Author Archives: Sharon

Sparkling Snowman Vignette, part two

Welcome back! How was your Thanksgiving? A feast to remember? As promised, I have the tutorial to make the Sparkling Snowman in this sweet and frosty, Snowman Vignette. If you’d like to make the trees, you can see the Winter … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish you, your family and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! May you enjoy the bounty of the season. (Photo courtesy of DK Design Studio)   You are on my thankful list, and I thank you for reading Crafts ‘n … Continue reading

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DIY Winter Wonderland Trees with cupcake liners, crepe paper and paper shred (and a Sparkling Snowman, too)

I know you’re crazy busy with Thanksgiving planning, right? So today, I’ll share these easy Paper Christmas Trees that you can make in less than an hour. I’ll post the tutorial for the Sparkling Snowman on Friday when you have … Continue reading

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A frosty Friday finish: DIY a faux, Frosted Christmas House

I find Christmas villages enchanting, so this has been a fun week for me. So far, I’ve shared a Miniature Christmas Village and a Faux Gingerbread House. Today’s DIY Christmas Houses look like frosted confections, but believe it or not, … Continue reading

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DIY a Faux, Christmas Gingerbread House

It’s a tradition – every year my daughter decorates a gingerbread house. And every year it’s my post-holiday tradition to sneak it out of the house and into the trash while no one is looking. What a waste! Here’s a … Continue reading

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Make your own miniature Christmas village

Can you imagine the little Whos living in this village and singing “Fahoo Fores Dohoo Dores, Welcome Christmas Come this Way”? This whimsical, Miniature Christmas Village reminds me of Whoville. If you’ve always wanted a Christmas Village, but you don’t … Continue reading

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Have a ball making a Felted Snowball Ornament

Eight inches of snow fell here yesterday, so it’s a good time to stay inside and make a few needle-felted Snowball Ornaments. If you’re new to needle felting, then start right here. Not only is this an easy needle felting … Continue reading

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How to make a classic Christmas Ornament using fabric and foam balls

I promised a stash-busting Christmas ornament tutorial today, and here it is. I’ve called this week’s series of Christmas ornaments “classic crafts” for a reason. This is a favorite technique for making ornaments, yet it’s as fresh and new as … Continue reading

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Stash Buster: How to craft Ribbon Ornaments

I have more than enough ribbon to make a tree full of these DIY Christmas Ribbon Ornaments, and I bet you do, too. (I have rainbows of ribbons in these handy storage containers stashed in my craft corner.) So, if … Continue reading

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A different way to DIY a Button Ornament

Have you seen our “5 Ornaments in 5 Minutes” video? In five fast minutes, you’ll learn how to make five classic Christmas ornaments, including a Button Ornament. Today I’m sharing a different tutorial to make a Button Ornament without pins. … Continue reading

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