Day 9: “How to make” Post- Involves crafts and fun!

18/12/2009

Day 9: “How to make” Post- Involves crafts and fun!

Christmas Crafts are always fun to make! ♥ From candy cane reindeer to marshmallow snowmen. There are so many things to make!


Here are a few to choose from:

*Christmas Tree- Made from paper~ A 3-D model

This christmas tree model looks difficult at first. Once you make a few, it’s quite fun~

TIPS:

*** Keep the colored part of your paper on the outside!

*** Take your time~ You don’t want to accidentally cut out one of your branches

*** Use different colors, patterns, and prints for your paper!

*** Use tape or glue to keep your tree together

*** Add some sparkle and beads to your tree

Paper Christmas Tree (3-D model)

*Snowflakes- The old-fashion paper snowflake!

This model is really neat! It’s really different to the snowflakes I use to make~

TIPS:

*** Make a goal on how many snowflakes you can design~

***Use different ribbons to hang your snowflakes

***Take some food coloring and splatter onto your snowflake

***Use different types of paper! Even foil!

Paper Snowflakes

Paper doll- Christmas Bear

This paper doll is perfect for christmas cards, ornaments, and gift tags.

Paper Evergreens

Tools and Materials

* Adjustable circle cutter
* Green card stock, from paperpresentation.com
* Bone Folder
* Scissors
* Wooden skewers
* Hot-glue gun
* 1 1/8-inch (for small trees) and 1 15/16-inch (for large trees) wooden spools, by Woodworks, from craftparts.com

Directions

Step 1

For large Christmas trees, use an adjustable circle cutter to make 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-inch-diameter circles from green card stock (for small trees, omit the 6-inch circle).

Step 2

Fold each circle in half 4 times with a bone folder. While circles are folded, snip off the tip of each piece, forming a very small hole in center.

Step 3

Place smallest circle on the pointed end of a wooden skewer (we used 12-inch skewers), letting the tip poke through the hole in circle. With a hot-glue gun, dab underside of circle, where paper and skewer meet. Hold for 10 seconds to secure.

Step 4

Working 1 at a time from smallest circle to largest, slide remaining circles onto skewer; secure with glue.

Step 5

Insert bottom of skewer into a spool; remove, and cut skewer to desired height (we cut ours to 6, 9, and 10 inches), keeping in mind that only spool should be visible beneath standing tree. Return skewer to spool; secure with glue. Add a dot of glue to top of skewer, and attach a gold bead.

Lovely crafts for everyone to enjoy! Share with your family and friends~

Next stop~ ♥

Day 10: Christmas Cards

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