Cody told me today that he thought you might like to be reminded of a few Christmas crafts we've shown in the past. I'm going to show the photo of the craft, and you can just click on the link to the post with the tutorials.
Crystal Snowflakes are a very cool craft where you actually grow the crystals yourself by using Borax, found in the laundry detergent section of your local grocery store (unless you live in the UK where it apparently cannot be found at all).
Feather Globes is another pretty craft for all the bird lovers out there (me being one of them!). This is a simple craft once you have collected a few feathers. You could even purchase the feathers from the craft store if you don't have a stash of your own.
This next Ice Pendant craft, can only be made if you have temperatures below freezing. We're flip-flopping between winter and autumn temperatures here, so I won't be making this one just yet! Filled with natural pinecones, twigs, acorn caps & berries, they turn out really pretty!
Speaking of pinecones, you might enjoy making one of these Pinecone Wreaths for your front door. They look wonderful and last for many years. If the natural look is not your style, the pinecones can be spray painted in any colour!
If you have some candles leftover from last year, they can be melted down to create new Candles. Using a waxed, cardboard milk carton, just tape all the seams of the carton with masking tape. Poke a small hole in the centre of the bottom of the carton and insert a wick through the hole and up inside the carton. Tape over the bottom end of the wick to hold it in place on the outside of the bottom of the carton (tape it really well). Then tape the top end of the wick around a pencil and rest the pencil over the top of the carton. Break up the old candles and put them in a clean tin can (squish the top rim of the tin can gently together to form a bit of a spout). Set the tin can in a saucepan of boiling water. Watch it carefully as the wax melts. Pour the melted wax into the milk carton and position the wick so that it's in the centre of the carton. Save a little wax to fill the divet that forms as the wax cools. Now let the candle cool overnight. When the candle is completely cool, peel away all the cardboard carton to reveal your lovely candle!
If you try any of these crafts and have any questions, just ask and I'll help you out.