I was pleasantly surprised to find some time to craft this holiday season. I went from thinking I would barely have time to send cards, to spending a week straight crafting ornaments and gifts.
Here are 3 handmade gift ideas for this holiday season!
1. Get ready for holiday parties! Dress up a bottle of champagne or wine in holiday spirit by crocheting a santa hat and scarf.
2. Mini Christmas sweater ornaments.
3. Ice Skate Ornaments. These could also double as invites for an ice skating party!
For a friend’s birthday at work we did a bear theme for her desk decorations. I was in charge of making the beehives and bees. After two days of paper mache and a failed attempt, I realized it was much much much easier to use paper lanterns.
Supplies needed: Yellow or orange lanterns, light orange streamers, craft glue, yellow craft pom poms, black pipe cleaners, and small googly eyes.
Follow the ridges of the lantern to glue the streamers. I found it easier to cut the streamers into pieces beforehand.
To assemble the bees use the black pipe cleaner to create stripes, and glue on the googly eyes. I glued the bees to the streamers, and used pins to hold the bees while the glue dried.
And there you have it, a beary cool beehive!
And..the birthday is not complete without a giant bear.
- How I made Mr. Teddy Bear Cake (muchamunch.com)
Celebrate the luck o’ the Irish with these fun treats! Perfect for a celebration get together or to share some green love with friends and family.
Green everything! Candy and shamrock beads.
Green and cold coins.
Plastic glasses –> comes in handy for green drinks later 🙂
The finished glasses! Since making these the color green has really grown on me 🙂
Happy St. Patty’s Day!
One of my favorite things to do is make cards- whether it’s for holidays, birthdays, thank yous or just because. Over time my scrapbook supplies have taken over my craft room, but you can never have too much! Once I found coordinating stickers, the rest of the card was made from miscellaneous colorful paper scraps.
Martha Stewart Stickers.
Recollections Pearl Stickers
Small, medium & large circles. For the smaller circles I used a paper punch.
Double up the circles, then glue to the cardstock. Arrange all the circles on the card before adding the stickers.
Don’t forget about the inside of the card! Subtle color coordinating to brighten up the note 🙂
Close up of the front of the card.