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Dainty Silky Flowers

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I love these flowers! These delicate flowers get their shape from sealing the edges with a flame. I used a polyester beige-yellow satin and a white lining material for the petals, but you could try another type of synthetic material. (NOTE: Natural fibers will not melt the same as synthetic materials. In fact, they will burn.) Purchasing new fabric for crafts can become pretty pricey, so here are some tips so you don’t break the bank: sift through the remnants bin at your craft store; look around your home for garments you no longer wear; or shop at a local thrift store.

Mary

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Burlap Table Runners

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Add a rustic touch to your party decor with this burlap table runner. It’s incredibly easy to make. Burlap is available in a variety of colors; you can find practically any color online. With such an assortment, you can use these runners for any occasion; so mix it up and have fun decorating!

The amount of burlap that you need to get depends on the number of tables you have, and the size of each table. Calculate these measurements first, and then acquire your burlap.

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Rustic Fabric & Burlap Balls

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These rustic balls are a great way to decorate on a minimal budget. Just grab some paper, some burlap and fabric, a little bit of glue, and you’ll wow your friends with your creative talent! Since I love combining textures and colors, I decided to make some with different textured fabric in addition to burlap. Add more variety to your display by centerpiece by making a range of sizes.

Mary

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Multi-Faceted Ornament

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Love, love, love paper crafting! These icosahedrons are fun to make and super cute.  You can switch up the size of circles to make these cuties smaller or larger. Jumbo-size it and use them as ceiling decorations! Instead of buying new cardstock, try making these from old Christmas cards, gift bags or even gift boxes. When choosing paper, I recommend selecting 3 different colors/prints.

Mary

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A Holiday Pin Board

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This pin board is a great way to display Christmas cards, pictures, or anything you want. Embellish the top with silk flowers and greenery for a seasonal touch.

I found my foam while scrounging around the closet in the Elf Clubhouse, but you can use a variety of things to make yours. Large sheets of green foam can be found at the craft store. You could repurpose an old corkboard that you may have lying around the house. Sometimes you can find big blocks of foam inside boxes of large purchases [e.g., TV]. Or make one by stacking sheets of cardboard together.  Thrift stores are also great places to find materials for craft projects!

It is not ideal to hang boards made of foam, but they are very pretty when displayed on an easel, mantelpiece, or even propped upon a table.

Easy Yarn Pompoms

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These are an old favorite of mine! As a child, I used to obsessively trim the pompom in an attempt to make it a perfect sphere. As you might imagine, I never did make a perfect one. I recall trimming it so much that the pompom ended up about the size of a marble with a pile of yarn clippings on the table. Since then, I have learned to embrace being less than perfect and now appreciate the aesthetic of some wonky pompoms. :) Make your very own pompoms as part of your Christmas decor—you choose the color, the type of yarn, and the size. For more fun, try making multi-color poms with 2 or more colors of yarn.

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