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[21 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 365 views]
Tutorial: Mirror Ornament

If you’ve perused the candle aisle at Dollar Tree, you’ve probably seen the little round mirrors that re intended for use a s a pillar candle base.  But there are so many other crafty things that you can do with them as well!  Using a few seasonal items, you can turn one into this pretty ornament.  I love mirrored ornaments on the tree because they …

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[20 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 477 views]
Tutorial:  Bucket of Snow Decoration

We have been asked by many folks for more craft ideas that use recycled K-cups.  Here’s one that is a great last-minute holiday project:  a bucket of snow!  These would be great for use as Christmas tree ornaments, as place card holders, or as embellishments for your gift wrapping.

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[16 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 688 views]
Tutorial: Designer-Inspired Faux Bronze Christmas Ornament

When this picture showed up in my Pinterest feed, I knew immediately that I wanted to try to make my own version.  I dashed off to Dollar Tree to buy the extra large ornaments I had seen there a few days earlier, and started hatching a plan.  After I was done, I eventually clicked on the Pinterest link and realized the ornaments I had copied …

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[14 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 305 views]
Tutorial: Taper Candle Clip-On Ornament

Have you seen the little battery-operated taper candles at the dollar store this holiday season?  They are perfect for adding a festive touch just about anywhere!  With this project you really can put them nearly anywhere too – even in your Christmas tree!  All it takes to turn these into versatile decorations is a package of spring-loaded clips and a few embellishments.

Project estimate:

Wired ribbon, on …

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[13 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 2,416 views]
Tutorial: Oven Mitt Angel

If you liked my kitchen towel angel tutorial, then you will also love her companion – the oven mitt angel!  Pair these up for a wonderful, useful gift for anyone on your holiday gift list who loves to cook.  These also make great hostess gifts, so whip up a few before you head out to any parties this season- or if you are hosting the …

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[11 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 494 views]
10 DIY Modern Menorahs

Hanukkah starts next week! Are you planning to dust off the old menorah or buy a new one? What if this year you got rid of that gaudy, fake gold monstrosity and replaced it with some handmade goodness?

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[10 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,283 views]
Tutorial:  Ornament Wreath

A wreath made out of ornaments has become a classic Christmas decoration. If you’ve always wanted one, you will be happy and surprised to find out just how easy and cheap it is to create your own! You can even use scratched or damaged ornaments for this project, making it a great way to give new life to old decorations that might otherwise …

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[9 Dec 2014 | Comments Off | 732 views]
Tutorial: Simple Angel Decor for Christmas

I’ve always loved angel decor, but it’s a style I haven’t visited in a long time.  These year I find myself coming back to angels, and it’s developed into my crafting theme this holiday season.  Last week I showed you how to make rustic angel ornaments using recycled items.  This week I’d like to show you how to turn a cone and an extra large …

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[7 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,901 views]
Snowglobe Ornaments from Dollar Store Party Goblets

Here’s a cute and clever idea — create a snowglobe ornament out of dollar store plastic party goblets and miniatures. I made a set of these over at the Live.Craft.Love. I love how they turned out! This craft would also be a ton of fun to make with kids. Find the instructions here: [how to make snowglobe ornaments]
Project Materials:

Plastic wine glasses
Mini Christmas figurines
Mini sisal trees
Stiff …

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[2 Dec 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,186 views]
Make Cork Angel Ornaments with Recycled Items

I’m always holding on to odds and ends like corks, bottle caps, lids, and other items in the event that I can use them someday.  For this project, I decided to pull out various bits and pieces that I’ve been collecting or that are left over from other projects to make some unique, recycled angel ornaments.  I used styrofoam balls from Dollar Tree for the heads, …