Archive for December, 2010

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Friday, December 17th, 2010


Salt and Flour Ornaments and More

I was proud of our tree last year because almost every decoration on it was handmade. We were on sabbatical in Princeton, New Jersey, for the year from So Cal. We did not haul our holiday decorations across country. We got a great tree from a Vermont tree farmer, but we had nothing to put on it! So we decided to make our own ornaments. We started with flour and salt dough ornaments and went from there, adding wire, Sculpey and pipe cleaners to the mix. Here’s the results. I am hoping to find time to make some more this year. Let me know which on is your favorite.

wreath made by Shea

Wreath made by Shea.

Jester ornament made of Sculpey, pipecleaners, copper wire by Kim.

Jester ornament made of Sculpey, pipecleaners, copper wire by Kim.

Present and name we all worked on.

Present and name we all worked on.

Snowman I made.

Snowman I made.

Peace sign Shea made.

Peace sign ornament Shea made.

 

Candy cane, Shea.

Candy Cane ornament, Shea.

Christmas tree, Shea.

Christmas tree, Shea.

Reindeer, flour and salt, Kim.

Reindeer, flour and salt, Kim.


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Four and salt dough snowman, Kim.

Flour and salt dough snowman, Kim.

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Sculpey reindeer, flour/salt snowman, Kim.

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Love, Shea.

 

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Wreath, Colman.

Wreath, Colman.

Figure skater made of pipe cleaners.  Kim.

figure skater made of pipe cleaners. Kim.

Angel made of pipe cleaners. Kim.

Angel made of pipe cleaners. Kim.

Christmas tree made of pipe cleaners. Cole.

Christmas tree made of pipe cleaners. Cole.

Poinsettia made of Sculpey. Kim.

Poinsettia made of Sculpey. Kim.

Pipe cleaner Christmas ornament, Colman.

Which one is your favorite?

Happy Holidays to all!!!

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If you want to make pipe cleaner ornaments, believe it or not, Amazon has the best deals and best selection on pipe cleaners.

 

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Handmade Jewelry Makes Best Gift

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010


Bead, pearl, crystal necklace and earring set I made my friend for her birthday.

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Dori and I became best friends in 7th grade. Unfortunately, we don’t see each other often anymore, but I wanted to make her jewelry for a milestone birthday. Here’s some pics of the design made of beads, pearls and crystals with copper and rose gold findings.  The necklace is long, and you can wear it two ways. As seen in the photo above,  you can wear it with the charm dangling.  You can also remove the charms and one section of the necklace to make a simpler strand.

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Did you know Amazon has tons of jewelry making supplies? Sometimes they have better prices that Michaels or Joanns. They definitely have a wider selection.


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