Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday-Jingle All The Way

OK...I seriously don't know what has come over me with all of these Christmas decorations. I think it might be the fact that Eliza's birthday is only 4 days after Christmas, I want to get a lot of these decorations done so I can concentrate on her party. Here is a super quick, super cheap, DIY craft!

Supplies:
  • Vinyl/Stickers
  • Shadowbox Frame
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Bells
  • Ribbon
  • Mod Podge
  • Glue Gun/Glue


First take your frame apart. I decided to hang on to the original "picture" that was in the frame. It was cardboard and sturdy so I mod podged my scrapbook paper right to it. Remember, put the glue on the cardboard, not the paper or it will ripple. Let it dry about 15 min

Next pour in your bells and put the backing back on.

I used my Circut, like always, to cut out the words "Jingle All The Way". I put them on the glass of the frame. I was originally going to put them on the inside of the frame so SOMEONES little fingers couldn't pick at the stickers, but it didn't look right.

I then made a bow and glued it on with hot glue. When I went to buy the stuff for this project I never planned on having a bow. It wasn't until I got started, all materials taken out of packaging, that I saw a crack on the front of my shadow box. Instead of trying to go back, explain why it was out of the package and buy a different one, I decided to just make the bow. I am glad I did, it would have looked unfinished without it.

There ya go...simple and quick. Eliza loves to shake it and hear the bells Jingle!

What I would do different:
Pay attention to the size of the bells vs the frame. I bought a package of multiple size bells and the large ones are too big for the space inside the frame. They get stuck when the backing is on it. I put a few of them in there but took most of them out. I wish I would have just bought all medium size bells so they could roll all around. I also wish I would have hung one bell from the bow to make a Jingle on the outside.

36 comments:

Skylar Magazine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such a cute idea. I may have to try it. Thanks for sharing this, I'm very inspired.

Sarah

http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh! That's so cute! I do not have a cricut, though. I'd have to buy letters. My daughter's birthday is 1 day after your daughter's. It's always interesting trying to have their parties, isn't it? It's such a hard time.

Kalyn Ernest said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Michelle You cold always use stickers from the scrap booking aisle, or really anything you could get to stay on!

I am not sure how her birthday will be each year, this is her first birthday. Any tips? My husband and I agree, Dec 26 all Christmas stuff comes down and Birthday stuff goes up so she can have her own time away from Christmas.

lauryn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

super cute! i love this.
thanks for sharing!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

rebekahdawn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cute! I love this idea!

couponingfromFL2MI said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there, I am your newest GFC follower via Sarah's Blog of Fun Take Three Tuesday Hop, stopping by from Couponing From Florida to Michigan. I would love a follow back.

http://couponingfromfl2mi.blogspot.com/

I am from Michigan too... Troy, a bit north of Detroit.

Stacie @ Jame said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What an awesome idea!

I found you through followers fest! What a beautiful blog. I have a Christmas series going on with a Christmas post a day for 50 days and it just started! You should check it out!

www.readjame.com

-Stacie

Kalista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Soooo cute!!! I might have to try that! My son's birthday is 3 days after Christmas so I know what you mean about feeling the need to get it all done early!

I found you on the Give a Hoot blog hop! I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll check me out!

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Trisha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea! I'll definitely be trying this out myself!

I'm a new follower form Give a Hoot. Congrats on being featured! Hope you will stop by =)

Trisha
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Kalyn Ernest said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Trisha Thank you so much for stopping by! Where do you see the feature??? I don't see it.

The Rosenau's said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh my goodness this is adorable! im a new follower and i'd love if you followed me back ;)

Julianne

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Sugarr2518 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is a fresh new idea! Since Halloween is over with I'm looking for some inspiration for Christmas! Great job!

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Adorable!!! I'd love it if you shared this at my Christmas Craft Tutorial Party going on through the month of November at Project Queen. I followed you over from A Diamond... I'm a new follower...
www.projectqueen.org

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea! This goes on my to do list for christmas this year. Thanks for sharing :)

Heather C said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm a newbie to blogging (and crafting)...I've scrapbooked for several years & I have a cricut, where do you get the vinyl at? I've looked in Hobby Lobby/Michaels and no luck!

Kalyn Ernest said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Heather C Thanks for stopping by! I get my vinyl at Joanns, they allow you to use your 40% off coupons on it so I stock up there. If you want something a little funky check out
http://www.vinylcouture.com of traditional there is http://www.expressionsvinyl.com/

Hope this helps!!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this idea! I have a shadowbox that has been sitting in a closest bc I was waiting for just the right inspiration to do something with it. I may just have to bust it out now!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
--Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

diaryofaworkingmom.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this idea! Bookmarking for later...

Kyra said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just in time for Christmas - I'll have to get busy and make these! Love It!

New follower via Somewhat Simple. Stop by and visit - we know you'll find something delicious!

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Jenny @ Simcoe Street said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love this!!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh I LOVE this! The bells are so adorable in the shadowbox. Great job.
I'd love for you to link up to Fresh Friday Link Party on my blog!
http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/11/fresh-fridays-link-party-2-on-release.html

jeremy and steph said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So so so cute! Love! Hopefully will be making this soon :)

Steph
http://www.everygreatday.com/

chocolatemoments said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cute! I have a shadowbox that I've never used - I think this might need to be it's new purpose!

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, this is one of my favorite things I've seen all week in blogland! Pinning it immediately! All the possibilities!

What about star ornaments and something related to Nativity, or different colored balls and Ho, Ho, Ho?!

You are so creative!!
Amanda

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What an adorable idea! So simple and so festive!! I love the idea of hanging one bell from the bow too...is it too late to take one back out? I'd be so excited if you'd share this at my holiday themed party!

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/our-home-for-holidays-party.html

Crystal said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

super cute! i pinned it. :)

Natasha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

great idea!!!

Would LOVE it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday over at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Natasha xx

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi! Hopped over here from The Sasse Life and I love this idea! This is such a cute but simple project that makes a wonderful Christmas decoration! Thanks for sharing this project!

-Melissa, Walking in Faith
http://mnarbaugh.blogspot.com

Jilly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I found you through followers fest! What a beautiful blog you created here. I have a Christmas series going on with a Christmas post a day for 50 days and it just started.
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Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh this is adorable! So creative and fun!!

Please feel free to link up to Make Yourself Monday - I'd love to have you!

Jamie
For Love of Cupcakes

Clairejustine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is great,oh I would like to try it :)Thanks for joining us on creative Thursday :)

Ruth Yoder said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is really cool!

Jamiecrafts said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

so cute, love it all!
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Erin Honestly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is absolutely adorable!

QPT said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey this is wonderful idea !!!
Wish you a very Happy Christmas!!!
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