feather tree.

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More trees for my mantle! I wanted more texture to break it up a bit – and these did the trick. This was an easy craft using random feathers I already had from craft materials passed along to me.

Kraft paper, styrofoam cone, cardstock, or posterboard
feathers
Hot glue

I used some kraft paper and rolled it up in a cone shape and glue it together. I then started at the bottom, using my larger feathers first, and used my hot glue gun to glue them all in a row. Then I started the second later, and so forth, until I got to the top. I used all white, tan and some light pink feathers to kind of break it up a bit.

upcycled quilt ornaments.

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Remember when I made these pillowcases out of my husband’s grandmother’s old quilts? Well there was alot of scraps leftover and I was trying to figure out what to do with them….I made some simple ornaments cutting hearts out of them, then sewing around the edges to keep them together. I also had a bunch of my husband’s grandfather’s buttons, so I use them to embellish them a bit. Im such a sucker for ornaments and I think this is going to be a lovely way to honor both his great grandmother and grandfather and have their memory with us at christmas!

terrarium ornament.

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Here is another fun ornament you can make using clear globe balls. I used the same balls I used in my glitter ornaments.

I happened to find a bag of moss at Homegoods for $2.99! (i cant wait to make other projects with it!) , and got a little evergreen branch at micheals that had tiny acorns glued to it. basically I put it all inside and made a little terrarium!

cardboard tree ornaments.

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Milo and I made these christmas tree ornaments out of an old cereal box. Its really easy, and Milo enjoyed this little craft. It was a good project for him because he was able to do just about all of the steps himself. He was super proud of his little trees at the end!

Materials needed:
cereal box
green paint
paint brush
buttons of various sizes
popsicle sticks
glitter
string

I drew triangles on the cereal box and had milo paint right into the box. While the paint was drying we sprinkled some glitter. Glue the buttons and let dry. Once dry, cut out the trees, and glue half a popsicle stick to the back. (I used hot glue for this step)
Punch a hole in the top and insert string. Hang and enjoy!

344. tinsel wreath.

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milo and I worked on this tinsel wreath after seeing something like it in Time Out Kids. We took a 6 inch embroidery hoop and wrapped a package of tinsel-y pipe cleaners around it, stringing a few bells here and there as well.