An Old Fashion Christmas
Where would we be today without our fondest memories of Christmas when we were younger?
Dressed up in our little fancy outfits that our parents bought for us.
One of the things that we're always on my grandmom's Christmas tree was cardboard ornaments. Luckily today, we're able to recreate some of these treasures.
Simply print onto card stock, cutout and fold. Punch a hole at the top, add a bit of ribbon and hang.
Add a bit of glue to the edges with hints of glitter.
LET'S BRING BACK SOME OF OUR CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
Remember the wreaths and table top christmas trees decorated with all sorts of VINTAGE ornaments?
Surprisingly so, we can recreate this - 50 years later.
Let's have some fun with VINTAGE style ornaments!
And maybe...we can start a new tradition in decorating each new year with some of our childhood memories.
Luckily for us, we can buy all that we'll need from the Dollar Tree.
Simply start with wrapping the garland around the wreath form, applying a dot of glue to keep in place.
Then merrily attach your VINTAGE ornaments, starting with the largest ones and working your way down to the smallest ones.
Making these are done the same way that we did in making our wreath. The only difference is using a foam tree form rather than a wreath form.
Remember these little elves? I have fond memories of my grandmother decorating her house with these.
I was looking at these...and thinking how we could make some.
These are the materials we'll need to make our little elves.
Red, green and white felt squares .79 each at Hobby Lobby
Tiny bells from Hobby Lobby - package of 75 $1.99
White pipe cleaners $2.67 at Hobby Lobby - package of 50
We could sculpt the faces with a bit of clay, but I want to keep this simple - so we'll paint our faces to look similar to our inspiration photo.
For the body, cut a 4" x 4" piece of felt. Take a few cotton balls and pull apart to create cotton. Take the piece of felt and very carefully run a bead of hot glue down the side and allow to cool. Do the same thing at one of the ends. Now stuff with your cotton.
Put some hot glue on the other end of the body and attach to the bottom of the head.
Take 4 of your pipe cleaners and cut in half. Now take your felt and cut a piece to go over the arms and legs. Very carefully run a bead of hot glue down the sides, allow to cool and place over the arms and legs.
Take the arms with a bit of hot glue at the tops and attach to the tops of your body. Do the same thing with the legs.
For the mittens, simply fold a piece of felt in half and cut out a half circle shape for the mittens.
For the hats, fold a piece of felt in half and cut out a triangular shape large enough to go over the 2" head. Then place a tiny jingle bell on the end with a bit of hot glue.
For the collar, cut a strip of felt to go around the head. Now cut the shapes of a saw blade on one side. When finished, wrap around the neck and finish with a tad of hot glue.
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