December 21

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From wreath to igloo! Just like the paper ball wreaths, this is just a stacked version. With a little door.

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Put on a movie! This one takes a little longer.

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Cut up strips. A ton of them. Probably a page and a half. These are cut at 1/4″ strips on the 8.5″ side. Then tear them in half and ball up tightly.

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Trace a small circle like a cup or a small candle. 

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Add a little door block and cut out.

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Start gluing. 

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And gluing. Stacking like bricks as you go. Slowly start to push the balls in the higher you get so it domes. 

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Glue and dome. Leave the door for last.

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Once you’re about here, start on the door.

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Put on another movie if needed…

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Start with about 2 deep and 2 straight up. 

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Angle the next row then top with one. 

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Now start filling in the rest of the roof. 

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Floof around if you have some gaps. Add your ribbon and hang!

This would be so pretty around the blue bulbs if you have colored lights. It would also be pretty without a base and with a faux tealight underneath! My husband pointed out I didn’t put anything inside and well, I forgot. So I’ll find an army man or dinosaur to put in there. Hope you enjoyed snow balling!

Draft Snakes

Maybe it’s the below freezing rut the northeast is stuck in, but I’m having a lot of trouble finding these draft snakes! I found some online through amazon and Etsy but I’m not really looking to spend $20 per snake when I need 6.  I told myself to check Walmart and if they don’t have it, I will have to make my own.

So our little Vermont Walmart didn’t end up having them but they do have a pretty good craft section. $15 will get you 2 yards of duck fabric and 2 bags of fiber fill. They have a lot of fabrics to choose from, some less expensive, some more, but they are all folded 2 yard bundles.

10 inch sections will get you 7 tubes (folded in half and sewn). 2 bags of fiber fill will fill about 6 depending on how much stuffing you put in.

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