#CIJParty – Making Holiday Reindeer Pine Cone Ornaments

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good afternoon! Thank you for joining us for the sixth class today. Beth from  – frombeths found her love for crafting from her mom and now she shares it with her children! Beth shares with us how to make a holiday reindeer pine cone ornament.

  • Introduction
    Agh the Holiday time. So many fun and beautiful handcrafted things to make and do! This is a great little handmade pine cone ornament craft that you can so easily make with the special little one’s in your world. Let that imagination run free with pine cones – here’s what we came up with.
  • Materials Used
    1. Pine cones from the Yard!
    2. Glitter Pens in Various Colors
    3. Carpet Cleaners in Various Colors
    4. Little Pom Pom Balls in Various Colors
    5. Sticks from Around the Yard
    6. Leaves from Around the Yard
    7. Googlie Eyes
  • Step 1
    Using a little Glue ( Elmers or Glue Stick) Add Some Silly Googlie Eyes to your ReindeerB2
  • Step 2
    Once those Eyeballs on are there good. Grab a fun Colored Pom Pom for your Reindeer Nose
  • Steps 3 and 4
    Time for some fun Antlers. These can be made with sticks from yard ( very rustic and cute) OR you can also use carpet cleaners and bend them in fun shapes. Then find a snug little spot on each side of your pinecone to slide them in and add a little glue.Reindeer like to be able to hear so grab some nice little leaves from the yard and walla! Reindeer Ears!B4
  • Steps 5 and 6
    Make a Hanger by taking two pipe cleaners and twisting them around one another ( like a candy cane spiral) and connect them to either side of the Pine Cone with a good Twist!GLAM! Get out those kid friendly glitter pens and add some pizzazz to your handcrafted reindeer pine cone ornament.B5

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Thanks for stopping by for Beth’s holiday reindeer pine cone ornament class! Be sure to check out our full class schedule for today’s Craft Party on our main party post.

#CIJParty – Making A Glitter Vase

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good morning! Thank you for joining us for the second class today. Kim from peachesandpebbles – designs innovative jewelry and she is writing a fantasy novel! Kim shares with us how to make a glitter vase.

  • Introduction
     This is a DIY I’ve been meaning to show for quite some time – since Christmas, actually! So I figured that now was a good time to put it up, just in time for the Etsy Christmas In July Craft Party!
    Given my mum’s disability of Multiple Sclerosis, it’s very difficult to know what to get her as a gift, so she usually ends up with things she can look at or wear, and…well, even that is hard. So I decided I’d make her something. Something simple and rubbish, really, but she liked it, as did my dad, and 6 months on it’s still got a central position in the house, so that’s great.
    I also admit that we cheated. My mum likes flowers but, y’know, they die, and when they die there’s nothing to look at, so I bought a fake flower instead. She loves poppies, and roses (hence my late dogs’ names Poppy and Rosie), but she already has a fake rose so I decided to go the poppy route, and coloured the vase to match. She’s always liked black and red, too.GV1
  • Materials Used
    A vase or bottle
    Washi/masking tape
    Mod Podge/glitter paint
    Additional glitter
  • Step 1
    1) Take some of your masking tape and arrange it on the bottle to create a sort of stencil to keep the lines straight. I used washi tape because I couldn’t find my masking tape, just make sure the washi tape sticks down properly, some of them aren’t very tacky and have a tendancy to lift off.
  • Step 2
    GV22) Using your Mod Podge or glitter paint, start filling in the area to be glitterified. The glitter paint I had was extremely disappointing, so I ended up having to use glitter. Work in patches to make sure it doesn’t dry before you get the chance to act. Once you’ve covered a patch, move it over something that will catch the glitter to avoid headaches later and sprinkle glitter over it. This will be relatively thin to start with, but once you’ve gone around it once, leave it to dry and them come back to it and do it again. Once it’s dry, give it another layer of paint or Mod Podge to seal it, but DON’T remove the tape until you’re completely happy with it.
  • Step 3
    GV33) Once you’re satisfied, remove the tape and then add more to work on the other side, but DON’T put any of the tape over the part that’s already been done or you risk pulling some off. You’re just going to have to be careful at the border. Repeat step 2!
  • Step 4
    GV44) Remove the tape once it begins to dry. Don’t leave it on until it’s all completely dried or you risk chipping and peeling it.
  • Conclusion
     Hey presto! A new vase. Have fun cleaning up the glitter you’ve doubtlessly spilt – it happens to the best of us, but you’ll be finding little specks of it on your cheek for days no matter how well you clean it up. Somehow it just finds you…
    I’d love to see the colour schemes and designs anyone else does! Drop me a line and I’ll post a picture you provide me with on the original blog post! ABlackBirdsEpiphany
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Thanks for stopping by for Kim’s glitter vase class! Be sure to check out our full class schedule for today’s Craft Party on our main party post.