How-To: Make Borax Crystal Snowflake Ornaments

by Capree K

How-To: Make Borax Crystal Snowflake Ornaments

Bust out your lab coat and goggles, because we're about to get down with some science.  Making your own borax crystal ornaments is not only super cool, it's a fun project to do with kids (and keep the education going during that extra long holiday break)!  

First, I have to thank my friend Megan for sharing this with me.  She knows I'm a kid at heart and, well, easily amused.  If you're the same way, or actually have kids to amuse, let's...

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Making Aluminum Can Ornaments

by DIY Maven

Making Aluminum Can Ornaments

First we had aluminum can Christmas ball and now this. Using real leaves, the maker begins by simply tracing them onto cut-opened and flatted aluminum cans. A bit of raffia on to top for hanging is a perfect touch.

What you'll need to make them:

  • Empty aluminum beverage cans
  • scissors
  • sandpaper
  • pen or pencil
  • ribbon, raffia or cord for hanging.

What you'll need to do:

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Star Light Star Bright, Let's Fold a Paper Star Tonight

by DIY Maven

Star Light Star Bright, Let's Fold a Paper Star Tonight

I found instructions for these beautiful folded paper stars in an old magazine called The Workbasket. Not only were the directions indecipherable, the picture illustrations were misidentified. Although your first attempt might be a challenge, it’ll be worth it as the final product will impress your friends and family.

Use them to decorate your trees and presents for your holiday party, or hang them from your light fixtures for your New Years...

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