Foam Christmas Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Party Craft | Posted on 27-11-2009 | 12,622 views

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Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas tree ornaments are getting rather expensive these days. Why not try making some on your own? Not only will it be more sentimental, it’ll not burn a hole in your pocket.

This foam Christmas tree ornament is extremely easy to do. Try it, you’ll love it.

Foam Christmas tree ornament.

Foam Christmas tree ornament.

Draw a Christmas tree on a green foam. If you have Christmas cookie cutters will be great. You may use the Christmas tree cookie cutter to draw an outline on the foam.

Draw a Christmas tree on a green foam. If you have Christmas cookie cutters will be great. You may use the Christmas tree cookie cutter to draw an outline on the foam.

Cut it out.

Cut it out.

Add glitters.

Add glitters.

Put a needle through it and tie a knot at the end of the thread. Your Christmas tree ornament is done. So simple. :)

Put a needle through it and tie a knot at the end of the thread. Your Christmas tree ornament is done. So simple. 🙂

Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Crafts by Materials, Party Craft, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 25-11-2009 | 16,108 views

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We can actually use basically anything to make a Christmas tree ornament. It need not be expensive. Here’s a simple idea of making a Christmas tree using pipe cleaner.

Pipe cleaner Christmas tree ornament

Pipe cleaner Christmas tree ornament

Get a green or white {or any colour as you wish} pipe cleaner. My boy finds it ticklish handling it for the very first time. :D

Get a green or white {or any colour as you wish} pipe cleaner. My boy finds it ticklish handling it for the very first time. 😀

Bend it to form the shape of a Christmas tree.

Bend it to form the shape of a Christmas tree.

Decorate it as you wish. Tie a thread at the very top and add a star to complete it.

Decorate it as you wish. Tie a thread at the very top and add a star to complete it.

Click here to learn how to fold and cut the perfect star to be used for the above Christmas tree.

If you love this and want to try doing it, do share your version of the Christmas tree with us by submitting your tree here. We learn and we share. 😀

Toilet Paper Roll Santa

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Party Craft | Posted on 20-11-2009 | 91,375 views

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I have always loved to have something nice to be placed on the corner table just to add some touch of cheerfulness this jolly season. Try this easy to make toilet paper roll Santa.

Toilet Paper Roll Santa.

Toilet Paper Roll Santa.

Spread some glue onto a pink paper.

Spread some glue onto a pink paper.

Wrap that paper along the toilet paper roll.

Wrap that paper along the toilet paper roll.

Put some glue onto the cotton balls.

Put some glue onto the cotton balls.

Paste the cotton balls onto the roll.

Paste the cotton balls onto the roll.

Paste all over leaving a small square for the face.

Paste all over leaving a small square for the face.

Paste a red felt as the Santa's hat. You may draw the eyes and nose or cut out a face from a magazine and paste it onto the roll.

Paste a red felt as the Santa’s hat. You may draw the eyes and nose or cut out a face from a magazine and paste it onto the roll.

If you have any great Christmas craft ideas and wish to share it with us, feel free to submit your craft here. Thank you.

Origami Candy Cane

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bookmark, Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Origami, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 18-11-2009 | 9,642 views

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This Christmas, let’s make an origami candy cane.

Origami candy cane.

Origami candy cane.

Fold as shown above and turn over.

Fold as shown above and turn over.

Roll up.

Roll up.

Roll all the way until you get this.

Roll all the way until you get this.

Fold forward.

Fold forward.

Fold backward and you are done.

Fold backward and you are done.

You may use this candy cane as a bookmark, Christmas tree ornament or anything to your fancy.

Have other Christmas ideas to share? Submit your crafts here and we’ll share it with the world this Christmas. 🙂

Felt Hand and Footprint Reindeer

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Felt, Hand and Footprint Art, Party Craft | Posted on 13-11-2009 | 14,618 views

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This Christmas, after all the attention spent on your Christmas tree, don’t forget your walls. They could use some cheering up too. Let’s make this cheerful ‘Rudolph’. 🙂

Hand and foot print reindeer.

Hand and foot print reindeer.

Trace your footprint on a piece of felt.

Trace your footprint on a piece of felt.

Trace your handprints onto another felt of different colour.

Trace your handprints onto another felt of different colour.

Paste and decorate the reindeer.

Paste and decorate the reindeer.

Hand and foot print reindeer.

Hand and foot print reindeer.

Click here to see how to make the double bow ribbon used on the reindeer.

Have any nice Christmas craft to share? Share it with us by submitting your craft work here and we’ll link it back to you. 🙂

Woven Heart Basket

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 04-11-2009 | 13,116 views

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This nice little paper basket can be used to place little gifts for the little ones.

Woven Heart Basket.

Woven Heart Basket.

You'll need two different colours of papers. Fold and cut so that each piece has 3 loops.

You'll need two different colours of papers. Fold and cut so that each piece has 3 loops.

Starting with the bottom 1/3 loop of the green piece, weave it through the first red loop, insert the second red loop through this green piece and weave this green piece through the 3rd red loop again.

Starting with the bottom 1/3 loop of the green piece, weave it through the first red loop, insert the second red loop through this green piece and weave this green piece through the 3rd red loop again.

Do the opposite way for the middle loop of the green piece. First weave the right red loop through this green loop, then weave this middle green loop through the middle red loop and then weave the red loop through this green loop again.

Do the opposite way for the middle loop of the green piece. First weave the right red loop through this green loop, then weave this middle green loop through the middle red loop and then weave the red loop through this green loop again.

If done correctly, your basket should be able to open this way.

If done correctly, your basket should be able to open this way.

Using a craft scissors, cut a red strip and weave a green strip through it as the handle of the basket.

Using a craft scissors, cut a red strip and weave a green strip through it as the handle of the basket.

The beautiful paper heart basket.

The beautiful paper heart basket.

Snowflake Crystal

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Art Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Origami, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 29-10-2009 | 10,406 views

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This Christmas, let’s do some snowflakes to decorate our house.

Snowflake crystal.

Snowflake crystal.

Fold in half to make a crease.

Fold in half to make a crease.

Fold half again.

Fold half again.

Fold as shown above.

Fold as shown above.

Turn over.

Turn over.

Fold as above.

Fold as above.

Fold in half.

Fold in half.

Draw the lines and cut accordingly.

Draw the lines and cut accordingly.

You may want to paste it onto a hard board and paste some glitters on it as a Christmas tree ornament or just paste the snowflake onto your window panes.

You may want to paste it onto a hard board and paste some glitters on it as a Christmas tree ornament or just paste the snowflake onto your window panes.

Got some awesome Christmas ideas? Come share it with us.  Submit your crafts here. 🙂

Ginger Bread Man

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Fridge Magnets, Ginger Bread Man, Party Craft | Posted on 22-10-2009 | 13,734 views

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Kimmy of “Kimmy and Julie :: Family Journal” had requested a craft on Christmas. He specifically wanted a Ginger Bread Man. So here it is, a Crafty Crafted version of the Ginger Bread Man.

Ginger Bread Man

Ginger Bread Man

Cut a ginger bread man out of a thin cork sheet. Paste googly eyes on it.

Cut a ginger bread man out of a thin cork sheet. Paste googly eyes on it.

Trace the ginger bread man onto a white piece of paper. Cut out the strips as the 'icing' and glue them onto the ginger bread man.

Trace the ginger bread man onto a white piece of paper. Cut out the strips as the 'icing' and glue them onto the ginger bread man.

Paste the necessary decorations on the ginger bread man. You may run a thread through it to make a christmas tree ornament or paste a magnet at the back as a fridge magnet.

Paste the necessary decorations on the ginger bread man. You may run a thread through it to make a christmas tree ornament or paste a magnet at the back as a fridge magnet.