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Santa Bow will make you Smile!

Santa Bow is simple and fun to make. You can use it as a gift tag on a present. Since the cuffs are white card stock, you can write “To:” your favorite person on the left and “From:” their favorite crafter … you on the right cuff. It’s a present in itself. Maybe you will choose to use it as an ornament. It’s fun however you use it.

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We used two piece 1-1/2″ wide faux velvet ribbon. One is 14″ long and the other is 10″ long. Be sure to use a ribbon with some body to it or choose a wire edged ribbon. Otherwise you may need use a fabric stiffener.

You might think about a red ribbon with polka dots or how about buffalo plaid?

We used black, white and gold glitter card stock.

You could also use fabric. Here are some suggestions Black felt for the boots and inside of buckle. White faux fur for the cuffs. Glitter fun foam for the buckle.

We also used a piece of yarn and a glue stick.

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You can cut out the templates by hand or you can use a cutting machine such a Cricut to cut the shapes. Be sure to check out our Cricut page for tips and tutorials.

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Whether You Call Him Tonttu, Tomte, or Gnome, Be Sure To Welcome This Adorable Elfish Creature into Your Home

Tonttu is a small creature from Finnish mythology. He lives in and protects the home. It is very important to treat him with respect otherwise he may become mischievous. Occasionally he can be found in the forest. Perhaps he has been treated poorly and is looking for a new home to look after – maybe yours! Some cultures may call him a gnome or tomte. I just call this elf-like creature cute. This tonttu is easy and quick to make. His spirit is ready to inhabit your home.

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You Can Become a Star Bow Maker – Just in Time for Wrapping Gifts

Looking of simple way to make a bow for a gift package? We have your solution here. Just in time for wrapping any present. You will be a star in the bow making world in no time!

It starts with some ribbon and a flexible star shape form. This demonstration uses a plastic canvas star. You will want your star material to be flexible so that is easily removed from the bow and can be reused many times. This video starts with a single colored bow, followed by a two-colored bow and then a two-colored bow with two different ribbon widths. Keep some ribbon on hand and you will always be ready to top a gift package for any occasion.

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Easy up-cycled bow for gift package

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The Perfect Christmas Fashion Accessory – Santa Skirt Purse

Adorable purse is full of Christmas spirit. It is in the shape of a skirt with materials that look like they came from Santa Claus’s red suit. The perfect fashion accessory to add some fun to your holiday wardrobe. Make this purse with either a purchased Christmas hat or stocking. Add a chain shoulder strap and a belt complete with buckle and you can be stepping out in festive style.

Definitely a must have for any fashionista!

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Glistening Snowflake CD Ornament

Easy and Inexpensive DiY project

Glistening snowflakes make this ornament especially cool. Pun intended. Upcycling old compact discs is also very cool. You can use old dvds as well as cds. The snowflake theme extends the use of these ornaments well beyond Christmas for the whole winter long. The contrast makes the snowflakes really stand out.
They are quite elegant yet very simple to make. In fact, if you can color you can make these. You likely have everything on hand to make these and since recycled cds are the base, the ornaments cost practically nothing to make.
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Country Plaid Ornament Featuring a Glitzy Snowflake

Casual laid back country style meets sparkly and glitzy glamour in this fun Christmas tree ornament. Plaid is all the rage right now and gives that relaxed homey feel. Sophistication is added via shiny rhinestone crystals in the shape of a snowflake. The snowflake will twinkle as it catches and reflects light.
This ornament is wonderful well after Christmas as it can enhance your home décor all winter long. It is surprisingly simple and quick to make. It is also very addictive.

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Fun Greetings from Chris Moose

Inquiring minds want to know what Chris has to say. Don’t you?

Chris Moose wishes you a Merry Christmas in his very own special way with these two holiday greeting cards. The overall card design is the same for both cards however the change in the sentiments makes them quite different. The first card is designed to warm the heart of the recipient. A change of the eyes gives a more fun appeal as Chris peers out to make sure no one catches him peeking. See what he has to say when he catches you!

Two Chris Moose designs are available in our Library in both svg and pdf file formats.
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Fabulous Faux Stained Glass Christmas Ornament

Love the look of stained glass? If you can color, you can make this ornament. Coloring between the lines is child’s play as the lines are raised making it pretty much fool proof. Yet you can fool your friends into thinking you spent tons of time on this super quick ornament. It won’t weigh down your tree branches as it is light as a feather.
Adding foil to the back will give it a different and equally fabulous look.
Foiled Faux Stained Glass
Foiled Faux Stained Glass
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