Before I get to the DIY I want to share with you another one of my favorite Christmas traditions. David and I will go out and try to find neighborhoods with lots of lights and decorations. This year I did a google search to find “The best local Holiday Light.” Wow, it was amazing! What we found was a miraculous montage of electrical power (the LED neon kind!)
The neighborhood we went too had three cul-de-sacs competing for the ‘best-decorated’ award. The houses were incredible! There were lights on laws, lights on roof, candy cane fences and blow up depictions of reindeer, Santa and so much more. There were even neighbors giving out free hot chocolate and cookies as you admired their hard work. The picture below shows only one house out of 20 all decorated to the same extream.
I know now what I am saving up for next year, lots and lots of Holiday Lights. I plan to make the house look like a Griswald Christmas (love that movie).
Fun DIY Christmas Earrings
This DIY is fun to make and a great small, meaningful gift. They are the perfect thing to give before Christmas, to a coworker or friend so they can look festive through the whole season.
- Beadalon BEADFIX GEL
- Flat Post Earrings nickel free
- Earring Backs nickel free
- Christmas Buttons ( Purchased these at Micheal’s craft stores in the jewel section)
- Nail file
If it doesn’t come off completely, try using scissors to cut off as much as you can. Don’t worry about getting it all off right now, we will get the rest in a moment.
I really like these bell buttons. They don’t match but I they look so good when you put them on.
Using a nail file, sand off the remaining bit of loop the scissors left behind. This helps the “flat post earring back” stay on securely.
file, file, file!
Open the glue. Be careful not to squeeze the tube too hard.
Place the glue on the back of the button (I purchased nickel free Earring posts). Add enough glue to surround the earring back, as seen in the picture above. Press down on the tip of the earring post for about 10 seconds. Be cautious not to get the glue on your skin, it will bond your fingers together.
Let the earring dry over night. Place the earring backs on the post and package them in a little box with a ribbon.
These would be great for stocking stuffers too.
I have been Features on!!!