Christmas Crafts

Danish Woven Paper Heart Baskets - Make Them Unique With These Simple Tricks

Danish Woven paper Baskets

Creating variety in weaving patterns and the tops of Danish woven heart baskets is easy! And fun! Begin with this tutorial to make Danish Woven Heart Baskets and after you have mastered the technique, move on to adding your own creative touches!

Make Simple Danish Paper Trees

Danish paper Trees

Adding to my collection of Danish cut paper trees!

Since most of the designs I am using are the published work of Gunvor Ask and Harriet Ask, and I want to entice you into making 3-D paper trees, I have created a very easy pattern that anyone can make in just a few minutes!

A whole forest of these simple trees in several sizes would be a very pretty background for a winter village scene or nativity.

Recycled Cardboard Version of a Wheat Straw Tree Ornament.

Cardboard, Paper and Wheat trees

I love playing with wheat straw! I love the look of almost anything made with wheat straw! However, it is not readily available to everyone - not something most crafters keep in their stash. I really, really wanted to share my little wheat tree ornaments but not one alternative material worked until I asked myself the question "What would Michele use?"

Cookie Cutters and Huichol Yarn Painting = Pretty Holiday Ornaments

Huichol Yarn Painting holiday tree ornaments

Recycle cereal boxes and scraps of leftover yarn into beautiful Huichol tree ornaments using cookie cutters as your patterns and this tutorial: how to paint with yarn from "That Artist Woman"!

Norwegian Cookie Advent Calendar

Norwegian Pepperkaker Advent Calendar

Without a doubt - the yummiest Advent Calendar ever! Just the fragrance alone will fill every nook and cranny of your home with the scent of Christmas goodness.

Last year, Gill, a lovely on-line friend living in Norway shared with me a story about the cookie Advent Calendars her MIL made every year for each of her children.

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