I am totally stressing with all of the work that needs to get done between now and Christmas … so I thought it might be permissible to have some re-posts from last year’s Christmas crafts!! A lot of you weren’t following me at this time last year, so I hope you have fun seeing these from my blogging past. Please excuse the crappy pictures – I have learned a lot about camera tricks in the past year!!
I just finished my first Christmas craft of the year…hooray! Here it is:
First- I bought foam blocks at the Dollar Store…There’s 4 in a pack, and I needed 4 packs. I also picked up some remnant fabric at JoAnns that was PERFECT for what I wanted. So exciting…love when that happens! You’ll also need straight pins.
OK, unwrap the styrofoam, and cut your fabric into squares that are big enough to let you wrap the foam squares like little presents. Just make sure the front is smooth, and then instead of taping it (like a present), you can simply push a pin to tack it in place. Continue, until you have all 14 blocks done, like this:
I was tempted to leave it like that, but I felt like it needed something a little extra. I didn’t want this to be a big busy piece, but I wanted it to stay simple. I also didn’t want to make it expensive, so I wanted to use things I had in the house. I thought about ribbon (but I didn’t have the right colors), buttons…but I wasn’t sure if I liked that…and then I remembered that I still had a ton of straight pins leftover, so I started making little “snowflakes” out of them by just pushing them into the foam:
It’s hard to get a picture with the pins looking the right way…it looks a little more “glitzy” in person. For tonight, it will live with our nutcrackers. But I have not finished our holiday decorating by any means, so I am sure it will be moved very shortly!
I love Christmas!!
Paint: 25 cents
Stencils: 25 cents
TOTAL COST: $7.84