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Christmas Ornaments

21 Oct

Are you ready for Christmas?  Of course you aren’t, but when you are a crafter you usually get a head start so you can get everything done on time.  DIY Enthusiast has some great ideas for sprucing up Christmas ornaments  I like this one done with a little bit of lace.  Also the pine cone ornament is very beautiful for a country-style tree.homemade-christmas-tree-ornaments-lace-flowers-relief
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Christams Star Ornaments

6 Nov

I am sure it comes as no surprise that many of the decoration on my tree are handmade.  It just feels like my family is there with me when I look at those decorations and I can’t part with them.  So in the next few weeks I will post different decorations that you can make for your tree or home.

Scrapper Girl took a few things from around the house (or craft store if you aren’t a saver) and made this charming Noel display.  I think this is a craft that you could easily take and make your own and fun for the kids to help too.dec-2Rosy Posy has an idea for a star made from cinnamon sticks. Won’t that make your home smell wonderful?starThis would be a nice one for those with a fabric stash from Sofie Legarth. It is in french but if you take the address and drop it into Google, press search, it will take you to a translated site.  The strips of fabric are 8 x 30cm which is about 3 1/8 x  12 1/2 inches.  I love the colors she selected. star2

Christmas in July

3 Jul

I try to do this every year, because as a crafty person you need to start early.  My goal is to use only handmade ornaments this year.  So the only thing on the tree that will be store-bought will be the lights.  I am up for this challenge.  Here are a few things I would like to make.

I like the rustic look of the ornament made from an old yard stick and scrabble letter tiles. If you can’t find the tiles you can buy in the craft stores, but you might check a couple of yard sales first. This came from Mamie Jane’s.rulerSometimes it pays to hang onto things.  I have all the supplies to make these pretty beaded ornaments from Katy Clouds in my craft room.  I bet these will really shine when the lights hit them.bead ornament

Next these pretty wood ornaments are from Urban Comfort.  You can find the wood turned ornaments at the craft store, though you may have to wait a few more months to get them. I love the fact that you could really make these your own by using different colored thread or maybe a metallic thread.wood ornamentThere will be more Christmas ideas this month so check back to see what is new.

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