Monday, October 30, 2017

Dollar Tree Ornament DIY With Annmakes

Make the cutest ornament for the candy lover or the mason jar fan in your life with this ornament.  View my video below for more information.  Shop for the Holidays at Christmas at the Tree on

I was compensated for this post and video.  Affiliate links are included and will pay me a small commission if purchases are made from these links.


Supplies used:

Plastic Pint Jar Ornament (in store)  DollarTree

These are very easy to make and inexpensive.  All one needs to do is fill the jar with candy.  Tie a ribbon bow to the top.  Make many and give!  Make a lot of people happy, or decorate your tree with a dozen of these!  Fill them with anything!

They are fun, original, and will bring a smile to everyone.  Look for many other Holiday DIY's, and ideas on  Christmas at the Tree on

Enjoy the holidays!  Happy Crafting.

DIY Snowglobe for the Holidays

Make a cute snowglobe quickly and inexpensively with supplies bought at a dollar store.  I recently found all I needed to do the project below, with items I purchased at the  Dollar Tree.
Check your local store, or visit Christmas at the Tree on (shipping to the USA only).

                                                ** I was compensated for this post.  It contains affiliate links which may pay me for purchases made.

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Supplies Used (with links to affiliate links which pay me a commission for your purchases made)
Small toys (my own)
Shatterproof Plastic Snowglobe (in store)
Hot Glue
Foam (recycled from packaging)

1.  Cut foam into a circle to cover the base of the seal.  Cut a second piece of foam with decorative scissors.
2.  Attach foam band to circle.
3.  Sand seal base lightly.
4.  With hot glue adhere the foam pieces to the base inner seal.  Glue the toys.  Let set 24 hours.
5.  Add some glitter inside the globe.  Pour in water.
6.  Seal base to globe and screw lid on.  Glue piece of ribbon to the rim.

Make your Holidays Happy with  Dollar Tree, find so many gift ideas, wrapping, cards, candies, and so much more.  Happy Crafting, and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

DIY Holiday Home decor with Dollar Store Supplies

Decorating for the Holidays made more accessible and cheaper with Do It Yourself crafting with supplies from the DollarTree.

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I was compensated for this post.  This post also contains affiliate links, and I will be paid if you make any purchases after clicking these links.

To make this table decor all the supplies you need are available at your local Dollar Tree for 1$ US or $1.25 CDN.  Many items can also be purchased from the Christmas at the Tree of  Click here for a direct link.

Here is a list of the products used to do a similar project.  Clicking on these links will compensate me if you make a purchase, so Thank you!

List of Products:
Silver Plated Nickel Trays
Craft Cone
Link to Ornaments (Reindeer Ornament available in store)
Artificial Pine Floral Pick
Artificial Snow
Hot Glue

Step 1: Begin by coating the Craft Cones with Adhesive, sprinkle on Glitter and let dry.
Step 2: Adhere all products ( Craft Cone ,Ornaments (Reindeer Ornament available in store),
Artificial Pine Floral Pick )to the Silver Plated Nickel Tray using Hot Glue.
Step 3:  Add the Artificial Snow, or use cotton balls that are taken apart and glued to tray.

An easy project for you to do during a busy time of year.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How To Make Planner Paper Clips for December

Hi, today I have such an easy, inexpensive and quick DIY for you.  All you need can be found at your local Dollar Tree.  Plus, BONUS, if you live in the US you may order directly from! Where Christmas at the tree is only 1$.

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I have provided direct links for you below.  Remember, purchasing from those links does compensate me with a wee bit of change.  So Thank you in advance.

Wow!  What a time saver it is for you to be able to order large quantities of high items including products for your Christmas crafting.  All sold at USD 1$.  or  $1.25 CDN in stores.

Here are my easy peasy Planner Clips:

All I needed to make these are:

Paperclips (click for link)
Sheer Ribbons (click for link)
Glue Sticks (click for link)
Craft Paper (click link)
Christmas Themed Paper Bags (purchased in store)

-Cut some large circles or scalloped circles using a paper punch (optional).
-Cut circles or any shape from the paper bags (or any paper product with a Christmas
-Add some pieces of sheer ribbon with a dab of hot glue.
-Add and Glue the Christmas Design to the solid colored paper circle while covering the ribbon ends.
-Adhere to a paper clip.

Stay tuned for an upcoming video on how to make these.

 **I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

How to Halloween Necklace with Amazing Casting

The leafs are changing colors here and have started to fall.  It is my favorite time of year.  Soon Halloween will be upon us, and it is one of my most favorite holidays!  Every year we decorate with lots of pumpkins around the house inside and out.  For this year I will have a Pumpkin Necklace to wear.

For October Amazing Casting Products by Alumilite Corporation challenged the makers of the Designer Crafts Connection to create some "Spooktacular" jewelry!

We were given Amazing Clear Cast Resin to mark the NEW release of the 8oz size, AND the Alumilite Dye (mine in Orange) and Alumidust colorants (mine in Pewter and Pearl). Information about these products is available through these links:

                                                 Coupon Code at bottom

How I made the Pumpkin Necklace:

1.  Using equal amounts of Tub A with Tub B of molding Putty, and kneading for a few minutes until the two colors become one.

2.  Mold around a pumpkin embellishment.  Let mold set.

3.  Mix equal amounts of the two liquids from Amazing Casting. I added a couple of drops of Orange Dye.  Pour Resin into the mold and let set overnight.  Remove new Resin Pumpkin from Mold.

4. Glue some gems for the eyes and nose.  Add some Pewter Alumidust to define the Pumpkin's indentations.

5. Using a 1" circle paper punch make a circle from cardstock, cover it with some Washi paper.  Adhere into a Bottle cap pendant.  Glue pumpkin in a cap.  Add some bright glue to set everything.  Attach to a chain.  Glue on a small ribbon bow.

                                                         Happy Halloween!

But, first Happy Hopping to the other Designers' Blogs to see their "Spooktacular"  projects.

Ann Strecko Koeman (That's me!)