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Sawdust is My Glitter Ornaments

Sawdust is my glitter filled ornament
Today’s project is the meeting of my two loves: Woodworking and Crafts.  My Rae Dunn ornament tutorial has GONE CRAZY but Rae Dunn isn’t really my personal style, so I wanted to do another ornament, but this time I wanted something closer to my heart. 

I saw these ornaments on etsy and knew they would be perfect converted from “Sawdust is man glitter” to “Sawdust is MY glitter” (since my mantra of late has been “Silly boys, power tools are for girls.)”

Here is the final result:

They came out so cute, I decided to include them as my contribution to this months BRAND NEW “Craft and Create with Cricut" challenge that just kicked off this month.
C c cricut
Every month we will be asked to create a project with our Cricut machine, and following a monthly theme.  (This month was “Holidays”) 

You can see the other participants Holiday themed Cricut creations at the end of this post.  

Creativity Unleashed 201

Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party. I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

Santas and Trees from Scrap 2x4 Blocks

Wooden christmas block santas and trees made from scrap 2x4s.  The painting is simple enough that anyone can do it! Wooden christmas block santas and trees made from scrap 2x4s.  The painting is simple enough that anyone can do it!
The big day is here! It is my turn to post my 12 Days of DIY Christmas project.  In case you missed it, I explained the challenge and shared the 12 other blogger’s projects yesterday.  You don’t want to miss those posts either!

For my project I made these adorable Santas and Trees out of some scrap 2x4s I had in the workshop.
Wooden santa and trees from wood blocks
With the busy holiday season I didn’t want a huge complicated build.. I knew that nobody would have time for that.. so instead I went back to my roots of keeping it simple!

12 Days of DIY: Building Projects from Girls With Power Tools

I’m so stoked to be included in this year’s 12 Days of a DIY Christmas hosted by Sarah of The Creative Home. For the first 12 days of December we will be presenting a new building or DIY project every day! That is so much DIY goodness in one place!

All of these projects are coming to you from my fellow Girls With Power Tools (sorry.. no boys this year!)   Here is the fabulous line up:

12 Days of DIY:

Day 1: Amy from HerToolBelt’s Sleigh Rides Signsleigh rides sign

DIY Christmas Lantern Post from Wood Scraps!

Day 3: Cara, Build Craft Love Christmas tree card holder

diy christmas tree card holder

Day 4: Me, The Kim Six Fix's 2x4 block Santas and Trees

Day 5: Anika, Anika's DIY Life Photo FramesDIY lumber photo frames
Day 6: Vineta, The Handyman's Daughter’s Christmas Tree Yard Decorlight up wood christmas tree

Day 7: Cristina, The Painted Key Advent Calendar Moose


Day 8: Mindi, My Love 2 Create Reindeer Puzzle


Day 9: Sheri, Hazel and Gold Designs' Decorative Ladder

holiday ladder

Day 10:  Sarah, The Created Home’s Dining Tabledining table
Day 11: April, Uncookie Cutter

Day 12: Ashley, Homemade with Ashley

As the posts are published I'll be sure to add them here!

Love Christmas Woodworking projects?

Don't need Christmas ideas?  Check out the projects for other seasonal holidays: 

Pie Plate and Pizza Pan Snowman

Dollar store snowman

I am pretty excited to announce that I have joined a BRAND NEW bi-monthly challenge hosted by Gail of MyRepurosedLife.  This one is focused around dollar store DIYs!
The beauty of challenges (vs. just doing projects around the house that I need or want to do) is that they tend to push me much further and make me even more creative.   I definitely feel that this project is an example. 
Painted cake pan snowman wreath
I repurposed these baking pans into holiday decor I never would have come up with otherwise! 
It is adorable on my front door:
Pie and pizza pans turned snowman

Here is how it went together in practically no time:
The supplies are pretty easy to find at Dollar Tree:
Pie Plate
Pizza Pan 
Cake Pan
Kid's winter hat
Spray Paint
Fabric Snamawatch for scarf
Hot Glue and Glue Gun
vinyl for face (or you could draw it on with a Sharpie)

First I spray painted the back of all the pans.  You will want to rough up the surface with sand paper to get the paint to stick.
Spray painting pizza pans
Next I added the face and buttons. I cut mine out on my Cricut but you could draw on a face with sharpie.
Adding vinyl letters to pie pan snowman
I glued the pans together where they overlapped.
Gluing pie pans together to make snowman
I used an outgrown hat for the head, but you can find inexpensive winter hats at dollar tree for only$1!
Adding hat to pie pan snowman
I hung it on the front door with double stick tape. It isn't very heavy but it is quite delicate.
Painted pie pan snowman
You could also just prop it up, or even add it to a stake to be used in your front yard.
Painted pie pan snowman
It's beginning to look a lot like christmas!!

Now see the other Dollar store Christmas project entries! Don't miss these other bloggers' projects:

Dollar Store Bathroom Tray The DIY Bungalow
Hot Chocolate In a Jar Gift Idea The Country Chic Cottage

A simple snowman made of pie plates, cake pans and pizza pans.  So quick and easy. Perfect on the front door!

Creativity Unleashed 200: Oriental Trading Giveaway

Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party.  CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS IS THE 200TH WEEK OF THE PARTY!?!? WOW! 

I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

This week's party is generously sponsored by Oriental Trading.  Enter for your chance to win $100 below. 

100 Christmas Tree and Wreath Decorating Ideas

The highlight of Christmas decorating is the tree! I think what I love about it most of all about Christmas trees that they can be any style or aesthetic. From fun and funky, to sleek and modern, to traditional and warm.  Your Christmas tree should reflect your personality and the things you love.

I tend to be pretty traditional with my tree decor, but I have lots of blogging friends who are totally different.. and that is what makes decor so fun, there is something for everyone.
100 decorating ideas for christmas trees and wreaths
So this month the All Things Creative Team is bringing you wreath and tree decorating ideas.  There are so many creative ornament and theme ideas as well as some beautiful home tours.  You could spend all day just browsing through the links!   ENJOY! 
** The DIY Village ** The Kim Six Fix ** One Project Closer **Practically Functional ** Blue i Style **Virginia Sweet Pea ** Pet Scribbles**Interior Frugalista**

Christmas Tree & Wreath Decorating Ideas

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100 christmas tree and wreath decorating ideas for any style

I thought you also may also enjoy these other Christmas ideas: 

25 Wood Slice Holiday Projects

25 holiday project ideas made from wood slices
If you like the warm natural beauty of wood disks, you are going to ADORE these next 25 projects.  I scoured the internet looking for beautiful examples of how you can use these rough wood slices (from tiny 1/2 inch ones all the way to giant tree trunk slices) in holiday and home decor.

I got the idea for this round up since I’ve done quite a few wood slice projects myself, and I have seen some gorgeous variations on the theme.  And yes, there are 500 different ways to made woodslice Christmas Tree ornaments, but I tried to feature different techniques or styles.   

25 Unique Wood Slice Holiday Projects

wood slice magnets

photo wood slice ornament

wood slice santa ornaments

wood slice wreath

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wood slice wine charms


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buffalo check ornament

chalkboard wood slice banner

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wood slice coaster

wood burned ornaments

wood slice snowman

monogrammed wood slice ornament

wood slice napkin rings


Learn how to easily transfer any photo onto a slice of wood using Silhouette temporary tattoo paper.


25 Wood Slice Christmas projects. I love the warm rustic natural beauty of wood slices during the holidays and these 25 ideas for using wood slices in christmas decorating are beautiful.  From ornaments, table settings, wall art, wreaths and more!

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