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Festive Finial Ornaments

Decorated wooden finials make perfect ornaments for children. Let your kids paint their own, or get the whole family involved in this easy holiday project! INSTRUCTIONS: Step 1: Twist a wine cork onto the screw end of the finial, or remove the screw altogether. Step 2: Paint each section of the finial using colours of [...]

Wood Dowel Snowflakes

Dress up your home for the holidays with snowflakes. Use dowels and glue to make these quick-and-easy holiday decorations that can hang from a staircase, doorway, or window. INSTRUCTIONS: Step 1: Cut dowels into nine 6″ [15.24 cm] pieces and one 18″ [45.72 cm] piece. Step 2: Sand rough edges with 120-grit sandpaper until smooth. [...]

Wood Biscuit Tree Ornament

A quick idea for an ornament that’s as easy as it is fun. INSTRUCTIONS: Step 1: Form a cardboard cone with a 3″ [7.62 cm] base, and glue in place. (You could also use double-stick tape.) Trim a small hole at the top. Step 2: For the hanger, thread twine up through the top of [...]

Paintbrush Santa Ornament

This jolly St. Nick is the do-it-yourselfer’s ideal Christmas decoration. INSTRUCTIONS: Step 1: Paint the brush handle red and allow to dry completely. Step 2: Paint pink stripes on the paintbrush handle; let dry. Step 3: Using white paint and a swirling motion, add the “fur lining” of Santa’s hat. Step 4: Insert the screw [...]

Paint Roller Snowman Ornament

Add this snazzy snowman to your ornament collection. It’s so easy, the kids can make their own! INSTRUCTIONS: Step 1: Use a crafts knife to punch two holes through a 3″ [7.62 cm] roller to insert carpet tacks for the snowman’s eyes. Step 2: Tie ribbon around the “body” as a scarf, then trim to [...]

Nutcracker Suite

STEP-BY-STEP 1. For each nutcracker, select five 4-inch planters, and wipe them clean. 2. Spray-paint one planter black and one planter beige. Use red, navy blue, and green for the remaining planters. Allow to dry. 3. Stack the planters as shown here. Secure them with a small amount of hot glue. Using utility scissors, cut [...]

Wreath Chandelier

Hang fresh greenery in a whole new way. STEP-BY-STEP 1. Install a ceiling hook (#52736) in the desired location for the chandelier. Measure the distance from the ceiling to the desired hanging height, and then add 12 inches. Cut three pieces of ribbon (#42708) to that length. Additionally, cut three 12-inch lengths of ribbon. 2. [...]

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