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Fiocchi di neve con la carta - carta e cartone. D.i.y. project: quilled snowflakes. D.i.y. project: quilled snowflakes It hasn't yet snowed here in Boulder Colorado, but perhaps if enough people create some quilled versions of the tiny cold beauties-the snow fairies will be summoned.

d.i.y. project: quilled snowflakes

Quilling is very simple and only consists of wrapping and gluing strips of paper together. These images are from this flickr collection. A very detailed tutorial on how to quill can be found at the DIY network. ....or there is always another different type of cut and twisted lacy snowflake here. Quilled Snowflakes. 11/16/11 Edited to say: For those of you who just can't get enough quilled snowflakes, there are three more free patterns here!

Quilled Snowflakes

Today I'm featuring the beautiful snowflakes of two quillers I've had the pleasure of getting to know through the North American Quilling Guild (NAQG). Deb Mackes of Pennsylvania is a pro at making snowflakes... in fact, she doesn't even use a grid to ensure an even layout. Mind boggling! No doubt practice makes perfect, but Deb must possess an especially even gaze and steady hands. Make a Flake. This tutorial is for 8 point flakes.

Make a Flake

If you want to make anotomically correct, 6 point flakes, please check out THIS POST. D.i.y. project: quilled snowflakes. Faux Sneaux Flakes. As a person who always seems to get scammed out of a good birthday (November 20th) with one of those combined birthday/Christmas gifts, I know how poor Thanksgiving feels to be overlooked every year.

Faux Sneaux Flakes

But this year, I have to say "Sorry Sucka!!!! " to Thanksgiving (well, the decorating part at least) to make way for some fun, wintry Christmas decor. Beautiful Paper Snowflake. How To Make The Most Beautiful Paper Snowflake Ever! A spectacular - origami like - snowflake deco Last year, my friend Vero found an online tutorial to make this beautiful winter//Christmas decoration. This year we tried to find the instructions again and they were gone :(

Kusudama Tutorial part 1. The Japanese kusudama is a paper ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together.

Kusudama Tutorial part 1

Untitled. Last Christmas I was going crazy over those cool cone-shaped trees that they sell a variety of at Target, but couldn’t bring myself to spend $40 for one.


Wonderful x-mas wreath - free craft tutorial. This wreath was not free, but it was all worth it.

Wonderful x-mas wreath - free craft tutorial

We like it so much, that we´re considering to leave it in the livingroom after x-mas is over;) What we used A big wreath of straw. Seethrough thread Needle Loads of felted balls. You can make your own, but it will take some time. How we did it Put 5 balls on your thread and lay them over the top of the wreath. 101 Handmade Christmas Ornaments. Get ready for the holidays with handmade ornaments!

101 Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Crayon Hearts. Gift tag no. 3 - popsicle sticks. Here is a new gift tag/gift decor project for the series that I'm creating because of the holiday season.

gift tag no. 3 - popsicle sticks

I didn't use any paper for this one. I'm trying to use what I have so this version is using a tiny part of my popsicle sticks stash. The design is fairly simple - one stick to use for a holiday message, another for "FROM" and the last one for the "TO" information. Materials:- 3 popsicle sticks- yarn (enough to make it around the gift about two-three times.- drill I drilled a hole on each end of the sticks (1/4" from the end).

What the back looks like. The diagram below shows the way I wrapped the yarn around the gift. That's it! Hints + tips:- There are wider craft sticks that can be used for this. EDIT - Tonia gave me the following tip regarding the cracking in the comments below. Thanks Tonia! DIY Design Community « Keywords: Holiday, Christmas, Craft, DIY. Christmas Bust out your lab coat and goggles, because we're about to get down with some science.

DIY Design Community « Keywords: Holiday, Christmas, Craft, DIY

Making your own borax crystal ornaments is not only super cool, it's a fun project to do with kids (and keep the education going during that extra long holiday break)! First, I have to thank my friend Megan for sharing this with me. She knows I'm a kid at heart and, well, easily amused. If you're the same way, or actually have kids to amuse, let's see what we'll need to get this little holiday experiment going. Materials: 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. How to make 3D paper ornaments. Here's a Christmas ornament you can make with colored papers or magazine pages. I'm not sure what to call it. A funnel ball? The instructions: 1. Cut out 10 paper circles (any size, as long as they're all the same).