(Note: I apologize for the images of the finished crafts. I had to take the pics with my cell phone because I couldn't find the images from the book online. Hopefully, you will be able to get the general idea)
Cardboard Christmas Tree Ornaments
- Christmas-themed cookie cutters
- Scraps of cardboard
- Water-based paints
- Nontoxic glue
- Vintage beads, buttons, glitter, and other found objects
- Yarn, ribbon, or cotton thread
- Using the pencil, trace the cookie cutter shapes onto the cardboard pieces.
- Cut out the shapes and paint designs on them. Allow the paint to dry.
- Glue the beads, buttons, glitter, and found objects to the ornaments.
- For each ornament, cut a 6-to-7-inch/15-to-17-cm piece of yarn, thin piece of ribbon, or thread.
- Poke a hole in the top of the ornament with the needle and string the thread through the hole to hang it.
Bottle Cap Refrigerator Magnets
From the book: These cute magnets make perfect stocking stuffers or advent-calendar markers. You can make an entire set of magnets using family photos, or choose themes like animals, botanical prints, or movies. This also is a great opportunity to put your stamp collection to good use.
- Used wrapping paper
- Bottle caps from glass bottles (without dents)
- White glue
- Small photographs, stamps, or little drawings
- Nontoxic glitter
- Magnet strips (you'll need one magnet strip for each bottle cap, available at craft and office supply stores)
- Cut small circles out of the wrapping paper to fit inside each bottle cap. Glue them to the insides of the bottle caps.
- Cut a photograph, stamp, or other picture into a small rectangle and glue it to the paper inside a bottle cap.
- Run a thin line of glue around the photograph. While the glue is still wet, sprinkle the glitter over the glue and shake off the excess. Repeat for each bottle cap magnet.
- Glue a magnet strip to the back of each bottle cap and let them dry overnight.
I'm Dreaming of a Green Chiristmas by Anna Getty, published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco
For more information on the book, click the book image in the BookBox above.
Always in spirit....