Beaded Wire Wine Glass Markers

Beaded Wire Wine Glass Markers

Several weeks ago, I shared these adorable and easy beaded wire wine glass markers over at one of the blogs I contribute to, Smart School House.  In case you missed them, I wanted to make sure to share them again with all of you!

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To make your own set, you’ll need:

black 20 gauge wire

wire cutters

needle nose pliers

coordinating beads {small and large}

wine glasses

WINE

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I went with black and white beads and some of them had a few pops of color as well.  The process is so easy, anyone can do it!

I just unraveled a couple inches of wire and cut it using my wire cutters.  I bent one end using the needle nose pliers {no rhyme or reason to how I bent, just made a little squiggly design}.  I then added small and large beads how I thought they looked best.  When I felt that I had a good length {most were about 5 1/2-6 inches long}, I bent the other end with my pliers and admired my handy work.

Beaded Wire Wine Glass Markers via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #glassmarkers #wineglass #wine

Since these will eventually be a gift, I made a set of four and tested them out on my favorite wine glasses.

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Let me tell ya, they are my new favorite thing.

They would make the perfect accompaniment to a bottle of your favorite wine as a hostess gift too!

Cheers!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Thumbprint Heart Magnets

Thumbprint Heart Magnets

I’m so excited to share today’s craft with all of you.  Why?  Well,

1. I think it might be one of the cutest things I’ve ever made and

2. It’s my first Valentine’s Day craft of the year {and Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays}.

These cuties are going to be sent to the grandparents this year.

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And making them is so easy!

Let’s get started…

You’ll need:

white Sculpey clay

red or pink {or both} paint

**white spray paint**

magnets

hot glue/glue gun

thin tip Sharpie

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Now you may notice that I added white spray paint.  You may be thinking, the clay is white, why would you need spray paint?  Well, I’ve got news.  If you accidentally forget that  your clay is baking in the oven and it turns a light shade of brown before you remember and take it out, you can let it cool and give it a few thin coats of white spray paint, and it looks good as new!

To start, you’ll want to form some small circular discs with the clay.  Make as many discs as you need.  I had about half of my block of clay left and managed to make 9 discs total.

Once the discs are formed, take your little’s tiny finger or thumb and press it into the disc.  You’ll want to press into each twice, making a tiny heart.

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Place them on a clean cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.  And keep an eye on them!!  But like I said, if you do leave them in a tad too long, use the spray paint…totally hides that slight brownish tint.

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Once the are completely cool and/or dry from spray painting, you’re ready to make that sweet little thumbprint heart stand out.  I used red and pink paint  and a thin brush to paint over those tiny prints, and oh, how I love them!

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I used Deco Art’s Americana Multi-Surface Satin paints in Pink Cadillac, Lipstick, and Flamingo.

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After the tiny heart prints dried for about an hour, I used a fine tip Sharpie marker to write the boys’ names and the year.

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Now all that’s left is to hot glue a strong circular magnet to the back of each clay disc and you’ve got an instant Valentine’s Day magnet and keepsake.

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Check back later next week to see the cute way I packaged each magnet before we sent them to grandma and grandpa this year!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Say Thank You With Minted

Say Thank You With Minted

This post is sponsored by Minted, a company that I adore.  All opinions are 100% my own!

Christmas has come and gone, and it was oh-so-wonderful!  I hope yours was just as lovely.

My boys are fortunate to have some fantastic people in their lives that definitely showered them with lots of love {and gifts} this year.  To let them know just how much the boys appreciate their new toys, I made these gorgeous thank you notes courtesy of my dear friends at Minted.

Say Thank You this year with Minted and www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #thankyounotes #paperproducts #stationery

One of the things that I absolutely love about Minted are all the little extra details that you can add on to your cards.  I chose to add the “Skinny Wrap Address Labels” that are {I think} some of the cutest address labels I’ve ever seen.  I love that they wrap around the top of the envelope.

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{the photo above taken from the Minted website}

Another add on that I chose to get were these cute envelope closure stickers.  I don’t know about where you live, but in Georgia it is most definitely still winter!  So these snowflakes are the perfect way to finish the Thank You notes!

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And, let me just add.  The QUALITY of the paper is phenomenal.  Their signature paper is thick {120 lb., 17 point thickness} and to me–perfection.  When I get photo cards made with a thicker paper, I know that means high quality.  They’ve got five options total for digital printing…you gotta love options, right?!

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Once the thank you’s were written, the envelopes stuffed, and the stickers….stuck…they were ready to pop in the mailbox and send on their merry little way!

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If you’re in need of Thank You Notes, Valentine’s, Baby Announcements, and pretty much any other pretty paper or stationery product you can imagine, please consider using Minted!  I assure you, you won’t be disappointed!

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Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

So, Thanksgiving was awesome!  The time seems to have just FLOWN by though, don’t you think!

And now, it’s December.

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been looking forward to this time of year for a little while now. I just love the holiday season! Now that Thanksgiving in behind us, I am sure everyone is planning their holiday shopping lists. While I love finding good deals in the stores, nothing beats a handmade gift. So for this weeks Creative Connection features, I rounded up 10 of my favorite DIY Holiday Gift Ideas from the last few link parties.DIY Holiday Gift IdeasIf you’d like to pin this collection please only pin the image above. If you absolutely love one of the projects featured below, please click over and pin from the original source. Thanks!DIY-Gold-Vinyl-Coasters-768x1024DIY Gold Vinyl Coasters via Homey Oh My

DIY-Super-Easy-Opaque-Glass-Ornaments-closeup-at-thehappyhousie-781x1024Painted Glass Ornaments via The Happy Housie

Big-Bow-Head-Wrap-Tutorial Big Bow Headwrap via The Ribbon Retreat

FREE-Typography-Printables-via-@tarynatdddTypography Printables via Design Dining and Diapers

honey8Mediterranean Sea Salt and Honey Soap via Day 2 day Supermom

Homemade-Chocolate-Almond-Clusters-2-via-@tarynatdddChocolate Almond Clusters via Design, Dining, and Diapers

Image 3.jpgGold Salt and Pepper Shakers via It’s Always Ruetten

up-cycled-target-dollar-trays-5$1 Jewelry Trays via Rain on a Tin Roof

Monogrammed-cup-e1384373265998 Monogrammed Mug via Homey Oh My

Green & Gold Bracelet wholeGold and Green Bracelet via Pitter and Glink

birdsonawirefeatured2As always if you were featured, feel free to grab your button.

Be sure to stop by again tomorrow at 7 pm EST to link up your latest projects!

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Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Easy Halloween Magnets

Easy Halloween Magnets

I know Halloween is only a couple of days away, but it’s never too late to add a touch of Halloween inspired decor to your home.  So, today I’ve got an easy Halloween craft, perfect to put out in your home or gift to a neighbor this month!  PLUS, you could easily adjust this project to work for any season or color theme that you’d like in your home!

Halloween glass bubble magnets via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #magnets #holidays

To make your own set, you’ll need just a few items:

glass vase filler bubble {clear glass with a flat back side}

pretty scrapbook paper

Mod Podge

small circular magnets

hot glue

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Since the glass bubbles aren’t uniform in shape, I simply started cutting circular-like shapes out of my scrapbook paper.  Once I felt like it fit behind the bubble, I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the flat side of the glass bubble.

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Before the Mod Podge had too long to dry, I placed the scrapbook paper piece that I had already cut out onto the glass bubble {pretty side facing the bubble so that you’ll see it through the front}.

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While those dry for a few minutes, heat up your hot glue gun.  You’ll use a generous dab to secure the magnet to the back of each glass bubble.

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And there you have it!  The perfect addition to any refrigerator this Halloween.  You could use the magnets to put last year’s Halloween pictures where everyone can see them!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.