Celebrating Subzero

These past few days have been painfully cold, and while we would love to just hibernate in our beds for the rest of winter, we have things to do! Carpe diem and what not. So instead of hiding from the frost, embrace it! (Not literally please.) Here are some beautiful DIYs that you can create with the help of your friendly neighborhood polar vortex!

Ice Marbles for Winter

Ice Luminary from Design Mom

Both of the DIYs above are made using frozen balloons! So head to the dollar store, grab any ol’ pack of water balloons and start DIYing!

Christmas Ice Wreath from Founterier

Bird Feeder Frozen Ornaments from Henry Happened

Want to make a cool outdoor ornament or wreath? What better to make it with than ice?! The only things you need for this DIY are water and nature. The best part is that you can make these into frozen bird feeders too!

Ice Candles from Henry Happened

These candles got their crater-y appearance by being mixed with ice. This is a great way to re-purpose those almost-empty-but-smell-too-good-to-throw-out candles.

So will you be celebrating the icy chill in the air by making some temperature-appropriate DIYs? Whatever you decide, be sure to bundle up! It’s almost too cold to function!

DIY: Baroque Pearl Ornament

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If you want your ornaments to make an elegant statement, we have the DIY for you! This month is all about sparkle and shine, from the tinsel on a Christmas tree to the icicles adorning your window. With these frosty and fun images in mind, we wanted to create something that was both seasonal and sparkly!

Baroque Pearl Ornament DIY from M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

8mm Faux Pearls Package #49380

6mm Faux Pearls Package #49387

40 x 30mm Oval Women Head Cameo #41584

3/8” Single Face Satin Ribbon (Ivory) #00295

7/8” Single Face Satin Ribbon (Silver) #00298

Styrofoam ball

Pins

T-pins

Glue

Scissors

Gluing Cameo onto Styrofoam Ball

Placing Cameo onto Styrofoam from M&J Trimming

1. Glue the cameo onto the center of the Styrofoam ball, and begin pinning pearls around it to create a frame.

Pinning Pearls from M&J Trimming

2. Continue adding pearls to the ornament until it is completely covered, aside from a small space at the top.

Gluing Ribbon from M&J Trimming

3. Pull your satin ribbon through a t-pin, and glue one end to the other.

Gluing Ribbon to Ornament from M&J Trimming

4. Once the ribbon seam is dry, push the t-pin through the empty space on top.Ribbon Bow Ornament from M&J Trimming

7. Create a bow using the other satin ribbon, and glue it in front of the looped ribbon.

DSC_0092Baroque Pearl Ornament from M&J Trimming

This pearl-adorned ornament is perfect for a classic and elegant tree. If you want the ornament to be a little less Baroque-inspired, just remove the cameo for an ornament that’s reminiscent of a playful snowball!

Top 5 DIY Ornaments

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start thinking about the winter holidays. Christmas may be a month away, but we’re already dreaming up DIY ideas. Of course no Christmas DIY list would be complete without a few DIY ornaments, which is why we’ve been scouting the web for some ornament inspiration. We picked out 5 of our favorites – see our picks below! Which one is your fave?

DIY Brass Tack Ornaments by Fellow Fellow

 

 

DIY Winter Wonderland Ornament by Craftberry Bush

 

DIY Penguin Ornament by Craft Schmaft

 

DIY Glittering Initial Ornaments by Aunt Peaches

DIY Mosaic Ornaments From CDs by Creme de la Craft