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#91 xfountaingrl  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 26, 2010 - 12:00 pm

I'll be doing something similar to these, but with felt flowers.

http://www.craftstyl...-wrapped-wreath

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Posted Nov 1, 2010 - 7:50 am

i made paper angels one year when things were really tight budget wise for my tree i glued hooks to their heads, magnets on the back for the refrigarator and even glued some to a wreath..all you need is paper ribbon the kind that looks like a snake you have to unravel( but im sure wire ribbon would work too) wooden beads,spanish moss and small ribbon for bows.i added the little wooden heart to the bow but its optional Posted Image



lol well i havent mastered addin pics but if ya click on it it will take you to a larger pic..sorry lol

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Posted Nov 1, 2010 - 1:32 pm

made some of the washer necklaces turned out super cute..........super easy to make!!

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Posted Nov 18, 2010 - 10:01 am

Hey, Dollar Tree just sent me a link to this page of how to make wreaths :) Thought I would share.

http://www.dollartre...ame=CraftCenter

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Posted Nov 19, 2010 - 2:00 am

We have been making the snowman handprint ornaments since DS12 was in kinder. I have a really cute poem that goes with but I cannot remember it right this second...The jist is
"See these cute snowmen, count them 1,2,3
but be careful not to lose them,
Look closely and you'll see
They aren't just any snowmen..
They are made with a special part of me!"

I am sure its cuter but that is the best I can do off the top of my head :P We attach them on cute paper, cut with decorative scissors at the top of the ornament. We also spray ours with adhesive glitter and be sure to write the kids name and the year on the back :)

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This is what we are doing for the grandparents for Christmas.

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Posted Nov 19, 2010 - 8:38 pm

http://www.craftster...?topic=329854.0 this washer necklace craft is a fun, easy craft to do-and pretty cheap as well! We used pictures from magazines-and ended up with some very pretty necklaces that were made from part of a picture of a dress, or a cool purse with a butterfly on it, a surfboard design etc. We'll be making some more using Christmas paper. I didn't buy the glossy accents, but they are still very pretty and the kids love them.
Amy


I love these! I may have to make some with my daughter, thanks for posting the link!

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Posted Nov 19, 2010 - 8:58 pm

I bought some white (bathroom imo) tiles at Menard's for nine cents a piece. I am going to make them into trivets and paint special things on them. I'll be using my glass painting kit I bought at Michael's. I actually need one of these for my kitchen,so I'll make one for my house :)

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Posted Nov 20, 2010 - 2:07 pm

made some of the washer necklaces turned out super cute..........super easy to make!!


Yay!! Glad they worked out well for you. My girls are still making them--they have no idea who they are all giving them to, but they keep making them :D

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Posted Nov 20, 2010 - 2:24 pm

i used t make home made hot chocolate mix but now it is expensive to make
i love my boys

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Posted Nov 20, 2010 - 6:54 pm

made some of the washer necklaces turned out super cute..........super easy to make!!


Yay!! Glad they worked out well for you. My girls are still making them--they have no idea who they are all giving them to, but they keep making them :D


can you guys post pictures of them? I'm excited to make them!

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Posted Nov 20, 2010 - 7:16 pm

I've made a peppermint candy wreath before. They are easy to do while sitting on the sofa and watching a Christmas movie.



Here are some instructions. This blog looks like they have some neat stuff. The blog writer made candy wreaths out of a few different types of candy. Very cute!

http://craveindulges...y-16-candy.html

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Peppermint candy wreath

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Assorted candy wreath. Very cute and colorful!

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Brach's Nougat Wreath

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Posted Nov 20, 2010 - 7:19 pm

These snowman cupcakes are too cute! This blog is too fun! :) Would be great for a holiday/winter party at school or home.

http://craveindulges...tmas-day-4.html

craveindulgesatify snowman cupcakes

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Posted Nov 21, 2010 - 6:41 pm

My daughter and I made the washer things for the necklaces, I will try to take a picture tomorrow & post it.

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Posted Nov 22, 2010 - 8:24 pm

I usually make cappuccino mix (I have a killer recipe that is super easy!) This year I plan on filling jars and tying some cute or vintage spoons on with some cute ribbon... Or if I can't find spoons I am happy with, I will buy colored plastic spoons and dip them in chocolate. I also saw a variation on the rag wreath made with plastic sandwich bags to be a "crystal wreath" (I think it was in Family Fun magazine maybe?) that is on my list to try this year.

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Posted Nov 24, 2010 - 10:46 am

love all these ideas so cute!
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Posted Nov 24, 2010 - 3:01 pm

I usually make cappuccino mix (I have a killer recipe that is super easy!) This year I plan on filling jars and tying some cute or vintage spoons on with some cute ribbon... Or if I can't find spoons I am happy with, I will buy colored plastic spoons and dip them in chocolate.

I also saw a variation on the rag wreath made with plastic sandwich bags to be a "crystal wreath" (I think it was in Family Fun magazine maybe?) that is on my list to try this year.


Care to share the cappuccino mix recipe? :gdlicklips:

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Posted Nov 24, 2010 - 9:01 pm

I'm on the last few yards of ribbon for a ribbon wreath. It's coming out nicely but took me much longer than the hour or two that others have reported. My poor fingers just don't work like they used to. I was thinking it would be great to make one with assorted green ribbons and put a nice red ribbon on it to simulate a "real" wreath. I think I might also try out the fabric wreaths. The ribbon ranged from 1.97 to 2.97 at WalMart so it cost around $25 to make the wreath. That's a little steep for a homemade project, I think! Any ideas where to get the the ribbon for less?
~~Jen~~

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Posted Nov 26, 2010 - 6:33 pm


Care to share the cappuccino mix recipe? :gdlicklips:


Absolutely!

2 cups flavored powdered coffee creamer
2 cups sugar
1 cup instant coffee
1 cup powdered milk

Mix everything together. To make cappuccino add around 3-4 tsp to a cup of hot water... This makes a pretty large batch and converts to sugar or caffeine free very nicely!




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