Rag Baskets

Fabric strips, piping cord, a little time and patience....you have made a unique one of a kind rag basket! Materials: Fabric - torn into strips Piping (cording) Large needle or large safety pin Masking tape Wire 18 or 19 gauge Scissors Directions: The piping (cording) that I like to use for my baskets is found in craft … [Read more...]

Hand Print Ornaments

They grow up so fast, cherish the moments!  These hand prints are easy and make great memories, it's much fun to see how much they have grown for year to year and with a picture on the back, it's the perfect keep sake!  You will want to make more than one...one for you, one for grandmother, and one for the scrapbook!  How cute would these hand … [Read more...]

Beaded Glitter Christmas Ornament

Transform a plain glass or plastic ornament into a beaded glittery gem! Materials: Glass or plastic plain Christmas ornaments (no added designs) Mosaic Mercantile (glass tile glue) or Weldbond Glue DecoArt Craft Twinkles in Crystal Paint brush Seed glass beads Glass bugle beads Ribbon 1/4" to cover hanger top Pipe cleaners … [Read more...]

JOY

Quick, easy and inexpensive!   Materials: Wooden letters "J" and "Y" Wooden star with small hole for ribbon or fishing line One sheet 12"x12" scrapbook paper or wrapping paper Wreath size of letters Mod Podge Brush Scissors, pencil Acrylic paint (matching paper) Sandpaper Ribbon or fishing line to tie star to … [Read more...]

Snowflake Candle Holder

Every year I love having my holiday candle exchange party just with the girls!  Instead of an ornaments, I came up with exchanging  holiday candle or holder, so everyone goes home with a beautiful candle (and I always make a party favor).  It so much fun, but the twist is...it can not cost more than $8.00!!  So everyone gets very creative, they … [Read more...]

Grape Vine Wreath Snowman

How adorable is this snowman made out of grape vine wreaths!  This idea has been around for awhile, but he is so simple to make and fun to add your own personal touches too!  He can hang from your front door or hang him inside.  Even quicker, make him out of green wreaths. Materials: 1 18" grape vine wreath 2 12" grape vine … [Read more...]

Frosted Glass Candle Holder

A can of Frosted Glass spray paint, stickers, decorative punches, and a glass vase or recycled jar, the possibilities are endless! Materials: Frosted Glass spray paint Glass vase, candle holder, glass jar Stickers Decorative punches Directions: I'm using two sizes of snowflake punches.  Punch out the stickers and firmly place … [Read more...]

Beaded Serving Spoons

Add some sparkle and fun to your serving spoons, dip spoons and spreaders!  These are so much fun to make, and add the personal touch to any party!  They make a great gift. Materials: 16 gauge aluminum Jewelry Wire Spoon Beads different sizes Wire cutters Needle nose pliers Directions: Double check your beads to make sure … [Read more...]

Pine Cone Deer

How cute are these little deers!  Just pine cones, sticks and glue, add a red pom pom nose or a jingle bell, couldn't be easier.  The kids will love helping find the perfect pine cones and sticks!! Materials: Pine cones different sizes, and not broken or too old Sticks and branches for legs and antlers Glue: Hot glue or any strong … [Read more...]

Paper and Bead Ornaments

So fun and fast to make these beautiful balls using decorative paper punches!  Every year I like to have a "girls" holiday party, and what would a party be without a party favor, these are this years party favor! Or maybe a bowl of the flower balls to match your decorator!   Materials: Decorative punch (I using a … [Read more...]