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Old 11-18-2008, 08:01 PM
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X-mas crafts


Anyone make homemade ornaments or garlands, wreaths for X-mas? Lets hear about them! I once made salt dough cookie ornaments painted, put glitter on, also made a homemade gingerbread house, whey back about 20 yrs ago! UGH! Still mess with wreaths sometimes!
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:08 AM
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I used to make ceramic pieces, both as gifts and Christmas decorations.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:39 AM
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Last year we (the kids and I) made ornaments out of blown light bulbs. We made reindeer, santas and snowman faces out of them. We also made the sled and north pole signs out of popcicle sticks. We covered foam balls in acorns and put a bow on them. hmmm, gotta dig that stuff out so I can see what else we made. lol It was loads of fun though!!!
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:29 AM
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Oh, good thread! I cut pine branches and make fresh garland for my porch wth big red bows. I also make wreaths every few years.
I do a lot of homemade gifts, and lots of fresh homemade goodies...mmmm

Crafting is fun at the holidays, I like to get little crafty things for the kids to make too. We've done up a lot of cute little ornaments from the tree. One cute is making sleds out of popsicle sticks.
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We make real pine wreaths too from the cuttings of the tree that we buy (and everyone else's hehehe). I just haven't perfected it yet! They always look sort of pitiful. ROFL One day I will get it right though! I love the way they make the house smell so we always make 4 of them and then stash cinnamon scented pine cones here and there too. Oh I love the smell of the holidays. sigh...
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Hi, I like crafts also .One year I did red,yellow,blue,green,light bulb necklaces with jinglebells and beads.It look like lights .I also would like to do this but my family never has the time.I would like to make gingerbread houses and ask family and friends over and have each family bring 3 or 4 bags of candy and do gingerbread houses as a group I think that this would be a blast.When we were done we could take them to the retirement home or the disabled or maybe to a childrens hospital.Im going to die I just clicked on the wrong button and just erased everything on my comp. sence 11-22-2008. O-@#*#
Thats just great Im so tired I need to go to bed I cant even spell Im going to bed Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.GOBBLE GOBBLE
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wow am I late on this thread.....lol I made a neat wreath for my door, I was going to make a round one but then I thought....nope, too normal. The idea came from the winter issue of lowes creative ideas......here's a pic


that's a close up of the greenery

and here's the whole thing



got all the greenery from lowes for....FREE.... they let me have all the branches that they cut off the bottom of the Christmas trees!!

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That is beautiful! Lowes comes through again!
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Really pretty..good job!
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Thats so pretty....i love it!
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Very nice


That was very nice I need to try that next year.It looks like a snowflake.Very pretty,great job.:appla use:
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Very pretty!!!!!


I also get the Lowes creative ideas, sometimes they will even put a 10.oo coupon in if ya spend 50.oo! Nice little magazine for free! Way to go!
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Kathy, I would love tyo see a picture of what u did with the light bulbs.. sounds like something fun the kids could do with Aunt Connie!!!
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I love that chrysalynea and will have to remember it for next year. I live in a senior citizens mobile home park. I usually make wreaths for anyone I know will be alone for the holidays. I get the greens from the Christmas tree lot up the road. I get little things to decorate them from the Goodwill. Also take them a large plate of food and goodies on Christmas day as I know they get depressed and wont cook for themselves. This was the time in nine years everyone went to spend the holidays with family or had them come to visit. It felt odd not to do this for neighbors but I was delighted no one was alone and needed it.
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