Friday, November 29, 2013

Mistletoe Ornaments

I recently started making ornaments for our Christmas tree. This year I wanted to have a Christmas tree with pinecone ornaments, cinnamon stars, and snow ornaments. I also wanted the colors to be strictly red, green, and white. So I came across some ideas of making ornaments with snow. There were a few that caught my eye. They had red berries inside. I decided to make some of my own with my own touch. These ornaments have the snow and red berries just like the ones I saw but mine have some glittery leaves inside them and the snow has some sparkles as well. I just love how they came out. I added a little red bow to make them look cutesy. Here is what they look like.

If you would like to know how to make these I have provided a tutorial on how to make them. They are pretty easy to make! Just make sure you buy berries that are able to fit in the hole of the ornament. The berries were a little to big for the holes but I was able to push them in.  I used fake berries that I bought from Michaels for 99 cents. The leaves also cost 99 cents.

Materials you will need are:

Buffalo snow flurries
Buffalo snowflakes
Clear glass ornaments (any size you want)
Red Berries
Any greens you wish to put inside
Wire cutters

I bought the snow flurries and snow flakes at Joanns. The rest is from Michaels. First remove the top from the ornament and fill with snow flurries.

Next put some snow flakes inside. This is optional. I like sparkly things so I added the snowflakes. This can get very messy so its a good idea to use a cardboard box so that any snow flurries or snowflakes can fall in there.
Next put the leaves inside and 3 red berries. with a toothpick you can move the leaves and red berries wherever you want them to be. Now place the top back on the ornament.

Finally, you make a bow out of red ribbon or any color you want to use and glue it with a glue gun. And this is your final product!
Do the same with the other clear glass ornaments.

Now you are ready to hang your ornaments on your Christmas tree. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and thank you very much for reading my blog. Happy Holidays!

Here is my Christmas tree with the ornaments. I will post a tutorial on how to decorate pinecones and hang them up as ornaments.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Back to blogging

It has been a long time since I have blogged. I got so busy with school that I quit doing my crafts and doing my nails. School got so hard that I fell into a depression. I took a break and went back only to fail out of school. I needed 3 more classes to finish the program. I was so close. It took one mean witch who thinks she's so great at her job and is so high strung about her status to fail out. She was a very unfair teacher. Hell, I'm just going to say it. She was a major bitch. Getting kicked out of the program over a D hit me pretty hard for 2 weeks. I cried my eyes out and felt like a total failure. Thanks to the support of my husband and family I was able to get passed this sadness. I think it was the best. Keiser University is a worthless place to get an education. You have no voice in this school You can't defend yourself and you get written up for others bad behaviors. I was miserable in that school so I try to see it as a positive thing. I am no longer stressed, miserable, or feel like killing myself due to the extreme stress I was in.  There were times where I may have gotten into fatal accidents due to lack of sleep. Falling asleep on the road is no fun. I did crash into this one guy on the day of my final. I wasn't hurt and the guy wasn't either. Still I just needed to hold on a little longer and get to fieldwork and I could have been a COTA. But I will see this as a positive thing. I am happy now and I am calm. I am back to crafting and doing my nails. Ever since I failed out of OT school I have been crafting like crazy and decorating my home. My home was a mess when I was in school. I didn't have time to clean. Now my home is nice and clean and pretty as well. I will be posting the crafts I have been doing from now on in this blog as well as my nail art. I love doing both things so it was hard to come up with a name for my blog. So I named it the creative spot because I am a very creative person. Right now I am so happy with my fall decorations. Its not much. It's a small section of my apartment that I decided to decorate for fall and Halloween. Keep scrolling down to see the pictures.

This was for Halloween. My husband and I carved a pumpkin. It was my first time and I had so much fun. The wreath you see there I made on my own. I bought 3 different sized vases at the Dollar Store and some fall leaves. Then I put them in the vases and added water. Finally, I put floating candles. The other candle is a pumpkin spice candle that smells delicious!

                                         Here is my dog Charlie with the pumpkin we carved

I currently have this decoration for November. I have the same 3 vases with water and fall leaves and the pumpkin spice candle. This time I added 2 glittery pumpkins, another pumpkin spice candle that has a pretty design on it and some fall flowers. I just love it!

I also have these adorable owls. The middle one was a gift from my best friend. The other two I bought on sale at Michaels. They are all candle holders. I just love them so much.

That is all I have for this month of decorations. I wish I could do more but money is tight right now. I will however be working soon so now I can decorate the house for the holidays. Till then, goodbye!