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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Make Your Own DIY Terrarium

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Making your own DIY terrarium is both fun and easy. Suited for any skill level, these cute terrariums make lovely home accents as well as thoughtful homemade gift ideas

Making your own DIY terrarium is both fun and easy. Suited for any skill level, these cute terrariums make lovely home accents as well as thoughtful homemade gift ideas. You can find all the supplies you need with a little hunting. I found my sheet moss romping through the neighborhood after a rainy day while the remaining ingredients were discovered at my local craft and pet stores.

Make your own DIY terrarium to dress up a corner in your home or to give as a homemade gift!

DIY Terrarium

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What you need:

glass jar
sheet moss
rocks
aquarium sand
dirt from the great outdoors
aquarium charcoal
craft miniatures

Make your own DIY terrarium to dress up a corner in your home or to give as a homemade gift!

What to do:

Start with a clean jar – I used bail jars in two different sizes that I found at Joanne’s for $1 and $1.49 each – and begin by putting a one inch layer of rocks in the bottom. Follow with a thin layer of charcoal to help keep your terrarium free of bacterial growth then add a thin layer of sand and then your soil. Top with sheet moss.

Now add your decorations. You can choose just about any miniature decorations you like. I found these tiny mushrooms in the floral department of the craft store.

Make your own DIY terrarium to dress up a corner in your home or to give as a homemade gift!

Now mist your new DIY terrarium lightly with water and close the lid of the jar. And that’s it!

Making your own DIY terrarium is both fun and easy. Suited for any skill level, these cute terrariums make lovely home accents as well as thoughtful homemade gift ideas

You can also add live garden snails to your terrarium for a more interesting eco-system. I actually thought I was adding empty snail shells to my DIY terrarium but it turned out they weren’t dead after all! After misting with water and sealing the terrarium I suddenly had two live snails crawling about my DIY terrarium the next day. Pretty neat, right? Especially since the shells had been sitting on my kitchen window sill for months.

For more great DIY ideas and projects as well as homemade bath and beauty recipes, follow my boards on Pinterest!


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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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Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

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These easy DIY Christmas ornaments are made from Shrinky Dink paper. Not only do they look great on the tree but they make fun necklaces for kids too!

Create these easy DIY Christmas ornaments using Shrinky Dink Shrinkable Plastic! Not only do they look great on the tree but they also can be used as fun holiday necklaces for the kids!

Easy DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments Kids Can Make!

How to make easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

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What you’ll need:

Rough & Ready Shrinky Dinks Shrinkable Plastic
embroidery floss
kraft paper or parchment paper
cookie sheet or baking pan
markers and/or paint pens
colored pencils
hole punch
copy paper, optional
scissors

Instructions:

Begin by drawing out Christmas tree shapes onto a plain sheet of copy paper until you get a design you like. Alternately you can search for Christmas tree clip art online. I drew all of my Christmas tree shapes free hand.

You’ll want your trees to take up anywhere from half to three-quarters of the page.

Now place one sheet of Shrinky Dink plastic on top of your design with the rough side up. Trace the outline of the tree with a marker.

How to Make Shrinky Dink Christmas Tree Ornaments

Now use markers or colored pencils to color in the trees. I used Prismacolor Colored Pencils for their bold pigments and ability to blend easily. If you like you can use gold and silver paint pens to add accents to your trees once they are colored.

How to Make Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

Now use a pair of scissors to cut out the Christmas tree shapes. Punch holes in the top of each tree using a hold punch, then place the shapes rough/colored side up on a baking or cookie sheet on top of either Kraft paper or parchment paper. Place in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 3-3 1/2 minutes or until the trees have completely shrunk.

If your trees start to curl while in the oven, use a spatula to flatten them back out as they shrink.

Now remove your Christmas tree ornaments from the oven and allow to cool. Remove them from the baking sheet then thread embroidery floss through the holes at the top. Use shorter pieces of floss for ornaments or longer pieces of embroidery floss for Christmas necklaces. Alternately you could also use these as gift tags for your homemade Christmas gifts.

These easy DIY Christmas ornaments are made from Shrinky Dink paper. Not only do they look great on the tree but they make fun necklaces for kids too!

Now all that’s left is to enjoy your new creations!

For more easy DIY Christmas ornaments and ideas for your Christmas tree this holiday season, be sure to check out and follow my For the Tree Pinterest board. You can also follow my other Pinterest boards for homemade Christmas gift ideas as well as bath and beauty recipes and more.

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Easy Melt and Pour Polar Bear Soap Tutorial

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Easy Melt and Pour Polar Bear Soap Tutorial - These make fun homemade Christmas gifts and DIY stocking stuffers!

This super cute homemade polar bear soap is easy to craft and makes a fun homemade Christmas gift. You can make these easy melt and pour soaps one at a time or double the recipe to make multiples for gift giving. Scent is optional plus the kids can join in on this soapmaking project.

Easy Melt and Pour Polar Bear Soap Tutorial - These make fun homemade Christmas gifts and DIY stocking stuffers!

Easy Melt & Pour Polar Bear Soap

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Ingredients:

3.9 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
1.1 oz. white melt and pour soap base
5 drops blue liquid soap color
pearl/white mica, optional

Supplies & Tools:

plastic toy polar bear (mine is from this Arctic plastic toy set)
Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold
spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
glass Pyrex measuring cup
digital scale
microwave
knife
fork

Instructions:

This yields one polar bear soap.

Begin by weighing out 2.25 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base of your choice. (I used an Aloe Vera & Olive Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base.) Use a knife to cube the soap then combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat in the microwave just until melted.

Carefully remove from the microwave – the glass will likely be hot! – and add three drops of the liquid blue soap color. Stir with fork then pour into one cavity of your mold.

Spritz the top of the soap with alcohol to remove any air bubbles then allow to solidify at room temperature.

Weigh out approximately 1.1 oz. of the white melt and pour soap and cut into small cubes. Arrange as desired on top of the solidified blue soap.

Now weigh out 1.65 oz. more of the clear melt and pour soap base. Cube and heat in the microwave until melted. Add two drops of blue soap color and a pinch of white mica if desired. Stir.

Spritz the top of the soap in the mold then slowly pour the soap onto and around the white soap chunks to suit. Place the polar bear on top of the white soap chunks with his feet in the blue soap you just poured.

Now spritz the top of the soap once again with alcohol to remove any air bubbles. Allow the soap to harden completely then carefully remove from the mold.

Wrap your homemade polar bear soap as desired for homemade Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers.

Want your polar bear soaps scented? Simply add a skin safe fragrance oil to your bases at up to 3% of the weight or around .5% for essential oils.

Also be sure to use this same mold to make easy melt and pour loofah soaps with my tutorial here. Or try my melt and pour soap crystals project here.

For more homemade Christmas gift ideas like this one be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.


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