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December 7, 2011

Santa's Belt {Homemade Christmas Decor}

Hey! Its me, Michele, um guest posting? on my own blog! :) 

What can I say, I needed a filler! 
But that just means I can share this fun and simple Christmas decor project with you! 

I'm calling it 
---Santa's Belt!--- 

Here's the super quick tutorial... 
1. Start with a decorative glass container and some sort of red filler. I'm using leftover red glitter balls from last year's ornament wreath, and black glitter balls leftover from last year's decor! You could also use miniature red ornaments or red pom poms.

2. Put a glass/candle/toilet paper roll (you get the idea) inside your glass container to take up some of the volume. I'm using an upside down Mason jar.

3. Start to drop in your red filler material. 

4. About halfway up I added some of the black glitter balls to look like a belt, but this isn't really necessary. I was just afraid I wouldn't have enough of the red to fill the entire container.

Finally, take an old belt and wrap it around your glass container. Buckle the belt (pierce a hole if you need to) and trim off any excess.

And now we have some super cute and super simple Christmas decor!

I stuck mine up on my mantle. You're getting a little sneak peek! 
There will be a full reveal at a later date.



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42 comments :

  1. WAY adorable!! Get this....I saw this on Sew Woodsy before I saw it on your blog!!! I thought, wow, cute...what is this? ... clicked on it. It was YOU!!! LOL Just reconfirming why I follow you in the first place!!! LOL Love this idea. You could even fill the jar with fresh cranberries!

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  2. Super cute idea! I posted your link on my FB page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-Paige/182495291815164

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  3. Ok wow. You are a genius!! I love how quick and absolutely adorable this is!! Sooooooo cute!!!

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  4. Ok I love this! :) Brilliant idea!! :) So Santa chic!

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  5. What a concept!

    And there's proof your stash again...

    ;)

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  7. Too cute! I love those glitter-covered balls. Where did you find them? The belt is the perfect 3D effect. Well done.

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  8. So cute. I think I might make one and fill it with red candy (like M&M's or skittles).

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  9. this is such a cute idea I'd love you to add it to what we wore and made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  10. Stopping over from Some What Simple's linky party. This is such a creative and adorable idea. Makes me want to go grab a belt and start cutting away! Pinning this so I remember it for next year!

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  11. What a fun and easy idea! You are too clever.

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  12. Such a super fun and simple decor idea! I'd love for you to link up to my Christmas Carnival.

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-in-december-link-carnival.html

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  13. I love this! It's so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Super cute idea! I am going to share on my facebook page. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Such a cute idea! Visiting from Serenity Now!

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  16. I'm all over the Santa belt decorating idea! Your project is so creative!

    I'm waiting for my Santa suit ornament craft to dry so I can start linking up ...

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  17. I love this so much. How simple to make yet so cute. I am going to have to find me an old black belt and do this. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now. http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/12/link-it-up-wednesday-6.html

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  18. I love this. SOOO CUTE! I did a similar decoration with cotton balls, lace and a felt bow.

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  19. I'm over visiting from the Lolly Jane's link party. I love this idea! I pinned it to Pinterest!

    ~Kara (your newest google follower :)
    www.petalstopicots.com

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  20. Super cute! lOVE IT! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  21. Wow!!! What a WONDERFUL idea!!! I love it! We would love it if you would please link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays.
    http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-3.html

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  22. This is such a great idea! I love how a simple belt can create something so cute and stylish!

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  23. Hi! I found you via Sumo's Sweet Stuff and this is so stinkin' cute! I need to go thru my craft closet (aka anywhere I have craft stuff stored) and look for supplies. I am new to the "linky party scene" but would love for you to link up to my new party, What I Made Monday. kyliejjenkins@aol.com

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  24. so cute. my kids would think it was a silly idea! I'm having a link party on my blog and I'd be tickled pink if you'd link this up! http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2011/12/t-time-48-and-link-party.html

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  25. Super cute idea! Saw it on Tip junkie tonight!

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  26. You're flipping brilliant!!!! I'm doing this right now!

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  27. This is so cute! Thanks for the tip to use the mason jar to take up some of the room.

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  28. Oh So Cute and Fun... I have a brand new linky party that started today and would love for you to link up...http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

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  29. Such a great idea!!! I stuck some "cranberries" in a jar too and just wrapped a ribbon and bow around around it....Totally rethinking it and I'll have to go through my belt stash and do this instead!

    Coming over from: http://chasing2monkeys.blogspot.com

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  30. So cute! What a great idea. Smart to use a filler as well. Great job!

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  31. This is bound to go viral...sooo cute and original! I'm a new follower too. Warm wishes

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  32. This is such a cute idea; I'll remember this for next year--adding it to my idea list. I hope someone will Pinterest this too--would you object if "someone" asked to Pinterest your project? I'm just askin'--;) Merry Christmas!

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  33. What a clever and eye catching project! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. What a cute idea. I'm going to totally steal it for my mantel this Christmas. Thanks for sharing

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  35. This is one of my favorite Christmas crafts I've seen this year! And so easy, thanks so much for sharing.

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