Easy DIY Snow Pallet

Easy DIY Snow Pallet. You can make this simple Snow pallet in about 15 minutes! A very easy winter craft that looks adorable on a tabletop easel or wall. Produce your own snow this winter!


You can make this simple Snow pallet in about 15 minutes! A very easy winter craft that looks adorable on a tabletop easel or wall. Produce your own snow this winter!

Easy DIY Snow Pallet

If you like snow, here are a few others you may enjoy:

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY – this is simply stunning.
Framed Button Snowman Craft – so easy to make!
DIY Wine Glass Snowman – super cute!
Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY – super simple to make.
Snowman Garland Craft – cute on a mantel or across a window.
Make Your Own Snowman Window Cling – the kids will LOVE this one!

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Notes

• Used is a small pallet sign from a local hobby store. It came with the twine on the back. If you plan on hanging and need to attach a hanger, so so first.
• We painted snowflakes on the board in white – blue is another good snowflake color choice.
• The letters were purchased in white. If your letters are bare wood, paint them before starting the project and allow them to dry completely.

Easy DIY Snow Pallet. You can make this simple Snow pallet in about 15 minutes! A very easy winter craft that looks adorable on a tabletop easel or wall. Produce your own snow this winter!


Easy DIY Snow Pallet Materials

• Plank Sign or Small Pallet Board
• White Wood Letters: S, N, O, W – scale them to the size board you are working with!
• White Puffy Paint
• White Buttons
Low-temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks or Goop

Easy DIY Snow Pallet. You can make this simple Snow pallet in about 15 minutes! A very easy winter craft that looks adorable on a tabletop easel or wall. Produce your own snow this winter!


Easy DIY Snow Pallet Directions

• Lay down your pallet or sign on a covered flat surface.
• Arrange your snow letters as you would like them to be (these are done so it reminds you of falling snow!)

Easy DIY Snow Pallet. You can make this simple Snow pallet in about 15 minutes! A very easy winter craft that looks adorable on a tabletop easel or wall. Produce your own snow this winter!


• Glue the letters in place (you can use goop or a low-temp glue gun).

Easy DIY Snow Pallet. You can make this simple Snow pallet in about 15 minutes! A very easy winter craft that looks adorable on a tabletop easel or wall. Produce your own snow this winter!


• Layout the buttons in a pattern you find pleasing.

Easy DIY Snow Pallet. You can make this simple Snow pallet in about 15 minutes! A very easy winter craft that looks adorable on a tabletop easel or wall. Produce your own snow this winter!


• Glue white buttons in place.

Easy DIY Snow Pallet. You can make this simple Snow pallet in about 15 minutes! A very easy winter craft that looks adorable on a tabletop easel or wall. Produce your own snow this winter!


• Using white puffy paint, paint some snowflakes to fill in the gaps. You may also want to use jeweled, store-bought snowflakes or white, snow bought snowflakes instead or in addition to the puffy paint. If in addition to, glue first, paint second.

Easy DIY Snow Pallet. You can make this simple Snow pallet in about 15 minutes! A very easy winter craft that looks adorable on a tabletop easel or wall. Produce your own snow this winter!


• Allow to dry.

Easy DIY Snow Pallet. You can make this simple Snow pallet in about 15 minutes! A very easy winter craft that looks adorable on a tabletop easel or wall. Produce your own snow this winter!


• Display as you would like – on a tabletop art easel or on the wall or door.

Easy DIY Snow Pallet. You can make this simple Snow pallet in about 15 minutes! A very easy winter craft that looks adorable on a tabletop easel or wall. Produce your own snow this winter!


This is a simple craft that looks great!


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Easy Snowman Tealights Craft

Easy Snowman Tealights Craft. These cute little snowman tealights are simple to make, and wonderful decor for the winter months. This 15-minute-craft is simple to make, and come together quickly!


These cute little snowman tealights are simple to make, and wonderful decor for the winter months. This 15-minute-craft is simple to make, and come together quickly!

Easy Snowman Tealights Craft

If you like making snowmen crafts, here are a few others you may enjoy:

Framed Button Snowman Craft – so easy to make!
DIY Wine Glass Snowman – super cute!
Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY – super simple to make.
Snowman Garland Craft – cute on a mantel or across a window.
Make Your Own Snowman Window Cling – the kids will LOVE this one!

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Notes:

• Use a low-temp glue gun so as not to burn your fingers. You can also use goop.
• If you have children helping you, supervise the glue gun use (or use goop).
• This is a great dollar store craft! Get the battery operated tealights there, as well as the ribbon and sharpie. I’ve never seen a low-temp glue gun at a dollar store, but hey, you never know.
• In this craft, a 2 mm sized ribbon is the small ribbon used. A 3/8″ ribbon is the larger width ribbon.

Easy Snowman Tealights Craft. These cute little snowman tealights are simple to make, and wonderful decor for the winter months. This 15-minute-craft is simple to make, and come together quickly!


• If you do not have ribbon (or do not wish to use ribbon), use a pipe cleaner!
• If you wish to make an ornament of these, hot glue some string or ribbon to the back of the tealight. Do not cover the battery-cover.

Easy Snowman Tealights Craft. These cute little snowman tealights are simple to make, and wonderful decor for the winter months. This 15-minute-craft is simple to make, and come together quickly!


Easy Snowman Tealights Craft Materials:

Battery Operated Tealights
Low-temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks or Goop
10 mm White Pom Poms (2 per tealight)
• Ribbon
• Sharpie
• Scissors

Easy Snowman Tealights Craft. These cute little snowman tealights are simple to make, and wonderful decor for the winter months. This 15-minute-craft is simple to make, and come together quickly!


Easy Snowman Tealights Craft. These cute little snowman tealights are simple to make, and wonderful decor for the winter months. This 15-minute-craft is simple to make, and come together quickly!


Easy Snowman Tealights Craft Directions:

• Measure out 2 1/2″ of ribbon for the tealight headband. Cut.

Easy Snowman Tealights Craft. These cute little snowman tealights are simple to make, and wonderful decor for the winter months. This 15-minute-craft is simple to make, and come together quickly!


• Hot glue ribbon in place as you would a headband.

Easy Snowman Tealights Craft. These cute little snowman tealights are simple to make, and wonderful decor for the winter months. This 15-minute-craft is simple to make, and come together quickly!


• Hot glue two (2) white pom poms, one at each end of the cut ribbon for earmuffs.

Easy Snowman Tealights Craft. These cute little snowman tealights are simple to make, and wonderful decor for the winter months. This 15-minute-craft is simple to make, and come together quickly!


• Using a sharpie, draw two eyes on the front of the tealight.
• Again using the sharpie, draw a mouth in dots.

Easy Snowman Tealights Craft. These cute little snowman tealights are simple to make, and wonderful decor for the winter months. This 15-minute-craft is simple to make, and come together quickly!


• Display as you like!

These are super cute for kids, just to set on an end table for decor, etc. I love snowmen crafts as that can take me from December 1st though Valentine’s day! Or, if I am skipping Valentine’s Day decor, through to March!


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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2018!


Good Morning!!! and welcome to 2018!!!

For the last nine years (geez that means I have been blogging for TEN years now!) I have written a New Year’s Day post filled with blog updates, new series ideas, and what to expect in the upcoming year, first on Coupons, Deals and More, and continuing the tradition on Ann’s Entitled Life. This year is no exception.

Note: next week I will post the 10 “best” (in other words most trafficked) posts of 2017.

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This past year was terrible for blog traffic, even as the blog made money (Hubby may never recover from this development!). My adnetwork (MediaVine) is fabulous and makes things easy to earn. I also did a few sponsored posts. These are difficult for me as I need to really love (or at least deeply like) the products I am being paid to highlight. Sponsored posts pay quite well (sometimes very, very well), so I make some pretty terrible faces when I am declining sponsored work where I do not love the product or service when I am offered mucho dinero for that post.

My Facebook 2017 traffic was horrible as Facebook is now strictly pay-for-play. I saw Facebook take a nosedive in 2016 as that model became clear, but in 2017 it was an even sharper decline. If you have a Facebook account where you follow business pages (a blog is considered a business), you probably noticed you see next to none of those brands in your stream these days. That is because if a brand is not paying Facebook to get into your stream, you will not see the brand’s content (not without designating favorites and liking EVERYTHING from that business that comes your way). Since I post recipes, gardening, crafts, and DIY, I cannot justify hundreds or thousands of dollars to boost posts and get into my follower’s streams. This blog just does not make that kind of money. So, I have a Facebook page to make the sponsored post people happy, but not for any other reason.

Pinterest was painful for 10.5 months of 2017 too. They were making tweaks and changes the whole year! (Full disclosure, I own Pinterest stock through a private raise a few years back – as an investor, I wasn’t happy with Pinterest-2017, as a user I was unhappy with Pinterest-2017, and as a content provider I was really unhappy with Pinterest-2017.) It wasn’t until November that I started seeing the return of traffic from Pinterest. My Pinterest page is still a top 10,000 account – out of 200M+ Pinterest accounts. That means that less than 10K Pinterest accounts have more followers than I do. Since I was a top 10K account in 2016, and basically held steady in growth, that tells me a lot of Pinterest accounts experienced Pinterest-pain in 2017.

My IG account grew a little bit in 2017, but since Facebook owns it I expect no traffic from it… and am rewarded accordingly!!! I just can’t get into Instagram. If I want to look at pretty pictures, I will go over to Pinterest. I am sure I am missing something on IG, but what, I do not know.

Twitter is still my first social media love. I had finally broken through and was getting decent traffic from Twitter in 2017 when they closed down the API for repeat-tweet schedulers. #@!*&% A tweet lasts approximately 8-10 minutes without a lot of retweets, so repeating the same tweet (a lot) was the only way I found to reach my followers. Since the repeating is dead, without hand tweeting all the time, Twitter is just gonna go back to being my playground, and not a source of “real” blog traffic. {sigh}

I plan on taking some content creation time off in 2018. The way blog traffic arrives these days is usually off social media or search. And, I have been a search-slacker on this blog since Day 1. A lot of it has to do with how I approached Ann’s Entitled Life – it was to be my hobby blog and cost me no more than $200 a month. At that rate, and as a hobby, I didn’t need to implement great (or even good) SEO.

Welllllll fast forward a few years and this blog is hurting due to that approach. Google doesn’t really like my blog, Bing barely tolerates my blog, and DuckDuckGo just isn’t that big yet. So, I need to rework some old posts, tweak my SEO a bit and hope to get into Google’s good graces this year.

I have purchased a bazillion blogging classes (you laugh! It is true! (not really but feels like it is true)), and I want to finish them. Blogging is always changing and it is one continuing-ed class behind the scenes. I need to finish two of the courses I bought in 2017 that I actually learned a few things from (when you have been blogging 10 years, it is difficult to find classes or courses where people are reinventing the blogging-wheel), and work on that SEO.

So, while I don’t expect to not post for weeks or months at a time, I do plan on cutting back days in the summer to get some of that blogging “to do” list finished.

I do not expect to start any new features this year. Blogging “experts” recommend tightening your niche, not expanding it. Since I am a rebel, I am going to keep Ann’s Entitled Life wild and free, but will stick with the recipes (which drive most of the blog traffic), crafts (which pays for most of my costs), DIY beauty, gardening (because I like it!) and cocktails (my oh my, do people like cocktails and jello shots!!) My weekly newsletter has become the place where I yap about myself, Mr. Max, Sonny-boy, and Hubby. I do want to do more yappy posts on the blog as I got away from that in 2017.

Now in the beginning of this post, I mentioned that the blog now makes money. You may wonder what type of bills a blog incurs that it needs to raise cash. Well, everyone wants a piece of the blogger-dollar-pie. Basically, EVERYTHING costs money to blog! The hosting, newsletter, VAs (virtual assistants), programmer, plugins, designers, schedulers … I could keep going and going… and going. Blogging has not been “free” for a long time, hence why you see ads, sponsored posts, social media ads, people selling e-books, classes and courses, merchandise, etc.

Many bloggers dream of the day where they can quit their day job and blog fulltime. How many hours do people blog per week? That varies by the blog of course. When I was a deal-blogger I never worked less than 60 hours a week. Complete nonsense for a “retired” person, but I did like to help people save money.

These days, I blog as little as 10 hours a week while some weeks I blog as many as 40 hours per week. Most of my time is spent on the social-media treadmill after the content is created and posted.

That’s about it for now. I want to thank you all for reading Ann’s Entitled Life. I wouldn’t mind if you all commented a bit (ok a lot) more. I love interacting with people who read Ann’s Entitled Life. I’d like to get to know you all too. So please feel free to comment on the blog!!

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Do you have any New Year plans? Resolutions? Goals? Ideas?

I wish you all a very Happy, Healthy, Fulfilling New Year. May 2018 be a year of much happiness and joy for you and yours!


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