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Shiny Snowflake Earrings

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These little earrings are made from an unexpected material… table confetti! What?? Yeah, I know it’s surprising, but true. The snowflakes in this bag of confetti are plastic, not paper, as you might first assume. I used an X-Acto to “drill” a hole in the snowflakes, but you could use a real drill if you feel comfortable enough to use it.

These earrings are quick and easy, so they would make a great last minute gift for any of the ladies still on your shopping list.

Christmassy Hair Clips

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Looking for the perfect accessory to turn an ordinary outfit into a sparkly or sweet Christmas statement? Here’s a recipe for some DIY festive barrettes: an appliqué, hot glue, and some hair clips. Use whatever you like for the appliqué: felt flowers or holly, artificial flowers or greenery—the possibilities are endless.

I found the glittery foliage at the craft store with all the Christmas picks. I like using Christmas picks because they are small enough to make some cute accessories. Since they’re usually just plastic, you can cut them with scissors. (No dangerous wires poking out and no sharp edges.) Plus, they are usually very inexpensive—around $1 (give or take).

Sparkly Christmas Tree Earrings

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Sequins are a great way to glitz up your clothes, rings, and shoes. I mean, who doesn’t love some sparkly sequin accessories? Today you can add earrings to the list of fun things to make (and wear!) using sequins. All you need are some basic jewelry supplies, sequins, and seed beads of choice.

By the way, have you noticed how sequins have a slightly concave side and a slightly convex side? Use this to your advantage when making your earring creations!

Reversible Christmas Apron

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During this time of year, many of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen—perhaps baking cookies, whipping up some fudge, or preparing brunch for Christmas Day. Whether you make this for yourself or your favorite chef, this apron is both cute and functional. It’s so pretty you might want to make one for every season! Plus, I made it in about 2 hours, so it’s fairly quick and easy to make.

Mary

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Easy DIY Earrings

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Does making earrings sound difficult and complicated? It doesn’t have to be! Today I’m making some super easy earrings from little glittered foam balls. These little sparkly spheres came from a bag of bowl/vase filler from the craft store (found in the decorating aisle)! Don’t fret if you don’t have these exact “beads.” You can use any type of large bead instead.

Santa’s Felt Coasters

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These coasters are great to give as a gift. Made from felt, they will last a long time and are washable! Have fun trying different designs with stamps, cutting decorative edges with rotary cutter, and embroidery floss. Make a holiday set with traditional Christmas colors, or if you are giving them as a gift, use colors that the recipient would love.

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Decoupage Coasters

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The thing I love about decoupage is repurposing an old (or perhaps unwanted) object. I’ll show you a couple different ways to make coasters using paper. Below you’ll find instructions for disposable and reusable coasters. You can spend as much or as little time making coasters as you want—it all depends on how you intend to use them.

Let’s Decorate Candles!

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Doesn’t everyone love candles? They are warm, inviting, and make a space feel cozy. When shopping for candles, the fancier candles can get pricey, so why not make your own? You can have the satisfaction of making something yourself and, at the same time, of giving a unique handmade gift to a loved one. The possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating and embellishing candles, so here are a few ideas.

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