how to make a braided trim christmas ornament

I just got back from vacation in Costa Rica, which was absolutely awesome, but my mind never completely escaped Christmas. It didn’t help that even the resort was all decked out in Christmas decorations. (You should have heard my squeals of delight when I saw lighted reindeer surrounding the pools….EEEEEE!) So, with Christmas inspiration even…

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reindeer yarn wreath

I know a whole bunch of people are complaining that, once again, Christmas is here too early. Well, I can’t hear those people. I have been ready for the holiday season since December 26th, and now that November has finally made its way back around, I am starting to feel a little less guilty for…

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gold holly glass ornament

From about mid-July through Christmas, there comes into existence the Christmas Utopia Aisle at Michaels. You know what I’m talking about… It’s the aisle of floor to ceiling Christmas garland, tree picks, and zillions of branches of holly and pine needles and poinsettias in big, irresistible bins of sparkly Christmas colored rhapsody, all amidst a glittery haze.…

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fabric ornament pattern

For a limited time, you can get this pattern absolutely FREE, just by joining my newsletter list! Just visit THIS PAGE to join and get this pattern. :) I’ve had some really fantastic feedback on my quilted ornament pattern. In fact, those who have purchased it have been so excited about making their own ornaments,…

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glitter ornaments handmade with clear plastic bulbs

(You can download a free PDF file of this tutorial…just click HERE)  UPDATES: I tried these with plastic bulbs, and they look great! Read about it HERE. The Pledge product I used in this project is now called: Pledge floor care multi-surface finish. One of our lovely readers contacted Pledge and found out that this…

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glass easter ornaments

How about some fun glass Easter ornaments for your basket this year? I had actually made a few of these back in the Fall, for Christmas. All the bright blues and purples and pinks were so popular for Christmas this past year, but unfortunately, I never got around to listing them on my website. It just kind of hit…

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One of the challenges I’ve had as I’ve been renovating my craft room over the last couple of months has been finding (cheap) ways to store all the little odds and ends that always end up strewn all over my workspace. At some point a few weeks back, I was rinsing out a can to…

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I keep a notebook full of ornament ideas. (And in fact, I accidentally brought it to my class the other day instead of my math notebook!) The last few weeks worth of pages have been Valentine ornament ideas, and I am going to try to make some of those ideas come to life over the…

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