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Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Crafts

And now for some Christmas crafts from around the net. It's so great seeing all the lovely things that people make. I found a lot of great ideas to share with you. Here are just a few. Below each photo you'll find a link to the source. Hope you like these.

Next post, I'll be sharing some Christmas balls that I've found.

I just love these ornaments. I have a kit to make some ornaments that are kind of similar to these. I got it from Oriental Trading. But I think these are a lot cuter. I found them on Etsy. You can purchase these from SnowFish. She has a lot of other great items that you might be interested in as well.

Here's a cute gift idea, or perhaps a lovely centerpiece for you table. These Candy Trees came from HDMac's Crafty Blog and More. Aren't they lovely? Check out her blog for this and other great ideas.

Here's something I haven't seen in a while, Doily Angels. You can learn to make a lovely angel like this one at

My mom used to have a tree like this, made from garland, lights, and coat hangers. All Free Crafts has the full instructions for this craft and others.

I found these "Potted Paper Cone" Christmas trees at This is really cute & simple. If you're looking for something to make the kids, check it out.


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  • At December 5, 2008 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Charlene said...

    The tinsel Christmas tree reminds me of one I made years ago--a styrofoam cone, wrapped base to tip with a tinsel garland, held in place with old-fashioned hairpins! It didn't have lights, but we bought some little tiny Christmas balls for it.

    Sounds tacky, doesn't it? LOL! We kids thought it was beeuutiful!

  • At December 5, 2008 at 12:14 PM , Anonymous The Happy Housewife said...

    Thanks for posting these. I am heading over the check out the sites now.

  • At December 5, 2008 at 12:18 PM , Blogger Maria said...

    Great craft ideas!!

  • At December 5, 2008 at 3:56 PM , Blogger RecycleCindy said...

    Those little felted ornaments are very cute. I think a person could make them without any kits if you just cut out the stars and trees from felt. Plus I have lots of buttons in my stash that might work.

  • At December 7, 2008 at 3:33 AM , Blogger Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

    Charlene - Sometimes tacky can be good! If you're kids liked it, I'm sure I would too. I'm a big kid at heart myself. While some might call it tacky, I'd call it fun. I read a post where someone wrote about how tacky colored lights were, and that's all I ever use. It reminds me of my childhood, and it's fun!

    Maria & The Happy Housewife - I'm glad you liked these. I tried to collect some ideas that I thought people would enjoy.

    RecycleCindy- You're right! They could be made without the kits. I just got a kit because I'm not very crafty myself. Even if I traced the simplest little shape onto the felt before cutting it, I'd find some way to mess it up. Scissors hate me!

  • At December 7, 2008 at 6:29 PM , Blogger Tattered and Lost said...

    What fun sort of retro crafts! I posted a couple of pages from an old craft magazine from 1960 and a children's book from the 1950s at my blog. I'd be interested to hear people's comments about the tissue rose tree. I think it would be a nice challenge for someone.

  • At December 8, 2008 at 10:15 AM , Anonymous Joy @ Five J's said...

    Those first ornaments are adorable! My 6yo would love making them, and they don't look like they'd take a lot of time. Thanks!

  • At December 14, 2008 at 11:19 PM , Blogger HDMac said...

    These are all some neat and fun crafts! Thank you for posting my trees. ;) I have been having so much fun making them! :)

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