Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Baby's Stocking

I just finished making a stocking for the baby...

I was trying to match his brother's that I made a couple years ago!

The stockings are just made out of a quilting weight cotton on the outside, inside I used fusible fleece, and the folded over top and letters are made out of regular craft felt. I used a stocking template that I found on Martha Stewart.com and improvised the rest!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Paper Snowflakes

My sister in law came over to make some paper snowflakes with me and the boys, and she said she used to make snowflakes out of coffee filters. So we tried it, and they turned out better than the regular paper kind. Since the filters are already circular, they were made into perfect snow flakes!

Just fold the filter in half, then in half a couple more times and make your cuts, it was super fun!

Here is a site to help with the cuts...

Friday, December 03, 2010

My Under $5 Holiday Wreath

I kind of threw this together last minute, but for under $5 I thought it turned out cute!

Wreath form I got ant my local craft store, on sale for $1.99
Bunches of berries at the same craft store, $0.59 each
Poinsettias I had from another decoration that I bought from the Dollar Tree a few years ago, so basically free
Round ball ornaments also came from the Dollar Tree, I think it was a 15 pack for $1

Total= $4.17

Just hot glued all the pieces on the wreath and easy peasy Holiday Wreath!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Beaded Candy Cane Onaments

These are so easy to make. Some of you have probably made them before, I know I made them when I was a kid and just had my 2.5 year old help me make some to fill in our tree!

Beaded Candy Cane Ornament

12" White chenille pipe cleaners
20 Clear translucent tri-beads
18 Red translucent tri-beads

1. Measure and cut the pipe cleaners to 6 inches for each ornament

2. Start with two clear beads turn end of the pipe cleaner around the bead.

3. Feed the rest of the beads continuing with 2 red beads, followed by 2 clear beads etc, until all the beads are used up.

4. When the last bead is added, bend the pipe cleaner around the bead.

5. Bend the top into a candy cane shape.

You can add ribbon to hang on your tree, but we just hang the ornament as is.

You can also use all translucent beads or green and translucent beads to make pretty variations, enjoy!