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)

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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

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

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.

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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*.

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Mini Holiday Lanterns a Dollar Store DIY

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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.

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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!)

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How to make an Inky Layered Wreath Card

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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.

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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.

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Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

How to make Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron.

These projects are Quick and Easy and are a great way to use up small scraps of paper.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

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Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

How to make a Jenga Block Pumpkin

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Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Directions:

  • Paint three Jenga Blocks* with orange acrylic paint.
  • Paint the small wood cube with brown acrylic paint
  • Cut six strips of fall scrapbook paper ¾” x 3”.
  • Place the strips of paper, design side up, into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. Crank the handle to run the strips of paper through the Create a Sticker Mini. As the paper strips go through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*, it adds a complete layer of adhesive onto the back.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

  • Place the strips of paper onto the front and back of the Jenga Blocks*.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

  • Glue the small wood cube and the leaves to the top of the pumpkin.
  • Tie a small twine bow and glue it to the front of the pumpkin.
  • Adhere the word Thankful onto a small layer using the Xyron Mega Runner* and attach it to the front of the pumpkin.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

The Jenga Block Pumpkin is a great way to use small scraps of your favorite Fall scrapbook paper.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Another simple Fall project is the Jenga Block Frame.

Fall Jenga Block Projects with Xyron

Directions:

  • Paint six Jenga Blocks* with brown acrylic paint.
  • Cut 12 strips of fall scrapbook paper ¾” x 3”.
  • Place the strips of paper, design side up, into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. Crank the handle to run the strips of paper through the Create a Sticker Mini. As the paper strips go through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*, it adds a complete layer of adhesive onto the back.
  • Place the strips of paper onto the front and back of the Jenga Blocks*.
  • Hot Glue the blocks together to form a frame.
  • Adhere greeting or photo to the back of the frame.
  • Embellish the frame by gluing on a small fall flower and leaves*.

For a truly inexpensive Fall Craft, you can pick up the wood blocks at Dollar Tree.

Halloween Shaker Jar Tags

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

How to Create Halloween Shaker Jar Tags.

A fun Halloween treat for kids of all ages.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

I just received these cute Mason Jar Shaker Dies from The Maker’s Movement,

and of course, I had to hurry up and make a few Halloween Jar Shaker Tags.

These are also going to make super cute Christmas Shaker tags.  (I can’t wait!)

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How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag using the Shaker Jar Tag

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How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • You will need Halloween paper from the Tricks or Treats paper pad, acetate, and craft foam.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • Die Cut the pieces using the Mini Maker Die Cut Machine as shown.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

A Tip for Easy Assembly…

  •  Place the striped paper, used for the top of the mason jar shaker tag, into the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini*. Crank the handle to run the paper through the machine. As it goes through the Xyron Create a Sticker Mini* it adds a layer of adhesive onto the back of the paper. Die-cut the paper using the Mason Jar Frame Die. Now the die-cut frame is a sticker, which makes placing it onto the acetate easy. 

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

  • Remove the blue protective liner from the acetate.  Place the mason jar frame onto the acetate.
  • Remove one side of the protective liner from the craft foam frame.  Place the foam frame onto the mason jar silhouette.
  • Add Halloween Shaker Sprinkles in the center of the foam.  Don’t overfill.  You want to make sure to leave for shaking.
  • Remove the liner from the craft foam and line up the mason jar frame (with acetate) over the
  • Die Cut two jar tops and adhere them to the top of the shaker jar.
  • Wrap with twine.  Glue the Halloween ribbon around the base of the shaker jar.

How to make a Halloween Shaker Tag

Tie the Halloween Shaker Tag onto a mason jar filled with Halloween Treats.

A Fun Halloween Treat.

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Faux Stone Geometric Box

Add a little dimension to your paper crafting projects this Holiday Season.

The Faux Stone Geometric Box was made with Eileen Hull New Geometric Box Die by Sizzix*,

Sizzix Matboard* and Deco Arts Dimensional Effects Texture Paste*.

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666046 Sizzix Geometric Box Die by Eileen Hull

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box:

  • The Geometric Box Die goes together really easily and is also expandable.
  • Die-cut the box* using mat board* and a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*
  • You will need to cut two pieces of the middle section of the box.  
  • Carefully fold the box on the score lines.
  • Assemble the box with the tabs on each side of the box. I like to use Rapid Fuse Adhesive* to glue the box. It dries and holds in 30 seconds.

DIY Faux Stone Geometric Box

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box

  • Use dark gray acrylic paint to paint the entire box. (inside and out)
  • Use a dry brush with a small amount of paint to apply lighter coats of paint over the outside of the box. I painted from dark to light. I used a combination of the dry brush technique with stippling to get my desired look.

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box

  • For my Holiday Embellishment, I used a 1″ gold pendant blank for jewelry making and a 1″ plaid scrapbook paper circle glued in the center.
  • Tie the gold pendant around the top of the box using a piece of braided twine.

How to make a Faux Stone Geometric Box.

Add a small faux Christmas Tree for a sophisticated Holiday Decoration.

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Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

A Fall Dollar Store Craft

As much as I love the summer weather, I do love Fall.

The cooler weather, the beautiful colors… 

I only wish it’d turn right back to summer when it was done.

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Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

I found this cute Acorn Shape* and Faux Leather Leaves* at Dollar Tree* and knew it would be even cuter with a little StyleTechCraft Vinyl.

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Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

Directions:

  • Lightly sand the acorn shape using a sanding block*.
  • Paint the acorn with acrylic paint.
  • Trace around the top of the acorn to create a pattern for the acorn top. Fill in the bottom with a wavy line.  Trace the pattern onto plaid scrapbook paper and cut it out. 
  • There are different ways to adhere to the paper. My favorite way is to use the
  • Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the scrapbook paper.  
  • Add the plaid paper to the top of the acorn. Use an extra fine point black sharpie* to add a border around the acorn top shape.

Nuts for Fall Acorn Door Hanger

  • Using a Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine* and the Nuts for Fall SVG File, size the design to fit onto the bottom of the acorn shape. Cut the design using several colors of StyleTechCraft Luster Adhesive Vinyl.
  • Once you remove the area inside and around the cut vinyl, use transfer tape* to add the design to the acorn.
  • Decorate the top of the acorn with a big bow, faux leaves, and a small acorn embellishment.
  • Add a small piece of twine for hanging onto a door or add it to the center of a Fall Wreath.

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Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

Sue’s Garden Tip…  

Preserve Flower Seeds in Fall for a Beautiful Garden Next Summer.

Fall is a great time to harvest flower seeds.

Now that the weather has started getting a little cooler, it’s a great time

to start thinking about harvesting your flower seeds for next year’s garden.

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

My dad enjoyed gardening…

and I think a little of his love may have rubbed off on me.

In the past, I’ve spent a lot of money at the garden shop purchasing flowers to fill

my flower beds.  As you know, it can be very costly.

In the Spring of 2020, not knowing if I would be able to visit my favorite garden shops,

I purchased seeds for planting and started them in early Spring.

I was pleased with the results.

And at the end of that Summer, I started collecting seeds for the following year.

DIY-Mini Greenhouse for Starting Seeds-Sue's Creative Workshop www.sueeldred.com

I even wrote a post called Creating a Mini Greenhouse for Starting Seeds.

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

When the cooler weather starts setting in…

and the summer blooms begin to fade,

I like to snip off the spent flowers to save for seeds.

It’s best to gather the seeds on a bright, dry, sunny day. 

If they’re not completely dry,

I put them in little glass jars until they finish drying.

I put a little paper bag in each jar with the color and type of flower inside.

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

Separate the seeds from the center of the flower and remove as much debris as possible.

I put the seeds in labeled bags until I can plant them next year.

(You can purchase mini bags on Amazon*.)

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Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

Make sure to watch out for these little guys.  (Bees are bad in the fall.)

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

And while you are at it, don’t forget to put a few flowers in a vase to enjoy.

Preserving Flower Seeds in Fall

This is only one of my flower beds.

I have flowers in several locations around the house.

I get a lot of satisfaction from knowing that 90% of my flowers,

except for perennials and a few other summers favorites were all started by seed.

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card made with the Sizzix Skinny Mini Elements Thinlet Die by Eileen Hull.

I was lying in bed the other night when I got the idea for this card.

(That’s when I get some of my best ideas.)

It was perfect for the Eileen Hull Card Bonanza Month over on her blog.

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Xyron Creative Station

The Fall Floral Stained-Glass Card is a fairly simple card to make.

The one thing that made this card easy was using my Xyron Creative Station*

on the cardstock before die-cutting.

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

Directions:

  • Cut a piece of gold cardstock slightly larger than the Skinny Mini Elements Die* to use as the base of the card.
  • Choose a dark gray cardstock for the outline and three pieces of fall-colored cardstock for the inside pieces.
  • Place the cardstock into the Xyron Creative Station* and crank the handle to run the paper through the machine. The Xyron Creative Station* adds a complete layer of adhesive to the cardstock making each little piece a sticker. That made assembling the card simple or “simple-ish.”
  • Place the die on the cardstock and die-cut the gray and the fall-colored paper using a Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*.
  • Trim the gray paper to the size of the die.  Remove and discard all the tiny inside pieces using a craft pick*.  Remove the protective liner from the back of the cardstock and center it onto the gold cardstock layer.
  • Use a craft pick* to place the inside flower pieces from the colored cardstock.

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Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

  • Finish creating your flower pattern and add several cardstock layers to a cream card.
  • Add a sheer cream bow.

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

There’s so much more that you could add to the card, like a greeting or a small tag.

But I decided to keep it simple. (or as I mentioned before…”simple-ish”.)

Fall Floral Stained Glass Card

I thought I was finished with this card.

But then again, sometimes things just evolve.  

A stained-glass card needed rhinestones.

I added Clear Enamel Dots from Hero Arts* to the center of each flower.

Fall Floral Stained Class Card

For another card idea using the Sizzix Skinny Mini Elements Die,

check out the Skinny Mini Christmas Poinsettia Card below.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card.

Skinny Mini Elements Christmas Poinsettia Card

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