Friday, December 14, 2007

Holiday crafts from Martha Stewart

Floating Ornaments

Nearly weightless ornaments seem to hover rather than hang. The honeycomb paper, cut into curvy forms, opens into translucent layers. Vintage metallic beads are used as accents.

Ornament How-To

3-D Ornament and Tree Topper

A far cry from Charlie Brown's sad sapling, this snow-white tree is meant to be trim. The original base was replaced with a shapely, sand-filled lacquer vase; the homemade 3-D ornaments are made from bits of fabric stitched together and stuffed with quilt batting.

Learn more about this project.

Felt Dreidel Bag

Within a small felt pouch or coin purse, nestle a silver dreidel and some foil-wrapped sweets. A dreidel such as this, finely crafted of precious material, makes a wonderful keepsake.

Candy-Cane Place Card

What could be sweeter? Cut out 3-inch ovals from colorful card stock. Using a hole punch, make a hole at each end, and then neatly write your guests' names on the ovals with black ink. Thread ribbon scraps, each about 6 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide, through the backs of the place cards. Notch the ribbon ends, and set a card at each place setting.

Candy Coins

Quarters come in handy at the newsstand, campus laundries, and video arcades; transit tokens are appreciated by commuters. Cover their utilitarian wrappers with candy cane hues.

Candy Coin How-To

1 comment:

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