I have a mind for crafts of all times; and would be able to answer any questions; I studied interior desion, special arts and crafts for volunteer services. and have found some of the cheapest ways to make homemade gifts from the heart and they are so simple you could make a quantity of 12 or more at once for a minimal amount.
My favorite first choice was what I taught the kids to make and give away as tree ornaments;
Reindeer Candie canes
Box of 12 or 18 candy canes
3yrds thin red and green ribbon
you can buy on a roll for a dollar each
package of bells suitable size for candy cane, about 1/2 in, with the button whole top to draw ribbon thru
packages of mixed colored, red,green an white pipe cleaners
package of 50 small glue on eyes
and a small pack of red small pompoms for noses
craft glue I use solo glue; it holds and dries great.
I leave candy canes in box and glue on eyes about an inch and a half above end, and a red nose at tip. While you are letting them dry; take a pipe cleaner and cut in half; take first half and twist at the top of curve. cut the other piece in half again and twist on each side of one that is attached. Shape into horns, then take 12 inches or so of ribbon, draw through bell and tie around the neck area, about 2-3 inches from to curve. All will need a dab of glue, but they are simple and adorable for kids to give friends, to decorate trees, and even presents.
Tomorrow I will tell you how to make candy can candle holders; hang on to large cans; like tomato puree cans, and even vegetable cans.Of course you have to let me know if you want me to keep adding craft and gift ideas.
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