Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas in July...Weekend Craft Project

Since it's the weekend and many of you might have some free time, I thought I would share another wonderful Christmas craft I found.  And if you don't have time now, come back closer to Christmas or even do it on the next Rudolph Day!

Also, a reminder.  Would like to contribute a guest post for Christmas in July?  This can be anything...a Christmas book or movie review, share a favorite Christmas memory, share a favorite Christmas poem or excerpt from a favorite book, a recipe, a craft...pretty much anything goes! Please email me your contribution to miller4plusmore@bellsouth.net  Hope to hear from you.  Thanks!

Miniature Presents*

What you'll need:
  • Wooden cubes
  • Acrylic paint in festive colors
  • Festive ribbon
  • White craft glue
How to make it:
  1. Paint each cube with desired color. Let dry.
  2. If you like, make polka dots on your cube using a toothpick dipped in paint. Let dry (see image).
  3. Cut a piece of ribbon about 12 inches long. Find the center of the ribbon and place a painted cube onto it. Wrap the ribbon around the cube as you would a regular present.
  4. Tie the ends into a bow, and then double knot the bow.
  5. Take the two open ends of the ribbon and bring the up together, tie in a knot at the top to create the hanger.
  6. Use a few dots of white glue to secure the ribbon to the cube.
Tips:
  • Wood cubes are available at your local craft supply store.
  • Let children pick whatever colors they like for the paint, festive or holiday colors are not a requirement!
  • If you prefer to make this a recycling project, use small boxes, such as a toothpick box.
*craft idea was obtained from kaboose

Hope you enjoy it! This is definitely one I will be doing this year.

Happy Christmas in July!

Always in spirit...

2 comments:

  1. Adorable, what a great idea.

    I'm going to be watching a few movies in a bit so I thought I would do a review of one and get it sent to you.,

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  2. What a cute idea--and these would be great on my little trees that I have all over the house. I'm going to have to get started on some of these soon!

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