Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas from The Powell Family

By now, our various Christmases are over. We just returned from my cousin's house on the day after Christmas and we are pooped, but super happy.

It all started on the 21st with my husband's parents at our house.

We followed that up with Christmas Eve at Nana and Pops' house...

Christmas morning and Santa came at 3:30am since my husband had to go back to work Christmas day..

And we progressed through Christmas day with celebrating with my mom's side of the family...

Followed by my husband's grandparent's house...and then home to crash.

We finished up with my cousin's house to celebrate with my dad's side of the family today...

Hap, Hap, Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Rustic pallet Christmas tree

I have been wanting to create something easy out of some leftover wood and this turned out really cute.

Here is our newest addition to the yard for Christmas...

This is what it started out as...

But with some paint, modge podge, and glitter, it became something that I really love. My mom had the brilliant idea to add lights, but time just got away from me this year. Next year I will add to it....maybe do some white highlights around the lettering.

Merry Christmas!

Houston Texans ornaments

As soon as I got out of school for the semester, I had a list of craft ideas that I wanted to get done. One of my ideas was to create some Houston Texans ornaments as a gift for one of my good friends.

I chose silver glitter because I just really like how silver pops on a dark Christmas tree.

My original plan was to create a vinyl sticker to put on the glass. Well folks, that didn't work out.

So I went with regular stickers. It looks fine, but just not exactly what I would have envisioned.

Here is what I started with...

Clear glass ornaments, floor cleaner, and glitter.

This is super easy and you can modify it with paint, other color glitter, ribbons, whatever you want. Just take the hangers off the ornaments and squeeze a little bit of cleaner in the inside. Roll it around so that the entire inside has a thin coat of cleaner on it. Turn it upside down so that the excess drips out.

Then using a funnel, add glitter to the inside. Roll it around again to get a nice even coat of glitter. Turn it upside down to have the excess glitter fall out and to let it dry. I let each one dry for about 24 hours.

Then I cut stickers out and glued them to the outside of the ornaments. Man, I wish the vinyl had worked, but these were still cute.

I wrapped them up with my new favorite glitter wrapping paper and delivered them today.

Hopefully she likes them and can add them to her Texans Tree!