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10 In Christmas/ decor/ DIY

DIY snowglobe ornament

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Make this cute and easy DIY snowglobe ornament in under 5 minutes using some bottle brush trees and faux snow. These are the perfect touch to your Christmas tree no matter your theme or decor style! They add just the right touch of sparkle! Scroll down to see how I made these.

DIY Snowglobe Ornament

I love adding a few handmade ornaments to the tree in addition to some classic ball ornaments. This year I chose to do a winter white neutral theme and got the idea to add a few snowglobe ornaments. These were so easy to make and you could fill with just about anything. I used some leftover bottle brush trees but I think pine cones would be really pretty too!

You will need:

DIY snow globe ornament

Start by heating up your glue gun and unscrew the lid off the jar.

Once the hot glue gun is warmed up, add some glue to the bottom of your bottle brush tree and place standing up on the inside bottom lid of the jar.

DIY snow globe ornament DIY snow globe ornament

Fill the inside of the jar with some faux snow.

DIY snowglobe ornament

Once the glue on the lid is dry, screw the lid back on the jar.

DIY snowglobe ornament

How easy is that?

DIY snowglobe ornament

I’ll link some of the things I used to make these below along with some other homemade ornaments we’ve made in the past if you’re looking for more inspiration!

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Here are some other DIY ornaments

These scented salt dough ornaments

These dried citrus slice ornaments

 

I love to see what you create so be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

 

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DIY snowglobe ornament

 

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18 In DIY/ holidays

DIY Simmer Pot Gift

DIY Simmer pot gift

There’s something so cozy about a beautiful simmer pot on the stove and the fragrant aromas. Especially in winter time. This DIY simmer pot is a great gift idea for the holidays and super easy to assemble!

And  for more Christmas ideas, scroll to the bottom to check out a 14 Days of Christmas blog hop!

What is a stovetop simmer pot?

A simmer pot is a basically a pot of water, fruits, herbs and spices that you simmer throughout the day to fill your home with a nice aroma. Simmer pots are really nice around the holidays with those warm spices but they can be enjoyed all year long.

DIY simmer pot gift

In the past I’ve done simmer pots in any old ordinary pot but recently I got this glass pot on Amazon. It’s soooo pretty and I thought it would make a great hostess gift.

What you need to make this DIY Simmer Pot:

  • Simmer Pot (linking it here)
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 bag of fresh cranberries
  • Dried cloves
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Ribbon or twine

How to make a DIY Simmer Pot Gift

Fill your pot with the oranges, cranberries and sprinkle in some cloves. With a ribbon or some twine, tie together the cinnamon sticks and rosemary and place in the pot. You don’t have to use this pot you can absolutely put together the ingredients and gather in a mason jar as well. Wrap and tie with a ribbon. If you want, you can also add a little tag with the instructions for simmering (listing the instructions below).

DIY simmer pot gift

Instructions:

Fill a pot with about 3-4 cups of water. Add all ingredients to the pot and allow to simmer. Keep an eye on the water and add more as needed. You can reuse for a few days, just add more water. Enjoy!

DIY simmer pot

 

DIY simmer pot DIY simmer pot gift DIY simmer pot gift

I love to see what you create so be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest

For more holiday DIYs or gift ideas check out

My homemade Irish Cream – my family and friends look forward to this every year!

These personalized DIY tea bags

Dried orange slice ornaments

 

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14 Days of Christmas Ideas

15 minute baked brie – A Loverly Life

Red Solo Cup Lights – Chas’ Crazy Creations

Pampas Grass Christmas Tree – This Dear Casa

DIY Ornament Arch – Design of Your Life

Christmas Oven Mitts – Happily Ever After

Tips for a Christmas Mantel – Shop at Blu

How to paint a Christmas Star – The Fifth Sparrow No More

Christmas lists to organize your planning – Living Large in a Small House

Poinsetta Decorating Ideas – From Farmhouse to Florida

Christmas Place Settings – Adorn the Table

DIY house ornaments – Perfecting Places

Winter Tree Decorating – Sweet Valley Acres

Dried Orange Slices – Pure Happy Home

 

8 In DIY/ holidays

Easy DIY ghost lanterns

easy diy ghost lanterns

I am just not ready to let fall go yet, are you? So when my friend Kristy asked me if I wanted to join together for one last fall themed blog hop of course I said “yes!” For those of you who are coming over from Kristy’s blog, welcome! And I hope you decide to stick around for awhile and follow me over on the gram @ourtiny_nest!

Ok so today I’ve got an easy Halloween DIY. Seriously, super easy and if you’re looking for a last minute idea, this is it. I’m showing you how I made these easy DIY ghost lanterns. These are perfect for lining your stairs to add a little festive touch. I surprised the kids when they came home from hockey the other night and when they walked in they just loved it!  I got all of the things at my local Dollar store but you could get just about anywhere! Scroll down to see how to make these easy DIY ghost lanterns.

You will need:

  • white kraft paper bags
  • battery operate tea lights
  • black marker or crayon

Easy diy ghost lanterns

Start with your kraft paper bags. Mine had handles so I just cut the handles off using scissors. With a black marker or crayon, draw on each bag a pair of eyes and a nose.

easy DIY ghost lanterns

Next you will get the tea lights and put inside each bag.

Easy DIY ghost lanterns

Then just line your stairs or place them where ever you would like. These would also look good on a mantle!

Can you spot my little furry assistant?

easy diy ghost lanterns

 

If you’re looking for some Halloween or fall inspired recipes check out:

These leftover Halloween candy cookie bars

Crockpot Pumpkin spice hot chocolate – add some Rumchata or Fireball for the adults 🙂 

Pumpkin baked brie

This delicious fall sangria

 

Now head on over to Tracy’s Haven to see her fall recipe! It looks delicious!

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2 In DIY/ home

Why you should choose resilient flooring in your next home project

Why you should choose resilient flooring for your next home project

This post is sponsored by Beautifully Responsible® Resilient Flooring, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Today’s post is all about resilient flooring. You may remember some of our home projects over the past few years – redoing my office, our family room and the half bath downstairs. They all have resilient flooring. With two active boys and a dog, it just made sense for where we are in our stage of life.  Spills and accidents are bound to happen and thankfully there’s Beautifully Responsible® flooring, constructed for long term durability while fostering an aesthetically pleasing home and environment. Below I’m sharing a little bit more about resilient flooring and why it’s a great option for your next home project.

Why you should choose resilient flooring for your next home project

What is resilient flooring?

Resilient flooring is any type of flooring that can stand up to tough spills, dirt, pets while still looking stylish at the same time. It gets it’s name resilient because it can give under your footsteps yet it springs right back into place. Some different types of resilient flooring are vinyl, linoleum, rubber, asphalt, cork.

why you should choose resilient flooring in your next home project

Is resilient flooring durable?

Yes!!! Resilient flooring is perfect for those high traffic areas and can take alot of heavy love if you know what I mean! They have advanced scratch protection which helps withstand the look of aging and are extremely easy to clean.

Why you should choose resilient flooring for your next home project

Why you should choose resilient flooring for your next home project

 

Where to buy

If you are looking to buy resilient flooring, here is a link with a variety of manufacturers. https://beautifullyresponsible.com/find-your-floor

 

Visit BeautifullyResponsible.com to learn more and follow @Responsiblefloors on Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest.

 

Linking some of our other home projects for you below:

DIY whitewashed brick fireplace

Family room reveal