Glitter Ornaments

What you need:Glitter Ornament
• Clear Glass Ornament
• Glitter
• Floor Wax

What you do:
• Pour a little bit into the ornament, and swirl it around.
• Pour the excess back into the bottle.
• Pour in your glitter and swirl it around the same way as you did with the floor cleaner.
• Let it dry for a little while before putting the cap back on.
• Display.

Stencil Snowflakes

What you need:Stencil Snowflakes
Paper snowflakes
• Spray bottle with water
• Sponge
• White toothpaste
• Bowl

What you do:
• Spray the window or mirror with water.
• Attach the paper snowflakes to the surface.
• In the bowl mix toothpaste with a little bit of water (the mixture should be about the consistency of sour cream).
• With the sponge, apply the toothpaste mixture to the paper snowflake and the glass around it.
• Apply the toothpaste mixture using an up-and-down dabbing motion.
• Let it dry a little.
• Pull the paper snowflake straight off the glass.
• Let the “paint” dry.

Tip: Easily removed with warm water.

DIY Snow Globe

What you need:
• Jar
• Distilled Water
• Glycerin
• Supper Glue
• Synthetic Trees

What you do:
• Adhere the figurine to the inside of the lid, and let the glue dry.
• Fill the jar almost to the top with distilled water.
• Add a pinch of glitter and a dash of glycerin to keep the glitter from falling too quickly.
• Screw on the lid tightly, being careful not to dislodge the figurine.
• Turn the jar over and back again — and let it snow.

Animal Ornaments

What you need:
• Light-colored felt, such as cream or eggshell
• Animal shaped cookie cutters
• Disappearing-ink pen
• Scissors
• Thread

What you do:
• Trace cookie cutters with a disappearing-ink pen on felt.
• Cut out twice.
• Lightly brush glue onto the back sides of colored-felt pieces.
• Sandwich the light-colored piece in between.
• Let dry flat.
• Hang from a length of silver thread, knotting at top.

Simple Tree Skirt

What you need:
• Felt, 60 square inches (about 2 yards)
• 2 bulldog clips
• String
• Tailor’s chalk
• Small plate
• Scissors

What you do:
1. Fold the felt in half to create a triangle. Fold the triangle in half to create another smaller triangle.
2. Use the bulldog clip to attach one end of a long string to the folded corner of the fabric. Use the other bulldog clip to secure the other end of the string to a piece of tailor’s chalk. Holding the string taut, swing your “compass” from edge to edge in a quarter-circle, drawing an arc with the chalk.
3. With the fabric still folded and using the small plate as a guide, trace an arc onto the folded, 90-degree corner of the felt. Leave it folded, and use scissors to cut along the trace marks.
4. Unfold the felt halfway, and cut a slit along one of the folds from the edge of the circle cutout in the middle to the edge of the felt.

Holiday Planter

What you need:
• Empty Oatmeal Container
• Ruler
• Scissors
 •Craft foam
• Pen
•Old newspaper
Mod Podge
• White paint
• Glue gun
• Tall branches

What you do:
• Measure out, mark and cut five 1.5” wide strips from a sheet of thin craft foam. 
• Mark your guide lines on your oatmeal container.
• The 42 oz. container I used was 9.5” tall, so I made marks at 1.5”, 4”, 5.5” and 8” down. I also made four sets of marks around the container so that I could keep the foam strips level as I glued.
• Hot glue foam around the top, bottom and middle of the oatmeal container, keeping the strips flush with the top and bottom and the center band level.
• Before covering with the newspaper, I added a few drops of water to my Mod Podge to thin it out just a touch to help it really soak into the heavier newsprint. 
• Making sure to get plenty of Mod Podge along the lip of the foam strips so that the paper sticks well.
• Make sure you line up your newspaper seams over top of the foam seams in the back or you’ll end up with lots of seams all over the place. 
• Paint
• For the filler, use some tall branches.
• Decorate with your favorite ornaments.

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Paper Snowflakes

What you need:
 • Paper
• Scissors

What you do:
• Start with an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper. Fold one corner of the piece of paper down.
• Cut off the bottom portion to make a triangle.
• Temporarily bring the two corners of the base of the triangle together to find the center point of the longest side.
• Make a small crease at the center point.
• We’re now going to use the center point to divide the triangle into three equal parts. Fold the right corner in at a 60° angle. Then fold the left corner in back at a 60° angle.
• Your paper should look like the illustration at right. Now fold the paper in half as shown.
• Cut off the upper portion along the horizontal line.
• This triangle will be 1/12th of your snowflake. Use a pencil to draw a design on the triangle. The unopened side will be the backbone of the snowflake. Do not draw any lines that cut through the triangle.
• Use scissors to carefully cut away the unwanted area.
• Carefully unfold your snowflake and flatten it out with your fingers.
• Now experiment with different designs and see what you come up with.