Crepe Paper Rosettes

What you need:
• Styrofoam ball
• Crepe paper streamers
• Ribbon
• Sewing push pins
• All purpose glue
• Ruler

What you do:
• Measure your crepe paper strips at 9 x 1  inch.
• Cut.
• Crumple the strips up, to make them softer and more fabric looking.
• Straighten them out.
• Begin to roll. Start small and then get a little looser. Like a real rose.
• Gather the end piece of crepe paper and then add a dab of glue to the outside of the flower, itself, and stick it on the edge.
• Start putting flowers on the ball.
• Use some sewing push pins to adhere the ribbon to the ball.

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Valentines Tea Bags

What you need:
• Tea Bags
• Red Construction Paper
• All Purpose Glue
• Scissors
• Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter

What you do:
• Trace your cookie cutter on construction paper.
• Cut two hearts out of construction paper.
• Remove a tea-bag tag.
• At the end of the string, affix two hearts, back-to-back with glue.
• Let it dry.
• Package bags to give as a present or steep one in hot water and serve.

Heart Bookmark

What you need:
• Heavy Card Stock
• Utility Knife
• Construction Paper
• Glue Stick

What you do:
• Create a template of a heart, about 1 1/2 inches wide.
• Cut out with a utility knife, and trace onto heavy card stock.
• Copy it at 80 percent, cut out, and trace onto construction paper.
• Cut out both hearts, and use a glue stick to secure smaller patterned heart to center of the larger one; let dry.
• Trace bottom half of inner heart with a utility knife, cutting through card stock beneath. Then your valentine can slip pages between the hearts.

Wreath of Hearts

What you need:
• Construction paper
• Heart shaped cookie cutters of different sizes
• Red paint
• Glue stick
• Cardboard 9 1/2″ square or larger

What you do:
• Cut a 9″ circle from cardboard.  In the center of this circle, cut out and discard a 5″ circle.  This is the form for your wreath.
• Lay your wreath form down on your work surface face up. 
• Paint the wreath red. Let it dry.
• Trace the cookie cutters on the construction paper. Cut out.
• Glue the hearts on to your cardboard circle, layering and overlapping them.

Heart Ornaments

What you need:
• Red-colored felt
• Heart 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.

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.

Reindeer Food

Santa’s reindeer will be hungry when they get to your house.  While Santa’s inside eating the cookies and milk you have waiting for him inside, the reindeer will be waiting outside.  Why not leave them some reindeer food to fill them up!

What you need:
• 1 cup rolled oats
• 2-6 Tablespoons red colored sugar
• 2-6 Tablespoons green colored sugar 

What you do:
 • Mix everything together.
•  Scatter around outside, or place in a plastic bag, adding as much colored sugar as you like for that festive effect.

 You can also give as a gift.  Just tie with a ribbon and attach a gift card with the following poem:

                       Sprinkle this reindeer food outside tonight. 
                       The moonlight will make it sparker bright.
As the reindeer fly and roam.
This will guide them to your home.

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.