I always get a little sad as I take down the Christmas decorations. It seems so bare. And sometimes it seems a little early to put Valentine’s decorations up.
And my awesome neighbor Amy Dott and I have been working on some projects together. Here’s one that we thought was fun — January Winter Decorating with Snowflakes!
I think the black and white with the yellow at the cottage is so fun! We used my Cricut Explore machine to cut out snowflakes and ironed them onto pillow covers.
And made a big snowflake out of popsicle sticks. It’s a really fun activity night to do with your kids. You can buy different sized popsicle sticks at any craft store.
And we found that the best way to put the snowflakes together was with a glue gun. You can have the kids lay out their popsicle designs and then have you or another adult glue them together. It’s fun to see the different designs that kids think up!
And here are a few tips if you are looking to cut out fabric with your Cricut Explorer.
- Use the thick cut blade.
- Use a super sticky mat
- And the best product we found to iron on the fabric is Heat and Bond Ultra Bond. They sell it at Walmart.
How do you decorate after Christmas? Do you decorate for Winter or go straight into Valentine’s Day?
Have a Beautiful Day!
mary matheson says
I love the popsicle snowflake art project. Where did you find the round wooden pieces?
I looove those snowflake pillows! Such a fun wintery addition to your home!
I use snowflakes and a winter theme. This year I put a old door up on my front porch and I’m going to leave it and decorate it for seasonal themes and holidays. Loved the pillows but not sure that would fly in our weather and wind…LOL
Love!!! I’m always wondering what to do with January…
I am a former kindergarten teacher, and we LOVE to decorate for seasonal activities!! I bring my love for bulletin boards to my house now, and I most definitely do not skip the “winter” theme after Christmas decor is put away. If it has a snowflake or it’s snow themed, it stays up. and i add snowflakes and snowmen to my kids rooms, bathrooms, front door, you name it!
Thank you for letting me participate! I love seeing the homes. I am going to finish going through all of the homes today. They always give me so many wonderful decorating ideas!