Day 20 CC: Bauble Napkin Rings

Materials:

-Scissors

-Clear stretchy bead cord

-Baubles

Let’s do this:

-String away with your beads of choice. Test the size around a napkin to make sure it’s big enough, tie cord and hide knot within the beads.

Day 19 CC: Felt Ornament Gift Tag

Materials:

-Felt

-Card stock

-Scissors

-Glue

-Clothespin

Let’s do this:

Step 1- Cut a circle out from the  card stock. Then, use the card stock circle as your template to cut a circle out of the felt.

Step 2- Glue felt circle to card stock as backing.

Step 3- Adorn your ornament to your liking.

Step 4- Glue clothespin to backside of ornament. You just made yourself a cutesie felt ornament gift tag!

Day 18 CC: Easy Monogram Napkins

Don’t have fancy schmancy monogrammed napkins? Don’t worry, you can make some easy peasy ones in a snap so everyone knows whose party they’re at!

Materials:

-Napkins

-Ink pad

-Initial stamp (scored on sale at Paper Source)

Let’s do this:

-Get to stampin’!

Day 17 CC: His and Hers Glasses

A simple way to dress up your cocktail or wine glasses. Would be a very cute display to have a few of these glasses set up at your bar.

Materials:

-Glitter ribbons and black ribbon

-Scissors

-Glue

-Double-sided tape

Let’s do this:

Step 1- Cut sparkly ribbon to circumference of glass

Step 2- Cut red glitter ribbon to size of bow desired

Step 3- Use double-sided tape and fold in ends to center on longer red glitter piece

Step 4- Make center of bow by dabbing glue on ends of shorter red glitter piece and fold over longer piece

Step 5- Use a clothespin to hold the red bow together (glitter ribbon can be finicky) until glue is dry

Step 6- Use double-sided tape to wrap sparkly ribbon around glass and place red bow where the seam is. Repeat with black ribbon on other glass

Day 16 CC: Pattern Gift Tags

Put your pretty paper scraps to good use.

Materials:

-Leftover card stock/paper scraps

-Scissors

-Pencil

-Ruler

Let’s do this:

-Mark the backside of your paper like so (I just eyeballed it) and cut accordingly. Boom, pretty gift tag.

Day 15 CC: Favor Box Place Setting Name Tag

Give the gift of dinner plus a special little treat because you’re the hostess with the mostess.

Materials:

-Card stock

-Scissors

-Bone folder

-Double-sided tape

-Pom poms

Let’s do this:

Step 1- Cut two pieces of card stock into 6″x6″ squares. Score paper vertically at 2″ and 4″. Turn paper 90 degrees and repeat scoring at 2″ and 4″.

Step 2- Cut along scored lines as shown.

Step 3- Fold up flaps to form box and use double-sided tape to keep form. Repeat steps 1-3 with other piece of 6″x6″ paper for top of box.

Step 4- Adhere pom poms to top of box along with a name tag. Fill your box with some goodies and set your table.

Day 14 CC: Initial Tree Topper

Luckily, my fiance and I already have the same last name initial. Unluckily, this ‘H’ was a bit of a B to twine wrap. It came out a bit chunky/sloppy in some parts. Oh the woes of crafting…maybe you guys can do better than moi.

Materials:

-Twine

-Yarn

-Mod Podge or glue

-Scissors

-Wood letter

Let’s do this:

Wrap the heck out of your wood letter, incorporating your yarn wherever you please. Use mod podge or glue to adhere twine ends to letter.

Day 13 CC: Monogram Gift Wrap

I’ve got another gift wrap craft because, well, I gotta lotta gifts to wrap!

Materials:

-Patterned paper to coordinate with your actual gift wrap paper

-X-acto knife

-Ruler

-Double-sided tape

-Metal straight edge

Let’s do this:

Step 1- Wrap up your prezzie

Step 2- Sketch first initial of the lucky person to be receiving your fine gift on the backside of the patterned paper (although, I majored in economics and aced calculus my freshman year of college, drawing this ‘N’ backwards was playing Jedi mind tricks on me…the ‘T’ was much easier)

Step 3- X-acto knife out your letter

Step 4- Place your monogrammed paper on present with tape. You can use the cut out letter on another gift!

Day 12 CC: Scalloped Banner Gift Wrap Trim

I love scalloped banners as party decorations, so why not decorate your presents the same way?!

Materials:

-Glitter paper

-Scissors

-String or wire

-Double-sided tape or glue

-Bone folder

Let’s do this:

Step 1- Wrap your present

Step 2- Cut out 1 inch circles (quick tip is to use a hole punch to punch out circles)

Step 3- Use bone folder to create crease along the middle of each circle then fold circle in half

Step 4-Use double-sided tape on the back of each circle and fold over wire. Pinch halved circle over wire and hold in place for a few seconds. Then, place your banner on the top of your wrapped present.

Day 11 CC: Decorating with Lights

Decorate With Christmas Lights Tree

Not sure if this counts as crafting, but this 25 days of Christmas Crafting was my own challenge so I guess I can make and break the rules as I please. All you need for this is some extra strings of Christmas lights. I strung some of my old school (and probably very likely to start a fire if unattended) lights around garland which then became my table runner. Then, I used some of those 3M hooks to string red lights to form a Christmas tree on the wall, a great alternative to your traditional tree if you don’t have the space or mula.