Christmas Crafts

Snowy White Sparkly Kanzashi (and Yo Yo) Garland

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Sharing a little experiment using Kanzashi templates, Pellon and craft mirrors to create a garland. Another idea that came to me in the shower!

How to Weave a Heart Shaped Ornament

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Meg over at MegaCrafty has invited all of us to join her Crafty Christmas Tree Challenge and decorate your Christmas Tree with only handmade ornaments.

As if I needed more handmade ornaments! But I am joining in anyway! Can't help myself!

Icelandic Jólasveinar (Yule Lads) Come Calling Soon. Make One for Your Tree!

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Jólasveinar or Yule Lads, very, very distant relatives of the Päkapikk, and not so distant relatives of Nisse and Tomte, hide out in remote mountain caves of Iceland most of the year and only appear during the Christmas season.

How to Welcome an Estonian Päkapikk Into Your Home For Advent.

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Päkapikk! Delightful little elf like creatures that visit good little Estonian children every night during Advent! (See "mermaid's " comment below for the proununciation.)

Not much is known about Päkapikk! They started appearing in Estonia about 40 years ago and it seems they have been very secretive about where they come from or how they came to be!

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