You Warm My Heart Valentine’s Day Mug

You warm my heart mug

How to make a “You Warm my Heart” Valentine’s Day Mug.

Some girls may want roses and expensive gifts for Valentine’s Day.

Not this girl. Give me something thoughtful and sweet, and I’ll be happy.

(Oh, and a little chocolate never hurts.)

How to make a "You warm my heart" mug using StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

While shopping at my local Dollar Tree…

I found this simple red and white mug*; I was drawn to its color because it is more barn red than fire engine red.

I decided to make a fun Valentine’s mug using my favorite StyleTechCraft Adhesive Vinyl.

Did you know, Dollar Tree* has a lot of glass and ceramic items that are perfect for adding vinyl?

You warm my heart mug

For my Valentine’s Mug I Used:  (*affiliate links)

StyletechCraft products brought to you by ATSM Craft*

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

How to make a "You warm my heart" mug using StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

To make the Valentine’s Mug:

How to make a "You warm my heart" mug using StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

  • Lay the transfer paper onto the mug. Since it has a curved surface, start from the center of the words and rub one side at a time using a vinyl scraper tool. The tool allows you to smooth the image and eliminate air bubbles.
  • Remove Vinyl Transfer Tape*.
  • Line up hearts over the words and apply the vinyl hearts onto the mug.

Allow the vinyl to cure on the mug for four days before use. (Hand Wash Only)

How to make a "You warm my heart" mug using StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

For a Special Valentine Gift Box

Add a package of heart marshmallows (I found at Target), chocolates, and a box of Hot Cocoa Mix

for a sweet and thoughtful Valentine’s Gift.

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the StyleTechCraft Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

How to make Plaid Shaker Heart Ornaments for Valentine’s Day

DIY Plaid Shaker Hearts

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

I’m always looking for simple Valentine’s Home Decor projects.

This Plaid Shaker Heart Ornament is super easy to make.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

Who’s Up for a little Valentine’s Day Plaid?

No matter the season, I’m always a little “Mad for Plaid”.

I had fun experimenting with different color combinations for my plaid hearts.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

Materials Used:  (*affiliate links)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

Directions:

  • My heart ornaments are approximately 4″ x 4″ with a 1¼” x 1¼” heart opening in the center.
  • Paint both sides of two heart ornaments with red paint.
  • Place thin strips of removable tape* across the heart ornament.  Alternate between thicker and thinner strips.
  • Rub your finger over the tape to make sure that the tape* is securely on the ornament and has no gaps.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

  • Paint inside the stripes with a thin coat of pink acrylic paint.  Be careful not to apply the paint too thick.   Only one thin coat of paint is needed.
  • Remove painter’s tape.
  • Allow the paint to fully dry before continuing to the next step.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

Stripes are good too.

If you like stripes better than plaid, you can skip the next step.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

  • Next, add strips of Removable Tape* vertically over the heart.
  • Make sure the tape is flat with no gaps.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

  • Paint over the heart with a thin coat of white paint.
  • Carefully remove the tape.  Allow the paint to dry.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

  • Using a Sanding Block* lightly sand the heart ornament. Sanding smooths the woodgrain and helps to hide any little imperfections.
  • Wipe with a clean cloth.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

  • For a little extra pop of gold.  
  • Edge the sides of the heart ornament with a Chisel Point Gold Leaf Pen*.
  • Don’t forget to add a little gold to the center heart.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

  • On the back of both hearts, add craft glue around the center heart.  Place a small piece of clear acetate* over the heart opening.
  • On the back of the plaid heart, place strips of double-sided adhesive craft foam* around the center heart.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

  • Place heart sprinkles inside the craft foam over the acetate.
  • Remove the protective coating from the craft foam and carefully line up the second heart to close.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

  • Loop a long piece of white yarn through the top hole of the ornament.
  • Add craft glue to the ends of the yarn and twist the fibers to make them tight. 
  • That makes it easier to string the beads.
  • I used gold beads left-over from a Christmas project and strung them onto the yarn.
  • Create a yarn tassel and tie it to the end of the beaded yarn.

How to make Plaid Shaker hearts using Dollar Tree Heart Ornaments.

Place the Plaid Shaker Heart with your Winter Decor to add a little Valentine’s Love.

If you happen to see these wood heart ornaments at your local Dollar Tree*

make sure to pick up a package or two.

They would also make adorable Christmas Ornaments.

Christmas Mason Jar Shaker Tags

Christmas Mason Jar Shaker Tags

I’m shaking up the Holidays with some cute Christmas Mason Jar Shaker Tags.

These little Mason Jar Dies from The Maker’s Movement make the cutest

Mason Jar Shaker Tags.

And…If you’re a paper crafter like me,

you probably have a lot of special Christmas Paper scraps.

(You know, the ones you can’t throw away.)

The Mason Jar Shaker Tag is a great project to use up those bits and pieces

from “Christmas Paper Past”.  That’s what I did!

Christmas Mason Jar Shaker Tags

Materials Used for the Christmas Mason Jar Shaker Tags:  (*affiliate link)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

These Mason Jar Shaker Tags aren’t just for Christmas.

Click here for my Halloween Tags.

Cardinal Shaker Card

Shaker Sprinkles are great for making Shaker Cards.

Here’s a bonus…The Cardinal Shaker Card is a project from last year’s Holiday Workshop that I never shared.

Maker's Movement

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post for The Maker’s Movement*.  I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own.

Wood Snowflake Ornament

Wood Snowflake Ornament

How to make a Wood Snowflake Ornament.

The Wood Snowflake Ornament is such an easy Holiday project to make.  

I picked up the Wood Snowflakes* at Dollar Tree and the 6″ Wood Circles* on Amazon.  

Great Idea for Personalization.  There’s still time to make a few for Christmas Gifts.  

I even made you a short video.  (Enjoy!)

Wood Snowflake Ornament

Materials Used:  (*affiliate links)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Wood Snowflake Ornament

Directions:

  • Lightly Sand the Wood Circle with a sanding block to smooth the grain.  Wipe the circle to clean off the dust.
  • Paint with acrylic paint.  To create the ombre background, I started with the darkest shade of paint and continued by adding white paint.
  • Rub the toothbrush into a small amount of white paint.  Flick the bristles of the paintbrush to sprinkle white flecks of paint onto the background of the wood circle.
  • Paint the wood snowflake with white acrylic paint.
  • Paint the wood words with silver acrylic paint.
  • Glue the Snowflake onto the center of the wood circle.
  • Glue the words onto the middle of the snowflakes.
  • Adhere white enamel circles onto the ends of the snowflake tips to cover the holes.
  • Drill a small hole on the top of the circle for hanging.

Kringle’s Christmas Tree Truck

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

Kringle’s Christmas Tree Truck is an Easy Holiday Dollar Tree Craft.

The Christmas Tree Truck is a fun and inexpensive craft to create with the family.

This project is easily adaptable to fit your color scheme and style. 

So have fun with it.  (I did!)

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

I only spent $3.75 at Dollar Tree and added a few items I had on hand.

(If you have to order them online, Dollar Tree has smaller quantities available for the truck.)

This is what I used:  (*affiliate links)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

Directions:

  • Paint both sides of the Wood Trucks with acrylic paint.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

Unless you are steady-handed and can paint a perfect circle, here’s a trick I used.

  • Cut a circle the same size as the truck wheel. Cut the circle in half and use it as a mask to paint the top of the wheel. I used removable vinyl to cut my circle.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the StyleTechCraft Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

  • Cut a piece of Vinyl Transfer Tape* to fit over the vinyl words.  Gently rub over the transfer paper using the squeegee tool.  Lift the transfer tape to remove the vinyl from the white liner.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

  • Using the vinyl transfer tape, line up the words onto the side of the truck.   
  • Gently rub over the vinyl transfer tape using the squeegee tool to make sure all the image has transferred.  
  • Remove the transfer tape.

StyletechCraft products brought to you by ATSM Craft*

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

I added words to a plain ornament to create a “cut your own” sign.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

  • I used Wood Glue* to glue the truck.  I needed glue that would give me enough time to line up the box and still be sturdy enough to hold the weight.
  • Allow time for the glue to dry before picking up the finished truck.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

  • Decorate the body of the truck using a craft pine stem as garland. 
  • Glue small bows and beads onto the garland.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

  • When picking out the small rectangle box to use as the bed of the truck, I thought the star was perfect.
  • Fill the bed of the truck with small Christmas Trees.

Kringle's Christmas Tree Truck-A Dollar Store Holiday DIY

Kringle’s Christmas Tree Lot

You’ll need several mini trees to make a Christmas Tree Lot.

When I ordered the little trees at IKEA, I really hoped the trees would fit. 

I couldn’t be happier with the size.

 

Mini Holiday Lanterns

DIY Mini Holiday Lanterns

Looking for An Easy Holiday Dollar Store Craft?

All you’ll need is a couple of Mini Wood Lanterns from Dollar Tree*,

Paint, Scrapbook Paper and an Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*.

Xyron Logo

 This is a sponsored post for Xyron.  I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

Materials Used:  (*affiliate links)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

Directions:
1. Using a Craft Knife* to loosen the glue, gently remove the top and front of the
lantern. Remove the small battery votive from the bottom of the lantern.
2. Paint the lantern with black acrylic paint.
3. Measure and cut strips of black buffalo plaid paper to fit the back and sides of the
lantern.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

4. Place the strips of paper into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini* design side-up. Crank the handle
of the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini* to run it through the machine. As it goes through, it adds a
complete layer of adhesive to the back of the paper.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

5. Remove the paper from the liner and apply it to the sides of the lantern.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

6. Measure and cut a piece of translucent vellum to fit behind the front “X” panel. Use the Xyron Mega Runner* to add adhesive to the center and edges of the front panel. Place the vellum over the front panel.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

7. Use the Xyron Mini Glue Gun* to adhere the lantern back together.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

8. Paint the wood snowflakes with white acrylic paint. Glue it to the front of the lantern. Add a white enamel dot to the center of the snowflake.

Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

Use as a tabletop decoration or add ribbon to the lantern for hanging on the Christmas Tree.

New Products at Scrapbook.com!

Handmade Holiday Tags made with Cork

Making Holiday Tags using Cork

Make your Gifts Special with Handmade Holiday Tags made with Sizzix Cork Sheets*.

If you’ve been here before, you know I love experimenting with new materials.

So, when Sizzix offered to send me some rolls of their cork sheets, I gladly accepted.

(I especially love the way it looks on kraft-colored wrapping paper.)

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own. 

Making Holiday Tags using Cork

Materials Used:  (*affiliate links)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Making Holiday Tags using Cork

With the help of my sewing machine and a few of my favorite Eileen Hull dies.

Making the tags was fairly easy to do.

Making Holiday Tags using Cork

Stitched Snowflake Tag

  • I die-cut the tags using the large tag die from the Tags Die Set*.
  • I sewed the tags together using a sewing machine with silver thread
  • Die-cut a paper snowflake.  Sew the Snowflake and white pom-pom trim onto the tag.

Making Holiday Tags using Cork

Fun and Festive Reindeer Tag

  • The reindeer tag uses a small wood reindeer that I painted silver.
  • Glue the reindeer and bow onto the front of the tag.
  • The word stickers on the reindeer and snowflake tags are from the Simple Vintage Christmas Lodge Sticker Sheet*.
  • The deep red satin ribbon makes this tag feel special.

Making Holiday Tags using Cork.

Simple and Elegant Joy Tag

Simple greenery picked from a bush outside adds to the natural feel of this tag.

Up to 30% off Christmas Crafts

Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card

How to make an Inky Layered Wreath Card

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

Sometimes when I’m making cards, I get the urge to get inky.

Some cards just call for it.  This card was one of those.

I summoned my inner “Tim Holtz” and inked my little heart out.  (It was fun!)

Maker's Movement

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post for The Maker’s Movement*.  I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own. 

How to make an Inky Layered Wreath Card

Materials Used: (*affiliate links)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

Directions:

  • Optional:  For easier assembly, I used the Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the cardstock before die-cutting.  (As the paper goes through the Xyron Creative Station*, it adds a complete layer of adhesive to the back.)
  • Die-cut the pieces for the wreath, as shown above, using the Wreath Die Set and green cardstock.
  • Die-cut the pieces for the bow using plaid scrapbook paper.
  • Using the Ink Blending Tool and Peeled Paint Distress Inkpad, generously ink all over the front of each die-cut piece.
  • Use the blending tool and Gathered Twigs and ink the edges only of the die-cut pieces.

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

  • Starting with larger die-cut wreath pieces, apply them to the wreath base.  Continue with the smaller wreath pieces.
  • Die-cut a cream banner using the banner die from the Snowflake Kisses stamp and die set. Stamp “Season’s Greeting” onto the banner using the Black Onyx Versafine Inkpad*Put small foam dots on each side of the banner and place it centered on the wreath. 
  • Create the bow by gluing the two outside edge pieces to the center of the back of the bow.  Wrap and glue the small rectangle piece around the center of the bow.  Glue bow to ribbon end piece.
  • Die-cut four small red wreath pieces to use as flowers for the wreath. Add a small Red Nail Head Sticker to the inside of each flower.

How to make an Inky Layered Christmas Wreath Card.

  • Cut layers to add onto a gold square card. My card measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
  • To give the layers a worn look, ink the edges of each layer using Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Inkpad.
  • Place Gold Foiled Photo Corners* onto the edge of the layers and adhere them to the gold card.  
  • Put foam dots onto the back of the wreath and adhere the wreath to the center of the card.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

How to make a Holiday Mini Album…

I wanted to share with you a Simple little Christmas Album that I made for

the Eileen Hull Comfort & Joy Event over on Eileen’s Facebook Fan Page.

Sizzix Notepad Scoreboards Die by Eileen Hull

I used the Sizzix Notepad Scoreboard Die by Eileen Hull* and paper from

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Christmas Lodge Collection* to create the mini album.

Materials Used:  (*affiliate links)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Home for Christmas Mini Album

The album may be small, but it has plenty of room for Holiday pictures.

It measures approximately 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Sue’s Tips for Making the Home for Christmas Mini Album:

  • I used the Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the paper before adhering it to the mat board and die-cutting the pieces to make the notepad.
  • I adhered the spine of the front and back cover using Rapid Fuse Adhesive*.
  • For the inside of the album, I created four small “signatures” to place inside the album.
  • To secure the “signatures” inside the album, wrap thin twine around the spine and the paper.

Home for Christmas Mini Album

Home for Christmas Mini Album

When it comes to family, Home is the best place to be.

Eileen Hull Educator Logo

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Eileen Hull Educator Team, I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The view and opinions are my own. 

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

How to make a Porcelain Snowman Ornament using StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

I picked up this round porcelain ornament blank sometime early in the year at Dollar Tree.

I knew it would make a cute Christmas ornament for this year’s Christmas tree.

All it needed was a little StyleTechCraft Craft Vinyl* and a cute snowman design.

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the StyleTechCraft Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

Materials Used:  (*affiliate links)

StyletechCraft products brought to you by ATSM Craft*

*Disclosure:  This blog uses ads and affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

  • Because I needed to work around the top holes of the ornament, I cut the outline from the snowman.   I carefully placed it on the ornament first to make sure it fit.

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

  • I used Transfer Tape* to add the snowman design to the ornament.
  • Place the Transfer Tape* over the vinyl.  Rub gently over the vinyl using a vinyl scraper tool.

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

  • Remove the transfer paper from the white paper backing and place it on the ornament.  The clear transfer tape makes it easy to line up your design.

DIY Porcelain Snowman Ornament

All you need to do to finish up the ornament is to add ribbon for hanging and put it on your tree.