Grosgrain Snow Globe Ornaments

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

Make the spirit of Christmas last longer than a December snow storm with these grosgrain snow globe ornaments. 

What 'cha need:

  • glass ornaments, available at any old craft store (mine are about 8.5" around)
  • grosgrain ribbon, with appropriate sentiment/design, 1/2" wide or less (calculate about 9" per globe) I used ribbon in my stash, but a quick search of the internets turned up this one, this onethis one and this one, all of which...

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Glossy Photo Bottle Cap Ornaments

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

Scrap-bookers make some rather cool things with bottle caps. They create 3D collages to fit the caps' interiors and then pour resin (preferably) or something such as Diamond Accents into the caps to create a hard, glossy coating. Personally, I've been only disappointed when using the later, as it has a tendency to bubble and make ink bleed. The former, I've heard, can be time-consuming and a bit messy. To get around using these products for...

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Felt Method Soap Pump Cozy

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

I LOVE Method foaming hand soap, and although I like the shape of the bottle, it's not very decorative. So, about two months ago, I started experimenting with covers. I did one in cotton fabric (okay, at best) and I tried to felt one using yarn (tragic) and I contemplated a metal one using soda cans (lost interest). And then, while basking in the glory of blanket stitching one day, it occurred to me that a felted cover was the way to go.Which brings us up to date. A little something for your girlfriends or sister, this little cozy would be great couple with a bottle of Method foam soap and a spare refill.

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Snowboard Accident Santa Ornament

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

This just in: Santa has been involved in a snowboarding accident. Reports suggest an altercation between Father Christmas and a still-resentful Rudolph resulted in the former taking a tumble down a rather steep run. After gathering much speed--and snow--St. Nick's bowl full of jelly now looks more like shaved ice. Mrs. Kringle says her husband

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Crocheted Jingle Bell Garland

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

When I think of my grandmother, I think of crocheting, as she taught me how to do it. All grandmas and non-grandmas, whether they're crocheters or not, would love this bright and twinkly chained garland for their Christmas tree. Now, before you roll your eyes and say, 'BUT I CAN'T CROCHET', take note...this is soooo easy, ANYONE can do it. Even non-crocheters. So, let's get started.    

Supplies:

  • one package (50 count) 15mm jingle bells
  • ...

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Embossed Soda Can Snowsicles

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

Twinkling icicles are lovely and romantic, but like romance, they can also be downright dangerous! First, they can be a sign that something is very wrong in your attic (like not enough insulation or ventilation) and second, they can poke your eye out, kid. My snowsicle, on the other hand, provides all the twinkling romance of the real thing without the menace. So why not make one for your boo this holiday season? 

First, the materials:

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Gift Wrapped Switch Plates

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

created at: 12/06/2010

A couple dec'd (as in decoupaged!) wrapped switch plates would be great little somethings for dads and grandfathers this Christmas. Installed at the front and back doors and in guest rooms, they're a lovely greeting for holiday company. And best of all...they're super fast and easy to make!

Here's the ingredients you'll need to whip 'em up:

  • light switch covers, old icky ones work great for this
  • mod podge, matte finish
  • scissors
  • craft...

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