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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. We used all yellow pencils because we wanted an old school look, but I think the multicolored pencils would be cute too. EDDIE ROSS: Crafts. Here's a Christmas wreath so darling and dear, even Miss Crawford would approve.


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. To secure the metal cap to the ball, dab a little hot glue and press. Next, untwist the end of the hanger, then string one ornament at a time, making sure to alternate the placement and colors as desired. Check out the final result! 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. Fortunately, there is no shortage of gorgeous, DIY wreath-making inspiration on the interweb….. 1. Apparently you can make a wreath out of almost anything….fur, moss, yarn, ornaments, coffee filters, twigs, paper, pipe. 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. This serves two purposes: 1. 2. Next unwrap your starlights and begin to hot glue them to wreath. Instead of gluing in rows, I glued more in a brick pattern. One of the places where your starlights will probably not line up properly is the outside edge of the wreath. (** NOTE** If you will be hanging this wreath in a warm or damp climate, I highly recommend shellacking it, to prevent the candies from melting, prior to adding any of the decorative ribbon.) So, there you have it. 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. 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: You'll need the following: 1- white sock. Step 1: cut the foot part off of your sock and discard. Step 2 & 3: Turn the tube part of your sock inside out and wrap a rubber band around the bottom. Step 4 & 5: Fill the sock with rice. Step 6: Taking the ankle socks, cut as shown above. Step 7, 8 & 9: First, take the sock without a toe and a heel and put it over your rice filled sock. Step 10: Next you add your embellishments. And there you have it - the cutest, easiest, little snowman you'll ever make.

Just some quick tips: - you could sew the sock instead of using a rubber band. 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. 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.