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D-I-Y: Loopy Christmas Balls

D-I-Y: Loopy Christmas Balls
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ALL THAT GLITTERS...MINUS THE MESS so...are you like me?...you heart all things glittery...but hate it being all over you?...you know....looking like you're about ready to hit the clubs...well...here's some ornies that have all the sparkle...but none of the mess... i so wish i could claim this idea as mine own...because it's pure genius!... the trick?... you'll need some pledge with future shine floor wax...you read that correctly...lol...i got mine from walmart...now...it's very important that you get this bottle with the blue cap...not sure if it'll work with just any kind of floor wax....glitter...it needs to be fine stuff...i've found that martha stewart's works the best...some clear glass ornies...cotton swabs....and i "borrowed" some paper cones from my work...they make the best funnels!... pop all the hangers out of the glass ornies.... do 'em all... squirt some of the floor wax into the ornie.... swirl it around to coat the inside...it's best not to shake...you don't want any "froth" in there.... and there ya go!...

Handmade Hourglass Ornaments Today, I’m over at CraftSnob sharing a quick handmade ornament tutorial made with supplies you likely already have on hand. I guess you could consider me a major scrooge since I don’t really decorate for the holidays. Or any holiday. My mom was always a huge decorator for the holidays & I have such fond memories helping my mom decorate the Christmas tree. Click here to see the full tutorial at CraftSnob. Making stickers out of recycled paper Making stickers out of recycled paper October 25th, 2011 I recently discovered this great tutorial by Amanda Wood on how to make lovely stickers from recycled paper. The best thing about it is that the tutorial uses one of my favourite things – envelopes with funky security patterns. You will need: For the glue: 6 tbsp white vinegar 4 packages of unflavoured gelatin 1 tbsp flavouring such as peppermint, lemon or vanilla extract For the stickers: foam paint brush security envelopes or other papers from the recycling bin (enough glue for about 20 envelopes) paper punch (I used a 2″ scalloped circle punch in the picture) sponge for moistening stickers First of all you need to make the glue, so bring the vinegar to boil in a small pan. If you don’t want to go to all the hassle of making glue, you could always use ‘lick n stick’ glue – it’s the stuff I use for my recycled envelopes and you can get it here. To make the stickers, take apart your chosen envelopes and open them up flat.

How To Make A Paper Snowflake Happy Black Friday, everyone! To follow up with Monday’s snowflake mood board, here are the templates and instructions on how to create these simple, yet beautiful, three-dimensional paper snowflakes PRINTING TEMPLATES: Open PDF of small, medium or large snowflake. Print the large template onto 6 pieces of white paper, the medium on 2 and the small on 1 page. CUT & FOLD: Trim off extra paper then on the medium and small cut out the square pieces. FORMING THREE DIMENSIONAL SNOWFLAKE: Open and flatten each triangle back into a square. HANGING & DECORATING: Using a small punch, create a hole in top point so that you can run a string or fishing line through for hanging. Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer.

Series 7 - Ornament-ED Finale: Heart House Ornament I have been feeling some feelings lately. Like, feelings of well-being. Like, spontaneous-breaking-into-song-and-general-wonderfulness-type feelings. I know... Before I Begin: I made two versions of this ornament. Tutorial ♥ Heart House Ornament You will need: Old greeting cards or tissue box (but I strongly recommend old greeting cards)Pair of scissorsExacto knifeCraft glueClothespins (for clamping)Pretty stringTwo wooden beads (I stole these from The Boy's stash. 2. 3. 4. 5. Don't look now, but the cute heart house is complete and ready to hang! It reminds me of a itsy garden gazebo or merry-go-round, hee hee. On that note, it is time to bid a fond farewell to this little series... Have a happy weekend.

Party Ideas by Mardi Gras Outlet: Deco Mesh Christmas Tree made with a Tomato Cage: Tutorial Great Christmas decorations ideally make a big impact and are inexpensive! This cute lighted Christmas tree made with deco poly mesh and a tomato cage is both. And it's really easy to create! The tutorial below shows you how to create one with budget-friendly supplies like a simple wire tomato cage and basic green deco mesh. Deco poly mesh is a type of soft plastic netting that has a full puffy shape. MardiGrasOutlet.com sells deco mesh and other supplies you will need for this project. For this tree you will need: (1) Tomato cage Wire Cutters & Scissors Optional: Using wire cutters, cut 4"-6" lengths of craft wire. Start attaching the light strand to the bottom of the tomato cage. Use the craft wire you cut to secure and hold up the cord. When we reached the top of the cage, there was still a length of lights left. going down. First, bunch the end of the mesh and attach to the top of the tomato cage with a piece of craft wire.

Today's crafts, paper tree - 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.

How to Make ... Washi Tape! Are you like me and just can't bring yourself to spend a lot of money on things that even though they are really pretty, will probably just sit there for ages without use? I've always loved the look of washi tape but find it so expensive and hard to justify. So, I decided to get creative and make my own.. All you need is some double sided tape and tissue paper!

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. Make Modern Paper Ornaments Christmas Having completed yards of modern paper holiday garland, I wanted to create some more paper decorations to maintain the look and colors throughout my home. I tried making paper snowflakes from the colored cardstock, but they didn't really work. Then I recalled an old trick I learned in Sunday school as a kid which we called "onion bulbs" and put them all over the Chrismon trees. So, I experimented a bit with different sizes, and came up with a more polished decoration with a mid-century vibe. Materials 12 x 12" cardstock (in the scrapbooking aisle at the craft store)Paper cutter or scissors and rulerBinder clips1/4" hole punch 1/4" metal eyelet kit (in the sewing notions section, might be called grommets) and hammer or white glue 1. 2. 3. 4. The eyelets create the perfect space from which to hang the ornaments. It was created using 1" strips, cut to 10", 8", and 6 3/4". To hang, just slip some white thread or monofilament (fishing line) through the eyelet or under one edge.

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