{Snowflake Blog Party & Snow Day Frame}

{Snowflake Blog Party & Snow Day Frame}

When I think of January and February, I used to think of snow.  I don’t think of it so much anymore since I now live in Georgia and not Michigan.  Let’s pretend for a moment that I do live in Michigan.  What’s better than just plain old, regular snow, especially if you’re a little kid?  Why, a SNOW DAY of course!  Those were the best days ever when I was little {and even when I was an adult and teaching}.

To put me in the snow day spirit, I decided to make a cute little frame for my kitchen desk.  It was so super easy, and I just used supplies I already had in my craft closet.

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Snow Day Frame Materials

wooden snowflakes {I ended up only using one}

snowflake scrapbook paper

snow day graphic {found on a cute piece of scrapbook paper}

hot glue gun/glue

picture frame {mine were from the clearance section at Target, 3 for $.85}

pearls

To start, I undid the back of the frame to get the piece of card stock from inside.  This was my template for sizing the blue and white snowflake scrapbook paper.  I cut it to size and also found a cute “snow day” square on the other sheet of scrapbook paper and cut it out.  I used my super cute snowman scissors.  These are seriously my favorite pair of scissors.  I have no idea where they’re from as they were a “teacher gift” one Christmas from a 3rd grader, but they are seriously the best.  And, yes, I use them year-round.

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Once the inside of the frame was ready, I popped the background in and closed the frame again.  I wanted to give the frame a little “bling”, so I added one wooden snowflake to the top corner and “blinged” it up even more by adding a light pink pearl to each arm of the snowflake.  I like the dimension it adds!

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I added it to the corner of my kitchen desk to dream of snow days in Georgia!

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What about you?  I know kids are just now getting back to school, but are they already dreaming of a snow day?

Some of my bloggy friends also shared some snowflake themed crafts and ideas.  Stop by and visit a few of them!  I know I already see several ideas that I want to pin, so I can try them out myself!

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Enjoy!

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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.

{Kid-Friendly Ornaments with Mod Podge}

{Kid-Friendly Ornaments with Mod Podge}

What I’m about to show you is going to be shocking!  You will never believe all of the wonderful goodies I received from Plaid Crafts.  I was blown away {and so super excited} by all the possibilities of future projects to come!

I still can’t believe just how many awesome products I get to try out in the many weeks months to come.  Because, let’s be real…this stuff seems like it just may last for.ev.er!

Back to the sweet, glittery snowflakes seen above though.  Once I, and by I, I of course mean my wonderful, loving, patient, and very strong husband got all of our Christmas decor down from the attic, I quickly realized that the glass bulbs we purchased a few years ago for 80% on December 26th were simply not going to cut it this year.  Why you ask?  Well, I’ve got a little 17 month old running, and boy do I mean running, around these days.  He also is very curious when it comes to our Christmas tree.  He’s not afraid of one inch of all 8 feet of it.  I knew I’d need to come up with some alternative decor and stat!

Enter these sweet little snowflake cutouts that I remember buying when I bought said 80% off glass bulbs, but had never found a use for until this year.  I also grabbed several items from my box of goodies from the lovely people at Plaid.

To make your own, you’ll need:

red and white paint

glitter {I used red, white/iridescent, & silver}

Glossy Mod Podge

foam brush

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Silver Glitter

silver cording

bakers twine

Begin by painting each wooden cutout.  If you can’t find a wooden cutout of your desired shape, Mod Podge makes several different Podgeable Shapes, or you could even cut a shape out of sturdy cardboard.

Once the paint dries, apply a thin layer of Glossy Mod Podge to one side only of the cutout.  Generously sprinkle glitter to cover the entire shape.  Shake off the excess, and continue to Mod Podge and glitter the rest of your cutouts.

Once you’ve applied glitter to all of them, you can then go back and add a coat of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on top of each shape.  I used the Silver Glitter Dimensional Magic on the snowflakes that I glittered silver and white and used the regular Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on the red glittered snowflakes.

Because I applied a pretty thick layer of Dimensional Magic, I let these sit out overnight.  The next day I repeated the same process of applying the Glossy Mod Podge, the glitter, and the Dimensional Magic to the other side of the cutout, since they’d be hanging on our Christmas tree and possibly visible from more than one angle.  I also let the second side dry overnight as well.

To hang them on the tree, I added some red & white bakers twine to the red snowflakes and some silver cording to the white and silver snowflakes.

These make the perfect addition to our newly kid-friendly Christmas tree this year.  I think they are gorgeous, and I’m so glad that if my little guy gets curious and decides to take one off the tree, they can’t break and cut his little hands!

Find out more about the amazing line of Mod Podge products to jazz up your holiday season!  Visit Plaid on FacebookTwitter, or Pinterest for much more inspiration!  You can also see what some of my friends have created with their Mod Podge goodies!



Happy Holidays and Merry Mod Podge!

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid and Blue Print Social.  The opinions in this post are my own. 

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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.