Pet Advent Bags

Hey Yall! I hope you enjoy this super simple DIY on how to make pet advent  bags! I was watching Cheap Crafty Girl on You Tube talk about making advent bags. She mentioned that she had heard of people making them for their pets too!! This gave me a great idea of something fun to try.  If you are unsure what advent bags are, they are paper bags that you open during the month of December leading up to Christmas with a little goodie inside. You can make just one, several, or for the entire month of December! I just made one for my pets to enjoy opening. This is what I used below:

What you will need to make this craft is :

Paper bags (I used popcorn bags from the Dollar Tree)

Scissors

Number Stickers (optional for date)

Holiday cards / one per bag (or other decorations)

Tape

One thing that is great about making pet advent bags is that you can get REALLY creative when decorating them. I did a very simple idea which was to use holiday cards as the decoration. All I did was cut the cards in half, take out the paper message from inside, and tape them to the bags. Pictured below is how I did that. My cards were from the Dollar Store. I always try to make DIYs as cheap as possible!

First I cut the card in half with my scissors. Your card may not have a separate paper piece inside that can be take out. These cards did though so I just removed that so that I could put tape onto just one piece of the card.

I thought it looked better to put a few rolls of tape onto the back of the card so that the tape could not be seen from the front of the bags. I used clear scotch tape but probably any tape or stick glue would work! I cannot explain how easy these pet advent bags are to make. I feel that even kids would enjoy decorating these. If you do not have pets you can always make these for your children or significant other. In my opinion, no one ever gets tired of opening a surprise bag! 😉

I hope you enjoyed this craft! If you make these I would love to hear about how it goes for you. Below is the video of my dogs opening their pet advent bags. If you are not a member of my channel yet I would LOVE for you to be! When you click on the video you will be taken to my YouTube channel. Please hit the red subscribe button to join my channel! Look forward to seeing you there. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! It has been a pleasure blogging for yall this year.

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Macaroon Holiday Home Decor

Hey Yall! I hope everyone is doing well and staying warm! I came up with a really yummy looking DIY for you. Below you will find how to make a Macaroon Holiday Home Decor for your house, coffee bar, or Christmas party. (Just make sure your guests know you can’t eat the ornaments). What I love about this craft is that it can literally be used year round but gives your house a sparkly whimsical feeling during the holidays. Please check out my YouTube video at the end on making this macaroon holiday home decor. Enjoy!

This is a very simple and affordable holiday craft! All you need to make this holiday macaroon decor is listed below:

3 Macaroon ornaments (I got mine from Walmart for 98 cents each) 

one small plate 

1 candle stick 

E6000 (or other super glue) 

How to make it:

First, turn your plate upside down.  Squeeze E6000 around the top of your candle stick. Then turn the candlestick upside down so that the top of the candlestick is resting on the bottom of the plate, like pictured below. I believe I let mine dry over night but I believe it may only take 30 minutes or so.  I would NOT recommend using hot glue to glue your candlestick to your. Since you are working with glass and heavier items I would recommend a glue that is stronger like E6000 to ensure that your dessert stand is secure.

Once your E6000 glue has dried, flip it right side up so that your dessert tray can now stand. Now, it is optional if you want to hot glue your macaroons together or not. If you are going to do so, I would first set them on top of your dessert stand and mark with a pencil where you want the glue to go. I stacked mine in a pyramid shape. My macaroon holiday home decor was not glued together for a few reasons. 1. The ornaments balanced well enough on top of each other. 2. The macaroon ornaments were not breakable. 3. I want to reuse the dessert stand in the future for other thins and felt it would be very each to remove the macaroons if they were not glued together. Remember, when you are crafting that everything is optional. Just do what works best for you!

My dogs thought that the macaroons looked good enough to eat! Much to Charlie and Daisy’s dismay, these macaroons had strings attached to them.  I hope you enjoyed this macaroon holiday decor blog! I had a lot of fun making this and felt that it turned out very well. I am going to keep it by the coffee bar during the year. I may switch out the macaroons at a later point for my cupcake candles .  Hoping everyone has a Merry Christmas. Remember to take care of yourself and of each other. Below is my YouTube video Sweet Treat Holiday Decor DIY that shows you how to make this craft. Thank you for checking it out!

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Holiday Owl Home Decor

Hey Yall! I have a very affordable and cute holiday owl home decor diy for you. I came up with this idea when I went to the Dollar Tree and saw an incense burner that looked similar to a little bird house.  Sometimes I will find an item that inspires me to make something completely different than what its purpose was intended for. I absolutely love how this turned out and hope you do too.  With Christmas right around the corner, many people are decorating to get ready. I love being able to bring yall decor that is of great quality and attractive.

What I made to make this holiday owl home decor is listed below. The majority of items (other than the glue gun) can be found at the Dollar Tree.  If you do not have one in your area, I am sure that you can find similar items at a thrift store and/or a store like Walmart.

Supplies:

1 glass candle stick

glue sticks

glue gun

E6000 Glue / Super Glue

owl ornament

apple Christmas ornament (can use anything as decor for the owl house)

Scented wax burner from the Dollar Tree

Sparkly bow sticker from the Dollar Tree

(Pictured above are also a few extra items that I did not end up adding to my owl house. You can get creative with this and do many different things with it!)

How to make this holiday owl home decor: 

The first thing I would recommend doing is putting a layer of E6000 / Super glue around the edge of your candle stick. Then place the wax burner on top of your candle stick to dry. I would let mine dry over night before decorating the burner (a.k.a bird house). This is a very simple craft that requires a little imagination. The next step I did was to hot glue my apple Christmas ornament to the top of the bird house. The sparkly gold leaves I glued to the edges of the house. Inside the wax warmer, I placed my little owl inside. He fit perfectly ! Voila, you have an adorable holiday home owl decor.

Please check out my YouTube video below on my Holiday Owl Home Decor DIY. I hope you enjoy and are having a wonderful day.