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Winter Hat Christmas Ornament

December 5, 2016

These cute Winter Hat Ornaments are easy to make. They only take a few items that you probably already have at home and they are easy enough to make with children. Use one kind of yarn or a variety to create a striped hat. The options are really endless by using a variety of different yarns. This is a great craft to use up leftover project yarn.

materials

Materials:

  • yarn
  • scissors
  • tissue
  • toilet paper roll

Instructions:

toilet paper tube
Cut a 1/4 to 1/2 inch loop from the toilet paper roll. 

cut yarn
Cut lengths of yarn about 10" long. I wrap around my thumb and pinkie fingers and then cut on of the loops.

loop through
Fold one piece of yarn in half. 
Place the loop through the tube. 

ends through
Put the ends of the yarn through the loop. 

pull tight
Pull the ends tight. 

full tube
Continue to do so until the tube is full of yarn. 
 

tie
Using one more strand of yarn, collect all the yarn ends and tie a double knot, very tightly. 

stuff tissue
Stuff a balled-up tissue into the hat to fill out the shape. 

trim
Trim the top "poof" of the hat and play with it to get the desired fullness. 

Enjoy!

Options:

  • You can use different colors of yarn to create a striped pattern if you desire.
  • Different yarns will create a different look, acrylic versus wool, etc...
  • You can use another piece of yarn to hang your ornament or insert a wire hanger into the top of the hat.
  • Instead of an ornament, use the hat to top off a bottle of wine.
  • Decorate a present using the hat like you would a bow.

 

3d Paper Christmas Ornament

December 1, 2016

I love the look of a decorated Christmas Tree. This year, my youngest daughter asked if we could make a lot of homemade ornaments for the tree and string popcorn. This ornament has the look of a quilt. I wanted to design an ornament that you could see into the middle and have it look different. To achieve this look, you will use scrapbooking paper that is two sided. 

materials

Materials:

  • personal cutting machine
  • free svg file
  • scrapbooking paper
  • Square stitch Glue Dots
  • Bakers twine
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors

SVG file:

Using your personal cutting machine, set all red lines to fold and black lines to cut. Cut two of this design to create an ornament. [SVG file]

 

Directions:

Cut out two of the designed SVG file on your personal cutting machine using paper that is different on front and back. 

fold up triangles

Fold in all the triangle shapes on each piece. If you want you can use one Square per fold to hold the triangles down or leave them so they add an additional dimension. 

using glue dots
triangles glued down

Fold all the long folds. 

3d part

Attach the one flap that will make the piece 3D.

Now join the two pieces together using the flaps and Glue Dots.

Cut a length of the  twine, fold it in half and tie a knot. Place a Glue Dot on each side of the knot and hid it in the corner of the ornament. 

This post is a part of the December Christmas Craft Challenge with the Creatively Crafty Blog Group. Please take a moment to visit all the other wonderful craft projects.

Life Beyond the Kitchen Holiday Citrus Centerpiece http://wp.me/p6irFq-s7

Try it - Like it  you are here http://tryit-likeit.com/entries/buy/3d-paper-christmas-ornament

2 Dishing Divas Tin Container Anytime Organizer http://www.2dishingdivas.com/tin-container-anytime-organizer/

Al Things Beautiful Doodled Holiday Ornaments https://althingsbeautiful.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/doodled-holiday-ornaments/

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving Round-up

November 21, 2016

A reminder of a few printables and crafts available here at Try it - Like it for Thanksgiving. A printable for your decor, a candy wrapper for the kids, two versions of napkin rings for your table and a Thank You note card. If you needs are for the meal you might want to check out these Turkey tips http://tryit-likeit.com/entries/eat/last-minute-turkey-tips or recipe for Pumpkin Dump Cake http://tryit-likeit.com/entries/recipe/pumpkin-dump-cake.

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Tic-Tac-Toe Stocking Stuffer

November 16, 2016

Christmas gift giving and planning is in the air. This tic-tac-toe game makes a great stocking stuffer, a great craft kids can make for their friends, or (as we did) a craft for Operation Christmas Child. It is quick and easy so you can make quite a few in a short period of time. My ten-year-old loved helping and making a few of her own to give to her friends. 

materials

Materials:

  • Gem stones
  • Muslin bags
  • Permanent marker
  • Ruler
  • Paper template

Instructions:

insert in place
template in place

I found that a cash register receipt was the perfect size for our template. I drew the board pattern on the paper using a ruler and each time we were to draw on the bags, we inserted the template into the bag. The material was thin enough to see the pattern and we were able to copy the tic-tac-toe lines onto the bags. 

The bags come with a drawstring top but the strings need to be tied. A simple slip knot worked. 

We filled each bag with two different color gems, four of each color.

Where we found the materials used:

Cotton Muslin Bags 3x4 

Glass Gem Stones 

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Hostess Gift with Chocolate Wavy Lay's

November 15, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 
#SweetnSaltyHoliday #CollectiveBias

When the holidays are hectic, bringing a hostess gift isn't always easy. This quick and easy repackaging idea is a semi-homemade craft. I crafted the container and filled it with Chocolate Wavy Lay's.

This personalized gift lets the recipient know I cared enough to make them something but I didn't have to bake, cook, or follow a recipe to do so. 

This year we are heading to my sister's house for Thanksgiving. We typically pitch in but in all honesty, she does most of the work. I am going to bring her this little hostess gift treat because she loves chocolate. Salty and sweet go great together and you can get both in one treat when you buy Chocolate Wavy Lay's. 

store shot

I first looked in the chip section of our local Target store. Then I looked in the chocolate section. I found Chocolate Wavy Lay's in the holiday section of the store. As you can see, they were in the process of stocking this section. These Chocolate Wavy Lay's will be available in Target stores beginning 10/30 and are available in three flavors (Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds). I bought all three.

To make your own Hostess Gift Container

materials

Materials:

  • Small canning jar
  • Silver tinsel string
  • Mod Podge
  • Scrap book paper in silver and gray
  • Scissors
  • Chocolate Wavy Lay's

Instructions:

Most items used were found at Target making this project a one stop shop for creating. 

paper
I cut the paper to fit the front and back of the glass jar.

cover glass
Using the Mod Podge, I covered the glass jar, and placed the cut paper.

over the paper
Next cover the paper with Mod Podge.
I used my finger to apply the Mod Podge.
Be sure to smooth the edges. You can use a damp cloth or tissue to remove the excess glue.

cut circle
Trace around the lid on the back side of the paper. Using scissors cut INSIDE the mark. 

gluing the lid
I followed the same process for the lid. Mod Podge the lid.

place the paper
Cover the top of the paper with Mod Podge paying attention to the edges.

fill the jar
Fill the jar with the Chocolate Wavy Lay's chips of your flavor choice. I used Milk Chocolate.
You may need to break the larger pieces to fit.
Or just eat them as I did, you know the saying "you can't eat just one" and I couldn't either!

ribbon
Finally, wrap the tinsel ribbon around the jar twice and tie a bow. 

Optional:

  • Add a gift tag.
  • Write on the side or top of the jar.
  • Use a heat gun to speed the drying process. 
  • While this idea works great for a hostess gift, you can personalize your gift by changing the colors or adding additional decorating.

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Be Thankful :: Free Printable

November 9, 2016

A free printable for fall and Thanksgiving. It is the season to be thankful and giving. This free printable piece is suitable for framing. It is designed to be 8x10" and to print out on a standard 8.5 x 11" paper. Use the link below to get the free PDF file. 

[free fall printable]

 

K-cup Coffee Wreath Ornament

November 7, 2016

I am thrilled to be participating in the Craft Lightning 15 minute craft challenge for Christmas and other Holiday Crafts. There are five days full of craft tutorials for you to visit. I created an easy to make Christmas Wreath Ornament from a k-cup! You can follow along with this photo tutorial.
 

materials

Materials:

  • green yarn
  • red yarn
  • used k-cup
  • utility shears or scissors
  • crochet hook
  • tapestry needle

k-cup ring
Take the used k-cup and cut the top ring off the cup. Dispose of the rest of the k-cup.
 

ring w crochet
Using the green yarn and a 7.0 mm crochet hook, single crochet all the way around the k-cup ring.

 

finished crochet
When the ring is full and you have met back at the beginning, tie the two ends together in a double knot. Leave a tail of each strand and tie them together about 2" away from the wreath.
This will be used to hang the ornament.
 

red yarn
Taking your red yarn and a tapestry needle, we will add the berries. 
 

insert yarn
Turn the wreath over and enter the red yarn into the back leaving a tail, come up on the front side.
 

french knots
Create a french knot. That is three loops around the needle and then take a stitch. The result will be a red berry like stitch. Go to the back of the wreath and travel down to the next berry placement.
Continue this around the wreath.
 

finished berries
This is how the wreath will look with all the berry knots in place. Tie off the red yarn on the back of the wreath an hide the knot.
 

making the bow
To add a bow, I wrapped the red yarn around two of my fingers three times, leaving and end exposed.
 

knotting the bow
To tie the bow, the yarn goes between my two fingers and then the two ends are tied together. Using another piece of red yarn, I tied the bow to the wreath.
 


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#CCBG November Craft Challenge

November 1, 2016

I am so thankful for the group of women I work with at Creatively Crafty Blog Group. Their creativity is amazing, and their support is meaningful. 

This month's creative challenge was for Fall Decor, and they rose to the challenge. Please visit and comment on their creative posts.

 

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Broom Parking Free Printable

October 19, 2016

broom parking

It's that witchy scary season and just in time, is a free printable for you to download, print and frame. An easy way to change up your decor for the Halloween/Fall season. Have a little fun with this free printable.

[free pdf printable]

 

Popcorn Box Transformation and Giveaway

October 16, 2016

Once again this year I am participating in the Popcorn Box Halloween Party with Laura Kelly. It is so fun to receive a box of materials and then try to create something from the contents. While we didn't have to use everything (or really anything except the popcorn box), I tried to incorporate a lot of it.

materials
The materials that were in the box

open and cut box
To begin, I flattened the box and cut off the top.

making flaps
Then I cut and scored the box.

sample box
This box is the concept I was going for.

covering with paper
Once I had the shape worked out, I covered it in paper. (Halloween digital paper from The Craft Chop)

fringe
Then I added the pom-pom ribbon around the top and bottom.

lining
It must have been late at night when it started to go south on me. The cat shapes were really difficult and were taking a lot of stress, so I cut them off. Then I lined the box with the foil from the chocolate bar I was eating (included in the box from World Market - yum). I lined the top with orange ribbon and put the black felt (included) in the bottom of the box.

shreddedpaper
I even used the paper confetti, it went in the box.

finalizing
So I just kept covering the box with paper (some of it included). I glued the cat die cut (included and inspiration for the original box concept) on the top, using the die cut pumpkin paper for a border around the cat. I enhanced the cat features with a metallic silver marker. Finally, I added a ribbon tab and a closure made from a magnet. 

I really don't know why I end up creating odd things from a popcorn box. See my last year's submission here. [Halloween Eyes] It is still hanging from our chandelier in the dining room!

Not only do we get to create something fun, we also get to offer you a giveaway!

Giveaway
The five prizes for the Rafflecopter contest are...

  • $50 World Market Gift Card
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine (or Ellison Superstar) and Laura Kelly Dies - Value $100
  • Adorn It Planner Kit (Planner, Laura Kelly Papers and Stickers) - Value $65
  • Udderly Smooth Prize Pack with Hat and Mug - Value $75
  • DIY with Laura Kelly Crafty Stash (Kunin Felt, Expressionery Stamp, Expo International Pom Pom Trims and Tombow Products) - Value $100

Enter here:  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Take a moment to see all the other creative talent
from the group that participated in the Popcorn Box Blog Hop.

 
A special thank you to all the sponsors: AdornIt , World Market, Kunin Group, Udderly Smooth, Tombow USA , Expressionery, Ellison/Sizzix, Sculpey, Fiskars, and Bakers Party Shop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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