Christmas Crafts

Fresh Corn Husks Make "Whimsical" Table Top Holiday Trees

Make Holiday Trees Using Fresh Corn Husks

Just for fun, I am sharing a little experiment I have been playing around with the past couple weeks.

The original idea was sound enough - attach shredded fresh corn husks to a cone shape and let their natural tendency to curl and twist as they dry create a fun little table top tree.

PDF: Patterns For Plastic Canvas Dala, Mushroom and Tree Gift Tag/Ornaments

Dala Horse Plastic Canvas gift tag/tree ornament

Having received requests from several readers for plastic canvas stitch diagrams for Dala, 'Shroom and Tree, (original post here) I decided to create a little PDF. You will find it attached to the end of this post.

Christmas in July: Plastic Canvas Ornaments and Gifts You Will Love Making and Giving!

Plastic Canvas for Christmas

Inspired by projects shared in the Plastic Canvas Blog Hop hosted recently by Sister Diane on Craftypod, the "head elf" in my Christmas in July workshop (that would be me) has been playing with plastic canvas againÂ… making PC Christmas! Check out all the holiday crafty goodness Plastic Canvas Blog Hop participants have inspired!

How to Make 3-D God's Eyes!

God's Eyes 3-D

My friend Michelle has inspired me on more than one occasion to think about the crafty possibilities of cereal box cardboard! Guess what - I just used it again - to make God's Eyes! And turned what was at first a negative outcome into a very cool new way to make God's Eyes! 3-D God's eyes!

You see, the problem that occurs when using cereal box cardboard for the supports is that after winding the yarn about four times, the God's Eye will begin to curve. No stopping it!

Weaving #3: Giant Teneriffe Snowflake (or Mid-Sommer Sun)

Giant Teneriffe snowflake

Right in the middle of writing the tutorial for making Teneriffe Snowflakes (post is here) I started wondering if I could make a simple Teneriffe Snowflake on a knitting loom. So I dropped everything - pulled out the loom and a bit of bulky weight yarn and this is the beautiful result!

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