skating zebra ornaments are my fave

December 18, 2015

Chances are you’ve already trimmed your tree but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some ice skating zebras to it. I’ve tried, but I really can’t think of any style of tree they don’t belong on. Plus, they’re non-crafter friendly and will cost you pennies to make. It’s time to be festive folks.
diy christmas tree ornaments Supplies:
skating zebra download
– art board/cardboard (something sturdy)
– spray adhesive
Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears
Fiskars Standard Tag Maker with Built-in Eyelet Setter or Fiskars Three-piece Eyelet Setter Set
– ribbon or twine

diy ornaments
christmas project ideas
homemade ornaments

Steps:

  1. Download and print zebra image. Glue to art board with spray adhesive, which I recommend because it is undetectable under paper and once it’s set, that image will not budge.
  2. Cut around image with Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Shears. Before I discovered these shears I probably would have tried to handle this step with a razor blade which would have ended in a wonky edge and a flesh wound. These shears cut the board easily because they are designed to cut cleanly through thick and heavy mixed media materials.
  3. With the Fiskars Three-piece Eyelet Setter Set, punch a hole in the board and finish with an eyelet. Or, I used a strong hole punch and the built-in eyelet setter on the Standard Tag Maker. I like the polished look the eyelet gives it.
  4. String each ornament with ribbon or twine then trim your tree with skating zebras, naturally.

 

free gift tags
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If you’d like to package the ornaments up for a gift, I have three patterns you can download right here, then just give them a quick punch with the Fiskars Standard Tag Maker. The Fiskars Standard Tag Maker makes it easy to create tags perfect for gifts and other crafts in just three quick, simple steps.

Happy decorating. Happy giving.

This post is sponsored by Fiskars but I would use and like their products even if it wasn’t.

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holiday printables are my fave

December 16, 2015

Lately on Julep…
printable gift labels
Holiday Treat Labels

diy holiday banner
Pom Pom Garland

printable gift tags
Scratch Off Gift Tags

a gift guide for your bestie is my fave

December 2, 2015

You guys, I’m nailing Christmas gifts this year. I even thought of something for my dad. I know gift guides are abundant but I felt like I needed to share my good vibes with any of you who might be stumped. It’s titled for your bestie but there are ideas for everybody on this list (planner for a coworker, ice cream for your dad). You can also just send it to your significant other and say “this is my list.” Because, this is my list.

giftguide (4)

Spice grinders that fit the definition of practical but pretty.

A happy coffee table book to thumb through while waiting for the pizza bites to heat up.

An art print because you always fancied yourself a curator.

A minimal monthly planner with already penciled in brunch dates.

A gold basket to contain their wrapping paper addiction.

A sweatshirt that declares their true love.

A cozy blanket so they don’t have to get a cat to warm their feet.

A fancy pouch they love but would never buy for themselves because they’re too practical.

Ombre candles for cake topping emergencies.

A canister in their favorite color for their secret stash of Take 5 bars.

A message board so they have a platform to share their vast knowledge of movie quotes.

The best sweatpants in all the land.

And their motto while wearing said sweatpants conveniently printed on a pennant.

Earrings so good they’ll consider braving Claires and getting their ears pierced just to wear them.

Butter soft booties that their feet would look might fine in.

Membership to the pint club because you want to seal the deal on the best friend title.


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