A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 8

                                    A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 8

Welcome to Day 8 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2017.  I am so glad you are here.  If you have been following along for the 12 Days of Christmas 2017 posts you know that the theme of my 12 posts are about either thrifted, gifted or vintage  Christmas presents that I am giving this year.

I have a friend who is crazy for angels, all shapes and sizes, as a matter of fact she just purchased and is displaying a 6ft wire light up angel for her front lawn.  I am going to help her add to her angel collection with this lovely vintage Lenox angel Christmas ball ornament that lights up.  It can be used as a tabletop decoration or hung on the tree.

I had purchased this in July and had tucked it away for her for Christmas.  I didn’t even realize it lit up until I pulled it out to wrap it. I think she is lovely, don’t you?

It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you what the next Wandaful Thing  is – be sure to come back for Day 9.

Here is a recap from days 1-7 along with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2016).


Day 1 – “Be Jolly” serving tray

Day 2 – Wine Box

Day 3- Hostess Gifts

Day 4 – Shine A Light

Day 5 – Poinsettia

Day 6 – Peppermint Mousse

Day 7 – Picture frames



Day 1 – Hershey Kiss Christmas Cookies

Day 2 – Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Day 3 – Cork Reindeer

Day 4 – Salted Caramel Pretzel Pecan Bon-Bon

Day 5 –  O Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Day 6 – DIY Table Decoration

Day 7 – Peppermint Bark Oreo Cookies

Day 8 – Jazzed Up Candle Holders

Day 9 – Shortbread Bars

Day 10 – Reindeer Cards

Day 11 – Edible Pretzel Wreaths

Day 12 – Deer Antler Door Decoration

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Thanks for stopping by….until next time.


November Craft Challenge

 November Craft Challenge – make a wreath or create something to hang on your front door for Christmas.

oct-challenge-3Just in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop. On the Third Monday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join the challenge. (The links to my challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)

Last month was our recycle a container challenge and the picture to the left shows one of the jars I am now using in my bathroom to hold makeup sponges.

This month the challenge was to  make a wreath or create something to hang on your front door for Christmas. I found a picture frame at one of my favorite thrift stores and spent one whole dollar on it so I could use the frame.

I removed the picture from the frame and gave the frame three coats of red craft paint. When the paint was dry, I used semi-gloss spray lacquer to protect the paint.  My snowflake embellishments and ribbon came from the Dollar Store and the silver and red ornaments are vintage ones I’ve had for a long time.

I cannot decide which door to hang it on, my inside white door or the outside blue door with the stained glass insert….I am leaning toward the blue door, what do you think?

blue-door white-door

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Day 1: Mini Hat Christmas Ornament

Welcome to Day 1 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2015.

Over the next 12 Days you can look forward to posts that will include easy, elegant and inexpensive decorating ideas, craft ideas and gift ideas.

I’m starting off with this adorable Mini Hat Ornament.

green mini hat

I first saw it on Pinterest via goodknits.com.  They are so easy and cute you’ll want to make lots before Christmas.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

1. Scissors
2. Toilet paper or paper towel tube
3. Pencil or pen
4. Measuring tape or ruler
5. Yarn

supplies needed

To begin, flatten out your toilet paper tube. With your ruler measure sections that are 3/4 of an inch wide. Use your pen to mark the width and then with your scissors make your cuts.

Then measure and  cut yarn strands approximately 12 inches long (I used about 40 strands per hat).

Next slIMG_3016ip the loop from one strand of yarn through your paper tube. Loop it around the two ends and pull tight. Keep going all the way around the tube.  Make sure you have enough strands to cover the paper but don’t squish the yarn too closely together.




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Day 11: Cork Ornaments





During my many visits on Pinterest I saw a variety of ornaments made from used corks.

I decided to try my hand at them. I had to purchase my corks online and found some used corks at Jelinek Cork Group.

I also searched the internet for the easiest way to cut the corks and after many different opinions decided to use the steam method. Continue reading Day 11: Cork Ornaments