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Christmas is Coming! – Beaded Crystal Angel

Hey everyone,

Here is a great craft to do with a group of people. All the beads, wire etc is included in this handy kit. There is enough to make 6 angels. I purchased these from Ebay and they are a bit expensive but if you do them in a group you can share the cost.

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This is the list of materials included in the kit

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Instructions are simple and easy to follow

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You will need to provide scissors, small pairs of pliers and craft glue to complete the angel. Some gold/silver ribbon or string is also needed to make a loop it you want to hang the angel as a decoration

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If you are planning to do this craft in a group I found that separating the beads and putting them into small containers made it easier for participants.

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The finished product is really cool

I have taught this craft in a small group on a number of occasions and the participants always enjoy the making and are really impressed with the finished result

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Christmas is Coming! – K-Mart, Handmade Christmas Cards

Hello everyone, It’s hard to believe it is already October and Christmas is less that 2 and a half months away. It’s time to start thinking about those handmade Christmas projects, gifts and decorations. Christmas Cards is a good place to start as you need to be organised with these so that you get them posted on time!!

Here is an easy Christmas card idea that is set to impress your fiends and family. All the materials and equipment you need you can find in K-Mart so its easy and cheap. You can come up with your own Christmas designs or download my pattern if you want.

This is what you will need  – all of it can be purchased from the Craft Department at K-Mart except for the Washi tape which you will find in the stationary area.

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Here is how you wake them:

With the silver and gold paint pump bottles spray the cards carefully with paint. Make sure you have a good drop sheet to help protect everything else in your work area from the over spray. Don’t worry if the spray looks uneven or there are some bigger splatters here and there as the finished effect will look fine. The cards will curl a little because of the moisture but they should flatten out as they dry. If you are impatient like me use a small desk fan to quicken up the drying process

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Using my pattern sheet trace the shapes onto some plastic sheeting, cut them out carefully

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Trace around the templates onto the back of the green and/or red textured card and cut out.

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You can spray the coloured card shapes if you want to or just leave them plain

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Attach the Washi tape to the card placing it so that it goes over the edges and only trim neatly after it is stuck down. See photos of sample cards for ideas on placement.

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Attach Christmas shape with double sided tape. See photos to check position

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Embellish with rhinestones

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Your card is now complete

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Here are the instructions for the card with the 3 trees.

Repeat instructions for the preparing the card with the paint spray. When the paint is dry stick 3 small pieces of tape in place for the tree trunks. See photo below for placement. Don’t worry if the placement isn’t accurate.

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Attach trees using double sided tape

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Embellish with rhinestones

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Your card is now complete

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Here a some more samples to inspire you.

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Christmas Cards – Music, Christmas Trees and Golden Splatter!

Hi everyone,

Did know that Christmas is only just over a month away. Where has this year gone?

To help you get into the spirit early here is an easy handmade Christmas card idea. I have used mixed media – paper, felt, buttons, paint, hessian/linen etc and I love machine sewing on cards. It quick and easy and looks awesome. I enjoy using a variety of media when making my cards as it just makes them that bit more interesting and appealing. (These cards will be for sale on my Etsy store if you haven’t the time or the gear to make them yourself)

DSC_0627You had better get cracking then on those handmade cards! Your friends and family will be impressed with these!! Here is some photos and instructions on how to make them…

Old music paper is hard to find so when you do get your hands on some it’s pretty precious – well to me anyway?? To make sure it never runs out I photocopy mine and you can bearly notice the difference between the original and the copy (if you don’t ever put them side by side that is).

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Christmas Crafts – Organza/Tulle Peg Angels

This is a quick and easy Christmas craft to decorate the tree or give away as a stocking filler. Great to do together with a group of ladies.

You will need some wooden old fashioned pegs, white paint, ribbons, glitter paper, Bomboniere/favour circles with gold/silver trim, white plastic lollipop sticks and thin wool. Most of these things can be purchased at a craft shop or those cheap variety stores (in the craft section). The bomboniere circles are a little bit harder to find – I bought mine at Lincraft. They are made of either tulle or organza.

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If you haven’t got time to go shopping I have kits for sale on my Etsy store. The best thing with the kits is that some of the steps are done for you – the pegs come already painted and the wing template is are already traced onto the glitter card.

Here is some step by step photo instructions to show you how to make them:

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Crazy Easy Gorgeous Christmas Cards

These would have to be one of the easiest Christmas cards to make. All you need is some scraps of Christmas paper and some sparkly diamantes. DSC_0008

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All you do is rip thin strips of paper into different lengths to position to look like a Christmas treeDSC_0007dsc_0006.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Of course you can go to town with the embellishing with things like sequins, stars and snowflake hole punch shapes but try to keep it simple. If you are using plain cards you could decorate with a simple Christmas stamp if you want to. I have use a snowflake stamp to give the background a bit of interesting detail, but plain would be fine too. You could also have some fun with some watered down paint and a toothbrush to give that flicked paint effect.

This is a fun craft to do in a group as it is easy and you don’t need much equipment and you could just gather together your paper scraps from last season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amazing Origami Paper Flowers

This is one of the best crafts you can do with a group of girls young and old. I have taught this one many times and it is always successful. You make each petal separately with very easy origami folding. I think I have made about a thousand of these over the years and there are plenty around my house! I don’t think I will ever get tired of making them. I will definitely be posting more example in the future… Continue reading “Amazing Origami Paper Flowers”