I’ve shared my horrific and amateurish crafts with you in the past. Now that I’ve been taken under the wing of an experienced crafter, I realize that my entire problem was that I DIDN’T HAVE A HOT GLUE GUN!!! What a difference it makes! (And yes … I have already burned off one of the whorls on my thumbs already. They don’t lie … that glue is HOT.) The first two projects were under my mentor’s tutelage. I then branched out on my own … even creating my own craft that involved Mod Podge. Here are the results. (And for once, I’m not completely embarrassed by them.)
PROJECT 1: ORNAMENT SNOWMEN
This is pretty self-explanatory. Get plain white little ornaments and paint faces on them. The red was supposed to be cheeks but mine looked weird so I turned them into ear muffs.
PROJECT 2: PAPER TREES
You need paper cones (two different sizes might be nice), a punch, and different scrap paper. Punch out a variety of shapes, curl them on a pen, hot glue them to the tree. I think these are adorable.
PROJECT 3: BUTTON LETTER
This was a combination of two crafts I saw on Pinterest. Basically, I took a wooden letter (in this case, the first letter of our last name) and glued buttons and jingle bells and rhinestones to it for a festive feel. Now that I think about it, it might have been better to do a small holiday word like JOY but whatever. I love it.
PROJECT 4: SCRAP CHRISTMAS TREE
This was the craft that I invented on my own (though I’m sure I’m not the first one to do this … I just mean I didn’t see it on Pinterest or something). Basically, I bought a Christmas tree shape at Michaels and then ripped up Christmas-themed scrap paper and randomly glued them on the tree and then put Mod Podge all over it. I think it came out pretty nifty. I see a lot of Mod Podge projects in my future.
So there you have it! Holiday crafts done by a complete amateur that don’t completely suck! Trust me … if I can do it, you can too.
Got any more simple craft ideas for me? Include the links in the comments. Also, I’m doing Pinterest now. My user name is MrsFligs or you can find me here.