Here are some more wonderful projects to make for Christmas.
DIY Glitter Ornaments
Materials: Glass ornaments, Extra-fine glitter, Envelope, and Pledge floor finish with future
Remove the top of one of the ornaments.
Squirt just a little bit of the pledge floor finish into the top of the ornament.
Swirl it around to coat the inside thoroughly. Do not shake.
Put the ornament over the bottle to drain the excess.
Cut the very end of the envelope to use as a funnel to put glitter inside the ornament.
Shake the glitter around, holding a thumb over the top/opening of the ornament.
Put the top back on.
You can add ribbon or whatever cute accessories you like to your ornament.
Christmas Poinsettia Coasters
Materials: Green, red, white, and yellow felt and patterns
Using the patterns, for each coaster cut 1 leaf base from green, 1 flower base from red or white, 6 petals from red or white, and 1 center from yellow. Notice that there is a dot on one of the petals on the leaf base and on the flower base. Use a pin to mark this petal - you'll be matching them up later on.
Take the flower base and fold it into fourths. Mark the center with a Sharpie (don't worry - it won't show).
Take one petal. Pin it onto the base so that the bottom point is on the center dot you made and the top point goes between two of the base petals. Sew into place as shown.
Repeat with the other five petals.
Pin the center onto the flower where the petals come together. Sew into place.
Matching the petals on the leaf base and flower base that have a dot, pin the two bases together. Sew together by sewing along the edge of the petals on the flower base.
Trim the leaf base as needed.
Styrofoam Christmas Lights
Materials: Styrofoam Eggs, Spray Adhesive, Glitter in multiple colors, Spray Sealer, Felt, Silver Ribbon, Hot Glue, Wooden Tooth Pick or Kabob
Insert toothpick or kabob into the bottom of a Styrofoam egg. This will make them easier to hold as you glitter them.
Spray your egg with spray adhesive, turning it as you spray so that it gets fully covered. (This step is best done outside or you might get spray adhesive on something and some brands of adhesive have fumes.)
Using a fine glitter, sprinkle it onto your egg, covering the egg completely in glitter. A finer glitter works better than the larger glitter flakes in my experience.
Spray the glittered egg with a spray sealer. This will seal the glitter onto the egg so that it doesn’t come off at the touch.
Cut a 1″x4″ piece of felt, the color doesn’t matter because it will be covered up. Roll up your felt strip and secure the end down with glue.
Glue onto the bottom of your egg/light.
Cut out small strips of silver ribbon and adhere to the bottom end of your felt piece.
Glue on end of a piece of silver ribbon to the top of your felt, and wrap around it gluing it down as you go. Cover the entire felt piece in silver ribbon to make the back end of your Christmas light.
Continue with other colors of glitter.