Friday, December 21, 2012
Here are a few of my Christmas crafts that I wanted to share. I know that most of you have already finished your crafting for the season, so bookmark these for next year:
Cut pieces of foam board, approximately 4 1/2 inch squares. I used a box cutter and then my paper cutter to make squares.
Use tacky glue to make the frame from crayons.
Use tacky glue to attach the ribbon (I found cute School Days ribbon at Hobby Lobby).
Add a picture and whatever you want to write. I used double sided tape to attach the picture.
We did this as a Christmas gift, but in the future I might save something like this for Mother's Day.
You need 8 small puzzle pieces, painted white. We used acrylic paint.
Cut a small circle out of cardboard-I found a thin cardboard and used my scrapbooking tools to make them. The size will depend on the size of your puzzle pieces. Paint the circle white also.
Glue one puzzle piece in the middle of the circle. Attach 6 more pieces around that one. I think it looks best if a "point" of the puzzle piece sticks out (note to self-do a Google search for the name of the curved part of a puzzle piece). Glue one more puzzle piece in the middle, on top of the first one. I used Tacky Glue-I invest in the stuff at Christmas time.
When it has dried, cover it with a thin layer of Mod Podge and sprinkle some glitter on it.
When that has dried, cover the ornament with clear spray paint so that the glitter won't chip off.
Add a piece of ribbon to the back.
Well, the word didn't end so I have to go and finish my Christmas shopping and baking. I hope to post a few more times over the holidays!