As I mentioned earlier this week, I made a few Santa beards for mom’s annual Christmas card and today I’m back with the quick and easy tutorial!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- beards shapes cut from cardstock (more on that in a minute)
- popsicle sticks
- cotton balls – about 200 for 8 beards
- school glue
- hot glue
I started by purchasing a beard shape from the Silhouette store and cutting 8 beards with my Cameo. They we’re approximately 6″x6″.
To assemble the beards, put a generous amount of glue on one side of each cut-out. . .
. . .and start stacking cotton balls. I found the best finished beard was produced when I started with 5 cotton balls across the mustache. Then outlined the edge of the beard and then the mouth.Finish by filling in the center for a full, fluffy beard!
Once the glue is dry, use your hot glue gun to attach a popsicle stick to the back.
My sticks were a little weak so I decided to use 2 per beard.
I loved the finished product and they looked great in our Christmas card photos!
Any time I throw a party, I’m always looking for something to make that event a unique affair without spending a ton of money. For my brother’s wedding shower I created this custom road sign for a grand total of. . . (wait for it) $1!Here’s how you can make your own!
Gather your supplies:
- old road sign – we all have them, stashed in our garage from an election or school event
- 2 poster boards (I chose white) – $1
- spray adhesive
- box cutter or exacto knife
- spray paint of your choice (optional)
Lay your existing sign on top of 1 piece of poster board.
Using your knife, cut around the edge.
Spray the sign with adhesive and then very carefully attach your posterboard. You’ll probably on get one shot so make it count!
Now flip the sign over and repeat this process for the other side.
Now you have a beautiful blank slate!
I chose to add a little color to the corners of my sign so I taped off a strip and gave it a few coats of spray paint.
Once the green was dry, I taped of the corner and painted it gold.
You’re almost done, now take your sharpie and add your lettering of choice.
All done! Stick it in the yard and guests are sure to feel welcome!
With the holidays just around the corner, I am amping up my party stash. What’s a party stash you ask?? It’s the collection of all things awesome that lives hidden deep within my craft room which I use for decor, parties or other celebrations. (Or, as my brother would say: crap.)
A few years ago I made these DIY Place Card Holders which I use all. the. time. Decorating, holidays, parties, baby showers, wedding showers, etc. I typically just use a small piece of cardstock but I thought some new cards were in order for the recent shower that I threw for my brother and sister-in-law.I purchased a few arrows from the Silhouette Studio store and chose a few other embellishments then printed them on some thick gold wrapping paper I had in my stash.
I chose purple and green cardstock squares (also from my stash) and glued a white paper square on each one for labeling.
I mixed and matched the embellishments onto the squares and glued them in place. Easy and simple!