Archives for ornaments

Clay Embellished Ornaments

Categories: Christmas.

~ This is a way to fancy up those shiny coloured ornaments.  I used a cold porcelain dough, some plain and some tinted green to cut out leaves to add to the ornaments.  This was a craft we made at Creative Crafting.  Thanks to the instructor, Gail, for making the clay and sharing it with us and providing us with the recipe so we could make more at home. The clay was easy to manipulate and cut out easily with left cutters.  Mine came from Michaels with a 50% off coupon which made them a really good deal.  You roll
Continue Reading

Making Beaded Ornaments

Categories: Christmas.

~ I love it when Christmas comes creeping in.  Doing a little bit now means I don’t have to do a whole lot later on.  There is gift making and ornament making going on right now These little ornaments will add some sparkle to your Christmas tree.  They are quick and easy to make and would also make nice gifts.  You need the plain coloured ornaments, some beads and a glue gun … and a fair bit of patience as it can be a challenge getting the tiny beads onto the ornament with sticky fingers My stash of beads seems
Continue Reading

A Mini Wreath

Categories: Christmas.

~ Christmas crafting started a week or so ago at our Creative Crafting group.  Here is a little mini wreath made from a curtain ring, some twine, little bits of felt, some red berries or sequins and glue.  This can be used as a Christmas ornament on the tree or as a gift topper. The curtain ring is about 7 cm or 2.5 inches in diameter. I’m showing the ring with a Toonie, the Canadian two dollar coin in the middle to give you an idea of the size. It already had a ring at the top to attach a
Continue Reading

Crafty Ornaments

Categories: Christmas and Crafty's Projects.

~ Christmas crafting has begun.  I know it seems early but these ornaments didn’t really seem like Christmas crafting as they are yarn related. I made a couple of easy and quick crafty ornaments for knitting and crochet friends.  They look like just balls of yarn with a hook or needle poked through, but they aren’t. Supplies:  styrofoam ball, button, fishing line, small amount of yarn, crochet hook or knitting needles, label Styrofoam balls don’t usually have a way to hang them so I use a button and fishing line.  This method works for all sorts of things unless they are heavy.  Cut a piece
Continue Reading

Little Wreaths

Categories: Christmas and Kid's Crafts.

~ Little wreaths are wonderful to attach to a gift, to wear as a brooch, to decorate the tree, or decorate the table.  Over the years I’ve made a few different little wreaths.       I love little projects that you can start and finish all at once.  This curly wreath from Planet June was one of those projects. Using a small amount of two different greens and an even smaller amount of red yarn this little wreath made up while watching my favourite British tv show, Coronation Street.  The finished wreath is about 7.5 cm across (just under 3 inches
Continue Reading

Beads and Buttons for Decorating

Categories: Christmas.

~ December is here and we are getting closer and closer to the holiday season.  Have you started decorating yet?  Here are some of my favourite things made with buttons and beads.  I’m into simple decorating with lots of recycling where possible. These homemade ornaments will add sparkle and glitter to your decorating.  I started with solid ornaments (colour didn’t matter) and covered them with pearls and beads.  Hang them by the lights on your tree and they will glitter and sparkle. I had lots of fun making these button trees after finding them at a craft sale a couple of years
Continue Reading

Little Bird Feeder Ornaments

Categories: Christmas and Plastic Canvas.

Nature related ornaments are lovely to hang on the tree.  Several years ago when I was in a plastic canvas crafting mode I made some little bird feeder ornaments. I got them out a few days ago to hang on the tree and thought I would post a little tutorial how to make them.  I’m not sure how many people still stitch on plastic canvas.  It certainly isn’t as popular a stitching craft as crochet, knitting, and cross stitch. You start with 7 count plastic canvas which can be bought at crafts stores such as Michaels and even at dollar
Continue Reading

Inside Snowflakes

Categories: Christmas and Plastic Canvas.

Snow is pretty when it covers the trees and shrubs but it is prettier when it is inside decorating some red dogwood branches.  I’m sharing a simple pattern made with plastic canvas (clear or white) and some white yarn (plain or sparkle). These simple snowflakes are nice to decorate the Christmas tree, hang in the window, or use as part of your winter decorations. You need 2 of the above pattern pieces.  Plastic canvas is sold by the sheet and comes in 7 count and 14 count.  These snowflakes are made from 7 count plastic canvas.  You can buy it
Continue Reading

Button Trees

Categories: Christmas.

I’ve come across this cute craft a a few different craft shows this year.  I did a search on the internet and found all sorts of places have this idea posted but I couldn’t seem to find out where it originated from.  I even found them for sale on etsy.  I think the idea might of originally come from the Martha Stewart website with a slightly different idea.  It’s never too early to start Christmas crafting. Here is the perfect reason to hunt through the button jars or tins that hold your collection of buttons.  If you don’t have any
Continue Reading