Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 12 - Gingerbread Felt House

Every year I make felt ornaments.  This year, I decided to make gingerbread houses!

felt (I used brown, cream and hot pink)
I started by making the pattern and cutting out the pieces.

Next, I sewed some buttons on the roof.
Then sewed the roof to the front of the house and front door on as well.

Then I just sewed around the edge and stuffed it.

Monday, December 16, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 11 - Scrappy Wreath

I have been wanting to hang a wreath on our bathroom mirror for a while, so I decided to make this scrappy one.

straw wreath

This is a really simple wreath, just cut strips of material and tie in knots around the wreath.

 I left a small section at the top to tie a bow and long piece of ribbon.

And here it is hung.

Friday, December 13, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 10 - Washer Necklaces

I saw some washer necklaces on pinterest.  I thought they were so cute, I quickly did a search and look at numerous blogs where they had made these necklaces.  These are so simple and quick to make.  I made mine for the holidays, using more 'Christmas' type colors. But, you can easily change these up to whatever color scheme you want.

Washers (I used two different sizes)
fingernail polish
bakers twine

Start by painting your washers. Just paint the top, it's not necessary to paint both sides or the inside/outside edges.

Once the paint is dry, you can start assembling the necklaces.  I apologize, but somehow I lost the pictures of when I was making them.

Here you can see where I made some with a plain silver washer on top.
And here are some just plain with only the painted washer.

I used bakers twine, but these would look nice with a cord or leather rope as well.

I just think these look so festive and would add to holiday attire.  I made my necklaces long, but you could also do shorter lengths.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 9 - Christmas light gift tags

Here's the second gift tag design I made this year.  This is made using fingerprints! :)

white cardstock
paint (I used pink, green and teal)
black pen
Start by cutting the cardstock to the size card you want.
Then just do little finger prints with the paint along the top.  This is fun for kids to do!

Once they are dry, draw the wire and tops to the lights.  I wrote 'Merry', 'Bright' and 'Jingle' on mine.

Punch a hole in the corner and these are ready to tie on the gift!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 8 - Burlap Christmas Balls

Yep, here I go again with the burlap.  Last month, I made burlap pumpkin...this month, I decide to make some burlap ornaments.  These came together really fast!  So, if you need a last minute gift these are pretty easy to make.

Green, white, red paint
old plastic bags
I started by cutting out circles, you will need two for each ornament.

Next, I 'stuffed' each with some old grocery bags and sewed them up.

Once, I had them sewed, I trimmed the edge pretty close to the seam, painted them red and green and added polka-dots.

Once they were dry (it's so hard to wait for them to dry!!), I added a wire loop for hanging and a red bow on each.

I think these came out much cuter than I expected!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 7 - Burlap 'Mistle Toes'

I've seen these 'Mistle Toe' crafts everywhere this year.  I decided to make one with my girls feet using burlap.  In case you didn't know already, I LOVE working with burlap!!

white canvas
gold and green paint
red ribbon

Start by covering the canvas with the burlap. I just used my staple gun to get this job done!

Next, I painted gold dots on the canvas.

Now, the fun part...painting two little girls feet green and doing their prints!  Make sure you do one left foot for one child and the right foot for the other child. If you have more than one kid, just keep adding foot prints in a 'mistle toe' shape.

Next make a pretty red bow and hot-glue to the top!

Then I just wrote 'Mistle Toes' with a paint marker on the bottom.  Don't forget to add the year, I added it later after these pictures were taken.