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Christmas tree ornament mobile, how-to. Here is how I made my Christmas tree ornament mobile, it was easier than it looks, promise. The Supplies a 17″ steamer rack from a restaurant supply storeabout 5 feet of lightweight jack chaina small carabiner100 basic ornament hooksone roll, 500 feet, monofilament jewelry string (not the stretchy sort)200 jewelry crimp beads or tubesjewelry crimping tool100 lanyard hooks100 ornaments Note: In the photo above I show earring wire instead of ornament hooks. I changed that later as I found ornament hooks made it far easier to move ornaments around after they’d been hung. Also, my supplies are based on a 4 foot tall mobile using almost 100 ornaments, you’ll need to adjust amounts if you make one larger or smaller. Creating the Mobile Frame Creating the frame for my ornament tree mobile turned out to be fairly simple.

For the top of the mobile I needed something that would allow me to easily secure a lot of hanging points without them sliding around too much. Notes: Why so many hooks and bits? 34 Best Christmas Advent Calendar Tutorials {diy. Christmas advent calendars are not only so much fun to make but create a family tradition that your kids will remember for years to come.

So here are 34 of the best DIY Christmas Advent and Christmas count down calendars with free tutorials and pictured instructions so you can easily make them at home. These advent calendars would also make great gift ideas for families and almost anyone on your holiday wish list! For even more free advent patterns check out the Tip Junkie Christmas site. You'll find everything you need for a homemade holiday season! Advent Calendar Tutorials 1. 2. 3. 5. From Pottery Barn 7. 8. Paper Advent Calendars 9. 13. 17. 20. 23. 25. Fabric Count Down Calendars 27. 30. 31. 34. Christmas in July will be running on Tip Junkie for the next 2 weeks {July 18th - 29th} with amazing giveaways every day! More Christmas Crafts: Top 10 advent calendars. Top 10 advent calendars The tradition of advent calendars used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas are made mostly for children these days.

Most begin on December 1, regardless of when Advent begins, which can be as early as November 27 and as late as December 3. One window, bag, pocket or other for each day of December leading up to Christmas Day. One is opened every day during Advent. In many of these calendars, each window opens to reveal an image, a poem, toy or a chocolate. As a child I always had an advent and the daily ritual of opening one was so exciting. Typical Type A Merry Matchboxes Ziggiau Alexis Brooke Lane Homemade Happiness Design Mom Julie Ree Francine Clouden Country Living Brigitte.

Pappersgran – Craft of the Day, paper Christmas tree. Det finns lite olika varianter på den här idén har jag sett (se t ex Ellas Inspiration, @ Down Under, Martha Stewart och Fru Fly). Mina pappergranar gjorde jag med hjälp av pepparkaksmått. Ett perfekt pyssel att göra tillsammans med barn. En idé är att skriva namn på stjärnorna och använda granarna som placeringskort vid julmiddagen. / I’ve seen some variations on this theme online (see for example Ellas inspiration, @ Down Under, Martha Stewart and Fru Fly).

Jag använde mig av min skärmatta, placerade pepparkaksformen ovanpå papperet bankade lite med en hammare för att markera formen. I used my cutting mat, placed the cookie cutter on top of the paper and pounded a bit with a hammer to mark the shape of the tree. Klipp eller skär ut en liten stjärna i gult eller vitt papper och skär en liten skåra i ena stjärnspetsen. / Cut out a small star in yellow or white paper and make a score in one of the points. Trä granarna i varandra och placera stjärnan i topp. Lolly Chessie's Famous CP Christmas Trees - Crate Paper. Hey Everyone!

My name is Lolly Chessie and I'm thrilled to be sharing my first tutorial here on the Crate Paper blog! One of the projects I did for CP this past Summer CHA was two little trees! I thought it would be fun to share how I made them with you all! What you need: Two paper mache tree shapes. The ones I used were 16 and 22 inches tall. Lets Get Started! Start by either cutting the petal shape using the Sizzix - "Flowers, Beauty Bloom" die (found HERE) or if you have SCAL and a Cricut you can use this .svg file found HERE (1 sheet for the larger petals) and HERE (1 sheet for the medium and smaller petals).

Just a note: If you use the Sizzix die, your petals will be all the same size and that's totally ok! Paint the bottom of your tree shapes with the green paint! You will want to split the pile of "Mittens" and "Candy" papers into two groups as you will be using both sides of these papers! Wrap each shape around a round pen or sharpie marker to curl the edges! Almost there!!! P.S. Have an Organized Christmas with a FREE Planner. It’s time to get organized for Christmas! Of all times of the year that I need to be organized, it has got to be Christmas! I decided to add a Christmas Planner to my Daily Planner this year so that this year I can have an organized Christmas! I designed a brand new Printable Christmas Planner for my Etsy shop, Organized Whimsy Printables.

It includes 42 printables to keep you organized with gift giving, shopping, Black Friday, Budgets, Traditions, Events/Activities, Christmas Parties, Baking, Christmas Cards and To Do Lists, etc. I was going to make a separate binder just for the Christmas Planner, but decided I didn’t want to tote around 2 planners during the months of November and December. As a Mom, I’ve got enough “junk” in my car! Here are a few freebies to get you going. Baking List Black Friday Planner December Calendar Gift Tracker for Family If you would like the entire Christmas Planner Kit, you can find it here, in my Etsy Shop. Happy Christmas Planning! Karlie @ Mama Whimsy. Felt Holly Corsage. EXTRAORDINARY Ideas: 25 Christmas Projects! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ding…♪ Dong…♫ Ding…♪ Dong…♫ .Christmas is without a doubt my FAVORITE Holiday.

As a child I remember waiting month after month to smell the fresh “truchas” { Canary Islands’ Christmas Dessert } made in my mom’s kitchen and the endless parties on Christmas Eve Night. I recall dancing all night long, singing Villancicos {Christmas Carols from Spain} while neighbors and friends would show up unexpectedly because in our home EVERYONE was invited! Those memories of my childhood and youth have stayed with me forever and every year I wait with anticipation to celebrate the greatest day of all and keep the traditions alive.

Here are some projects, ideas and favorite Christmas Things that I have found around… Enjoy! Make the cutest snowman candy bar wrappers. The wrapper is a FREE PRINTABLE… I am SO doing this for my kid’s friends. These cookies are a JOY to look at… I think this would make a PERFECT GIFT for neighbors and teachers… Talking about cookies… It was a hit! Felt Holly Corsage. EXTRAORDINARY Ideas: 25 Christmas Projects! Pappersgran – Craft of the Day, paper Christmas tree. Border punched ornaments. I was excited to get a chance to use the new interchangeable border punches from Fiskars. They function the same way as their regular border punches, except you can pop out different design cartridges so they store very compactly! I used them to spice up the popular paper strip ornaments.

You can view full photos and details in my article here at Fiskars. Pretty paper baubles. The lovely peeps at new craft store Mushi Makes sent me a Tildas "Winter memories" paper pack . A beautiful pad of 24 double sided sheets of 230gsm acid and lignin free paper in seven different patterns, three of each plus three cut-out sheets. So to match my Vintage Christmas theme I made a bunch of pretty paper baubles dusted with coarse white glitter to hang on my white Christmas tree. Here's how... Pretty paper baubles Tools and Materials Pretty paper baubles, How-to step by step Using the paper-mate cutters smallest circle, with the blade on the inner lineCut out two circles of paper from each printed sheet, so you have nine circlesFold all the circles of paper in halfStack circles on top of each other, Wrap a lenth of thread all the way around the stack, so that it runs along the fold.

Fold and unfold paper sections, so paper starts to fan outUsing a hot glue gun, place a dab of glue about 1/3 of the way up the top of the bauble, on the outside edge. Have a sweet day! Painted Santa Ornament. This little Santa ornament is quick and simple to make! Tie it to the top of a gift package or give it alone as a nice little gift handmade by you! Painted Santa Ornament Supplies: One medium size round ornamentPaint (flesh color, white, black and red)Snow-TexPaintbrushesSnow Writer Paint a flesh color rectangle on the front of the ornament. It will need at least two coats. With the end of the paint brush handle make dots for the eyes and nose. Mix the Snow Tex with a little white paint (about 3:1 ratio) to make it a bit thinner consistency. Paint a mustache, beard and add a small little dot for the mouth. If you are looking for more homemade gift ideas, from edible gifts to sewn gifts you might enjoy browsing my Handmade Gift Guide!

101 Handmade Christmas Ornaments. Get ready for the holidays with handmade ornaments! There’s something about handmade ornaments that really make me smile. I made ornaments every year with my mom as a child and creating this list reminded me of some of those classic ornaments. She still has some of them to hang on her tree! Have you ever made a quilted ornament without sewing? Those were some of my favorites! Salt dough ornaments are always sweet, but some of the ornaments on this list will amaze you! Top your gifts with glitter cookie cutters, make yarn wreaths with your children, add a favorite photo to a felt Polaroid ornament for your best friend…I could go on and on.

There are a million ways to use these and they are all quick projects. Now you just need to set up an ornament party and make some with your friends and family. DIY ornaments // a daily something // part 2 | (A guest post while I’m on vacation…) Some more DIY ornaments from Rebecca of A Daily Something! The Glitter Ornament. To make your own, simply pour some fine glitter into your clear glass ball and place the lid back on the ornament. Swirl the glitter around – it will stay in place without any glue because of the static! Feathery Tree. Mini Paper Trees. Wood – Two Ways. And there you have it – six new ornament ideas for your Christmas tree or other fun holiday decorating. Hope you are all having a blessed week and enjoy your holiday weekend thoroughly! Thank you Rebecca! Share. 34 Best Christmas Advent Calendar Tutorials {diy. How To: Make a Homemade Snow Globe.

As Kate so delicately alluded to earlier this week, I am somewhat of a holiday junkie. And Christmas is the holiday of all holidays for me. I decorated a week before Thanksgiving; yep, I’m one of those people. One of my most favorite holiday traditions as a child was our little family advent calendar and now that my kids are old enough to enjoy some fun and creative activities, I’ve filled up our little numbered stockings with slips of paper instead of candy. Well, slips of paper intermingled with candy. It’s December; we have to have candy. I let the kiddos pull day #1 a little early so I could blog about it! I tried to word everything creatively so they could have fun trying to figure it out. (There have been lots of questions about my advent calendar, and what I put into it. Snow globes are magical, whimsical, and fun.

The first thing you need are jars, with nice snug lids. Another really fun thing is to make your own little figurines with Sculpey Clay. Seriously- Best. Acorn Christmas Tree! In our den, next to our Dear Santa frame is this fun Acorn Christmas Tree! I cam across the BIGGEST acorns ever while tailgating at a football game this fall... and yes, I got a grocery bag and started picking the up... TONS of them. (Yes, people were looking at me like I was NUTS - pun intended!)

I bought a cone from Hobby Lobby and began to hot glue the acorns on starting at the base of the cone, working my way up. See?! Once the entire cone was covered, I had this sitting on my counter. Cute, but definitely needed color! Soo... I took it outside, attacked it with a can of spray paint and ended up with this: The best part... it cost me less than $5!

Merry Christmas! Reindeer Canvas Art. Fall in love with Fall.... I grew up amongst canvasses and paint brushes, music notes and instruments. There was always someone creating art or music around me and that is perhaps why I often refer back to my library of childhood memories when doing crafts. While doing this craft, I reminisced about a time sitting by my father's feet and creating with him. As I turned each page of the book, I heard his wild stories and funny jokes which will always be archived in my heart. During a recent visit to a local Urban store, my eye caught something that reminded me of my dad and his 'crazy' creations. They were simple frames covered in newsprint along with tote bags and baskets weaved from old magazines. Even though we were not very recycle savvy back then, my dad would make little stools out of old telephone books for my brother and I.

The materials: Old paperback book thick cardboard scissors ribbon(optional) garden stick exacto knife hot glue gun tea bag (optional) Draw the shape of your pumpkin on your cardboard and cut it out.