11 November 2012

6 Easy Christmas Projects For This Week

                  Thank you to Better Homes and Gardens For These Projects
http://www.bhg.com/christmas/
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                                 Rock Candy Embellished Cones


Crystallized Christmas Trees

Aren't these wonderful!  And we can make them-here's how:

Pour horizontal rows of candy crystals in three or more colors on a baking sheet-rows flush together.

Wrap solid light-color cardstock around foam cones-slightly overlapping the paper at the back of the cone and securing it with hot glue.  DO NOT apply the glue directly to the cone, it will melt it.

Large cones may need two sheets of paper to be completely covered.

Spread Craft glue on the cones and roll them in the crystals; let dry. Re-glue and re-roll if needed, in order to cover cones completely with crystals.  

Use hot-glue to fill in small gaps with hand-placed crystals




                                     Winter Theme Votive

Winter-Theme Votive Candles

Winter-theme votive's are an ideal accent or gift for a holiday table.
Simply wrap silver or clear votive holders in blue velvet ribbon, and hot-glue mini frosted pine cones for natural touch.

                                  Painted Pinecones

Painted Pinecones

A fresh coat of color enhances the subtle charm of pinecones.  Fill a wooden dish with pinecones painted to show off their texture in a display.

Spiral Christmas Ornaments



http://www.bhg.com/christmas/ornaments/

Punch out spirals from self-adhesive label paper and adhere the spirals to the ornament.
Spray the ball with blue glass spray paint (or any color you choose) let dry.  Remove the stickers. Spray the ball lightly with frosted white glass spray paint.
Twist craft wire into small spirals to fit around the neck of the ornament.  Glue the spirals into place.
                                    Painted Dough Ornaments
Salt-Dough Christmas Tree Ornaments

http://www.bhg.com/christmas/ornaments/









Christmas tree ornament dough recipe:

Mix 1/2 cup salt, 1 cup flour, and 1/2 cup water until sticky.  Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness, and cut out snowflake shapes with cookie cutters.  Use a skewer to pierce a hole for hanging.  Bake the shapes for 4 hours in a 200 degree oven, when cool, draw hearts, squiggles, and dots with a red permanent marker.  Hang each ornament from a loop of festive twine or yarn.

                              
                                      Seashell Ornaments

Seashell Christmas Tree Ornaments


http://www.bhg.com/christmas/ornaments/


Bring the beach into your Christmas decorating by painting stripes of craft glue on blue Christmas tree ornaments and sprinkling them with sand and adding seashells on other embellishments.
Linking up to Ivy and Elephantshttp://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/

Jemma~
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Jemma@athomewithjemma

Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

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