Category Archives: Craft Tutorial

How to make a beautiful, Mixed Media Christmas Angel

This Mixed Media Christmas Angel is one of my favorites. I love the texture of the nail heads around her gown, and the contrast of the glistening, embossed wings. And a repurposed spoon for her head? Heavenly! We’re so close … Continue reading

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A Kwanzaa craft for kids: How to DIY an ear of corn from felt & yarn

A few years ago, the magazine Kids Crafts 1-2-3 (no longer published, sadly) asked us to make a craft for Kwanzaa. What is Kwanzaa? It’s a seven-day festival that starts on December 26 and celebrates African and African American culture. … Continue reading

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A Paper Loop Christmas Cone two ways – which is your favorite?

If the Christmas season is making you a little loopy, de-stress tonight with this easy Christmas craft – a Paper Loop Christmas Cone. I know I talk a lot about changing up colors to suit your style, and this Christmas … Continue reading

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Fa, la, la: Craft a chorus of carolers from gloves

Singing sweetly is something I can’t do, and in fact, you’ll thank me for not singing. However, I do love this sweet choir of Christmas carolers, all made from gloves. My favorite little caroler is the mischievous snowball thrower. If … Continue reading

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Another easy, no-sew fabric Christmas ornament made from an old shirt

Today I’m wrapping up the “Mad for Plaid & Paisley” ornament series with my favorite – the Patchwork Fabric Ornaments. I bet you’re familiar with the technique used to make these no-sew fabric ornaments, but the variations are endless. My … Continue reading

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DIY ornaments for woodland-theme Christmas décor

Today’s Rag Ball Ornaments are perfect for a woodland theme Christmas tree. These classic ornaments are slightly rustic, and will add a subtle pop of color to more natural woodland elements. The DIY fabric ornaments will be equally at home … Continue reading

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New, easy fabric ornament series: “Mad for Plaid & Paisley”

Can you believe that these pretty, DIY ornaments are made with repurposed shirts from the Goodwill, along with balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam? Designer Patty Schaffer worked her magic to repurpose several old shirts into this “Mad for Plaid & … Continue reading

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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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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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