Setting: Home for Christmas, making (more) gifts
Characters: Me, hot glue gun, my friend Courtnei (who I borrowed the idea from)
Plot: I needed to make a little something for my cousins. My scrap material drawer is always overflowing, so I used some to make fabric pom pom necklaces, and hair pins. For the base of the necklaces I cut circles out of old (empty) plastic sour cream containers so the necklace would lay flat. I then cut little squares from the fabric, bunched them up, and hot glued it to the plastic.
For the hair pins I used the same idea, but for the base, I cut a long, oval shape out of craft foam, and stitched it to the pin before glueing the pieces on.
Note: If you’re looking for more detailed instructions on making the pom poms, I found this site to be helpful 🙂
Characters: Mary and Winston’s Christmas Tree
Setting: Pre-Christmas. Camp, my car, my apartment.
Plot: While I was last down at camp, Mary offered me some pine boughs they had cut off their Christmas tree – I said YES I’ll make something Christmas-y out of them. I took some back to Denver with me and intertwined them together with some raffia and hung it on our door. Even though Christmas has passed, its still there – it makes it feel like its winter even if there ISN’T ANY SNOW.
Setting: Home in the mitten.
Characters: My girlfriends. My dog.
Plot: So this is a continuation of the pendant light – but I used white string, fabric stiffener, air-filled water balloons, and clearance marked Christmas lights to make these little guys. I made a set for myself and a set for a gift exchange that me and some friends from home were doing. The trickiest part is that while they were drying on my floor, my dog kept thinking they were to play with. Surprisingly he managed to not pop the balloons though, way to go Sonny : )