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Monday, December 5, 2016

Easy Christmas Crafts on Connie's Spot©

Easy Christmas Crafts on Connie's Spot©
Easy Glittery Snowflakes
Give a new look to and old tree with white paint & glitter
Directions for both of these easy craft projects are below!
Hello everyone I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving...
I was in California (where I was born and raised) for mine...
Stayed a week and had the best time visiting with family and friends...had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal all done by my nephews who brought everything including the wine...they not only did dinner but they cleaned up too (well with the help of their lovely girlfriends)...my nephews didn't want my sister and I to do anything but relax...I must say that's a first for me...I got to go to the beach
and go to some of my favorite restaurants like El Torito Grill where they make
homemade tortillas right there in the restaurant, add some sweet churro butter
and their amazing salsa...it's heaven on earth...But seriously since I've lived in Washington I haven't had one Thanksgiving with my family in about 12 or 13 years...so it was really nice to spend time with them it was long over due!

I went to L.A. and got my dog a winter coat...I live in Washington
and I couldn't find a coat to fit my baby here...my sister and I
had so much fun dog shopping...she has 3 dogs...but
surprisingly the dogs got along quite well!
My husband and I also got to visit Wayfair's Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes
where we were married over 35 years ago...so much fun to go back and
see it all again...brought it all back!

Glittery Snowflake Craft
I haven't had a lot of time for creating lately but I saw these lovely 
Snowflakes online and decided to give them a try...really easy to make and all you need is paper towel and toilet paper rolls.

Here's what you need:
A bunch of cardboard rolls
Most of this you can pick up at Dollar Tree
If making them with the kids use a clear drying glue if not use hot glue
Ruler & Pencil
Paint Brush
Mod Podge or White Glue

Measure and mark every 1/2 inch then cut along the marked lines.
Make a big pile
Glue together like in the photo's below

Once they are all made brush on Mod Podge, 
then dip the snowflake into the glitter, let dry and hang. 

 After I got back home from the trip...I was busy decorating for Christmas, and when I got out my little Christmas Tree that I put in my dining room I just couldn't stand
it anymore...so I painted (actually you don't want to paint, you want to dab the paint on) and added white glitter to the tips of the branches (the glitter does make it a messy project and I honestly didn't notice that big of a difference)...I
absolutely love how it turned out though...super easy to do but wear a smock or
something...I wore my favorite sweatshirt and my sweet husband took
a rag and rubbing alcohol and rubbed all the paint out for me...
So cover everything including you!! ;-)

Materials used:
1 plain tree
White craft paint
Sponge or paint brush
 Just dab the paint on and add glitter

We went to Hunter's Farm to get our "Big" Christmas Tree
 this year and of course when standing with all the other trees it didn't look that big.
So needless to say it fills up the living room quite nicely!
Since the tree is about 10 feet tall we decided to show the dog
the tree before it was untied hoping it wouldn't scare her
so much when it was in the house...it worked and she set about
sniffing it and walking all way around it several times and
now she's not afraid of it...we did tell her it
"it was Gracie's tree" so she truly believes it's her tree!
 FinallyAll Decorated 
& even some of the presents are wrapped.
Wishing All of You A Very Merry Christmas!!

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