There were so many wonderful entries into the 2013 Handmade Holidays Drawing and we had so much fun looking through all of the beautiful photos and getting inspired by your creativity! It’s time to announce our randomly selected winner. Congratulations to… Heather S. from Scottsburg, IN! Here is her lovely newlywed ornament:
This cute easy craft was an ornament to commemorate a first Christmas for some newlywed friends. In this one pictured, I used a cream etching kit and etching stencil letters to etch “first christmas” one one side of a round glass ornament, and I etched the year on the other side. Then I rubbed in a silver etching enhancer cream into both etchings, wiping away the excess as the directions indicate–it’s very easy. Then I tightly curled with scissors several lengths of curling ribbon. For this ornament I chose red and green shimmery ribbon, but for another I used the wedding colors. I filled the etched ornament with these ribbons, and put the cap on top. For a little extra personalization, I used a small silver chain through the cap hanger to dangle a silver initial charm on the outside of the ball.
Check out some more inspiring crafts made by you!
Lana K. Phoenix AZ
Poinsettias with embossed leaves, yellow candy sprinkle centers, and lightly highlighted with red glitter glue. Each poinsettia was made up of 10 individual pieces of cut card stock in red and green and then embossed, assembled layer by layer, and then the petals and leaves were curled with the handle of a watercolor brush to look as realistic as possible.
Christy A. Fultondale, AL
My holiday project is rock painting. I’ve become obsessed with it. I use Acrylic paints, a gloss sealant and glitter.
Theresa H. Hopkins, MN
I love to make animals from socks and then use other sewing accents to decorate them such as buttons, felt or even yarn to make a scarf with.
Diane D. Auckland New Zealand
The picture is of two Christmas Tree table decorations I made after attending a “Midnight Madness” evening with our wonderful tutor Ku Bailey. They are made with cotton quilting fabric then stuffed and put together then decorated with embellishments. Ideal for centre pieces on the table on Christmas Day. They were easy and great fun to make.
Richelle W. Hillsboro, OR
Hand painted jingle bell owl. I used acrylic craft paints to paint on rustic/rusty jingle bells. Use satin ribbon or jute twine for hanging on the tree or connect a bunch to a strand of ribbon or jute twine to make garland.
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