Fabric Christmas Trees!

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Fabric Christmas TreesHow about these little guys to brighten your Christmas?  I love them!  I found them over at The Small Object.  She gives step by step instructions, with pictures, as to how to make them.

I have some gorgeous shades of green material that I think would turn out nicely for these trees.  I’m one of those people that wants to see the proper colors for their creations! lol!  Don’t get me wrong, I think these trees are great!  But there’s something in me that wants to see green trees at my house! lol!

I like the one in the middle with the red and green the best.  Enjoy!

Party Mice

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Party MiceThese would make fantastic party favors! Aren’t they adorable?

I was looking up recipe ideas for peanut butter balls made out of melted chocolate and found these mice.  Super easy to make.

Here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Almond Bark Chocolate Flavored Coating
1 Jar pitted Maraschino Cherries with Stems(1 cherry per mouse)
Chocolate Kisses (1 per mouse)
Sliced Almonds (2 per mouse)
1 tube Cake decorating gel (for eyes)

Melt Almond Bark according to package directions. Holding cherry by stem, dip into melted chocolate (stem becomes mouse’s tail), lay sideways on waxed paper so that bottom of cherry is not touching paper. Immediately place flat side of Chocolate kiss to bottom of cherry. Place 2 almond slices as “ears” between chocolate kiss and cherry, hold until set. When dry, use decorating gel to “dot” eyes on top of chocolate kiss. Enjoy!

Homemade Gift Bags

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Gift bagIt seems like everyone uses gift bags these days instead of wrapping paper. We still us wrapping paper for our kid’s gifts, but I do tend to buy gift bags for everyone else… it just seems easier!

But this year, I’m going to try something different… I found a box full of large manila envelopes in my closet and I knew there had to be some way to make these into gift bags. I did some searching and ta da!!! I found it over at Pages of the Heart! She lists the directions and pictures on how to take a plain manila envelope and turn it into a gift bag! How cool is that?

I think this is one thing the girls and I will be working on this weekend… buy some red paint, use some of the stickers I have from scrapbooking and I’m sure we can come up with some very unique and creative gift bags! This picture looks like they were made for Valentine’s Day but they could be made for any holiday or celebration!

Give it a try and let me know how yours turns out!

Christmas Crafts!

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I’m still on the lookout for more unique craft ideas for Christmas.  I found a great site that lists over 40 different craft ideas that are all pretty easy to make!  Christmas Time Together at Imagitek has everything from place mats to ornaments, to snowmen and wreaths!  I can’t even begin to pick my favorite!

Stop on over and check out their site, and while you’re there, try a few of their jigsaw puzzles that you can put together online!  Some of them are definitely much harder than others! lol!

Coin Purse Gift Idea!

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Coin PurseMy girls are both crazy about purses…. and lately, Jillian has been asking for something to keep her change in.  So, I did a little searching and found these great little Coin Purses!   You can purchase the kit to make them through The Maker Store .

Here’s the description of the coin purses from their site:

These tempting wallets give you a chance to knit the basic shape in a snap, then spend as much or as little time embellishing as you want. Their ‘mini-clutch’ size makes storing your essentials sleek and unfussy.  The Coin Purse Cubed kit includes three colors of yarn and three finishing options for an exponential amount of flexibility and fun! Enough yarn to make either three unlined wallets; or 1 lined wallet and 1 unlined wallet.
Finished Size: Approximately 5″ wide x 4″ high
From Pick Up Sticks Felted Knit Designs. Level: Beginner

Since it’s at a Beginner level, even I might be able to do it!   I’ve done a lot of crocheting, but not much knitting.  Actually, Jillian is the knitter in the family, so maybe I’ll let her make her own purse and I’ll make one for me and one for Becca!

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