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Christmas is about a month and a half away but it's hard to resist decorating early when every store has had Christmas decorations for sale for the past month or so. Like any other child, my daughter gets super excited about the holidays.
I've always wanted to try a DIY ornament and was inspired by a project my daughter brought home from school one day. In her art class they painted puzzle pieces and glued them together to form snowflakes. They were really adorable! So I knew I wanted to try something with puzzle pieces.
I came up with this mini pom pom ornament for us to do together. I had some pink gift fillers left over from my daughter's birthday, some gold spray paint left over from her desk makeover, and some twine.. that I just randomly keep on hand. I combined all these tings and these little ornaments came out so cute, check out below on how to recreate them! (also, she created some ornaments of her own design you can check those out later in the post)
Gold Spray Paint
Pink Gift Bag Filler
Gather your puzzle pieces and spray paint them gold. I did one coat. Once they are dry add some glue to the puzzle piece and spread it with the paint brush.
Next grab a handful of the pink filler and roll into a lose ball. Place the pink filler down on the puzzle piece and hold in place for a couple of minutes.
Let that dry for a bit. We placed another puzzle piece on top of the filler to help with holding everything in place while it dried.
Next, cut a piece of a 6 inch piece of twine. This twine is thick and you can separate each piece to make thinner pieces. Place a dot of glue on one end and lay the other end on top of the glue. It will form a bow. This will be the hook for your mini pom pom ornament. Lastly glue the twine hook on the back of the puzzle piece and you are complete.
As I said earlier, after we completed these little ornaments, my daughter wanted to decorate more of her puzzle pieces. She brought out paint, glitter, and more glue.. They came out adorable and we'll be adding these to the tree too! Check out her creations!
We had a great time making these but then came the aftermath! By aftermath I mean knocked over paint brushes and spilled supplies. You know how it is with kids, accidents happen. This added to our already damaged carpet. As many of you know we have a little Yorkie and she does her fair share of ruining the carpet. ....but... the pink and blue on the carpet too...oh god!
I wasn't too worried because I have my new BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution vaccum. This thing some works miracles for carpets. I picked up everything I need for a great clean from Target. It was very easy to find and everything was organized so I could grab what I needed and go! You all know how I feel about unorganized stores.
The great thing about the new BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution is that it has two modes, express and deep clean. It's so lightweight and easy to use! The express mode allows the carpet to be fresh and clean and dried in about a hour. I got so carried away using it that I not only cleaned up our mess from the ornaments but I also did the entire dining room!
I used the Professional Pet Urine Eliminator Formula which contains scotch guard and removes strong odors caused by pet urine. I wanted to make sure the stains were permanently removed so I combined it with the Pet Oxy Boost Carpet Cleaning Formula. This boost cannot be used by itself and should be used in addition to the regular formula. After picking up all the bigger items off the floor I was ready to clean the carpet.
Well after doing all of that I am wore out! ...but it was all worthwhile. I had a great time spending my Sunday crafting with my little one and a great time cleaning up this carpet from the aftermath!
So tell me, have any of you started getting ready for Christmas? Are you making any crafts or just giving your carpet a good clean. If you are carpet cleaning you have to check out the BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution!
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