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Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Arts and Craft Ornaments

Sparkling Ornaments

[Turn] old night-light bulbs into festive ornaments, but any size will do. Just brush on glittering glue, roll the bulb in glitter, and let dry for 15 minutes. Then hot-glue a loop of metallic embroidery floss to the bulb's base.
Miki Duisterhof
Aimee Herring

Upgrade a Plain Glass Ornament

At around a dollar each, these empty orbs offer an affordable catalyst for creativity. Fill one with small wooden chips, another with a single stunning peacock feather (attached to the ornament's top with hot glue). Or compose a more obvious Christmas scene by dropping a model fir tree into a globe dusted with artificial snow. You can also use tweezers to position branches inside and even hot-glue a tiny cardinal in place.
Lara Robby/Studio D

Victorian Santa

A nod to Christmases past, these antique Santa images are from the 1860s, when the Victorians really began celebrating Christmas. If you can't get your hands on originals, or don't want to put any valuables on display, consider making a color copy of the print, mount it to a piece of cardboard, then decorate with glitter and gold tinsel!
Keith Scott Morton