Tuesday, November 23, 2010

christmas crafternoons: ornaments gallore!

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this is like, 3 posts in one. so get excited.
let's make some ornaments, shall we?

first, we'll start with pine cone ornaments.
1)gather your ingredients. literally. gather the pine cones from your neighbor's tree and let them stare at you from the window. motion to them, i heart nature using some kind of sign language. let them think you're a hippy. who cares, you're making crafts on a budget.

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2)brush some glue on the pine cone tips.

3)sprinkle glitter on the pine cones. and listen, i know i'm a glitter snob...but don't use the chunky glitter. it just looks cheap. we're going "cheap chic(sheek)" not "cheap cheap"

let dry before you touch them.

4)then either tie a string around the top to make an ornament. put this on the tree or give some away. or just set in a glass container and call it a centerpiece.
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NEXT!
Book paper ornaments:
1)gather your ingredients.
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2)cut little circles out(nickle sized) and begin hot-glueing them on the top. keep on weasling your way around the whole ornament.
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then booya. KUH-yute! (cute...get it?!)
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NEXT!

let's make a bird ornament:
1)gather your ingredients
(i got the bird from michaels in the dollar section. 5 chipbards for a dollar!)
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2)then modge podge your book paper on the bird. that just means, glue it on there and then put more glue on top. google "mod podge" instructions if you are unsure on how to do this.

3)then bedazzle it with glitter or fabric or buttons or unicorns. not really unicorns.
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then hang all your ornaments on your tree!
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21 comments:

  1. i love them! the ball ornament looks a little painful but it's super cute.

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  2. Cute! I've had a pine cone obsession lately.

    Will I see you tomorrow night?

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  3. Alright. I'm going to have to go to Michaels TODAY and do the bird ornament. Too stinkin' cute. Thanks for the inspiration. I will have you know I am foregoing housecleaning now because I have to get my craft on after reading your post. I guess that's what friends are for, right?!

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  4. Get this. They make sparkle Modge Podge w/the glitter included in it. Now, I don't know if it give the cheap chic or not, but I have a bottle I will be trying out.

    As always, it looks great, even if you didn't use unicorns.

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  5. geesh, that's a pretty lowly looking christmas tree this year, james.

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  6. veh-rrrrry funny em. this is just another tree in the midst of many trees i will have in my house. this year we're having 10 trees. hahaha. no, just one bare tree and one green tree.

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  7. you should be crowned craft queen of 2010. seriously.
    who knew you could do so much with book paper. brilliant.
    fortunately i completely got out of decorating for yet another holiday {yes, call me a scrooge...} because we're gone come dec. 15th. what's the point in putting up all that decor for 2 weeks?!!yea.
    but i will keep this awesome craftiness in my mental file cabinet under "cheap chic" deco.
    thanks for sharing with us :)
    love,
    jenn

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  8. ohmygosh cute craft overload!!! I feel stressed trying to decide which one to try first.

    I have GOT to get myself to the dollar store or michael's or something. stat.

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  9. Very Cute! I love the little tree on your table! Oh you :)

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  10. sooo cute! as always. I especially love the bird one! i'll have to make some for our tree. :)

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  11. too too too cute!

    Will DEFINITELY be trying at least one of these fun little crafts. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  12. Love these. You should make a craft book or something

    I want the birds!

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  13. Great ideas!
    I LOVE the bird ornament, I'm going to have to give that one a try! Too cute.

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  14. look at you so on top of christmas decorating! i'm a little jealous. i plan on making some book paper garland for our tree

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  15. can i add one more thing?

    i am stalking your sister's blog during what is supposed to be naptime, 'cept my kid is screaming that he wants to sit in a laundry basket, and I WANT TO BE A PART OF YOUR FAMILY.

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  16. Did the bird! too cutie. they are hanging from my chandelier over my table! and can you MAIL me some pinecones???? jk . but the ones I have are the size of an egg and i don't have very many.... shortage of trees in my hood.

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  17. Thank you for posting this, it was quite helpful and told a lot

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