Retro Snowman Pillow with SoSoft

Retro Snowman Pillow with SoSoft


SoSoft® Fabric Paint

  • Bright Avocado (DSS99)
  • Green Apple (DSS75)
  • Indian Turquoise (DSS79)
  • Lamp Black (DSS24)
  • Red Pepper (DSS88)
  • White (DSS1)

Other supplies

  • pencil (optional)
  • liner brush
  • small round brush
  • large flat brush
  • fabric pen (Mark-B-Gone)
  • medium round brush
  • blank canvas pillow cover
  • 14″ x 14″ pillow form


NOTE: Hold the pillowcase up to the light after the paint dries to see any spots you might have missed.

  1. Gather all the supplies on the list.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a fabric pen to draw the provided snowman pattern on the pillow cover. (Don’t worry if it’s not perfect since the ink will disappear.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use Lamp Black to paint the hat, using a medium round brush and a liner brush. Use Bright Avocado and a small round brush for the holly. Highlight the holly with Green Apple using a liner brush. Highlight the hat with White using a liner brush. Use Red Pepper for the holly berries using a liner brush. Use a large flat brush and a liner brush to paint the snowman’s face in White.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a liner brush, outline the scarf with Red Pepper. Fill in with Red Pepper and White using a small round brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a pencil or a fabric pen to draw the face on the snowman. Use a liner brush to paint the eyes and mouth with Lamp Black. Paint the nose with a liner brush and Red Pepper.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Highlight the scarf with a liner brush in Lamp Black. Use a large flat brush to paint the background in Indian Turquoise. (Switch to a liner brush to paint the background in Indian Turquoise close to snowman’s edges). Use a liner brush to paint stars in Red Pepper randomly on the background.

    Step 5 Example


Snowy Mason Jar

Snowy Mason Jar

We have added more details on how to create this project originally created by Pumpkin and Princess. Hi Art Deco readers! This is a crystal from pumpkin and princess, here to share a simple holiday craft. Can you believe the holiday is coming soon? The year seems to have passed by in a flash, and the best time of the year is right before you! I have always liked making my own holiday decorations, whether it is a simple candle holder or a tree decoration. There is something special about creating decorations in your home, especially looking back over the years. It is interesting how styles and trends change. Well, this mason jar lantern is perfect for any festive table. One of my favorite DecoArt production media is Decou-Page glue, especially on Mason jars. It has good support and can help turn simple things into beautiful home decorations. Today I want to share an Epsom salt-lid Mason jar, which can add luster to your holiday decoration or Thanksgiving table.



Americana® Acrylics

  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)

Galaxy Glitter™

  • Clear Ice Comet (DGG18)

Snow Products

  • Snow-Tex® (DAS9)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • embellishment of choice (pinecones and artificial greenery)
  • fine/small round brush
  • fan brush
  • palette knife
  • dark graphite paper
  • Ball Mason jars
  • black marker (Sharpie)
  • twine
  • -hot glue gun with clear glue gun sticks
  • cardstock


  1. This is a rendition of Crystal Owen’s Snowy Mason Jars.
  2. Dampen a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe clean the outside of the mason jar.
  3. Use a palette knife to apply Snow-Tex to Mason Jar. Let dry
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a fan brush to add a generous application of Galaxy Glitter Crystal Ice Comet to the Snow-Tex on the mason jar.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use provided pattern to cut tags out of brown cardstock. Transfer snowflake pattern with graphite and a pen/pencil. Use a small round brush to paint snowflakes, Use a black marker to write “to” and “from”.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Gather twine and holiday embellishments; use hot glue to adhere them together. Tie a bow out of the twine and adhere to the top of the embellishments with hot glue.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Tie tag onto the rim of the mason jar and hot glue adornments.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Enjoy this easy DIY Christmas craft!
    Step 7 Example
Art and Craft Projects for Kids

Art and Craft Projects for Kids


I didn’t grow up celebrating Christmas or making Christmas inspired crafts. Fortunately, I have an extremely talented sister-in-law who is a genius at crafting with kids. She made this craft with my daughter years ago. Every time we open our box of holiday decorations it makes me smile when I see the Mouse ornament. I think that it’s so cute and I want to share it with you.

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These kid-made mice ornaments will liven up the Christmas tree and they’re a great way to use candy canes, you can give them as stocking stuffers or use them to dress up a package. Make them in different sizes for a cute mouse family.


  • Felt
  • Glue
  • Candy Canes
  • Scissors
  • Decorations (Optional)


  1. Cut out the felt shapes. You can use our Mouse template.
Kid-Made Mice Christmas Ornaments #mosswoodconnections #crafts #holidays #kidmade #ornaments

2. Glue the ears onto the inside of one of the mouse bodies. We cut out smaller ear shapes and glued them on, too.

Kid-Made Mice Christmas Ornaments and holiday-inspired craft #mosswoodconnections #crafts #holidays #kidmade #ornaments

3. Apply glue around the edges of the inside of the felt body. Leave a 1″ gap in the middle of the body. Glue on the other body piece.

4. Glue on the stomach. Glue on eyes and nose or draw them on. Allow the ornaments time to dry.

Kid-Made Mice Christmas Ornaments and  holiday-inspired craft #mosswoodconnections #crafts #holidays #kidmade #ornaments

5. Insert the candy cane in the pocket that was created with the curved end sticking out.

6. You can use the curved part of the candy cane to hang the ornament.

7. Ta-Dah! You have a cute little mouse ornament!


These kid-made mice ornaments are a holiday-inspired craft that will liven up the Christmas tree, you can give them as stocking stuffers or use them to dress up a package.

Tissue Paper Christmas Trees

Tissue Paper Christmas Trees

Today we are turning foam cones into colorful tissue paper Christmas trees in partnership with Oriental Trading. I bet you have seen cones used as Christmas trees before – there are lots of clever ways to decorate them. This particular project uses pre-cut tissue paper squares and Mod Podge, making it particularly fun (and easy!) for kids.

Turn foam cones into Christmas trees with tissue paper squares! #conetrees #christmastreecraft #christmascraft #foamconecraft #kidschristmascraft #modpodgecraft

My number one helper Stella got to work covering her cone with tissue paper squares. I think decoupage with Mod Podge is a great technique to try with kids. Just smooth some onto the cone with a foam brush and press the tissue paper squares on top. Paint another thin layer of Mod Podge on top to seal. It’s magic to see how the trees look after the glue is dry!

We finished off our trees with pom-pom ornaments and a little gold star on top. This technique also works with cardboard cones, which we used to make the smaller green trees.

Turn foam cones into Christmas trees with tissue paper squares! #conetrees #christmastreecraft #christmascraft #foamconecraft #kidschristmascraft #modpodgecraft

These tissue paper squares are a great craft supply to have on hand for kids crafting sessions. I have used them to make these confetti mason jar lanterns as well.  I am also a big fan of these sturdy and washable craft trays to help corral their creative mess!

Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

Remember the handprint snowmen from last year?
They were so cute to see as I unpacked them this year that I knew we had to do a new version this year.
Enter reindeer thumb prints! These are even easier than last years version…want to make some?

Here is what you need, from this experience I can tell you that the matte ones work a little better and make it easier to see the thumb prints.

You also need some little thumbs.

From my experience last year, I learned to put the initials and date on first.

Paint your thumb…

And press onto ornaments…I thought I would do “eight tiny reindeer”…yeah, not when I have this many to do. 🙂  I ended up doing 4-6 per ornament.

Once the thumbs are dry add eyes with your sharpie…

…then two lines where the antlers go….

…then add “V”s to fill them in…

And for Rudy add a nice red nose.   I did this with craft paint and the end of a paint brush.

If you lower the position of the eyes you get a whole other look, one I prefer. 🙂

Let dry, and you are done!





These will be cute teacher and family gifts. 🙂
And I will be keeping a few myself, too. 🙂

Have fun making these! Let me know if you do, I would love to see them!



Today the girls collected a bag of pine cones to make Christmas trees to hand out on Christmas to family members. First we painted them green and added glitter. Forgot to take pictures, it was a bit messy, but we did it outside!


Then I just mixed up a bucket of plater of paris and plopped a glob for each tree and let my daughter stick the trees in the “snow”




Plaster is so easy to use, just mix water and stir in a disposable container and it dried very quicky! We did it on wax paper. They were dry in about 20 minutes and ready to decorate. The tree sticks right it perfectly! It is inexpensive and dries nicely like snow!


We cut old necklaces to make the ornaments
They glued the ornaments on with Tacky Glue




Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!!
And a very Merry Christmas!!
…And here’s the cutest little 4 day old Santa you have ever seen from my newborn shoot Friday! I don’t think you will need to leave him any cookies, he’s pretty ridiculously sweet!!!