At the craft store I found these wooden discs that came in a big pack and they already had the hole at the top ready to be used as an ornament. I found a variety of snowflake designs to make vinyl that would attach to them. In this project I had used iron-on vinyl but if I did them again I would use a permanent vinyl as they didn’t stick that easily, and I’m not sure if they will long term.
My Dad’s cousin used to work with leather and she had already cut out all of these circles and had set them aside for a project of hers, when I was given them I decided that I would make them into Ornaments. This was a quick and easy craft which involved making the vinyl decorations to be adhered to the leather. I used a gold or silver permanent vinyl.
Each year my daughter likes to make her teacher something for Christmas. This is the first year when she has more than one teacher, so we had to think of something that would be cheap but could be customized for each teacher. I challenged her to come up with something that would use up some of the arts and craft supplies that we already had.
I have made a lot of wreaths to decorate my house specifically for Christmas. I don’t like them to all be the same and I don’t like to spend a lot of money on decorations so I usually buy the plain wreaths and add floral stems and bows. I mix up the kind of wreath and items that I add but all of my decorations have the same colors etc. Wreaths are a great way to decorate not only the front door, but can be used in balconies, windows, and above fireplaces.
I made this simple outdoor decoration for fall/winter by using a piece of plywood and couple small pieces of scrap wood. I lined up the scrap pieces on a diagonal with one on either side that would create the hat for both sides. I used a few nails on either side to adhere the scrap wood to the plywood. On the scarecrow side, I stained the wood a lighter stain for the face and a darker stain for the hat.