Coca Cola DIY Holiday Decor

I hope everyone enjoys my Coco Cola DIY Holiday Decor that I finished last night! Most everyone knows about the cute cuddly looking polar bears in the coke commercials at Christmas. When I came upon a few plastic polar bears at the Dollar Tree, it brought me back to my memory of these cute Coke polar bears! I decided to buy them and hold onto them to see what I could come up with for a DIY. As time went on, I collected pieces for my Coca Cola DIY Holiday Decor idea.

Some of the pieces I found were including but not limited too, Christmas ornaments, a wire sleigh, holiday trees, plastic animals, a large serving tray, etc.  I took my time finding pieces for this craft because I really wanted it to be affordable. I tried to keep the color scheme, for the most part ,red and white to represent Coke!

I really do like how my Coca Cola DIY Holiday Decor turned out! I  am choosing to not do a step by step for this craft because I think it is important you use your imagination on this one.  This is because I collected my pieces from several different thrift stores, I can’t exactly tell you where to find these ornaments. Over all though, what I used was a coke, candy cane, soldier, and Santa ornament. The two plastic polar bears, one penguin, gold bells, the snow man salt shaker and small eraser coke cups were from Dollar Tree. The pack of sodas that the penguin is carrying is from Michaels,  as are the two very small white trees. One of the sparkly white tree ornaments is from Michaels and one is from a thrift store. I used a piece of gold string for the “leashes” on the polar bears that the solider is holding.  I was going to use a mirror to give the ground an “icy” look but I found a large platter for under $4 at a thrift store that I thought would work perfect!

I will tell you that I HIGHLY recommend using a hot glue gun ! This keeps things in place and helps support them as they stand. The sodas that the penguin are holding are heavier than the penguin himself. I glued his feet to the platter and the cokes to his stomach. The polar bears are also glued down, as are the trees, soldier, and candy canes. I would highly recommend that when you are done with your Coca Cola DIY Holiday Decor that you put it on a safe shelf so that it cannot be knocked over or stepped on. It would make a lovely holiday centerpiece for a dinner table!

If you would like to see a little tour of my Coca Cola DIY Holiday Decor please check out my YouTube video below on my channel ” Jenny Laura . ” I would love to have you as a subscriber if you have not yet joined my channel 🙂 I do a lot of affordable DIY’s, thrift, and book reviews. Thank you for joining and supporting both by blog and my YouTube channel!  Enjoy the video 🙂

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Woodland Holiday Decor

Hey Yall! Hope everyone is having a nice day. Today, I am going to show you how to make a Woodland Holiday Decor for your home that is affordable and quite stunning. Woodland creatures are trending this holiday season! You can find owls, squirrels, birds, deer, and many other animals on everything from ornaments to clothing. I hope you enjoy making my woodlantd holiday decor creation.  This is an original idea so I just ask that if you do share this on social media, please link it back to me. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season!

Woodland Holiday Decor 

Supplies Needed: 

Shadowbox

Pine Cones

Glue Sticks

Glue Gun

Sparkly flat Deer (or other Christmas Decor that can fit in shadow box)

Background (I used a gift bag but also scrap book or wrapping paper could be used)

Double sided tape

I originally got my shadow box from a thrift store. It had an old Christmas picture in it and was full of bells. I thought it looked charming but it needed some work. The person that had it before went a little bell crazy haha. I saved all the bells and took the backing off. To make my woodland holiday decor I had to add some extra things to this frame. You of course can find a shadow box at your local Michaels or craft store.

Once my shadowbox was taken apart, I used a gift bag to as my new back ground. I just placed the bag on the top of the frame and used it as a stencil to cut a square out of a bag that would fit in the shadow box.  The next step is to use a piece of double sided tape for each gift bag corner to stick the background to the backing of the shadowbox. If you do not have double sided tape, I am sure a drop of hot glue on each corner would work too. I then hot glued my deer to the back ground. I had to cut his legs down a little bit so that he would fit in the frame. Before putting the frame backing back in the shadow  box, I added some mini pine cones.  I purchased mine at Big Lots but you can also pick some up at the Dollar Tree.

After closing the backing  up, your Woodland Holiday Decor should be complete and ready to be displayed. For a more in depth look at my Woodland Holiday Decor please check out my YouTube channel, Jenny Laura, below. I hope you enjoyed this craft and thank you for visiting!

 

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Woodland Creature Ornaments

Hey Yall! I want to teach yall how to make woodland creature ornaments ! There are few things cuter than woodland creatures, don’t you agree?  They are found in decor for all different holidays at stores like Michaels. Today, I actually was at Michaels and became inspired to make a few woodland creature ornaments when I found some little wooden frames. Below are the things that I used for my craft.

The key with making ornaments is to just get creative. You can use ANY kind of scrap book paper that you want. I chose to use a red and green sparkly paper for my woodland creature ornaments.  I also used a sheet of woodland creatures to cut out for the center of my ornament.  Besides the paper I also had 2 wooden frames, hot glue gun, glue sticks, gold paint, sponge brush, scissors (I ended up using much smaller scissors to cut out animals) and a little dish for paint.

Using your sponge brush, give your frames a coat with your paint. You can use any color paint but I chose gold. After letting my frames dry for a few minutes I gave them a second coat of paint. It did not take long for each coat to dry. I would say from 10-15 mins! As you are waiting for your frames to dry you can cut out your little woodland creatures. I started with larger scissors but quickly realized for precision sake, I needed small scissors. All I had were finger nail scissors so I made it work!

Once your frames have dried you can start by turning them over onto the back of your scrapbook paper. I chose to use the back of my paper because the front was very sparkly and hard to trace on. You may not have too though if you have a print that is not sparkly. I traced the opening on my frame with a pencil and then cut the shape out. I cut the shape a little wider than the tracing so that it would overlap on the frame and I would have some paper to glue down.

Once you have traced your shapes and cup your paper, the next step is to hot glue the paper onto the frames. Make sure the front of the image that you want to show through your frame is facing forward. As opposed to hot gluing the paper I decided to hot glue four dots onto the back of the frame. One dot per side. Then I pressed the paper onto the frame. Once the glue dries you will be able to hot glue on your woodland creatures to the center of your paper. Be careful to not burn yourself as these animals are quite small. You should now have ornaments that look like this:

I added a red ribbon by threading it through the openings on the ornaments. I think it really added a nice touch. I hot glued the top of the ribbon together to make a loop.  I hope that you enjoyed making woodland creature ornaments with me! This woodland creature ornament craft is an original idea. You are more than welcome to share on any social media platform. Please link your post back to craftsandcamera.com. Look forward to seeing yall again soon with more DIYs !

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How to Make a Coffee Filter Halloween Suncatcher

Hey Yall! Happy National Coffee Day!!!! This day has inspired me to make a Halloween coffee craft for yall that adults and children can enjoy.   You could actually make any shape you wanted to with this craft! I decided to make a pumpkin and a spider which are pictured above ♥ This is a DIY I feel that kids would really enjoy making with their parents. Though I used a glue gun, a glue stick can absolutely be used. I highly recommend a glue stick if children are wanting to glue on the pieces of the jack o lanterns face.

I found out how to make this craft thanks to the blog Fireflies + Mudpies that is located here.

Here is what you need: 

Coffee filters (one per image that you are wanting to make)

Water spray bottle

Glue stick or glue gun

markers

scissors

colored paper (I used green and black for the pumpkin)

*though a green pipe cleaner is pictured, I did not end up using it on my pumpkin. You CAN hole punch a few holes at the top of the pumpkin and thread pipe cleaner through them. Then curl the pipe cleaner around your fingers to make a vine)

How I did it: 

I used markers and colored the coffee filter. I did not color it neatly by any means. I just made sure that I got a pretty good bit of orange scribbled around the coffee filter.

Once you get done coloring the pumpkin, place a news paper or old wash cloth under neath it to prevent ink from running onto your desk.  Use your spray bottle to spritz the coffee filter. You do not need to soak it. You will notice your colors starting to spread and mix together on the coffee filter. I would recommend letting it dry before picking the filter up or hanging it up. It took mine about 30 minutes to dry.

As you can see from the picture below, the ink will run a little pit. If you pick the coffee filter up, the ink may drip. Ideally, this craft would be best done outside.

The spider was done the exact same way. The main difference was that I did draw the spider on the filter before I cut it out. It was a very rough draft of a spider, as I do not think I have ever made a spider craft before ha! It turned out well though 🙂

I actually did make a heart as well. I do not think I added enough colors to it but it turned out OK! I will show you the picture below. I look forward to seeing how these look hung up on the window! They would make great window decor!!! I have heard that these work great laminated. Due to not having a laminator, I am going to skip this step.  Hope everyone has a great night!!

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