Movie Inspired Crafts: Elf

If you couldn’t tell by this last month of posts, I love Christmas. One of my favorite holiday movies to watch is Elf, so naturally it seemed like the perfect selection for this month’s movie inspired craft series (see the other posts here)!

For your next movie night, make yourself some hot chocolate, get some marshmallows and poptarts for your spaghetti, and give these Elf inspired crafts a try while you watch!

Movie Inspired Crafts: Elf1. Medallion Snowflakes by One Dog Woof

Movie Inspired Crafts: Elf2. Snowball Float Recipe by Sugar & Cloth

Movie Inspired Crafts: Elf3. DIY Snow Globe by The Sweetest Occasion


And if that wasn’t enough, then these 34 Elfs Quotes are sure to give you a sugar fix!

Bow Garland

Time: 20 minutes
Materials: ribbon (wired works best), twine, scissors, hot glue gun

DIY Bow Garland

There may only be 8 days left until Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop decorating! After browsing the #MadeWithMichaels hashtag on Instagram, I came across this holiday garland by Simple Bliss Blog that encouraged me to make one of my own.

Chances are that you’ll have left over ribbon from wrapping/receiving gifts, and before you toss it away, consider making this simple bow garland!


DIY Bow Garland

DIY Bow GarlandYou’ll need about 12 inches of ribbon to make each bow. I recommend playing around with length until you find the perfect size.

DIY Bow GarlandTo make your bow:

Make a loop and hold in place. Wrap the right side around your loop and then make a second loop. Slip the second loop under the ribbon wrapped around your left thumb and pull right. Make your adjustments and snip the ends.

Continue making bows the same way (and same size), until you have enough for your desired length. I made about 12 total.

DIY Bow GarlandApply a dab of hot glue on the back of your bow (in the center).

DIY Bow GarlandPush bow down on your twine until the glue is dry. Hang and enjoy!

DIY Bow Garland

DIY Bow Garland

DIY Bow GarlandBe sure to share your holiday projects with #MadeWithMichaels on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!


16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap IdeasSometimes how a present is wrapped can be just as exciting as what’s inside, don’t you think? If you’re looking to make the gifts you give this year really shine, you’ll want to check out these 16 DIY gift wrap ideas before running out to collect your supplies. Who knows, they may even prompt you to give a few extra gifts just so you can show off your wrapping skills!

16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas1. Sharpie Bow by Dream Green DIY

16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas2. Inspirational Wrapping Paper by Walk in Love

16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas3. Stamped Wrapping Paper by Paper & Stitch

16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas4. Photo Gift Tags by Mer Mag Continue reading…

DIY Color Dipped Ornaments

Time: 45 minutes
Materials:  Glass bulbs with removable caps, acrylic paint, brush, fringe scissors, foil tissue paper confetti

DIY Color Dipped Ornaments This holiday season, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY ornament projects. And let me tell you, if these 17 ornament projects weren’t enough for you, you’ll definitely want to check out what everyone came up with. I’m blown away with the materials that were used (think copper sheets, veneer, peppermints, paper and more!)

And if you’re looking to take a bright and festive approach to the holidays, then you can find the full tutorial for my color dipped bulbs here!

DIY Color Dipped Ornaments