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.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

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.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

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.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

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.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

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.

Christmas Tree Braid Tutorial. Easy Hairstyle for Girls! LivingLocurto.com

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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Dry Hair Driving You Nuts? Add This To Your Routine

 

Full Disclosure: I live in one of the driest climates in the United States! I’m in Utah and we literally rank #2 driest climate.  Yes, we even beat Arizona.

 

 

As you can guess, my skin and hair are DRY.  Well, I just found something new that solves the hair problem.

The trick? Try switching out your hair dryer.

Confession. I used a little blue hair dryer for literally 20 years! From the time I was 18, until I was 38! It was held together with electrical tape in it’s last days.

I upgraded and bought a fancy hair dryer. Like the $150 kind. Indeed it dries my hair faster (it’s like unto being in a wind tunnel) but it has definitely dried my hair out a bit and I’ve got a few complaints. The buttons on the handle are horribly designed so that when I hold the handle I’m constantly accidentally turning it off or changing the heat. My girls complain that it burns their head, and it typically leaves me with a bunch of tangles. It’s always falling off the counter, I take some responsibility for that – but it still drives me nuts. But it does dry my hair fast.

Panasonic reached out and asked us to review their “Nanoe™ Moisture Infusion Hair Dryer” with promises of increased moisture and shine. Since I’m a little underwhelmed with my current hair dryer I was game!

Could a hair dryer really ADD moisture to my hair?

 

We Tried It: Our Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer Review

My kids and I tried the Panasonic hair dryer out (my husband has no hair, he’s disqualified). We’ve all got different hair types:

  • Me = Thick + On The Dry Side
  • 9-Year-Old = Fine (Thin) + Rats Nest
  • 14-Year-Old Girl = Fine (But Lots of Hair) + Damaged/Dry From Some Ombre Highlights
  • 15-Year-Old Boy = Fine + Bleached + Uses Lots of Product

My Review

I’ve got LOADS of hair. The weather in Utah is hard on my hair and skin.  Because it’s so dry here my hair can get really staticky (which is my biggest complaint about the dry weather). I use a leave in conditioner to help with that and even then my hair is still a bit dry.

This dryer totally tamed my hair. I was skeptical that a dryer could actually add moisture BUT when I was finished my hair definitely softer and the texture was more smooth (and that was WITHOUT using the leave in conditioner).

It did take a bit more time to dry than my wind tunnel machine hair dryer — but the difference is definitely obvious. My guess is that over time I would have LESS split ends by using this hair dryer. 

9-Year-Old Girl

Her hair is fine and SO tangly in the morning. We used the hair dryer this morning before school and her hair was smooth and felt thicker. It really added volume. I also noticed that by day 2 her hair still looked great.  It still felt thicker and continued to behave a whole lot better. 

I’ve got ZERO usable sound bites from her, because let’s all be real . . . the 9-year-old could care less about the hair dryer (or what her hair looks like). Those were the days!

14-Year-Old Girl

She’s due for a haircut. Her hair has grown to insane lengths, she “ombred” the ends of her hair this year, and she’s got some crazy new growth coming in all over her head. Did that happen to you in middle school?!? It’s crazy!

Here’s what she said:

“MOM! Look at my hair! This dryer is LIT! My hair is way softer, my flyaways (shorter new growth) are not sticking up (this was revolutionary), it’s like I’m having a good hair day! It took a little longer to dry but it’s worth it.”

15-Year-Old Boy

OK, so my son then my son felt left out. He literally said “Yo! How does that blow dryer work?”

He regularly uses a hair dryer too. Boys these days . . . they need volume and product to keep their hair looking it’s best! He, in true teenage boy style, recently bleached his hair to a yellow / platinum. He and 10 of his buddies look just like 1994.

He felt like his hair was softer and held on to his product better.

 

The Verdict?

The best part is that I got my kids feedback BEFORE they even knew we were reviewing this product online. They thought that I had just brought home a new hair dryer. 

Bottom line:

Better design than my $150 dryer (the buttons are in the right place, it sits perfectly on the counter top). Temperature control was perfect – my biggest critics (my girls) were not getting after me about the heat.

Did it really add moisture to our hair? YES! And it made a visible difference with the first use and the difference sticks. 

 

Here’s How It Works

How does the Nanoe™ technology work, you might ask? Here’s what Panasonic has to say:

It draws naturally occurring ions present in the air and breaks them down into significantly smaller particles that are then combined and held together by water molecules. These new moisture-rich nanoe hair dryer particles—with nearly 1,000 times more moisture than regular ions—are infused into the hair while styling. In essence, the nanoe Hair Dryer helps protect and beautify your hair by taking moisture that’s outside and putting it on the inside. The result = smoother, shinier and stronger hair.

 

Would I Buy It?

Yep. Cheaper than my other dryer, no complaints on design or function, and YES it really does add moisture to your hair (that sticks)!

 

Pricing + availability:

BestBuy.com; $89.99 + free shipping

 

For more information:

Visit Panasonic.com

Follow @PanasonicBeauty on Instagram

Follow Panasonic Beauty on Twitter

Follow Panasonic North America on Facebook

 

Disclosure

This post is sponsored by Panasonic. As always, the opinions are our own. If we don’t think a product is a good fit for our audience we’ll turn the project down or give you our honest feedback about it.  Bottom line on this project? Everyone at our house is excited to have added this gadget to our arsenal!

 

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Dry Hair Driving You Nuts? Add This To Your Routine


 

Full Disclosure: I live in one of the driest climates in the United States! I’m in Utah and we literally rank #2 driest climate.  Yes, we even beat Arizona.

 

 

As you can guess, my skin and hair are DRY.  Well, I just found something new that solves the hair problem.

The trick? Try switching out your hair dryer.

Confession. I used a little blue hair dryer for literally 20 years! From the time I was 18, until I was 38! It was held together with electrical tape in it’s last days.

I upgraded and bought a fancy hair dryer. Like the $150 kind. Indeed it dries my hair faster (it’s like unto being in a wind tunnel) but it has definitely dried my hair out a bit and I’ve got a few complaints. The buttons on the handle are horribly designed so that when I hold the handle I’m constantly accidentally turning it off or changing the heat. My girls complain that it burns their head, and it typically leaves me with a bunch of tangles. It’s always falling off the counter, I take some responsibility for that – but it still drives me nuts. But it does dry my hair fast.

Panasonic reached out and asked us to review their “Nanoe™ Moisture Infusion Hair Dryer” with promises of increased moisture and shine. Since I’m a little underwhelmed with my current hair dryer I was game!

Could a hair dryer really ADD moisture to my hair?

 

We Tried It: Our Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer Review

My kids and I tried the Panasonic hair dryer out (my husband has no hair, he’s disqualified). We’ve all got different hair types:

  • Me = Thick + On The Dry Side
  • 9-Year-Old = Fine (Thin) + Rats Nest
  • 14-Year-Old Girl = Fine (But Lots of Hair) + Damaged/Dry From Some Ombre Highlights
  • 15-Year-Old Boy = Fine + Bleached + Uses Lots of Product

My Review

I’ve got LOADS of hair. The weather in Utah is hard on my hair and skin.  Because it’s so dry here my hair can get really staticky (which is my biggest complaint about the dry weather). I use a leave in conditioner to help with that and even then my hair is still a bit dry.

This dryer totally tamed my hair. I was skeptical that a dryer could actually add moisture BUT when I was finished my hair definitely softer and the texture was more smooth (and that was WITHOUT using the leave in conditioner).

It did take a bit more time to dry than my wind tunnel machine hair dryer — but the difference is definitely obvious. My guess is that over time I would have LESS split ends by using this hair dryer. 

9-Year-Old Girl

Her hair is fine and SO tangly in the morning. We used the hair dryer this morning before school and her hair was smooth and felt thicker. It really added volume. I also noticed that by day 2 her hair still looked great.  It still felt thicker and continued to behave a whole lot better. 

I’ve got ZERO usable sound bites from her, because let’s all be real . . . the 9-year-old could care less about the hair dryer (or what her hair looks like). Those were the days!

14-Year-Old Girl

She’s due for a haircut. Her hair has grown to insane lengths, she “ombred” the ends of her hair this year, and she’s got some crazy new growth coming in all over her head. Did that happen to you in middle school?!? It’s crazy!

Here’s what she said:

“MOM! Look at my hair! This dryer is LIT! My hair is way softer, my flyaways (shorter new growth) are not sticking up (this was revolutionary), it’s like I’m having a good hair day! It took a little longer to dry but it’s worth it.”

15-Year-Old Boy

OK, so my son then my son felt left out. He literally said “Yo! How does that blow dryer work?”

He regularly uses a hair dryer too. Boys these days . . . they need volume and product to keep their hair looking it’s best! He, in true teenage boy style, recently bleached his hair to a yellow / platinum. He and 10 of his buddies look just like 1994.

He felt like his hair was softer and held on to his product better.

 

The Verdict?

The best part is that I got my kids feedback BEFORE they even knew we were reviewing this product online. They thought that I had just brought home a new hair dryer. 

Bottom line:

Better design than my $150 dryer (the buttons are in the right place, it sits perfectly on the counter top). Temperature control was perfect – my biggest critics (my girls) were not getting after me about the heat.

Did it really add moisture to our hair? YES! And it made a visible difference with the first use and the difference sticks. 

 

Here’s How It Works

How does the Nanoe™ technology work, you might ask? Here’s what Panasonic has to say:

It draws naturally occurring ions present in the air and breaks them down into significantly smaller particles that are then combined and held together by water molecules. These new moisture-rich nanoe hair dryer particles—with nearly 1,000 times more moisture than regular ions—are infused into the hair while styling. In essence, the nanoe Hair Dryer helps protect and beautify your hair by taking moisture that’s outside and putting it on the inside. The result = smoother, shinier and stronger hair.

 

Would I Buy It?

Yep. Cheaper than my other dryer, no complaints on design or function, and YES it really does add moisture to your hair (that sticks)!

 

Pricing + availability:

BestBuy.com; $89.99 + free shipping

 

For more information:

Visit Panasonic.com

Follow @PanasonicBeauty on Instagram

Follow Panasonic Beauty on Twitter

Follow Panasonic North America on Facebook

 

Disclosure

This post is sponsored by Panasonic. As always, the opinions are our own. If we don’t think a product is a good fit for our audience we’ll turn the project down or give you our honest feedback about it.  Bottom line on this project? Everyone at our house is excited to have added this gadget to our arsenal!

 

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Dry Hair Driving You Nuts? Add This To Your Routine


 

Full Disclosure: I live in one of the driest climates in the United States! I’m in Utah and we literally rank #2 driest climate.  Yes, we even beat Arizona.

 

 

As you can guess, my skin and hair are DRY.  Well, I just found something new that solves the hair problem.

The trick? Try switching out your hair dryer.

Confession. I used a little blue hair dryer for literally 20 years! From the time I was 18, until I was 38! It was held together with electrical tape in it’s last days.

I upgraded and bought a fancy hair dryer. Like the $150 kind. Indeed it dries my hair faster (it’s like unto being in a wind tunnel) but it has definitely dried my hair out a bit and I’ve got a few complaints. The buttons on the handle are horribly designed so that when I hold the handle I’m constantly accidentally turning it off or changing the heat. My girls complain that it burns their head, and it typically leaves me with a bunch of tangles. It’s always falling off the counter, I take some responsibility for that – but it still drives me nuts. But it does dry my hair fast.

Panasonic reached out and asked us to review their “Nanoe™ Moisture Infusion Hair Dryer” with promises of increased moisture and shine. Since I’m a little underwhelmed with my current hair dryer I was game!

Could a hair dryer really ADD moisture to my hair?

 

We Tried It: Our Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer Review

My kids and I tried the Panasonic hair dryer out (my husband has no hair, he’s disqualified). We’ve all got different hair types:

  • Me = Thick + On The Dry Side
  • 9-Year-Old = Fine (Thin) + Rats Nest
  • 14-Year-Old Girl = Fine (But Lots of Hair) + Damaged/Dry From Some Ombre Highlights
  • 15-Year-Old Boy = Fine + Bleached + Uses Lots of Product

My Review

I’ve got LOADS of hair. The weather in Utah is hard on my hair and skin.  Because it’s so dry here my hair can get really staticky (which is my biggest complaint about the dry weather). I use a leave in conditioner to help with that and even then my hair is still a bit dry.

This dryer totally tamed my hair. I was skeptical that a dryer could actually add moisture BUT when I was finished my hair definitely softer and the texture was more smooth (and that was WITHOUT using the leave in conditioner).

It did take a bit more time to dry than my wind tunnel machine hair dryer — but the difference is definitely obvious. My guess is that over time I would have LESS split ends by using this hair dryer. 

9-Year-Old Girl

Her hair is fine and SO tangly in the morning. We used the hair dryer this morning before school and her hair was smooth and felt thicker. It really added volume. I also noticed that by day 2 her hair still looked great.  It still felt thicker and continued to behave a whole lot better. 

I’ve got ZERO usable sound bites from her, because let’s all be real . . . the 9-year-old could care less about the hair dryer (or what her hair looks like). Those were the days!

14-Year-Old Girl

She’s due for a haircut. Her hair has grown to insane lengths, she “ombred” the ends of her hair this year, and she’s got some crazy new growth coming in all over her head. Did that happen to you in middle school?!? It’s crazy!

Here’s what she said:

“MOM! Look at my hair! This dryer is LIT! My hair is way softer, my flyaways (shorter new growth) are not sticking up (this was revolutionary), it’s like I’m having a good hair day! It took a little longer to dry but it’s worth it.”

15-Year-Old Boy

OK, so my son then my son felt left out. He literally said “Yo! How does that blow dryer work?”

He regularly uses a hair dryer too. Boys these days . . . they need volume and product to keep their hair looking it’s best! He, in true teenage boy style, recently bleached his hair to a yellow / platinum. He and 10 of his buddies look just like 1994.

He felt like his hair was softer and held on to his product better.

 

The Verdict?

The best part is that I got my kids feedback BEFORE they even knew we were reviewing this product online. They thought that I had just brought home a new hair dryer. 

Bottom line:

Better design than my $150 dryer (the buttons are in the right place, it sits perfectly on the counter top). Temperature control was perfect – my biggest critics (my girls) were not getting after me about the heat.

Did it really add moisture to our hair? YES! And it made a visible difference with the first use and the difference sticks. 

 

Here’s How It Works

How does the Nanoe™ technology work, you might ask? Here’s what Panasonic has to say:

It draws naturally occurring ions present in the air and breaks them down into significantly smaller particles that are then combined and held together by water molecules. These new moisture-rich nanoe hair dryer particles—with nearly 1,000 times more moisture than regular ions—are infused into the hair while styling. In essence, the nanoe Hair Dryer helps protect and beautify your hair by taking moisture that’s outside and putting it on the inside. The result = smoother, shinier and stronger hair.

 

Would I Buy It?

Yep. Cheaper than my other dryer, no complaints on design or function, and YES it really does add moisture to your hair (that sticks)!

 

Pricing + availability:

BestBuy.com; $89.99 + free shipping

 

For more information:

Visit Panasonic.com

Follow @PanasonicBeauty on Instagram

Follow Panasonic Beauty on Twitter

Follow Panasonic North America on Facebook

 

Disclosure

This post is sponsored by Panasonic. As always, the opinions are our own. If we don’t think a product is a good fit for our audience we’ll turn the project down or give you our honest feedback about it.  Bottom line on this project? Everyone at our house is excited to have added this gadget to our arsenal!

 

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7 Things Moms Of Boys With Long Hair Are Tired Of Hearing

When I was pregnant and went through new mom orientation, I was let down. They forgot to add a ton of stuff to the syllabus. As a result, I had no idea my decision not to give my son a haircut would leave so many people’s panties in a bunch. I am not being dramatic. You’d be shocked by the interactions I’ve had with people because of my son’s hair.

Family, friends, and random folks have all blessed me with the gift of unsolicited advice on my son’s hair. Boys’ hair gets so many opinions that it is damn near political. To return the favor, I’m going to give you some unsolicited advice. Here is some shit I’m sick of hearing:

1. “Aw, your daughter is so cute!” 

I get it, at this age, the typical appearance cues of gender are basically nonexistent. At two, my son doesn’t have a mustache or the same muscular physique as his father. Truthfully, he just looks like a person. But why do people only say “she is so cute” on the days he is decked out in his camo and daddy’s little man shirt?

2. “I said it because he looks like a girl.” (The rebuttal)

It never stops there. When I correct strangers, they almost always respond with: “I thought he was a girl because he’s so beautiful.” Okay… I’m not sure what that means. Boys can be beautiful just like girls. I actually tell him he is beautiful quite regularly. I don’t understand how people can look past the gendered implications of color schemes and phrases, but not take it a step further and contemplate a world where boys can be called “beautiful” and have long hair.

3.  “Can I touch it?”

Our children aren’t pets. Don’t ever ask to pet a child’s hair regardless of texture. Unless you wanna deal with my inner Black Panther.

And I’m not the only one who feels this way too. “It really shocked me the first time someone just reached out and touched his hair. Now I’m just angry and sad that he feels it necessary to put his hands over it in case they do,” explained Nikki, the mom of a curly-haired redhead boy. She said she’s shocked at the number of people asking to touch it.

My son with his puffball, walking happily. (credit: Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez)

4. “He would look like a big boy with a haircut.” 

He is two — he’s not gonna look like a big boy no matter what he does. You know why? Because he’s a toddler. Toddlers have chubby faces and bodies that are halfway between baby and big boy. I don’t need to speed up the process. Next thing I know you’ll be asking if he pays his portion of the water bill.

5. Any joke about a secret haircut.

There have been times some of my loved ones have asked what would happen if I allowed them to babysit and came back to his hair being cut. That’s easy. I’d throat-punch you! Until my son is old enough to make decisions for himself, his father and I are the gatekeepers of his appearance. It isn’t funny to make jokes about disobeying what we have decided for our child. It’s a pretty good way to lose your babysitting privileges.  

6. “When will he get a haircut?”

Ummm, when will you pay your overdue parking tickets? How long is it before you get that spinach out of your teeth? You don’t like awkward questions about your personal business, do you? The same goes for my son’s hair.

My son’s hair is groomed regularly, and he looks equally as put together as any other two years old. Giving unwanted comments on my son’s hair is just as invasive as me asking about someone’s weight or style of dress. It isn’t anyone else’s business.

7. “You’re gonna let a child decide when to cut their hair?!”

A critical aspect of authoritative parenting is giving your children the freedom to making reasonable decisions for themselves. Letting them make choices about their appearance is no different. For moms of boys with long hair, as long as it works for our sons, it works for us.

“[Our plan is] not cut it off until and unless he wants it,” says Nikki. “We aren’t even allowed to say the word haircut with him. We have to say trim (at his insistence) to keep it healthy and the curl intact. Despite the attention, it brings him he loves his hair and his curls. So if he’s happy, we’re happy.”

I don’t want American expectations of male beauty to dictate my son’s gender expression.  As long as I am maintaining my son’s hair and there are no signs of neglect, I don’t need suggestions. Parents of long-haired boys don’t need your opinions — we got this.

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How to Make a Santa Bow

 A homemade Santa Bow adds a special touch to any Christmas present or little girl’s hair!

How to Make a Santa Bow! This simple craft adds a special touch to any Christmas present or little girl's hair! 

HOW TO MAKE A SANTA BOW!

I have an secret… I’m obsessed with anything Santa! I collect all things Santa and of course making a DIY Santa Bow has been on my list of things to do for years. We made these cute Santa bows a few years ago, and I’m just now having time to share it with you! I love making Santa desserts and Santa crafts, so adding this to my collection of cute Santa ideas here on Living Locurto is exciting!

How to Make a Santa Bow! Such a fun and simple Christmas craft idea!

Making a Santa Bow is so easy! With only a few craft supplies, you can make dozens of these holiday bows for the most adorable gift wrap! I love attaching a Santa bow to a hair band for a fun Holiday pony tail! This is a festive holiday hairstyle idea for school Christmas parties!

How to Make a Santa Bow for a little girl's hair. Cute Holiday Hairstyle for girls.

How to make a Santa Bow

All you need are a few different types of paper, ribbon and holiday cheer! Since we love sparkling glitter, I suggest you get glitter paper, but it’s not required. The only thing required is to HAVE FUN!

Supplies:

  • 1- 2 inch red ribbon
  • White card stock
  • Black glitter card stock
  • Gold glitter card stock
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. First, cut out your Santa bow pieces. (see sample photo below)
  2. You’ll need two rectangles of white card stock. Cut them the same width as your red ribbon.
  3. Cut Santa’s boots out of the black card stock paper to the same width as your white rectangles.
  4. Cut a square of gold glitter card stock for Santa’s belt.
  5. Then cut a smaller square of black card stock.
  6. Attach all of your pieces together with hot glue, then glue to a red bow.

We’ve made it easy to cut out your Santa Bow pieces with samples for you in the photo below…

How to make a Santa Bow. Easy holiday craft. How to make a Santa Bow. Easy holiday craft.

Isn’t this so cute?

How to make a Santa Bow. Easy holiday Christmas craft idea. LivingLocurto.com

Pin it…

How to Make a Santa Bow! This simple craft adds a special touch to any Christmas present or little girl's hair! Such an easy Christmas craft to make this holiday season. #santa #christmas

 

You might also like our cute Elf Bow!

Elf Hair Bow Craft

 

Want more fun Santa Christmas Craft Ideas?

These Minion Santa Cupcakes are so cute!

Minions Christmas Cupcakes - Santa Hat Cupcakes

 

Get a Letter From Santa! 

Letter from Santa

 

 

Check out my Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cupcakes in cute Santa Cups!

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Treat Yourself to a Year of Birchbox

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balance. All opinions are my own.

Two of my favorite things are combining forces!

Snacks and beauty products!

No really. The way to my heart is through snack bars and lipstick. Many people in my life have called me out over the years for being the mother hen who always has a snack or seven in my bag just in case.

Because my secret shame is that hunger hits me like a freight train. No lie. Rachael was the unfortunate bystander when VERY HUNGRY ERIN made an appearance a few weeks ago on a business trip.

This was her when I growled some sort of response to “good morning.”

via GIPHY

Now do you see?! Do you see why every bag I own is packed with a minimum of two snack bars?

And because red lipstick makes me happy, I have…a few…

So the best news ever is that Balance and Birchbox are teaming up! You could win a year-long subscription to Birchbox if you find a “Golden Ticket” in specially marked Balance bars.

Snacks + Beauty Products = Happy Times

Not familiar with Birchbox?

It’s a subscription service that delivers boxes of joy to your doorstep in the form of beauty products to test and enjoy.

Each month, your Birchbox will arrive with five new items inside.

Getting your free year of goodies is as simple as picking up a package of specially marked Balance Bars. 

Balance Bars pack a punch! Tasty, protein-packed (their original bars contain 13-15 grams per bar, depending on flavor!), full of energizing ingredients, and they come in a huge variety of tasty flavor combinations! The original Yogurt Honey Peanut flavor reminded me a of a peanut butter cookie. Other original flavors include…wait for it…Dulce de Leche & Caramel, Chocolate Peppermint Patty, Cookie Dough, Caramel Nut Blast…and so many more. 

Treat yourself!

No really. Do something for you, mama!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Nature’s Bounty Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Elf Bow Craft | Cute Christmas Elf Gift Idea

A homemade elf bow is perfect for adding to a girl’s hair, attaching to a wrapped holiday present or a cute gift idea from your Christmas elf!

Learn How to Make an Elf Bow. This is a cute Christmas Elf Gift Idea! Easy craft for girls hair or unique holiday gift wrap. LivingLocurto.com

We’re so excited that our Christmas Elf, Peter, is back from the North Pole! We love anything elf related and today’s Elf Bow craft is an easy idea for homemade gifts, adding some festive flair to your wrapped presents, or elf fashion for your girl’s hair.

Learn How to Make an Elf Bow. This is a cute Christmas Elf Gift Idea! Easy craft for girls hair or unique holiday gift wrap. LivingLocurto.com

Have you ever made your own bows? I love making bows for gifts and now that my daughter is a competitive cheerleader, we’re all about the bow. ha!

This cute elf bow is super easy to make and looks adorable! All you need is thick red ribbon, thin green ribbon, and some colored paper.

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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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