Saturday, February 25, 2012

Rudolph Day--February 25, 2012


First off, I really must apologize for missing Rudolph Day last month.  That was the first time in a long time that it has happened.  And I didn't even notice until a couple of days after it was past so I couldn't even do a late post.  I hope you can forgive me.

For this month's Rudolph Day, I'm going to share some cute Christmas craft ideas I've come across on the new social sensation, Pinterest.  If you haven't signed up over there, you really should.  It is really fun.  Be sure to get your self-control in check because it's very easy to waste a lot of time over there.  I speak from experience. ;O)



A Santa ornament using metallic red shredded garland, a pop top and ribbon. 

There aren't really any instructions for this, but they look relatively simple.  Purchase some plain, clear glass (or plastic) ornaments.  Remove hanger cap.  Stuff metallic red shredded garland inside.  Replace cap.  Measure ribbon around ornament and cut to size.  It looks like the ribbon is threaded through the pop can tab so thread it through the tab and then glue the ribbon around the ornament using craft glue or a hot glue gun.  Simple and cute!  (source:  http://sweetstampindipity.blogspot.com/2010/10/crafty-projects.html )


Cookie cutters, ribbon and bells

Another one without instructions, but from what I can tell, just glue ribbon around the outer edge.  Attach bells to a string or thin ribbon and attach by tying around top of cookie cutter.  Be sure to leave enough length to fashion a hanger.  (source:   http://sweetstampindipity.blogspot.com/2010/10/crafty-projects.html )


Sentiment ornament

This ornament originated as a wedding invitations ornament, but it could be fashioned differently by writing sentiments on strips of colored or pretty parchment paper.  

What you need:
A clear glass ornaments
colored paper or parchment paper
sharpie pen (color of choice) for writing sentiments on strips of paper
Craft knife or pair of scissors
Ribbon (Christmas colors, perhaps)
Charm (I used a heart that I found in the jewelry section of a craft store)
Pen or pencil

(another idea would be to use strips of Christmas wrapping paper!)
  • Cut the paper horizontally into strips.
  • wrap strips of paper around pen or pencil to corkscrew
  • insert strips into ornament and replace cap
  • attach charm to hanger ring of ornament (charm is optional)
  • Attach ribbon as a hanger
For the original idea behind this ornament craft, visit Shopping for Savings

Happy Rudolph Day and happy crafting! Be sure to visit me on Pinterest!

5 comments:

  1. Hi - Just stopping in and enjoying the Christmas music! These are cute ornaments. My daughter loves Pinterest.
    Happy March - already!

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  2. Pinterest is a major time suck :-)

    I love the cookie cutter idea.

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  3. I had to come by and listen to Christmas music for a bit.

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  4. What a great idea! I love Christmas too. I think you top me because of this year around Christmas blog. So sweet and needed.

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  5. Just had to come by and say I have Slacker radio up right now playing Holiday Classics.

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