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Sawdust and Paper Scraps: 3D Star Ornament Tutorial. Added bonus: Your teacher will always have an extra pencil handy.

Sawdust and Paper Scraps: 3D Star Ornament Tutorial

Materials: $1 grape vine wreath40 Pencils ($1 per pack of ten) = $4glue gunribbonscissors I started by trimming all of the excess curls and messy branches off of the grapevine wreath to give it a clean look. You could leave these for a more rustic look. EDDIE ROSS: Crafts. Here's a Christmas wreath so darling and dear, even Miss Crawford would approve.

EDDIE ROSS: Crafts

Take one of these... and bend it into the form of a circle. Then, grab your glue gun and as many round ornaments in varying sizes as you can find. You'll need about 80 in all. Whenever I do my tree, I like the more unusual shapes, so it's always the round ones I have left over. Rethinking Wreaths – design finch. I love sprucing up the house for Christmas, but sometimes its difficult to find contemporary holiday decor that reflects our clean, minimalist style.

Rethinking Wreaths – design finch

This year I’ve had my eyes peeled for a festive new wreath…something simple, yet slightly funky that will coordinate with the white and silver color scheme we already have going on. Oh, and also no fake greenery or silk flowers allowed (which pretty much rules out anything you might buy off the shelf at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby). I’m afraid I may be forced to fire up the hot glue gun and get crafty in order to see my envisioned Christmas wreath come true.

Gwynn Wasson Designs: {Tips & Hints} Candy Wreath Tutorial. I've been dying to make a candy wreath since before Halloween but I just haven't had the time.

Gwynn Wasson Designs: {Tips & Hints} Candy Wreath Tutorial

So I was really excited to finally be able to make one last week!! If you would like to make one too, here's what you will need: - Two 20oz bags of Peppermint Starlights - One 16" styrofoam wreath form - One 20 yd. roll of 1 1/2" floral ribbon - One 4 yd. roll of 1 1/2" decorative ribbon - Hot Glue - Shellac (optional) I started by wrapping the wreath form with the floral ribbon.

Giant craft stick snowflakes. I could hardly wait to show you this Popsicle stick craft!

Giant craft stick snowflakes

These snowflakes are fun, easy, and so inexpensive to make. The smallest snowflake is 12 inches across; the largest is 24 inches. I had some rhinestones left over from my Christmas tree advent calendar, so I glued some at the tips of each white snowflake. Sock Snowmen. This morning when I went out to take my daughter to school it was -12.

Sock Snowmen

That is too cold for my blood and despite the beautiful snow on the ground there is NO way you're getting me outside to make a snowman. So, instead, I'll opt for the inside version made out of socks. They're easier to make, last longer and dare I say it... they're cuter too. Want to make your own? Here's how: Christmas tree ornament mobile, how-to. Here is how I made my Christmas tree ornament mobile, it was easier than it looks, promise.

Christmas tree ornament mobile, how-to

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.