Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Free printable letters from Santa and you can get them postmarked from the North Pole

Free printable letter from Santa for your child. Many styles to choose from. For boys & girls. There is also an elf letter, a naughty list letter
Letter to a child with brothers and sisters, Letter from Mrs. Clause, a secret Santa letter, and even a letter to a dog from Santa!

Go here to print.

Want to have the letters postmarked that they are from the North Pole?
Go here for all the details.
Hurry! Requests must be received in Anchorage by Dec. 10 in order to ensure delivery by Christmas

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Handmade snowman ornaments

Supplies needed:

1.   Clear ornaments (I found these at Wal Mart for $.88 each)

2.   1 bag of artificial snow
3.   1 small bottle of carrot orange puff paint
4.   1 small bottle of black puff paint.

      (You want to use puff paint as it gives it dimension.)
5.   Newspaper or towel to work on. This is very messy. You will 
      need to be careful and not drop any if there are pets or small          children in the house. All this snow is is shredded plastic.

Carefully remove the caps. They are spring loaded.

You can fill these 2 ways. I started out with a funnel but realized the opening was big enough to just poke it in with my finger. First spread out the newspaper or towel. Then I just put the snow in a bowl. Shake down the snow several times while filing. You want it full but not just packed down.

Put the caps back on.

Using the orange paint draw a carrot in the center. King of giggle it back and forth as you make a straight line. It gives the carrot lumps making it more realistic.

The making big drops, paint on the eyes and mouth.

All my little snowmen drying on a cookie rack.

I may go on and add a ribbon to the top. Haven't decided yet. What do you think?