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Montag, 23. Dezember 2013

One Final Craft Before Christmas...and links to ALL of them!

'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Except for Mama, who was busy making last-minute holiday crafts.

Sound familiar? Need a last-minute idea? Look no further. Here's one last craft, and below that are all of the crafts we've finished since Thanksgiving, listed in order of total time spent! You CAN make a homemade gift for someone this year, even now, on Christmas Eve!

If you've been procrastinating your present making, you've also likely been procrastinating your present wrapping. Am I right? 

Have no fear! You needn't brave the crowds today for last-minute package embellishments. I found instructions for homemade bows that will have your presents looking chic in no time. 

The original directions call for the use of a magazine page, but I had some nice scrapbook paper waiting for just such an occasion. 

Here's the link to the original directions. I have some tips for you as well. 

Homemade Paper Bow

total time spent: 10 minutes
total cost to me: free
craftiness level: beginner

My tips:

  • When the directions say to make loops at both ends, you're making figure eights with the paper. 
  • I couldn't fit all my loops in, and my bow looks quite full, don't you think? 
  • Hot glue works great here. I used staples to hold the loops together and hot glue to attach them all. 
I may never buy a store bow again. This was simple and so much prettier than those plasticky store bows. 

Now, here's a bunch of stuff for you to throw together and put under those fancy bows you just made:

Five Minutes

Record Bowl
Tee Shirt Scarf
Moving Sticker Ornament
Mason Jar Mixes

Ten Minutes

Sugar Hand & Body Scrub
Bleach Pen Tee Shirts
Decorative Bow

Fifteen Minutes

Starlight Mint Platter
Candy Cane Bath Salts
Bath Fizzies

Thirty Minutes or less

Melt & Pour Soap
Colored Pencil Monogram
Pottery Barn Mirror Knock-Off
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

An Hour or Less

Non-Gritty, Totally Non-Weird, Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Two Hours

Loom Knitting
Peppermint Patties
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

Three Hours or Less

Santa Tulle Wreath
Painted Wine Glasses
Coffee Filter Wreath
Paper Mache Bowl

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