Friday, December 16, 2011

Quick, Easy and Cheap Christmas Crafts

I have been super busy sewing my girls Christmas dresses. With all the ruffles, they seemed to take forever. I haven't had much time for crafts. Yesterday I finally had a few free minutes and whipped together some super simple, easy and cheap Christmas crafts.

First up I made these "snow" covered candles.  This project seriously took me less than 5 minutes.  


I was inspired by this post over at Raising Oranges.

Next I made some ornaments from 2 placemats that my mother-in-law was getting rid of.


I cut them up made ornaments out of them.

 Some of them I just poked an ornament wire through ....


And others I hole punched and tied a ribbon to hang.

 
A few years ago I bought a couple 3' trees after Christmas on clearance. My kids have them in their rooms. These ornaments are for their trees.




I think this next one is my favorite.  I absolutely love it.


I like it so much that I think I'm going to replace the Christmasy ricrac once Christmas is over so that I can still use them.

I got the idea from Baby Berry. Head on over there to find out how to do it.  The only trouble I had was printing the music to the tissue paper. I ended up taping it to a regular piece of paper and then printing it.

The last project I have to share I actually made last year.  
Pipe cleaner snowflakes


I think I used three pipe cleaners for each snowflake. I cut them in half. I twisted them over each other at the middle and added beads. It was fun to make different designs with the beads.  

Stay tuned - next week is all about the Christmas goodies. 



Linking up at these parties.

This project has been featured!!!
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6 comments :

  1. Wow, those are all great ideas! My absolute fave is the sheet music candle, followed by the 'snow' candles. Thanks so much for linking at Shine On Fridays!

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  2. Those snow covered candles are awesome! Great ideas here! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing at my Feature Friday Linky Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  3. Another wonderful post my friend so nice to catch up again. Thanks foe sharing these great ideas. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

    Always Wendy

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  4. very pretty Christmas decors, it looks so festive
    http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love the idea about the placemat ornaments, featuring this week at Bacon Time Happy holidays.

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  6. You're right, that music candle is beautiful! I think it's my favorite too. Love your projects!
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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