Monday, December 5

Holiday Crafts!

So, yesterday I was super bored. Like, really bored. So I decided to make crafts!

The first thing I made was this super cute Christmas card with a reindeer on it. I made it out of that squishy craft foam stuff, and I based my reindeer off of this picture that I found on google.

Then I glued it to some construction paper, and TA-DA! Instant Christmas card. Well, not necessarily instant... But you get my point.

I've made two so far, and I haven't decided if it's worth my time to make them for anyone else yet, but I'll let you know.

The next project, which I have started but not finished, is a snowman ring! It kind of requires you knowing how to make a friendship bracelet, but if you don't know how, don't worry! It's super easy. You can learn here.

So, a while ago, I decided I wanted to make rings instead of bracelets, because they're quicker, and I'm not really a big fan of bracelets anyway. It's super easy, and it takes like five minutes, I promise. All you have to do is make the ring long enough that it will reach around whichever finger you want to wear it on, but no longer. Then you just tie the ends together with a super tight knot (I use clear nail polish to keep it together) and cut off the leftover strings. There's your ring! For the snowman ring, I'm using white thread, which I bought at Michael's for about thirty cents.

So, after you have your ring made, you need a needle and thread (if you're like me and there are no needles in your house because you're broken/lost them all doing random crafts, then see the alternate instructions later. I'm not sure which way is easier, because I haven't actually done it yet, but I'll let you know.). Basically, you just sew the cute foam shape (mine's a snowman) to the ring, preferably in a place that you can cover up with decoration. For instance, I'm using red thread for mine and then I'm going to disguise it as a scarf. :)

Then you have your super cute ring! You should wear it so school, and tell all of your friends how you learned how to make it! :)

So, I guess that's it for now. I'll post pictures and further instructions later tonight when I finish the ring!


3 people were awesome enough to comment.:

Rian said...

hahahaha you get really technical with your crafts xD It's hilarious. "All you have to do is make the ring long enough that it will reach around whichever finger you want to wear it on, but no longer." lolol

Kris said...

Haha, I didn't realize how lame that sounded... oh well :D

Rian said...

not lame, i promise. :)