DIY Christmas Milk and Cookies Tray

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Santa isn't the only one who loves milk and cookies, ya know.  If ya ask me, milk and cookies should be served nightly throughout the Christmas season, and this fun DIY Christmas Milk and Cookies Tray helps you do just that!  

I scored this adorable, rustic tray at JoAnn a few months back, and have been holding onto it until I had the perfect use for it.  Well, when I was searching for something on Etsy last week, I came across this SVG file from Honeybee SVG and knew right away that it would be perfect for the tray!

I pulled out my Cricut Maker, dug through my adhesive foil stash, and within 20 minutes, I had this tray whipped up!  

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When you upload the SVG file to Design Space and click "Make It," the software automatically sorts the image onto different mats, so all you need to do is load the different foil sheets and cut!

I used the red and green shades from the Bejeweled Adhesive Foil Sampler, and a rose gold shade from the Foil Matte Adhesive Sampler. 

Once the Maker cut everything out, I layered the foil onto some transfer paper, centered it onto the tray, used the scraper to help adhere the foil to the wood, then peeled away the transfer backing.  

That's seriously all there is to it, and it's so cute!!!

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It's so pretty that you can just leave this cutie out on the table as decor, and each night through Christmas, fill 'er up with some cookies and milk!

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If you want to fancy up some milk jugs to go with your nightly sweets fix, I've created these FREE SANTA MILK LABELS just for you!  

Download your FREE MILK LABELS here.

If you decide to use them, please tag me on social media so I can see!  Have fun, and happy holidays!!!  xoxoxo, Jen

If you like these ideas, please "Like," "Pin," "Share" or "Tweet!"  Or, you can just shout it from the rooftops, if that's your thing.  Thanks bunches!!!  :) 

Llama Deck the Halls: Kids Ornament Decorating Party

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Deck the halls with super cute ornaments, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, LLAMA!

You guys, this may just be my new fave theme:  Llama Deck the Halls, A Kids Ornament Decorating Party!  

It takes the classic kids' ornament party to a whole new level with fun little llamas that are so on trend right now.

This entire party is just so cute I could spit!  ;)

To kick off the festivities I designed a merry and bright Ornament Decorating Party Invitation (available in the shop here).

I mean seriously, y'all.  Can you even handle it?  SO darn adorable!!!

It's even got me contemplating trading my Christmas tree in for a cactus with lights this year.  Who's with me?  ;)

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For party decor, I hit up my go-to party supplier, Oriental Trading, and man, did I score!

Not only did they have just what I was looking for, it's sooooo reasonably priced...major bonus during the expensive holiday season!  

The Mod & Merry Ornament Hanging Paper Lanterns were the perfect decorations to jazz up the space and give it just the right pop of color, and the matching centerpiece was so cute in the center of our ornament decorating station!

A tissue paper garland in coordinating colors finished off the display with just the right festive touch.
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If you don't want to invest a lot of money into the ornament supplies for this party, Oriental Trading is the way to go!

These Llama Ornament Craft Kits are sold by the dozen, and are perfect for this theme!  I also love the Bright Christmas Ornament Craft Kits that coordinate perfectly with the paper lanterns.  

For decorating ornament balls, making garlands, and other holiday ornaments, we set up a little decorating supply station.  I found an old spice rack at the thrift store, painted it white, and filled little jars with fun decorating supplies like buttons, mini bells, and felt balls.

We also provided twine and ribbon to make ornament hangers.
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I wanted the kiddos to have something cute to take home their ornaments in, and these clear paint bucket containers were perfect!  

I designed a fun little ornament party favor tag to attach to each bucket, then topped each one with a plush little llama from Oriental Trading to tie into the theme.  So fun!  

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Want more fun holiday inspiration?  Hop on over to visit my friends' blogs below!  :)

Christmas Ornament Making Party with Cricut

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It's time to deck the halls, y'all, and what better way to do it than with some of your best pals?

A Christmas Ornament Making Party is a great way to get together with some of your girls, get some quality time in before the holidays get crazy, and create some really cute ornaments for Christmas!

So gather your friends, whip out your Cricut cutting machine and EasyPress, and follow along as I show you how to create some adorable DIY Christmas ornaments that you can create for your tree, or give as gifts!  

Don't have a Cricut cutting machine?  Enter to win a Cricut Maker at the bottom of this post!!!

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If you have everyone bring a pack of ornaments to share, it will really help with keeping your hosting costs down, and everyone gets to leave with a variety of homemade ornaments, which is really cool.

Since I am madly obsessed with my Cricut Maker and Easy Press, our party revolved around ornaments that could be decorated using the Cricut machines...just call it a Cricut Christmas!  :)

We used glass balls, birch wood slices, and flat ceramic ornament shapes.

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Of course you want your project table to look pretty and festive, but be sure to leave plenty of space for creating.

We displayed bulk ornaments down the center of the table, along with some holiday decor.  We put paper plates at each place setting to protect the table, and added some personalization goodies to each plate, which kind of served as place cards.

We also made sure everyone had a mug to sip on hot cocoa while we crafted the afternoon away.  :)

Here are the DIY ornaments that we made for our Christmas Ornament Making Party, and what you'll need to recreate each one.

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DIY Wood Slice Ornaments

You'll Need:

  • Wood slices (I found a bag full of them at Hobby Lobby for only a few dollars)
  • Cricut cutting machine (I used my Maker, but if you have an Explore, that will work, too)
  • Cricut EasyPress 
  • A variety of iron-on vinyl
  • Weeding tool
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue

Here's what I love most about this project:  The possibilities are endless!  

You can create monograms, use single images (like a snowflake), or you can layer images to create a look of your own (the deer and tree that we did is actually three layers of vinyl that we pieced together.

Simply open Design Space, click to start a new project, and either enter text or search images for whatever you'd like to use on your wood slices.  If you like what we used, you can access those designs in Design Space here.

Be sure to size the images so they will fit on your wood pieces, then follow the prompts to make the project.  

When using iron-on, always be sure to put the vinyl side down on the mat and mirror the image before cutting.  :)

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Once the images are cut, you will need to weed the excess vinyl off of the iron-on backing.

With small images like this, a weeding tool is very helpful.  I also use my Cricut Bright Pad, which I love!  It makes seeing the cuts and weeding soooooo much easier! 

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Once all of your images are weeded, it's time to adhere them to the wood.  I'm still in awe that the EasyPress can do this!  (Did I mention that I'm slightly obsessed)? ;)

Preheat your EasyPress to 300 degrees, and set the timer to 40 seconds.

While the EasyPress is preheating, protect your work surface.  I used a bath towel on my kitchen counter.  

Then just place the images where you'd like them to be on the wood, put the EasyPress on top, and press the "C" to start!  Apply slight pressure while the machine is working, and the timer will beep when it is done.

Let the image completely cool before trying to remove the backing.  Once cool, if the foil is not fully adhered, repeat the process.  Since the wood is not completely flat, this may take an extra go round with the EasyPress.

Next, hot glue a piece of ribbon onto the back of the wood to create a hoop for hanging, and you're all set!  So pretty and fun!  :)

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DIY Personalized Ball Ornaments

You'll Need:

  • Ball ornaments
  • Cricut cutting machine (I used my Maker, but if you have an Explore, that will work, too)
  • Cricut vinyl
  • Transfer paper
  • Weeding tool
  • Ribbon

This is a really easy one, and just may be my favorite ornament that we made at the Ornament Making Party!

To make your names, simply click to open a new project in Design Space, click the "text" icon to open a text box, and enter the names or text that you'd like to cut out!  It's seriously that simple!

I sized my text to be just under one inch tall, and I used the "Kyden" font.

Once your text is all entered, load your vinyl onto the mat and click "Make It." Follow the prompts to cut the vinyl.

Follow the instructions above for weeding the vinyl.

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Cut the names out, then cut pieces of transfer tape that will fit over each name.  

Peel the backing off of the transfer tape, and place the transfer tape on top of the text.  Use a scraper and rub over the letters to help adhere the text to the tape, then slowly peel the backing off.

Center the text on your ornament, and gently massage down with your finger.  Be careful to only apply gentle pressure so that you don't break the ornament.  Peel away the transfer tape.

Tie a ribbon through the ring for hanging and enjoy!!!  :)

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DIY Photo Ornaments

You'll Need:

  • Flat ceramic ornaments (I found these at Hobby Lobby)
  • Cricut cutting machine (I used my Maker, but if you have an Explore, that will work, too)
  • Cricut printable vinyl (seriously...best invention EVER)!
  • Ribbon

Of all the projects we did, this one was the easiest, and I think it's the best one for gift giving!  How's that for a win-win?  :) 

To make this one, choose the photo that you'd like to use on your computer and upload it to Design Space.  Save it as a "Print then Cut" file, then click "Insert Image."

On the design canvas, use the shape tool to draw a circle (I drew a circle that was just a wee bit smaller than the face of the ornament.

Resize the image to the size that you'd like it to be, then place it over the circle.  Select both the circle and the image, then click "slice" in the bottom right hand menu.

The image is now cut into a circle, and you can click and drag it away from the full image.  Delete the remainder of the image, and the remaining circle, then click "Make it."

Load your printable vinyl into the printer, print it, place it on the mat, then follow the prompts to cut the image.

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Peel the vinyl away from the backing and center onto the ornament.  Press firmly for good adhesion.  String with a ribbon for hanging.  :)

So there ya have it...three really cute DIY ornament ideas that  you can make at a Christmas Ornament Making Party!  

If you decide to give any of these projects a whirl, please tag me on social media!  I absolutely love seeing what you create!

Enter for your chance to win a Cricut Maker here!!!

If you like these ideas, please "Like," "Pin," "Share" or "Tweet!"  Or, you can just shout it from the rooftops, if that's your thing.  Thanks bunches!!!  :) 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

One of My Favorite Neighbor Christmas Gift Ideas and a Chance to Win a Cricut Maker!

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Hey y'all!  Tis the season to start thinking Christmas {can you even believe it?!!}, and I'm about to make you the best neighbor on the block with one of my very favorite Neighbor Christmas Gift Ideas!

It's fast, it's easy, and it's something they'll actually use...happily.  :)

I mean, let's face it.  Is there anyone out there that doesn't need a little sip or two of an adult beverage to get through the holiday craziness?  If you happen to have a neighbor that might answer yes to that question, then fill this wine bottle gift wrap with sparkling cider instead (and send me that adult beverage)!  

Plus, since it's the Christmas season and all, we're giving away a Cricut Maker to one lucky winner!  Be sure to enter at the bottom of this post!

Here's what you need to make a tea towel wine bottle wrap using your Cricut EasyPress:

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•  Cricut cutting machine (I used the Cricut Maker, but you can absolutely use an Explore series machine, if that's what you have). Don't forget to enter our Maker giveaway at the bottom of this post!

•  EasyPress (an iron will work if you don't have an EasyPress yet, but an EasyPress should totally be on your wish list for Santa)!

•  A bottle of wine, sparkling cider, or liquor

•  A tea towel

• Cricut iron-on foil (I used Emerald Green and Pewter)

• Ribbon to coordinate with your tea towel

•  An ornament (optional).  I used a wooden disc and personalized it with iron-on foil.
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I really loved this Christmas tree that I found in Cricut images (it's only 99 cents), so I used it to create my cut pattern. I saved the pattern as a project, so all you need to do is open it and cut! Start by opening the Christmas Tree pattern in Design Space here, then click "Make It."

Place a 12x12 piece of the Emerald green iron-on foil shiny side down on a standard grip cutting mat, and click "continue."

Follow the prompts in Design Space to cut your project with your cutting machine, then weed the excess foil away from the trees.
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Remove the backing material from the mat, and use scissors to cut the trees into strips.  

Choose a hard, flat surface to use the EasyPress, and protect with a mat or towel.  I used my kitchen counter and protected it with a bath towel.  Preheat the EasyPress (or your iron) to the appropriate heat setting for your tea towel.  Here is a chart you can refer to for the proper settings.

When the EasyPress has reached the desired temp, warm the tea towel by going over it a few times with the EasyPress.  This will help your foil adhere to the towel.

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Once you've preheated your tea towel, place the strip of trees where you'd like them to be adhered, place the EasyPress over top, and press the "C" to start the timer.

The EasyPress has a built-in timer, so once you set the temp, it automatically sets the appropriate time for you.  You can adjust the timing, if you'd like, but I find that the pre-determined times typically work perfectly.  :)

Apply some pressure while the EasyPress is working.  When the timer beeps, move the Easy Press to cover the remaining trees and repeat the process.

Flip the towel over and do the same thing on the reverse side to ensure a really good adhesion.

Continue with as many rows of trees as you'd like to apply onto your towel.

Let cool completely, then peel the backing away from the foil.  If any of the foil appears to not be adhered well, reheat the areas with the EasyPress.

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Now it's time to wrap that bottle!  

Fold the tea towel in half (loose edges up), and center the bottle on the towel.

Roll to the edge of the towel, then tie ribbon around the bottom and the neck to secure the towel in place.  This does not attach the towel to the bottle, so be sure to hold the bottom of the bottle when moving and handling.

Tie a little ornament or hang tag from the top ribbon for a finished look, and you're done! 

I had some little wooden discs that I scored at Hobby Lobby, so for a personalized touch, I just cut an initial out of Pewter iron-on foil with my Maker and used the EasyPress to adhere it.  If you hot glue some ribbon onto the back, you've got a personalized ornament for your neighbors, too!  :)

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Seriously, you guys.  How flipping CUTE is this?!!  Honestly one of my favorite neighbor Christmas ideas ever!  Your neighbors are gonna loooooove this, and it's so easy and inexpensive! 

Have fun with it, and if you decide to make this project, please tag me on social media!  I absolutely love seeing what you create!

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If you like these ideas, please "Like," "Pin," "Share" or "Tweet!"  Or, you can just shout it from the rooftops, if that's your thing.  Thanks bunches!!!  :) 

Enter to win a Cricut Maker of your own!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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