Thanksgiving Crafting with Krazy Glue

This post brought to you by Krazy Glue. All opinions are 100% mine.

"Is that kragle mommy?"

Those were the first words out of my son's mouth when he saw me working on this project – I had to laugh! He's always so curious whenever I have a project laid out, and of course wants to help. "This time, its a mommy-only project, love" I told him gently. I didn't need him getting any kragle on his delicate little fingers! Krazy Glue is too Krazy strong, Krazy fast for littles to be crafting with.

For those of you that don't know what I'm talking about, kragle = Krazy Glue according to the lego movie. Anyway, I created these two holiday masterpieces in minutes using the new craft glue by Krazy Glue and I couldn't be more excited to share with you on how I made them.

I made both a wreath and a cornucopia with a few simple things from the craft store. For the wreath, I used:

  • 1 styrofoam wreath base
  • 1 roll of burlap garland
  • 4-6 sheets of felt (orange, beige, tan & dark brown)
  • 1 bag of mini acorns
  • Rustic looking accents

I started by making some felt flowers, and I used my new X-acto knife to cut some straight strips of felt. Roll 'em up and set them aside!  Krazy Glue was the perfect medium to use because I didn't have to wait for glue guns to heat up. Its also nice that there's no glue strings or burns either!

Once I had enough flowers made with the different colors of felt I had, I began to wrap the styrofoam with the burlap,

Then using some silk leaves, I glued those down on one side to create the base for where the felt flowers would go.

It's quickly become one of my favorite decorations in the house this fall! Now for that cornucopia….

Using a wicker cornucopia from the craft store, I filled it with the leftover felt from the flowers. Around the rim, I glued down some of the silk leaves, then, I began to glue all the plastic fruits in..

I tied a pretty bow around it – makes a perfect centerpiece for Thanksgiving!

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Create your own patterned rug with Vecco DIY Rug Decor

This post is sponsored by Vecco DIY rugs. All opinions are 100% my own.

Ever wish you could make your own rug? I’ve flirted with the idea many times – especially when I wanted to create a rug made entirely from colorful felt balls. Then I found out how much wool roving costs and exactly how much time and patience goes into each ball and changed my mind.

Although it seems like it may be a tall order, I’ve considered different ways on how it can be done. Painting, weaving, sewing or putting felt balls together – its all possible. However, with the new Vecco DIY Rug Decor products exclusively available from Micheals, you can create a one of a kind rug just the way you want it.

Vecco DIY Home Decor

Just as you see pictured above using a stencil and special rug paint, you can create a pattern in the colors that you desire. Don’t be mistaken – the rug paint isn’t actual spray paint, but rather its a powder. Should you make a mistake while ‘painting’ it, you can simply vacuum it up and start over. Once you have your design perfected, you spray the clear sealant over the entire rug to finish it. Once that final spray dries, you can begin using it!

Vecco is safe to use around your kids and pets, so get them involved if they want to help!

These products are exclusively available from Michaels craft stores, where you can find a wide variety of spray colors and stencils to choose from. Check out this video below to see it in action!!

If you are in the Dallas area this weekend, this would be a great time to check it out. Vecco DIY Rug Décor and four local non-profits are celebrating Texas Pride from the ground up. Join them on Saturday, November 15th from 6-10 p.m. at Vecco’s One Rug at a Time event to be entered for the chance to win $2,500 and help a local non-profit organization win $5,000.

Leading up to the event, four non-profit organizations (Dwell with Dignity, Dallas Area Fabric Artists, ArtLoveMagic and Groundwork Dallas) will participate in a special rug-making competition using Vecco DIY Rug Decor. Each organization will receive exclusive rug design kits, with instructions to design a rug that illustrates what Texas Pride means to them. The organization whose rug receives the most votes will receive a $5,000 donation from Vecco to help support their cause.

See the rugs in-person at the event, then cast your vote for your favorite organization’s rug from Monday, November 10, 2014 through Friday, November 14, 2014

See more Vecco masterpieces on pinterest. What kind of patterns and colors would YOU use?

Creating unique little Christmas gifts for less from the Dollar General

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

A really easy and convenient little store in our neighborhood has always been the local Dollar General. I LOVE going there simply because its just a few streets away from my house and I could easily walk there and back. Now that Halloween is over, the holidays are pretty much on the horizon.

We’re looking at so many things we’re gonna need in the no-so-distant future, including some home revamping in anticipation of our new baby in March. That being said, we need to pinch our pennies this season, and it can be tough to do when there’s always a small gift you feel obligated to give, like for your kid’s teachers, co-workers.. etc..

I’ve come up with a really cheap way to give a great looking, creative gift for less, and you can get everything you need at your local Dollar General. I decided to make some peppermint hot cocoa kits that come complete with the mug, homemade cocoa mix, marshmallows, candy cane & printable instructions.

Download your free copy here!

To make your cocoa mix, combine:

  • 1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of cocoa
  • 1 tbsp salt

Once you have the mix made, spoon some into the little plastic baggies and tie with some festive shinny red & green ribbon. Make another little baggie of marshmallows as well and tie it up with the same green & red ribbon.

Then I began to combine everything together in the cup – the mix, the marshmallows, the candy cane & last but not least the printable instructions for how to prepare the hot cocoa. It works best if you print on 5×7 cardstock, but you can also print it on regular 81/2 x 11 paper and cut it with scissors..

I used a little ornament just to make it fancy – and it was ready to put in the giftbag!

I used some fuzzy paper at the bottom of the bag in order to keep the mug protected. It nestled in nicely, and I finished it with some festive tissue paper. Total for everything cost me a whopping $7!!

  • Mug – $1.50
  • Decorative bag – $.50
  • Tissue paper – $1.00
  • Ornament – $1.00
  • Ribbon (2) – $1.00
  • Candy canes (3) – $1.00
  • Sandwich baggies – $1.00

I already had plenty of cocoa, sugar, salt & marshmallows at home so I didn’t have to purchase that. Even still, it wouldn’t cost a whole lot to include them. I can’t wait to make more of these delicious little gifts! Find more Dollar General Holiday Inspiration here!

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