for the entire month of september will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season…
welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season all month long. yep! yep! 31 days of projects. so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.
today, our featured blogger is party-planning, craft-a-holic tonya, of create-celebrate-explore. tonya writes…
Hello everyone, I’m Tonya from Create-Celebrate-Explore. I’m so happy to be here sharing a fun holiday project with you. Thank you to Kelly, Rachel and Cindy for hosting this fun Holiday Bake, Craft & Sew along.
Most of my crafting is with, or for my children, so I wanted to share a fun snow day (or rainy day) project with you that the kids can help with leading up to the holiday season.
Styrofoam cones make fabulous decorations for the holiday season and there are endless possibilities on what you can use on them.
Here are just a few.
Using Red Heart boutique Doodle Yarn in Aqua and Lime attach an end to the styrofoam cone with a small sequin pin and then wrap tightly around, securing the end with a sequin pin too. Repeat for the next color.
Attach an assortment of buttons to the styrofoam cone with pins.
Choose an assortment of yarn colors, as many or as few as you like and wind them very tightly around the tree securing the ends of each color with pins. For this tree I used Impeccable Loops & Thread yarn in True Gray, Rouge, Aqua, and Grass.
Feathers, feathers, and more feathers. Packets of plain feathers at Michael’s craft stores are $1.99 a pack. It took two packets to fill this cone. Secure feathers using pins.
It doesn’t get more sparkly than sequins and glitter.
Secure an assortment of sequins in different sizes and colors with sequin pins.
Using a brush and Elmer’s school glue, brush glue over the styrofoam cone in sections and pour glitter over the top. Once dry spray on a sealant.
Kids will have a great time coming up with ideas on how to decorate their styrofoam cone. Here are a couple more ideas:
- Attach paper leaves.
- Attach beautiful scrapbook paper using mod podge.
- Pom Poms – try using green with the occasional red one
- Tinsel – wrap it around similar to the Doodle Yarn
- Scrunched tissue paper
- Felt – either cut out felt leaves, or wrap a sheet of felt around the cone and attach felt balls
Tip: Put your finished trees on top of candle sticks or small pots.
Looking for some handmade gift ideas, check out tonya’s handmade gift guide.
about tonya: Tonya is a mother of 3 (twin 5 year olds and a teenager) living in San Diego and married to the military, but was born and raised in Australia. When she’s not crafting, experimenting in the kitchen, taking photographs, or entertaining guests, her family is often hiking or taking the kids somewhere they haven’t been before.
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