Christmas Tree Braid – Cute Girls Hairstyle

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you’ll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you'll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

Cute Christmas Tree Braid for Girls

This Christmas tree braid turned out so cute!  I love being creative and thought I would challenge myself to doing something extra cute with my daughter’s hair for Christmas. She actually let me play around with her hair until I came up with this fun and simple Christmas Tree Hairstyle!

If you have a little girl and not so good with hair like me, then this Christmas tree braid hairstyle is for you! It’s really easy and looks cute even if you don’t decorate the tree. Just follow my directions and I’m sure you can do it!

We love making cute crafts for girl’s hair, but this is the first time I’ve actually tried a braid. If I can do it, you can too!

Originally published December 2014

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you'll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

How to Make a Christmas Tree Braid

With only a few embellishments you’ll have an adorable Christmas themed hair braid! The girls will love it. I hope you enjoy this fun idea.

What you’ll need:

  • 11 Small Rubber Bands (green is fun!)
  • 1 Larger Hair Band (brown looks like the tree trunk)
  • Gift Bow or Star Hair Clip
  • Bobby Pin
  • Hot Glue
  • Ribbon & Tiny Ornaments for Decoration (optional)

Get all supplies ready along with a hair comb. Glue a bobby pin to the back of a gift bow for the Christmas Tree star.

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First you want to pull half of the hair back and secure into a pony tail with a small band.

Split the half pony tail hair into two sections. Braid each section and secure each end with a small rubber band.

Here is the trickiest part that I wish I had on video for you. Really, it’s very easy though. What you want to do is form a Christmas tree shape with the two braids.

Pull one braid to the right side of the head and gather a small bit of hair about an inch down and to the right. Secure the braid to the loose hair with a small band. Let the loose hair fall back into place under the braid.

Do this three to four more times depending on the length of the hair.

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Repeat on the left side. My daughter’s hair did much better on this side. I’m not sure why, but it looked so much cleaner.

Make sure the two bottom bands on each braid line up. Then bring the two braids together to form the tree shape.

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I removed the small bands, then used a larger brown band to attach the two braids together with a section of loose hair going down the middle of the head.

This took some maneuvering to get the shape just right. Once the hair is secured and the braids are shaped to look like a tree, add the bow to the top of the Christmas Tree.

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Decorate Your Christmas Tree Braid

I really LOVED the simple shape of the Christmas Tree braid. You could absolutely leave it like this for an adorable hairstyle.

Since we had time to play, I decided to go ahead and decorate the tree just for fun! I found some floral stems in my Christmas decorations that had small glitter berries and thought they would make good mini ornaments.

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After attaching strips of ribbon to the rubber bands, I stuck some of the plastic berries inside the braid. They stayed put just like a bobby pin.

What a fun and easy Christmas hairstyle right?!?

Christmas tree braid tutorial is an easy Holiday hairstyle for girls! With a few embellishments you'll have a cute Christmas themed hair braid.

 

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Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

This easy homemade Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe smells like a fantastic dessert and the perfect way to paper yourself or to give as a gift!

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Vanilla + Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

First of all, if you’ve never made a homemade vanilla brown sugar body scrub then you are missing out. Not only do scrubs exfoliate and moisturize your skin when you add your favorite scents they instantly lift your mood. This vanilla and brown sugar body scrub smells like a fantastic dessert and can be made in minutes.

I’m so excited that my sweet friend Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons is here today with this fabulous homemade body scrub recipe for us today! I can’t wait to make this for holiday gifts this season. Check out her website for all kinds of fun DIY ideas and educational crafts for you and your kids. You’ll love it!!

There is nothing better in than incorporating the scents and flavors of the season into your beauty routine. Summer is almost over and this Homemade Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe is sure to get you in the mood for colder weather!

Originally published August 28, 2015 

Easy 5 Minute Body Scrub Recipe + Printable Tags

I hope you enjoy this amazingly simple body scrub recipe. Because I love it so much, I designed some pretty gift tags to use for gifts. Scroll down to print the beautiful floral free printable tags.

Watch the video below to see how easy this vanilla brown sugar body scrub is to make!

Recipe for Vanilla + Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Body Scrub Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (or 1 full cup of brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup coconut or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

I used both brown sugar and regular table sugar for this recipe because that is what I had at home but I think using all brown sugar would be wonderful.

Homemade Vanilla and Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

Add the sugar, the oil and the vanilla to the bowl and mix together with a spoon. Immediately your senses will fill with the scents of brown sugar and vanilla. You’ll have to fight the urge to lick the spoon!

Once the mixture is combined place it in a jar or container for storage. We store ours in glass jars in the bathroom and even though the kids use the scrub we haven’t had an issue with the jars breaking, but use your judgement. There are many pretty plastic jars out there that will work too.

Use the brown sugar scrub on your hands, feet and body for a mini-spa experience right in your own bathroom!

Homemade Vanilla and Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

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Vanilla and Brown Sugar Body Scrub

This easy homemade Vanilla and Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe smells like a fantastic dessert and the perfect way to paper yourself or to give as a gift!

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Add the sugars, oil and vanilla to a bowl and mix together with a spoon.

  2. Once the mixture is combined place it in a jar or container for storage.
  3. Use the brown sugar scrub on your hands, feet and body for a mini-spa experience right in your own bathroom!

Here are more Body Scrubs to try:

Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

Coconut Lime Sea Salt Scrub

Mint Sugar Body Scrub

 

 

megan Megan Sheakoski is the creator of Coffee Cups and Crayons, a blog that shows parents that kids’ activities don’t have to be complicated to be fun and that learning is better with play.She believes that small, intentional acts of kindness {and really good coffee!} can change the world.

You can follow all of her learning activities, kids crafts, and family inspiration on PinterestFacebookTwitter, and G+.

 

 

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Easy Honey Avocado Face Mask

Nourish and brighten your skin with this easy DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask recipe. It leaves your face feeling soft and hydrated while diminishing pore size.

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How to Make an Avocado Face Mask

I’m enjoying making DIY face masks at home to help my skin look brighter and healthier. Enjoy this easy Honey Avocado Face Mask recipe! Last week, we shared 5 Simple Homemade Honey Face Masks and now I love adding avocados to my masks!

Avocados are a fantastic fruit. Some even refer to it as the “super food”. Avocados have huge health benefits due to being loaded with vitamins and other nutrients.

DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask Recipe - Easy skin care at home!

What Does Avocado Do to Your Face?

As great as they are to eat, they are also amazing for your skin. You can use them to make wonderful masks that will leave your face feeling soft and hydrated. Avocados are a great antioxidant and loaded with vitamins C and E which are great for your skin. The fatty acid in them make a great moisturizer. Avocados have also been known to reduce redness and irritation as well as damaged skin cells.

 

What Does Honey Do to Your Face?

Honey draws moisture into the skin and is a natural hydrating boost for dry skin. Honey also has natural antibacterial properties, making it good for acne-prone skin.

DIY Avocado Face Mask Recipe - Easy skin care routine you can make at home.

 

How Often Should You Use an Avocado Face Mask?

You can use this homemade mask recipe 1-3 times per week. Use on your face in the morning or night, either option is up to you and your schedule.

Avocado could clog pores, but is wonderful hydration for your skin. Avocado oil can diminish pore size and remove impurities from the skin.

So whip up a DIY mask using avocados the next time you really want to pamper yourself. You will not be disappointed!

Easy DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask recipe. It leaves your face feeling soft and hydrated while diminishing pore size.

What do You need to make This Face Mask?

All you need to make this easy face mask are a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

What you’ll need:

  • honey
  • coconut oil
  • avocado
  • rose essential oil (This is Optional- I use these pure therapeutic essential oils here)

I also love using Frankincense essential oil which came with my Young Living Premium Starter Kit. It helps reduce dark age/sun spots on skin. Any reason I can find to get rid of those yucky sun spots… I’m doing it!

Print the directions below. Enjoy!

Originally Published on July 14, 2015

Honey Avocado Face Mask

Nourish and brighten your skin with this easy DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask recipe. It leaves your face feeling soft and hydrated while diminishing pore size.

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 2 drops rose essential oil ((optional))
  1. In a bowl, mash the avocado then add all other ingredients and mix well.

  2. Smooth the mask over your face and neck.

  3. Leave on your face for 15 minutes, the wash off with warm water.

Want more ideas for which essential oils work best with your skin type? Click here for a list of best oils for your skin.

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5 Simple DIY Honey Face Masks

5 Simple DIY Honey Face Masks. Look younger and get rid of blemishes with these easy homemade skin care recipes at LivingLocurto.com

Taking care of our skin in every phase of life should be important. When we are young we need to protect it, as we become teens we have to take care of it, then as adults we try to prolong that youthful look! One way to take care of your skin is to use face masks. They not only sooth your skin but also rejuvenate it.

I love going to a nice spa for a facial, but to save a little time and money, we can enjoy a simple DIY Face Mask at home anytime. I have found that in every favorite face mask of mine, there is one common ingredient… HONEY!

Honey has been used for centuries all over the world. Honey has healing properties that make it great to use on burns and was even once used as an antibiotic. It will clean your skin and leave it feeling smooth and give it a nice glow you had as a kid.

We have put together 5 Simple Homemade Honey Face Masks for you to try at home. Most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry or refrigerator, making it that much easier to get your spa night going!

What You’ll Need for a Homemade Honey Face Mask:

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