CD Candle Holder

What you need:
• Candles
• Old CD’S
• Small foil pie tray
• Oven tray
• Access to oven

What you do:
• Place the foil pie tray onto an oven tray. If you can not find a small Pie tray use a metal dish to melt the CD over. Remember to always use Gloves.
• Heat the oven to 350 F.
• Gently place a CD on the foil cup, with the label side up.
• Place it into the heated oven for around 10 Min’s.
• Using an oven glove, push the CD down into the pie tray.
• It should be flexible enough to sink into the tray and shape.
• Allow it to cool and harden.
• Always melt CD’s in a well ventilated area.

Easy Ornaments

What you need:
• Watercolor
• Watercolor paper
• Brush
• Glue
• Scissors
• Ribbon, curly wire or ornament hook
• Cookie cutters
• All purpose glue
• Hole punch or needle

What you do:
• Spray down the paper with plain water.
• Paint large areas of color in random areas.
• Use the paintbrush to gently help the paint float together to make the colors touch without blending too much.
• Let it dry.
• Trace your favorite cookie cutters.
• Cut out the shapes.
• Put the front and the back pieces together. Glue.
• Use a hole punch or a needle to put a hole in the top.
• Put a loop of ribbon , a curly wire or a simple ornament hook in the hole to enable you to hang it .

Tip: These also make beautiful gift tags to make a package extra special.

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.

Felt Mistletoe

What you need:
• Mistletoe template (provided)
• Green felt
• Sharpie or fabric pencil
• Pearl embellishments
•Hot glue or fabric glue
• Ribbon

What you do:
• Cut out the templates and trace around them on your felt using the marker or pencil of your choice.
• Cut out your felt shapes and arrange the sprigs to your liking.
• Glue the stems and leaves where they overlap.
• Arrange your pearl embellishments and glue them in place.
•Tie a ribbon bow around the stems.
• Cut an additional length of ribbon and loop it to create a hanger. 
• Glue it to the back.
• Hang your newly crafted mistletoe above the door.

Curled Trees

What you need:
• Construction Paper
• Scissors
• Glue
• Pencil

What you do:
• Cut your construction paper into strips approximately 3/4″ wide and 3″ long.
• Using your pencil curl the paper strips about 3/4 of the way to the end. 
• Start gluing your paper curls to the bottom of the cone in a ring.
• Continue to glue on paper curls in layers or rings moving up the cone
• Once you get to the top of the cone, you can add an embellishment to the top.

Making Cones

What you need:
• Paper
• Scissors
• Glue

What you do:
• Cut a circle out of a piece of paper
• Cut a triangle by making two cuts to the center of the circle.
• Fold the circle, overlapping the edges a little, and glue together.

Jingle Bell Wreath

What you need:
• 16-gauge wire
• 24- gauge wire
• Jingle bells
• Needle-nose pliers
• Ribbon

What you do:
• Form 16-gauge wire into a circle.
• Make a closed loop at one end with needle-nose pliers.
• Thread jingle bells onto the open end in any size and color combination.
• When the wire is full, join its ends by twisting the unlooped end into a hook, and fasten it onto the closed loop.
 • Tie a piece of ribbon into a bow; secure it to the bottom of the wreath with 24-gauge wire.

Button Wreath

What you need:
• Needle-nose pliers or wire cutters
• 16-gauge copper wire, or 22-gauge green floral wire, cut to 9-inch lengths
• 72 buttons for each wreath
• Scissors
• Satin ribbon, 1/8 inch wide and 6 inches long
• Seam binding for decorative bow

What you do:
• Using pliers, make a small loop at one end of the wire.
• Thread buttons onto the wire until you have enough to form the size of the wreath you want. Our wreaths are 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
• Using pliers, bend the plain end of the wire around the looped end. This will form the wreath.
• Use the satin ribbon to make a loop for hanging the wreath; tie the ribbon in a knot about 3 inches above the wreath.
•Tie a bow of seam binding to decorate the wreath.

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.