An Ornamental Season

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Happy Sunday, all! I hope our US readers have done some sufficient damage on all of those Turkey Day leftovers by now. I know I still have at least one slice of pumpkin pie still stashed away in the back of the fridge (shhh, don’t tell!). With harvest time over, though, my mind always immediately flows to the next big crafty season: WINTER! Holly berries, ivy, snowmen, hot cocoa, warm flannel, and the smells of peppermint or gingerbread! Can you picture it? No matter what you celebrate in the coming month, there are bound to be some opportunities for a little crafty decorating. How about a fun start with some DIY ornament tutorials?

We’ve had our first snow here already and it was a pretty wet one, perfect packing snow. But I’d like to keep my creations around a bit longer so why not combine some whimsy with a little recycling and make some bottle cap snowmen? These cute little guys from One Artsy Momma are quick, customizable, and easy enough for the little ones to design their own:

From frosty bottles to frosty crafts!

From frosty bottles to frosty crafts!

Ok, you may have noticed those snowmen were missing a little something? A hat perhaps? How about a little more recycling fun for those with a coffee/tea habit? Snowman hats made with K-cups from Pitter and Glink:

From warm mugs to warm hats.

From warm mugs to warm hats!

Or perhaps you would like to cut down on your ribbon and bead stash while adding some holiday cheer to the place? A ribbon candy ornament from Better Homes and Gardens would be right in order:

This looks pretty enough to eat!

This looks pretty enough to eat!

If you are feeling especially ambitious, I must add my own personal favorite from Enjoying the Small Things, campfire and S’mores ornaments:

Did I say the last one looked good enough to eat? This one looks pretty scrumptious, too.

Did I say the last one looked good enough to eat? This one looks pretty scrumptious, too.

Short of the needles needed for some of the details, all of these would make great weekend projects with any of the kiddos in your life. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I hear some hot chocolate and holiday projects calling my name. Have a great week and I’ll see you next Sunday!

Stay crafty!

~Laura

 

 


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