Saturday, December 18, 2010

Reclaimed Christmas Crafts

'Twas the week before Christmas, and you say you have some spare time?

Whether you're killing time on a blustery winter day, searching for a way to entertain the kids or looking for that last-minute gift idea, we've got ideas for you and your kids to get your Christmas crafting fix:

This is something I'd wished I knew about before hitting the winter farmers market last weekend. Abbie at Farmers Daughter walks you through how to turn ordinary gourds into these cute Santa ornaments.

If you don't mind the shine of a little glitter, these cute little angel ornaments made from fallen pinecones are a way for the kids to spend some time on a blustery afternoon. Check out Nini Makes for directions.

We made these simple puzzle-piece Christmas ornaments at our library's Christmas event. The berries were punched foam, though you could use Christmas-card envelopes, catalogs or any other red scrap paper. Kaboose has directions that include decorating with buttons rather than berries.

Perhaps the most imaginative ornament (and one I wouldn't dare recreate with my adventurous toddler) is this light-bulb ornament that Lettuce Share stumbled on while visiting the Edison Estate. "At $20 a piece, the picture is my souvenir. I’ll wait for a light bulb to blow around here and make my own," she writes. She's already figured out the process.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas season,
Going Green Mama


Farmer's Daughter said...

Oh I love the pine cone angels!!! Thanks for featuring my gourds!!! :)

Green Bean said...

I've been wanting to make one of those puzzle piece wreaths forever. Love the lightbulb idea. Finally, something to do with all those worthless incandescents!!


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