Browsing the "Christmas" Tag

Holiday Craft How-to: DIY Gift Candles

November 25th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

After a little too much time on Pinterest this past weekend, the wife and I decided to try our hands at making a few DIY gift candles for some of our friends and family. I can't say the project was a complete success (more on that in a minute), but we were able to put a bunch of our saved-up mason and jam jars to good use and ended up with more than a dozen cute gift candles. Not bad, I thought, for a first attempt!


Recycling Christmas Cards

December 21st, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Isn't it hard to part with the beautiful Christmas cards that you receive from family and friends? Last year I made a New Years banner from Christmas cards and Becky has shared Seven Ways to Recycle Greeting Cards, but here are 5 more ways you can recycle all of those gorgeous cards!


Recycled “Mitten” Gift Holder

December 14th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This week I searched Pinterest to find a cute way to give small gifts this Christmas. I saw several projects of the traditional laced mittens and laced stockings, and thought it would be great for small items! I simply added an eco-friendly twist by using book pages. If you want to impress your co-workers with a cute gift, or dress up that gift card for a friend, this is the perfect project for you!


A Quick and Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift!

December 13th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

If you follow us on Pinterest, you probably saw this idea from Alisa Burke that Becky pinned to our board. I've also seen these beautiful pieces of art from Creative Genius Art, too. I fell in love with the idea, so I decided to make my own version for Christmas gifts!


Glass Bottle Santa Claus!

November 23rd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

I've been saving (or hoarding) several glass bottles for craft projects. This week, I looked at the bottles and admired their shape-- their round middle reminded me of Santa Claus! I decided to transform one into a "subtle Santa" for decoration. Here's how you can make your own!


DIY Eco-Friendly Christmas Ornaments!

November 15th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

We always put our Christmas tree up the Friday after Thanksgiving, so I'm already thinking about ornaments! Last year I made recycled magazine ornaments, but I wanted to create even more this year! To get some inspiration, I searched Pinterest and found these 5 incredible handmade (and eco-friendly) Christmas ornaments!


Have Yourself a Crafty Little Christmas

December 24th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Here at CAGW, we are decking the halls with some handmade cheer, wrapping up the last of our handmade gifts, and spending some good old quality time with friends and family. You're probably doing the same, but just in case you want to get your last-minute Christmas craft on, we've got some projects for you!



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