ornaments

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Published November 9, 2013 by rumbl3

Yesterday I spent at least 2 hours scouring Pinterest and my FB feeds for an easy ornament to make.

I found it!

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Material list (I got everything at Wally’s):

  • package of baby ankle socks ($4 for a pack of 10 pairs, will make 20 ornaments)
  • googly eyes ($4.50 for hundreds, various sizes)
  • brown pipe cleaners ( less than $1 for pack of 25)
  • holiday fabric ribbon (I used 5/8″ wide, was less than $1 for 3 yards)
  • small square of orange felt for nose, perhaps an orange button might work, too
  • colored poms (less than $1 for a pack of many)
  • cotton filling (less than $4 for big pack)
  • hot glue gun and sticks of glue
  • rubberbands

Here we go!

Take a sock and fill 2/3 full with cotton filling. Use rubberband at neck section and again at top of head section.

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Fold down top of sock in a stocking cap style.

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Glue 2 googly eyes on face.

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Take a small segment of ribbon (4-5″), fold it over on itself and glue at bottom. This will be the hanging loop for tree.

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Hot glue this loop to top of hat. I then used a pom in front of that.

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I cut a brown pipe cleaner into arms, and added branches for fingers. I glued them to side of snowman. And then added a red holiday scarf around his neck and sequin buttons down his belly. I added a small sliver of the orange felt for his carrot nose 🙂

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It took me around 15 minutes to do this from beginning to end and he is so stinking cute! He would make a great package topper too.

Would love to see other examples if anyone else is getting into the holiday spirit!

Happy crafting!

Edit: The finished products! I made 20 ornaments in 6 hours.

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Cinnamon- Applesauce Ornaments

Published October 11, 2013 by rumbl3

Cinnamon Ornaments-
1 c. ground cinnamon (bulk bin cinnamon works awesome)
1 c. Applesauce (generic is great)
1/4 c. Elmer’s glue (I’ve tried others, but Elmer’s works best)

Mix well in glass bowl. If dough is too stiff, add another tablespoon of applesauce.

Sprinkle counter with cinnamon dust so dough won’t stick to surface.

Roll out dough to about 1/4″ thick. Use reg. cookie cutters to cut out ornaments. If dough sticks to cookie cutters, sprinkle cinnamon on top of rolled out dough.

Take a regular plastic drinking straw to poke thru top of ornament for hanging string or ribbon.

Use a spatula to gently lift ornament and move to a large piece of cardboard. I break down a cardboard box and use for my drying trays.

Set ornaments aside for 24-48 hours to dry.

Decorate with yarns, pipecleaners, raffia, glitter and glue, sequins, buttons, etc.

If you store your ornaments after Christmas in ziplocs bags and a plain shoebox, they will retain their smell for years.

++reposted for the holidays 🙂

Christmas is around the corner…

Published November 12, 2010 by rumbl3

Every Christmas season, there are a few neighbors or friends I want to remember with a gift but just don’t have much money to do so. So I scour the internet for recipes of items that are great gifts but cost very little money to make.

This year’s crafts are: Bath salts, and Cinnamon Ornaments.

Here are the recipes…

Bath Salts-
3 c. Epsom Salts
2 c. Sea Salt
1 c. Baking Soda
5-7 drops Essential/Fragrance Oil
Food Color for desired color

Mix in glass bowl thoroughly.

The ingredients come in large enough packages so you can make a couple batches… One batch is enough to give 6 friends 8 oz. of bath salts.

The cost- approx. $10 for all materials (except decorative bottle)

Cinnamon Ornaments-
1 c. ground cinnamon (bulk bin cinnamon works awesome)
1 c. Applesauce (generic is great)
1/4 c. Elmer’s glue (I’ve tried others, but Elmer’s works best)

Mix well in glass bowl. If dough is too stiff, add another tablespoon of applesauce.

Sprinkle counter with cinnamon dust so dough won’t stick to surface.

Roll out dough to about 1/4″ thick. Use reg. cookie cutters to cut out ornaments. If dough sticks to cookie cutters, sprinkle cinnamon on top of rolled out dough.

Take a regular plastic drinking straw to poke thru top of ornament for hanging string or ribbon.

Use a spatula to gently lift ornament and move to a large piece of cardboard. I break down a cardboard box and use for my drying trays.

Set ornaments aside for 24-48 hours to dry.

Decorate with yarns, pipecleaners, raffia, glitter and glue, sequins, buttons, etc.

If you store your ornaments after Christmas in ziplocs bags and a plain shoebox, they will retain their smell for years.