DIY Wine Glass Snow Globes

Create these beautiful and simple DIY wine glass snow globes with just a few supplies that will fit in any Christmas budget!

You guys, I made a Christmas craft!  I’ve been spending all my time baking these days so I wasn’t sure I’d get this done!  And I even love the way it turned out!  I was inspired by this pin on Pinterest so I went ahead and created my own version.

This is one of those projects that make me wonder why I left it until the last minute. It was so easy.  The hardest part was hunting down the fake snow (which I found at Walmart)

Here’s what you need to make these Wine Glass Snow Globes:

  • Wine glasses (dollar store)
  • Little trees and/or figurines
  • Fake snow
  • Cardboard (I used a cereal box)
  • Glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Pillar candles

First of all, you’ll want to place a glass upside down onto cardboard and trace a circle around the glass.

Using a hot glue gun, attached your objects to the cardboard. (I used trees and a snowman from Michaels) snowman progress

Once you’re satisfied that your objects are glued down well, fill glass with a few tablespoons of fake snow or glitter.

snow globe progress

Next, line the rim of the glass with hot glue and press on cardboard with the objects attached.

Finally, flip them over, then place them where you want to display them, then put a pillar candle on top!

Hope you enjoy this idea! This is the first time I’ve created decor for Christmas!

Create these beautiful and simple DIY wine glass snow globes with just a few supplies that will fit in any Christmas budget!

A Homemade Christmas Gift: Holiday Simmering Packages

Warm up your house with the scent of Christmas with these Holiday Simmering Packages!

I thought you guys would like to see what my mom made for a few of her girlfriends for Christmas this year!  They’re Holiday Simmering Packages!  They’ll make any home smell wonderful, just like Christmas!  (They’re not meant for drinking, but for simmering on the stove.) I think I’m even going to make up a few for my girlfriends!

For her recipe, my mom used her dehydrator to dry the oranges, lemons and apples, but you could also dry them in your oven or just use fresh peels!

Holiday Simmering Packages
Ingredients
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1-2 dry orange slices
  • 1-2 dry lemon slices
  • 1-2 dry apple slices
  • 2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. whole spice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1-2 crushed bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. dried mandarin orange peel
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a plastic bag.
  2. Put a label on the bag with these instructions:
  3. Place ingredients in a pot of water and simmer, adding more water as needed! Makes your house smell wonderful!

 

A Homemade Christmas Gift: Hot Chocolate Ornaments

These hot chocolate ornaments would make a great hostess gift or an addition to any gift!

These simple to make  Hot Chocolate Ornaments are the perfect addition to any gift!  Add one along with a mug and some extra hot chocolate. Or tie one to a gift bag. Or maybe you could add it to the tree at a party for the hostess to find at some point. The options are endless really.

Just as the gifting options are endless with these ornaments, there are also many ways to put these together.

This is what I used to make these particular hot chocolate ornaments:

  • A pack of hot chocolate
  • mini marshmallows
  • candy cane (crushed)
  • plastic ornament (a pack of four from Walmart)

These hot chocolate ornaments would make a great hostess gift or an addition to any gift!

Here’s how to make the ornaments:

  1. Start with a clean ornament, take the top off, then fill each ingredient into the ornament using a funnel.
  2. Add the hot chocolate mix, then the crushed candy cane, then the mini marshmallows.
  3. Put the top back on.
  4. Create a little label with instructions, then add it to the ornament.
  5. Make sure to deliver these standing upright, unless you want everything to be mixed up!

Here’s are some other items you could add to each ornament:

  • sprinkles
  • chocolate chips (or white chocolate, mint chips, peanut butter chips)
  • different flavoured hot chocolate packs  (rolo, mint, etc.)
  • mini rolos
  • Skor bits

I hope you enjoy making these Hot Chocolate Ornaments!

A Homemade Christmas Gift: Homemade Bath Salts

Use this easy recipe to make some amazing Homemade Bath Salts. Perfect for gift giving!

After a hectic day, there is nothing as soothing as a long soak in the bath tub. Adding bath salts not only adds to the relaxing nature of baths by making the water smell delicious  but by providing healing and soothing aspects to your skin!

Why not try this simple recipe for homemade bath salts to give away to the bath takers on your gift list!  I’m sure they’ll love it!

Homemade Bath Salts
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Epsom Salts
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 2-3 drops Essential Oils
Instructions
  1. Add the Epsom salts and baking soda to a bowl.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Add essential oils.
  4. Let the bath salts dry overnight before adding to your jars.
Recipe Notes

If you want more than one scent, separate the salts into more than one bowl before adding the oils.

For my particular bath salts, I made one jar lavender scent and the other peppermint.  The decorative jars I picked up at a local dollar store.  As for the tags, I made them using a couple of paper punches my mom and I have in our craft supplies.

 

Use this easy recipe to make some amazing Homemade Bath Salts. Perfect for gift giving!

DIY Vanilla Bath Bombs

Easy DIY Vanilla Bath Bombs

Let’s make Homemade Vanilla Bath Bombs! These are so simple and fun to make. They make fantastic gifts too! Recently we attended a birthday party for a new four year old and she loved that she could use them in her bath that evening. 🙂 The other thing I love about this DIY is that you can customize the scent to the person you’re gifting it to.  Maybe the recipient would prefer peppermint or lavender or even eucalyptus scented bath bombs.  Simply replace the vanilla essential oil with the oil of your choice.

BATH BOMB SUPPLIES:

BATH BOMB DIRECTIONS:

*If you have a manicure, wear gloves, or use a fork during the mixing process.

  1. In a mixing bowl combine citric acid and baking soda, being sure to remove all lumps.
  2. Add in melted butter and vanilla essential oil and continue to mix.
  3. Using your spray bottle of Witch Hazel, spray the mixture 2-3 times and mix, slowly adding more witch hazel until the mixture holds it shaped when pressed together.
  4. Pour into silicone molds, making sure to compact them tightly.
  5. Allow to dry in silicone molds for 12 hours. Once 12 hours is up, remove from molds, and allow to dry an additional 24 hours for a nice hard bath bomb.

TO USE:

Break bath bomb under running water for a nice fizzing and relaxing bath.

This is a great recipe for making homemade vanilla bath bombs! These Bath Bombs are made with all natural ingredients for a relaxing and fragrant bath when you're craving a spa-like experience.

Simple Last-Minute Gingerbread Gift Idea (Video)

So, you’ll have to excuse the width of this video since I learned the hard way that I shouldn’t film with the camera sideways! And I’m also a bit nervous posting this video since this is my first one and I wasn’t quite sure how to do one! It can only get better and easier, right? 🙂 Here’s the break down of costs:

  • Gingerbread cookie mix from The Superstore:  $2
  • Reindeer Christmas tree ornament from The Superstore:  $3 for a pack of three
  • Christmas themed pot holder from Walmart:  $1