Gingerbread Stick Ornaments

Materials: Jumbo craft sticks Popsicle sticks Wood glue Brown acrylic paint White, black and red paint pencils Stick to hang Exacto knife 1. Cut a jumbo craft stick and two Popsicle sticks in half with Exacto knife. 2. Paint sticks with a watered down wash of brown paint to give it a stained look. Allow […]

Reindeer Poop

Materials: Clear wrap Ribbon Printer Paper Scissors Chocolate malt balls (Whoppers) These are simple and silly gags that are sure to bring a few smiles! Wrap a few Chocolate malt balls (Whoppers) up into little bundles with clear wrap and ribbon. Then attach this poem: Reindeer Poop I woke up with such a scare when […]

Puppy 12 days of Christmas

Materials: Dog biscuits Clear wrapping Ribbon Printer Paper This is a cute one for the canine family members. Just take some Dog biscuits and wrap them in some nice clear wrap and tie with a bit of ribbon. Then attach this poem. Click to print graphic “On the first day of Christmas my puppy gave […]

Dust Pan Cookies

This is a cute Christmas time gift for your neighbors or for bake sales. Bake some arrange the cookies on the dustpan. Then wrap in colored cellophane, tie with ribbon and attach this poem. “I was baking some cookies When they dropped on the floor So I scooped them right up And rushed them to […]

Cookie Cutter Gift

Materials: Cookie cutter Ribbon White cardstock Printer Hole punch This is a great idea for a very quick little gift that can be added to a stocking, given away to co-workers or neighbors. I bought my cookie cutters at my local dollar store 4/$1.00 so this makes it a really inexpensive idea too. Just print […]

Country Mitten

Materials: Scrap material Button Embroidery thread and needle Ribbon or string 1. Start by cutting out two mitten shapes from your scrap material. 2. On one mitten shape hand stitch a tiny square scrap to front and sew a button in the middle. 3. Then with embroidery thread blanket stitch the two mitten shapes together […]

Country Heart Pin

Materials: 80 lb paper Wool fabric White tacky glue Pin backing Raffia This little heart pin is very simple and cute. I use 80 lb. paper to cut out the heart shape for the backing. Then glued on a fuchsia pink wool fabric to the front and cut around it to form the front. Tie […]

CD Santa

Materials: White foam sheet Flesh tone foam sheet Black permanent marker Exacto knife/scissors Hot glue and gun Black acrylic paint White acrylic paint Red spray-paint White wool Finishing clear spray   Begin by taking you CD and spray-painting it red (be sure to do it in a ventilated room or outdoors). While you are waiting […]

Carolers Pins

Materials: Popsicle Sticks (cut in half with an Exacto knife) Sand paper Green or red felt Flesh tone acrylic paint Light colored paper Scrap wool Permanent marker Scalloped Scissors Hot glue and gun Pin backings Start by using your Exacto knife to cut a Popsicle stick in two. Then lightly sand the cut end smooth […]

Brown Paper Gift Bags

This Christmas I had a request for dozens of cookies for gifts and came up with this personal and inexpensive way to present them. Once I got started they were really lots of fun to make and you can be as creative as you like with your materials. Here’s how I did mine!

Stick Snowmen

These are so simple! A great kids craft! Paint Popsicle sticks with white paint and let dry. Cut a felt rectangle to wrap and glue around his head for a hat. Tie off the top of hat with a piece of yarn to make a tuft. Make snips down to the tied off part to […]

Candle Jars

Materials: Preserve jar clean and dry A heart cut from card stock Acrylic paints red or blue and white Wide soft bush Old Toothbrush Finishing spray Glue stick

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