Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night...

Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Poppers/Crackers

 These poppers do not pop, but they are pretty and oh so much fun! We will be using them to reveal our baby's gender this Christmas for visiting family. Some of the charms inside are not pictured to keep the secret for now, but some good holiday ideas would be jingle bells, candy, tiny ornaments and/or charms.
You will need:
Tissue paper
Wrapping paper
Cardboard tubes
Fun things to stuff inside

We used the cardboard from label makers but toilet paper tubes would also work. For stuffing we used silver bells with gender appropriate ribbons tied to them, charms that say "It's a ___!", tiny safety pins that are the appropriate color, and candy.
 First, stuff the cardboard tube with goodies and then roll the cardboard tube in tissue paper. Leave an inch and a half to two inches of extra tissue paper on each side. Give the extra tissue paper a little twist on each side to keep the goodies inside while you tie the ends off.
 Next use some ribbon to tie the ends.
 Wrap some wrapping paper around the cardboard tube and tape in place, curl the ends of the ribbon, and trim off the access tissue paper.
And there you have it. Another fun and easy craft for the holidays. Place them in a pretty bowl for your guests this Christmas and New Years and Have fun!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Easy Ornaments

 Just a quick post today. These ornaments belong to my sister. They are super easy and catch the light beautifully.
To make them you will need silk covered Styrofoam balls, sequins, beads, and pins...
 Sometimes some pretty trim is nice to.
Just use the pins to attach the beads and sequins. It's that easy and the end result is oh so pretty. Take care and have fun!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Quick No Sew Ornament

 In the past I've made similar ornaments by sewing little pillows. This is a quick and easy alternative. You will need a metal juice lid or a circle of cardboard, felt, ribbon, fabric paint or what ever you choose to embellish your ornament with, and hot glue.
First cut two circles that are slightly larger than your juice lid, Then glue the ribbon in a loop for hanging. Next sandwich the juice lid with hot glue between the two circles of felt. Finish embellishing the ornament with buttons, felt stickers, ribbon, fabric paint , or what ever your heart desires. For this one I used a felt snowflake sticker and white fabric paint.
Let it dry and it is ready to hang on the tree. Have fun!