Twelve days of Christmas crafts…Day 8

Day 8 actually…whoops. Recycled plastic lid ornament You know all those food products we buy like yogurt, whipped cream, and butter, well they have the perfect craft supply on them…their lids. If you don’t feel like going out and spending money on card stock to make things with then recycled plastic from things you have…

Twelve days of Christmas crafts…Day 7 Mini stockings

  Supplies needed Red felt Needle and thread Faux fur trim-white Scissors Red ribbon or twine Straight pins Paper and pencil   Start drawing out stocking shapes for your patterns on a piece of paper. This is a craft that even children can do. These are tiny stockings so they won’t take long to sew…

Twelve Days of Christmas crafts…Day 6-mini pillow ornaments

This a great beginning sewing craft to do with the kids. So get out your needles and threads and bits of fabric to sew up little pillows to decorate and hang on your trees.   Supplies needed: Fabric scraps Needle and thread Assortment of embellishments like buttons, beads and ribbons. Red or plain twine to…

Twelve days of Christmas crafts…Day 5 Wooden angels

Supplies needed: Tree branches cut down into 3-4 inch strips. White feathers Lace and white colored ribbons Scraps of fabrics in light colors, mostly white or cream designs. Round wooden tops ( these will be the heads) Tacky glue White wedding netting ( I call it basket netting) Hot/cool glue gun. White string (yarn or…

Twelve days of Christmas crafts…Day 4-mini penguin ornaments

Another fun little needle felted ornament to try your hand at. This tiny penguin is also pretty easy, just like the snowman. You are basically just doing round shapes again, except for the little wings that is.   You will need: White wool Black wool Tiny bit of orange wool Glass craft eyes or tiny…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 3- needle felted snowman.

This is actually starting to become fun. But I have to warn you like always, that needle felting can be a painful craft when you first start out. My best advice to give to a beginner is that you don’t need to kill your wool (Don’t stab, just poke very gently). Okay, now onto my…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 2-beaded wreath ornaments.

  Supplies needed: Assorted green beads, any style will do. Glue Pipe cleaners any color Red ribbon or twine for a tiny bow Assorted decorations like tiny flowers and pom poms. This is one of the easiest ornaments to make and it is great for helping teach your kids fine motor skills. First start stringing…

12 Days of Christmas crafts…day 1 straw crosses

Supplies needed:   Clean straw (perfect for all of us chicken owners) Glue Embroidery thread-assorted colors Sewing needle Scissors Assorted colors of mini pom poms   You don’t need a whole lot of money or supplies to make up these colorful ornaments and if you live on a farm or own chickens you should have…

Dollar day do over- wooden block snowmen

Picked up a bag of blocks on my dollar day shopping trip at our local thrift store here in the city. Took them home and painted them white to create a whimsical snowmen arrangement with them. I decoupage scraps of fabric to the blocks. Then added buttons. Remember I have a ton of buttons to…

My vintage ornaments for 2018

Remember that post of mine on my crazy collection of wooden ornaments last year?, well I add to my collection every year. I have to be careful, looks like I am going for a world record here. I will need to get one of those gigantic trees to put all my ornaments on if I…