Christmas Crafts

July 11th, 2012 | by

Yarn Trees (part one)

I finally whipped up a few yarn trees for Christmas in July. This is an early photo….since taking it I have snow glittered the silver star and inserted it further into the cone. It’s amazing what difference a couple small touches can make. I am on the look out now for some little bells or ornaments to add to the trees. I’ll post another picture once I have them actually completed.  I thought I would have some things in my stash or Christmas stuff I could use to decorate them but alas I am having a hard time finding anything in my craft supplies and have not had the courage yet to dig in the Christmas stuff!

July 5th, 2012 | by

Paper Cone Ornaments

I must be stuck on a “music” theme this week. All the neat things I have been finding are music related.  First i made the paper trees out of hymanl pages. Then I found the balls from yesterdays post that I want to try with more music pages and then today I find the cute little papercone ornament idea. Actually over at A Field Journal there’s a whole set of cute little ornaments you can make. There’s even a template!  I love the little papercone made with music paper!

July 4th, 2012 | by

Another Idea for the Hymnal Pages

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When I was making the vintage paper trees using the pages from an old hymnal I remembered this craft idea from Flea Market Style    and thought I could adapt it using just round balls rather than ornaments and use the pages of music from the hymnal to do it!   If I actually get around to trying it, I’ll post the pictures!

July 3rd, 2012 | by

Oh Christmas Tree: Paper Trees 1 & 2

So I managed a few minutes yesterday to try the paper trees.

The fanning of the branches is a little more difficult than one would think. I used pages out of an old hymnal. I want to add little silver stars as tree toppers.

I also made one from scrapbook paper.

 

July 2nd, 2012 | by

Vintage Paper Trees

Here are the vintage paper trees I am planning to try making this week. This link Vintage Trees will take you to the directions and also printable templates for the trees!

February 29th, 2012 | by

One Last Craft….

One last craft before Crafty Kits Month ends….but first just let me say….Happy Leap Year!  We don’t see February 29th all that often!

Here’s a chenille snowman and Rudolph craft that caught my eye. These would be great as part of a homemade Christmas village!  They are from kaboose.com

Chenille Snowman and Rudolph

February 23rd, 2012 | by

More Christmas Subway Art…

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I happened upon another cute Christmas Subway Art printable and I just had to share it!!  This one is printable as either a 5 x7 or an 8 x10….so cute and I love the saying from the movie Elf.  You can find it: HERE.

I am wondering what types of post are the most useful or interesting to you….I’d love some comments so I can get a better idea what to blog about here at Rudolph Day….please leave a comment with ideas about the types of posts you like the best!!

February 21st, 2012 | by

Spool Ornaments

It’s still crafty kits month so I thought I’d post a sweet ornament idea I discovered.  Use spools, paper, beads, ribbon and wire to create these lovely ornament. Details and directions are over at Make Mine Beautiful.

February 16th, 2012 | by

Free Printable Storage Labels

These free printable storage labels are available over at The Project Girl.  I know it is for holiday decor of all kinds..Christmas, Halloween etc BUT…..I thought we could also use it as part of our Crafty Kits storage….for those projects that need to be tucked away somewhere….when we need them…we can refer to this storage page rather than digging in closets and storage shelves!!

February 14th, 2012 | by

Craft Storage Ideas

Check out the paint storage in the plastic baskets. You can see the color by the cap and they look so colorful and pretty. You can find baskets for a dollar at most dollar stores!  This idea from: Misty’s Art

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Votive Candle Holders in a tray! Super cute. Shown at: Squidoo.

Storage containers from repurposing. These are vienna sauage tins but I think those little Pringles cans would work great!  The directions are available at: Tethered to Home.

So it’s STILL Crafty Kits Month….what are you waiting for….set up those craft kits and while you are at it organize your craft supplies!!