Well 2020 sure wasn’t what any of us expected. It’s been an interesting, strange, challenging, reflective and creative year for me.
During my reflective period I was thinking about what I wanted to do for my 12 Days of Christmas 2020 from A WandafulThing. I decided to go back to the roots of why I started this blog to begin with, to share my love of making, baking, creating and decorating. Over the next four weeks I will share some simple, easy and budget friendly ideas just in time for the holidays.
Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss a single day or idea. Day One is scheduled for Monday, November 09, 2020.
Here is a recap with links to all the WandafulThings that were ‘Pinterest’ inspired I created last year (2019).
2019 recap – 12 Days of Christmas Pinterest Inspired
This isn’t the first time I have posted on how to fold and store plastic bags. Way back in 2015, I shared a method on how to fold plastic bags in neat little triangles – you can check that out here. After this post, you’ll have a couple of ideas for storing plastic bags.
You know those plastic bags the ones that were banned and frowned upon, so every time you’d go shopping on a whim and didn’t have a plastic bag, you either had to buy the plastic or buy the cloth ones… then this pandemic hits and suddenly plastic is once again KING – I find myself with too many and they are getting messy and I wanted to try a new method of folding and storing plastic bags. This is just the first bunch I did, they were hanging off my kitchen chair.
First take all the bags and fold them in half and smooth them out.
Now take another bag and lay it over the first bag at the bottom of the bag (as shown below).
Now fold the top of the first bag down and make sure it points to the left and start to roll the bag down toward the next bag, roll it right over the next bag and continue on adding another bag at the bottom and keep rolling until you have rolled all of your bags.
You will end up with a cylinder of bags, that will act like pulling tissue out of a box, one will follow the other.
At this point, if you have an empty cylinder shaped container or even an empty tissue box, you can insert your bags in the container or tissue box with the first bag coming up through the top. This is a neat and tidy way to store those bags and when you need one, you can easily pull one out at a time. You can get creative and decorate the container you chose to match your decor scheme.
I hope this was useful and helpful and gave you a quick, easy way to store those, once again, popular plastic shopping bags.
Easy plastic bag folding method – It’s A Wandaful Thing!
A Wandaful Thing 12 Days of Christmas 2019 – Day 8
I’m so excited to share what I have been up to so far in my 12 Days of Christmas Pinterest Inspired projects. Today is Day 8 and I bring you another ornament. This one has a nautical theme.
I found some clear glass ornaments at the thrift store and swirled white acrylic paint on the inside to make the ornament white.
I purchased an SVG file from thehungryjpeg.com you can find that here. I changed it up a bit and adjusted it to fit my ornament.
I used my Cricut Maker to cut out some navy permanent vinyl and adhered it to the ornament. I found this wonderful contrasting ribbon at Walmart.
I think the ribbon was the perfect accent for the ornament. I had some blue striped twine in my craft stash and decided to use that to hang the ornament from the tree. I really like the way it turned out.
This was my inspiration which can be found here for sale at etsy.
So what do you think, was my version a pass or a fail?? In my books it’s a definite pass.
It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you what Wandaful Things I’ll be up to next.
Here is a recap of the 12 Days of Christmas 2019 so far:
A Wandaful Thing 12 Days of Christmas 2019 – Day 6
Welcome to Day 6 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2019 Pinterest Inspired things to make. I have to admit that this item is NOT inspired by Pinterest but I am hoping that after I post it to on my Pinterest account it becomes an inspiration for others to copy or modify and make.
Day 6 – I did a hack to adorable little IKEA Vinterfest lanterns.
As soon as I saw them at IKEA ( a package of three was $7.99), I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.
For another project back in the Spring, I had purchased SVG maps of the Canadian Maritime provinces to use with HTV vinyl for baby onsies and t-shirts. I had to really reduce the size of the maps to try and fit them on the little lanterns, but I did and it worked. I was worried about how my Cricut maker was going to cut the small version of the maps from permanent vinyl, but it did a great job.
A Wandaful Thing 12 Days of Christmas 2019 – Day 5
I’m so excited that my 12 Days of Christmas has begun. I usually try to stick to a theme each year, this year I am making 12 things that are Pinterest Inspired.
Day 5 is a wine bottle upcycled into Christmas decor.
A very dear friend of mine was kind enough to drink the wine that was in the bottle so I could have it to use for one of my 12 Days of Christmas 2019 Pinterest Inspired items. God bless her.
I found an SVG I liked and sized it to fit on the bottle. I used my Cricut Maker to cut out white permanent vinyl and adhered it to the bottle. I placed a set of battery operated lights inside to complete the look.