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Patty S
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Christmas Crafts
« on: December 01, 2008, 03:05:43 AM »

We're a pretty "crafty" family, & our kids (and the Grands) enjoy making decorations & ornaments for the Christmas tree.  I thought I'd share a few of them here.

These are fairly easy to make.  With simple things like nuts, pipe cleaners, glitter & beads, kids can start contributing their own special creations to the family Christmas tree long before they're even old enough to read.
           
(For some of them, if Mom sews or crotchets, there are still things like wiggle eyes that young kids can do to finish them off.)

If you ever come across a stash of flash cubes at a thrift shop or yard sale (they were used with cameras before the mid 70's), they make great little gifts for Grandparents & special friends!
           

Old fashioned flash bulbs are easy to fancy up, as well....
           

Pop-top tabs & a few beads from broken costume jewelry can be recycled into pretties for the tree, or to hang in windows.
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(Both sides can be fancied up... we just never got to it.)

Homemade eggshell ornaments have become a traditional item on our Christmas tree, but it's better to work on them them during the year (on rainy days when the kids want something fun to do), cuz they usually take a while.
           
Included in the above photo are two other homemade ornaments: A glass Christmas ball that was filled with garland & topped off with a ribbon, & a decorated seed pod from a Devil's Claw plant.  (This hasn't been a popular craft item, cuz the pods are hard to work with & the finished product isn't all that impressive.)

What comes out of your craft box for the holidays?
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 11:08:41 AM »

Way Cool, Patty!!!

I never thought to use those old flash bulbs like that! Thank you for sharing!

:) Hugs, Peg
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