

What you do:

I purchased the larger of the two bottle brush trees I found. (These are typically in the dollhouse miniatures section of the store and were the most expensive component. Afterwards I realized I could purchase multi-packs of bottle brush trees online at a much better price, some of which are already decorated for you.) As the tree I bought was a wee bit tall for the jar I’d chosen, I used a pair of scissors to first cut off the wood base of the tree to shorten it a bit.

How to Make Waterless Snow Globes

Next I dipped a toothpick in E6000 glue and used it to adhere the buttons I had selected to the tree on all sides. Then I turned the tree upside down and place a generous amount of glue on the base of the tree and then pressed it firmly onto the bottom of the jar.

Homemade Waterless Snow Globe Tutorial

Finally I added the glitter snow on and around the tree. I did this while the glue was still a bit wet so some would stick to the tree around where the ornaments were placed and at the base of the tree.

Craft this easy DIY waterless snow globe to use as part of your holiday home decor this Christmas.

And that’s it! Now all that’s left to is to find a place in your own for your new treasure. For more great DIY Christmas crafts,  project ideas and homemade Christmas gifts, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest!


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Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

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Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

Every year my neighbor at the end of the block decorates her house for Halloween. She starts planning in summer and on October 1st she starts decorating. This year she created some new spooky outdoor DIY Halloween decorations to add to her existing outdoor Halloween decor. These fantastic handcrafted tentacles were one of those new additions.

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

To create these tentacles my neighbor used pool noodles – genius, right?! – duct tape, zip ties, burlap and spray paint. First they taped three pool noodles together then they zip tied the egg cartons onto the pool noodles to form the “suckers.” Finally they wrapped burlap around the noodles and then they used spray paint in a variety of colors to give the tentacles life. Of course then they also needed a few random body parts like hands and feet warning you to keep your distance.

Here are some of the other DIY Halloween decorations they created.

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

Looking for even more ideas?

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Check out my Free Vintage Poison Printable Halloween Apothecary Labels to help make your Halloween decor extra sinister. You can put these on apothecary jars, mason jars, tins or even beer or wine bottles. (You can download them here.)

American Horror Story Inspired Preserved Organs DIY – Basement Horrors in Mason Jars

Or learn how to make these spooky DIY Halloween decorations for preserved organ jars that were inspired by season one of American Horror Story. You can find the tutorial for this DIY Halloween project here.

For even more great DIY Halloween decorations you can create as well as Halloween costumes DIY’s and inspiration, decorating pumpkins, and party treats be sure to follow my Halloween DIY Projects & Ideas board on Pinterest.


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Bewitching Pigment Pots Halloween DIY Lip Color

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Bewitching Pigment Pots Halloween Lip Color DIY

Fall is here and Halloween is right around the corner. If you’re thinking of making your own DIY Halloween costume this year, why stick to store bought makeup? Instead make these DIY Lip Color Halloween Pigment Pots! Made from a combination of natural oils, beeswax and pigments, these intense pigment pots for lips go on and stay on for long lasting, waterproof wear. And we all know how important that can be at a late night party! Make these in either dark charcoal gray or in dark purple then simply apply using a lip brush and then use your favorite waterproof makeup remover or grape seed oil to remove at the end the day.

You can find my Bewitchingly Intense Recipe for Pigment Pots for Lips in Wholesale Supplies Plus’ September 2014 issue of Handmade Magazine on page 21. In addition to my DIY Lip Color, this issue also includes other Halloween inspired bath and body recipes including a pumpkin spice salt scrub recipe, DIY creepy eyeball soap, DIY zombie dust fizzie powder recipe, spooky eyeball bath bombs recipe, monster slime bubble bath recipe, pumpkin glitter hair chalk recipe and more! Click here to read this issue of Handmade Magazine now.

For more great DIY Halloween Projects and Ideas be sure to follow my Halloween board on Pinterest where you’ll find pumpkin decorating ideas and DIY costumes and spooky home decor as well as tasty Halloween themed treats.


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DIY Fourth of July Project – Homemade Stars Forever Soap Recipe

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DIY Fourth of July Craft Project - Homemade Stars Forever Soap Recipe with Embedded Stars in Red, White and Blue

Looking for a fun DIY Fourth of July project? Then try out my new July 4th inspired homemade soap recipe. The red and blue stars in my new Handmade Stars Forever Soap makes it particularly fitting for the occasion. This handmade soap features a white cold process soap with detergent free buttermilk melt and pour soap stars to give you a seasonally festive color combination and look.

It’s then scented with a pink berry mimosa fragrance that combines the scent of sweet strawberries, pomegranates and raspberries with a sparkling citrus and mimosa fizz! You can find the handmade soap recipe for this DIY Fourth of July project in the new June 2014 issue of Wholesale Supply Plus’ eHandmade Magazine on page 23. (You can also purchase this handmade soap for a very limited time from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen while supplies last.)

Homemade Red, White and Blue Melt and Pour Soap Recipe for the Fourth of July

If you prefer making melt and pour soap over cold process soap, then try out my easy Homemade Melt & Pour Fourth of July Soap Recipe made using a simple glycerin soap base, soap dye and fragrance.

Interested in other handmade cold process soap recipes I’ve created for past issues of eHandmade Magazine? Here’s a list of past submissions I’ve contributed: DIY Sunburn Relief Rescue Soap Recipe (May 2014), Homemade Honeysuckle & Rose Soap Recipe for Mother’s Day (April 2014), Spring Inspired Bamboo Scented Soap Recipe (March 2014), Deodorizing Cedarwood & Baking Soda Soap Recipe for Men (February 2014), Silk & Rose Clay Heart Shaped Soap Recipe (January 2014), Handmade Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Soap Recipe for Men (December 2013), and my Frosted Cranberry Scented Coconut Milk Soap Recipe (November 2013.)

For more homemade soap recipes as well as natural beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest. Or keep up with all of my new projects and recipes by following me on Blog Lovin, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google + and Instagram!


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