Christmas Entertainment

3 weeks until Christmas


The last couple of weeks you heard allot of music and Movies.
But this time you get a couple of Do It Your own way.
You can make different decorations for in own living room.
So get creative with these next DIY Christmas tips.


What you need: DecoArt transparent Glass Stain, clear glass ornaments, string, a small round bowl to dip the ornament in, and a paper grocery bag to catch any drips.

Step 1: Clean/dust outside of ornament with a damp cloth.
Step 2: Empty out entire bottle of glass stain into your dish.
Step 3: Tie end of a ~12 inch long string to top of the ornament. Knot a loop on the other end to hang the ornament while the paint dries.
Step 4: Wrap string around your hand and fingers so that it isn’t in the way, and submerge ornament about halfway. Pull out, letting paint drip off, then submerge again about 1/3 of the way. Pull ornament out, then submerge in smaller increments.
Step 5: Hang ornament over a paper grocery bag to drip-dry. I hung my ornaments off my cabinet knobs in the kitchen. The stain will pool to the bottom of the ornament, creating a little bubble. While the paint is wet, gently wipe this off with your fingertip. I left the ornaments to dry, but returned every 10 minutes to wipe off more paint. If the paint hardens, this is a little trickier to do. Just smooth it against the ornament gently.
Step 6: Cover any leftover paint with plastic wrap (use this paint for step 7).
Step 7: When the first layer of stain is completely dried. I dipped just the lower 1/4 my ornament back in to deepen the color. Let dry.


What you need: Aluminum cookie cutters, Patterned paper, Color-photocopy pictures, Card stock, Pencil, Scissors, White craft glue, Needle, Ribbon and Beads.

Step 1: Choose patterned papers or color-photocopy pictures onto card stock. Trace cutter on top; cut out. Dab white craft glue along cutter’s edge. Press paper in place; let dry.
Step 2: Thread narrow ribbon through needle; poke between paper and cutter, and wrap ribbon around top of cutter. Slip a bead over ribbon’s ends; knot.



What do you need: small glass jar, a plastic figurine, glycerin (optional: while it’s not necessary, it makes the glitter float better), glitter, water, glue (we used a hot glue gun, but superglue should work too)

Step 1: Remove the lid from your jar.
Step 2: Glue your figurine or ornament to the inside of the lid of the jar.
Find where you want to place the figurine by modeling it in different positions. Once you have found the right pose, apply your adhesive sealant to the bottom of the figurine.
Then, press the figurine down onto the lid, and hold it for about 2-5 seconds depending on the size of your figurine.
Step 3: Let it dry. It should take about a day for the decoration to harden onto the lid.
Step 4: Fill the jar. Now that your adhesive sealant is dry, and your figurine is secure, it is time to fill the jar.
Get bottled water, and pour the jar to the very top.
Step 5: Add the glycerin. Pour in about a dash of glycerin.
A “dash”, means you should just pour the bottle of glycerin for 1 second.
The glycerin will let your glitter or “snow” fall down more slowly.
Step 6: Pour in some glitter. Using plastic glitter, sprinkle a small mountain of the flakes into the water.
After you have a good amount of glitter, stir the contents with a small spoon to mix all the glycerin, water, and glitter.
Step 7: Fill the jar to the rim. Make sure the jar is filled to the top.
That is if you don’t want any air bubbles in your snow globe.
Step 8: Seal the lid. Keeping the glass jar right side up, just place your lid onto the top of the jar, and seal it.
The jar might leak some at first, but that is just because it is overflowing from being filled.
Once you have dried the excess water up, turn your jar over, and you have made a snow globe!


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