A Wandaful Thing 12 Days of Christmas 2019 – Day 4
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 4 is this Coastal Inspired Sea Shell artwork.
I recycled this thrift store painting by using the backside of the floral picture covered it with burlap and painted the frame with black acrylic paint. I used some leftover shells from another craft and painted them with Navy Dixie Belle chalk paint (except for one). I dry brushed them with white chalk paint. I used E6000 to attach the shells to the burlap. I like the way it turned out.
Welcome to Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2019. This is my 6th year in a row bringing you 12 Days of Christmas from A Wandaful Thing. Today’s Pinterest inspired idea is a homemade version of one of my childhood favorite instant drink mixes – Nesquik.
You will only need three simple ingredients to make your own homemade version of this instant chocolate milk mix and you probably have these in your pantry; cocoa, sugar and salt. I love vintage mason jars so I used one to mix and store the “Homemade version of Nesquik”. You can add a label like I did and an embellishment like jute twine and ribbon and this would make a great gift.
The measurements are:
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder, 2/3 cup sugar and a pinch of salt. Add it all to your pint jar, screw the lid on tight and shake. To use, add 1-2 tablespoons to a glass of milk and stir. **Here’s a tip I tried when mixing it in the glass. To get the powder to ‘dissolve’ in the milk, first add a small amount of hot tap water. Add in your powder and stir it well. Then add in your milk. This will make a smoother version with no chocolate powder floating to the top.
This was my inspiration, you can find a link to it here.
I tried it and was sipping on my homemade chocolate milk as I was writing this post. I must say it was soooo delicious and brought back good memories. In my mind it was a Pinterest 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’ve been up to.
Here is a recap of the 12 Days of Christmas 2019 so far:
Eek, 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 going to be making 12 things that are Pinterest Inspired.
I am starting off with Christmas personalized books.
These are the books I made:
I found three matching books at Goodwill and painted all three of them with white acrylic paint (including the edges of the pages). I glued the books together and then cut red vinyl words using my Cricut Maker and adhered them to the spines of the books. I embellished with some jute twine and a floral pick that included red berries and pine cones. I think these will be a nice addition to my Christmas decor. …
Wow, I cannot believe this will be my 6th year in a row bringing you 12 Days of Christmas from A WandafulThing. This year I am going to be making 12 crafts that are Pinterest Inspired – meaning, I’m going to search Pinterest and pick 12 items to make. I will link the inspiration post to my post and you can judge whether it was a pass or a fail.
Stay tuned, I cannot wait to show you all the fabulous things I’ll be making this year.
Here is a recap with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2018). If you didn’t get a chance to see what I did last year it was all about crafts that could be made in 30 minutes or under.
Here is a recap of the 12 Days of Christmas 2018 :
I have lived in my little house now for just over 5 years (wow time flies) and over those 5 years I feel like I have done quite a lot to this house. One area that has been lacking is a proper place to do my favorite crafts. I have used my upstairs loft area as a craft space (see pic below) but most often I find myself sitting in my kitchen or standing up and using the kitchen counter as my work surface.
I have a small room off my kitchen that has always sort of been where I store things rather than where I craft. I found myself taking items out to the kitchen counter or the kitchen table to do my crafting there.
I decided a trip through Pinterest for craft room inspiration was in order. I ended up with craft room envy. After all the looking and a wee bit of research and a limited budget (the finished project was just over $1000.00) I decided on an IKEA craft room. This was a three day project.
Here is what it looked like before I started. (I sold and or donated the furniture that was no longer needed and I managed to repurpose a thing or two as well).
Here is what it looks like now 🙂
It’s hard to pick a favorite part but for me it is this IKEA SKARSTA sit/stand desk. It has a crank handle to raise and lower it. So I can stand when I want to or sit when I need to.
The bookcases are BILLY bookcases and I opted for two smaller ones so I would have more cubby space.
The other three pieces are ALEX – two six drawer cabinets on wheels and one nine drawer stand alone unit.
The peg board I bought at Home Depot and each sheet is 2 ft x 4 ft and I used 5 sheets in total. I put two sheets above the Alex units and three sheets on the blue wall next to my desk. I plan on using this section of pegboard to display finished projects.
I tried to arrange and group my room into zones and areas with like items together, like my Chalk Couture items are mostly together. My large portfolio of transfers found a home on the wall and they are close to my inks and pastes.
I added a few fall decorations for inspiration and now I think it’s ready to use.
A brand new crafting space is A Wandaful Thing.
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