I've seen these in many shapes and sizes, from kids names to words of inspiration. Bienvenue saw them too, along with the price tag that came with them. So what did she do? Like any other crafter she went home and figured it out for herself. Now make your own sparkling Holiday decorations for your tree or simply to hang around your house with her easy tutorial. Here's a tip for the frugal, if you have a Dollar Tree in your area, they now sell foam board!
Monday, December 15, 2008
I am always on the hunt for cute gift tags. I remember when I was younger and I would always pick out the more expensive ones because they were cuter and my mom would never buy them, she would always buys the bargains ones that got you more for your money. Well the people over at Crafting a Green World can show you how to recycle old greeting cards to make your very own gift tags. They use a craft punch, but you could easily use regular scissors or some decorative pinking shears and a plain old hole punch to create some chic recycled gift tags this year.
at 11:13 AM Posted by Jen Ell
Thursday, December 11, 2008
We already learned how to make a faux snowstorm, now thanks to My Sweet Savannah we'll learn how to make some faux snow balls. In the tutorial they have them sitting in a window box outside but I can see many more possibilities for these. They could be placed in a bowl and used a table decorations or even tucked in the tree.
at 10:50 AM Posted by Jen Ell
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Craft Stylish is at it again with this super tutorial on fixing up your old ornaments, or some new if you so desire. Christmas ornaments can be expensive, and they can start to look a bit shabby over time, but with this simple tutorial you can take them from shabby to chic in no time. Don't just limit your self to rhinestones get creative and find anything that can be glued down to create something super unique.
at 10:44 AM Posted by Jen Ell
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I couldn't resist. I thought this was just too cute, especially since I live in the south and it is not often that we see snow, and when we do it rarely ever sticks or it's not a lot of it. The lovely people over at Craft Stylish have a cheap and super simple way to create your own faux snow storm. So, if you have a little one who is dreaming of a white Christmas or someone who is home sick this is perfect!
at 10:38 AM Posted by Jen Ell
Monday, December 8, 2008
Cheeky Magpie is at it again. This time with a great tutorial for making a herd of reindeer. I'm sure we've all seen those wooden reindeer that attach together via some notches and stand around. People usually tie those red velvet bows on them. Well know you can use her tutorial and make a whole herd of your own using different colored paper and cardboard. You could use patterned scrapbook card stock and have some ultra chic reindeer. This would make an adorable center piece.
at 10:19 AM Posted by Jen Ell
Friday, December 5, 2008
This couldn't have came at a better time. I was looking at my desktop wallpaper, which was still Halloween mind you, saying that I needed to change it, and what do I come across today? This super cute wallpaper that is not only festive, but functional since it is a calendar. To get your very own hop on over to Purple Lemon Designs and download the right size for your computer!
at 11:52 AM Posted by Jen Ell
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Some people go all out and have these lavish theme trees with only certain colors and only certain ornaments, while others prefer more a more traditional hodge podge of things that are near and dear to the heart. If you are of the latter group then this super cute tutorial over at Craft Stylish is perfect for you. With a photo, some felt and other embellishments you can have truly sentimental photo ornaments for your tree this year. These would also make neat gift tags. Forget about writing out the name just attach a picture.
at 10:07 AM Posted by Jen Ell
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Do you love wine and save the corks, but have no idea what to do with them? The lovely people over at Indie Fixx have came up with this fabulous tutorial for making them into Christmas Ornaments. I could see these as pendants or even decorations on gifts too.
at 10:02 AM Posted by Jen Ell