This Week’s Videos

It is December- the year has flown by! Here are a few fun projects we worked on this week so far:

10 inspirational cards
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5 yards alpaca roving
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A Few of my Favorite Things

Mr. Snowman

I had several requests for a pattern and instructions on how to make this snowman.

Download the pattern below, and watch the video for further instructions.

Whatever you do, Have Fun!

Paper Mache Star

Design your own Christmas tree star, or use as an ornament or decoration piece.

You can use any tissue or decoupage papers to give this project a new or different look.

Try a grunge paper for an industrial star, or a grain sack stripe for a country look.

Retried IOD transfer auction

Happening now! Hard-to-find retired IOD transfer auction. Make your bids by Monday!

Holiday Milk Carton

Make your own milk cartons to use as gift boxes and goodie holders this holiday season, or for any occasion. We really like using milk cartons to put hot chocolate mixes and other similar treats as gifts.

See below for some hot drink mix recipes, a milk carton template to make your own out of card stock, a place to purchase pre-scored milk cartons, and more!

Kraft milk carton box
Ready-to-build milk cartons
Fun Christmas embellishment kit
Black, white, & gold Christmas embellishment kit

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to make your own cartons at home.

Button Pins

Come get your buttons! So much fun! Check out my Favorite Things if you are interested in buying your own button maker.

Are you interested in making your own buttons, but do not want to buy all the stuff to do it?

Download this template for 6 custom buttons. Decorate it how you like and scan it into your computer. Go to our online shop to place your order and email your custom button document to Subject “[LastName] Buttons”

Design your own custom buttons.

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10    (2 1/4") button pins  ( lot #12 )
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DIY Aged paper

Using a pre-printed paper you want to age, or taking newsprint, packing paper, or whatever paper you want to use, you can create some easy and inexpensive fun aged papers.

Watch the video where I show you how to make a fun, vintage looking wrapping paper, and also how to age one of our 11×17 prints. You could also take an image you print at home and use the same technique!

11 x 17 prints shop
Holly Jolly
Stamps shop

A few of my favorite things for crafting can be found here as well.

Celebration Crackers (poppers)

I am not sure why I thought these were such a fun idea, but they are. You can make them in any theme, color, or decorate them in so many ways to match your celebration of event.

Download the directions and pattern below to make your own, or purchase the kits with the snaps, papers, directions, and ties and decorate them to match your next celebration theme.

We tried heat embossing on vellum for a really elegant look (see photo below). We used small transfers to make the image really stand out, and we also used fun patterned papers, which were easiest of all!

You can change the size of these by using different sized tubes.

Even make them without the snaps to be cute wrapping for small goodies and gifts.

Cracker Kits: makes six celebration crackers. Just add tubes and decorate!

Cracker kit/ black or tan paper
Cracker kit

A little vintage Christmas (box)

Vintage Christmas images used on video

Purchase the vintage Christmas images used in the video here.

Using inexpensive downloads, I made these vintage Christmas box ornaments. Click the link to purchase the images yourself, or use any vintage Christmas images you might have to make your own.

Download the free box template that fits the images.

Need other image ideas? We have an image library. You can purchase access here.

Need vintage mica glitter for your Christmas projects? You can get that here.

Whatever images you use, I hope you download the free box template and make some fun Christmas magic!