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Christmas Party Tablescape. I’m cheating again, I’m reposting this from July.

Christmas Party Tablescape

We did a Christmas in July birthday party for the twins, if you weren’t around back then or you happened to miss it. So just call me cheater cheater – peppermint eater. Bottlecap holly and rubber bands. 3D Paper Snowflake. Add New Question Does the paper have to be square?

3D Paper Snowflake

WikiHow ContributorYes, but it's easy to turn a rectangular sheet of paper into a square. Fold one corner over to the opposite side, lining up the edges to form a triangle. Cut off the "leftover" rectangle below the triangle. Unfold the triangle, and you have a square. Can you use more than six pieces of paper? Ask a Question. Snowflake templates. Paper Snowflakes 101. POST EDIT: Thanks to Rebecca of LilSugar.com for contacting me about the incredible project for Sand Hook Elementary...turning their new facility into a winter wonderland full of paper snowflakes!

Paper Snowflakes 101

Let's do our part and make some snowflakes for those sweet children and staff! Go HERE for information of where to send yours by January 12th. xo After my blog friend Janette shared this fabulous link to Vintage Junky's easy snowflake tutorials, I couldn't resist. I've been a snowflake-making maniac and loving every minute of it. :) Michelle of Vintage Junky shares how to make 3 different snowflakes...which include folding instructions to turn an 8x11" piece of paper into a square, then into a 6-sided hexagon (very important for the base of the snowflake!) Go HERE for those tutorials. 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. You could also coat them in glitter or fake snow. And why stop with snowflakes? Twig & Ornament Door Hanging.

I, like many others, receive the Pottery Barn catalog and regularly drool on the pictures of beautiful things that I can not have.

Twig & Ornament Door Hanging

It's a great way to spend an afternoon don't you know? Ha! But really, the catalogs give me ideas & get my wheels turning about new projects or new ways to work the things I already have in my home. Enter, my new twiggy ornament door hanging If you got the recent holiday catalog from Pottery Barn, you likely saw a picture similar to this one below, which is what inspired my version. They are advertising for the topiary, but the twig & snowflake hung on the door was what I noticed. Sheet music Christmas tree ornaments. Homemade ornaments are so much more fun, rewarding, and cheaper than buying them.

Sheet music Christmas tree ornaments

Especially when they’re made of paper—in this case, sheet music. That’s why I included so many paper ornaments in my handmade holiday gift list. For this project, I made stars, but you can use nearly any symmetrical shape to make these ornaments (tree, wreath, heart, bell, angel, ball, snowflake, etc.). I made four patterns for you to download to make your own ornaments: star, bell, angel, and ball.

Click here to download the patterns. The song printed on the star is a little-known Christmas hymn titled “With Wondering Awe.” Popup Greeting Cards. We've been talking recently about how great free printables are for cheap crafting on the fly.

Popup Greeting Cards

In this guest post, DSC reader Maria Rainier shows us another example with a tutorial for using a printable to make a quick and easy popup Christmas card. Thanks much, Maria! Glittering Snowflake Ornament. Styrofoam Christmas Lights. Hi guys!

Styrofoam Christmas Lights

CD Christmas Tree Ornament Craft. How to make 25 paper Christmas ornaments. Here's a roundup of ornaments you can make from paper.Above left: I made with these instructionsAbove right: I made with these instructions (Update: this is now an old post; some of the links no longer work.)

How to make 25 paper Christmas ornaments

3D paper ball ornaments. Hand-Printed Fleece Scarves. Christmas This easy no-sew, no-knit hand-printed scarf project makes a perfect and perfectly easy gift for everyone on your list.

Hand-Printed Fleece Scarves

And since they cost under $2.00 to make, you can create one to match every coat and outfit in their closet. Click play to watch the video, or check it out here. Materials: 1/8' yard fleeceLong straight edge/yard stickRotary cutter or scissorsContact paperCraft knife and sharp bladePencilFabric paintStencil brush Here's a quick run down: Doing your best to keep everything square, cut out your scarf shape. Easy Fringe Fleece Scarf. This fleece scarf is as fun to make as it is to wear. It’s a great first-time-sewing project and perfect for the upcoming winter season. I made these with Halloween colors to help keep us warm as we trick-or-treat! Supplies for Fringe Fleece Scarf: 1/4 yard of fleece (any color)scissorssewing machine or needle & thread First, cut your fleece into long strips. Layer 2 or 3 fleece strips on top of each other. Cut 1 inch wide slits up each side of the sewn fleece strips. Now fluff it up and it’s ready to wear. Tagged as: clothes, fleece, scarf, tutorial Written by Marie LeBaron Marie is founder and managing editor of Make and Takes, and author of the book, Make and Takes for Kids.