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    Does anyone know of any websites that show you how to make traditional decorations?

    After making my BALLS i've decided to go all handmade with the tree this yr and need some inspiration!

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    Hiya, i made some a few years ago with dough, just cut out shapes and painted them, think i had a diy kit though, i was pleased with them, they looked really 'hand made' in a good way though lol....
    http://icecreambird.blogspot.com/

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    • #3
      Just linking any sites I find...

      http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-cra...ecorations_ms/

      Like these palm leaf decs ... http://www.greeneyedfrog.co.uk/Chris...corations.aspx

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...greenchristmas

      One for the ** toilet roll ** challenge ... http://www.make-stuff.com/hollidays/tube_angel.html
      Oh and this one is much better (lol) ... http://www.make-stuff.com/hollidays/tube_wreath.html

      In fact this site is perfect, just a shame there aren't more pics ...
      http://www.make-stuff.com/hollidays/christmas.html

      Last edited by incywincy; 30-11-2007, 09:10 PM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by icecreamgirl View Post
        Hiya, i made some a few years ago with dough, just cut out shapes and painted them, think i had a diy kit though, i was pleased with them, they looked really 'hand made' in a good way though lol....
        That's a nice idea, thanks Dd would love to get her hands on some dough
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        • #5
          Lol at me and my little thread!

          Jules, check out these ...

          Peg dolls with doilies (sp?)
          http://www.make-stuff.com/hollidays/cp_ornaments.html

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          • #6
            When we first got married we were poor as church mice (not much better now!) and we had absolutly no money to spare so I saved up oxo boxes and covered then in wrapping paper. I made salt dough decorations, collected pine cones and other nature treats. I took pasta shapes and glued them together to make snowflakes and then I sprayed everything gold.
            many of my decs are still going strong 17 years later and I've added a few more over the years, but I still spray everything gold.
            full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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            • #7
              I made these for the christmas tree from fimo. Sold quite a few sets the first year I made them and not had time to make anymore.........LOL. Maybe I should have done these for the christmas fairs instead of the elves!!!







              Pauline
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              • #8
                Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                I made these for the christmas tree from fimo. Sold quite a few sets the first year I made them and not had time to make anymore.........LOL. Maybe I should have done these for the christmas fairs instead of the elves!!!







                Pauline
                They are very cute
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                • #9
                  Sold Out...

                  ...I made a dozen dolly peg angels, and sold the lot last Saturday at Bath, so need to make more this week.

                  I fiddled about with the cinnamon/apple sauce ornie recipe and managed to make a salt dough recipe with it. The ornements take less drying time and the dough is much easier and quicker to work with. I just need to turn them frequently so that they don't dry warped.

                  Jules
                  Apple Tree Crafts
                  www.appletreecraftfairs.com

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                  • #10
                    What about acorns sprayed with glitter or better still slice up some fruit ie apples,oranges dry them out in the airing cupboard and thread them onto ribbons for the tree and maybe use some cinnamon sticks will give the room a really fruity smell too.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by paulinespassions View Post
                      What about acorns sprayed with glitter or better still slice up some fruit ie apples,oranges dry them out in the airing cupboard and thread them onto ribbons for the tree and maybe use some cinnamon sticks will give the room a really fruity smell too.
                      I've just got in some cinnamon sticks to add ribbon to. But I'm liking the dried orange idea

                      Well done on all the peg doll sales Jules. x
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                      • #12
                        I spent hours last year making gingerbead men/houses with fimo, and then creating sweets and orange and lemon slices with fimo. I also bought the most gorgeous very thin red gingham ribbon which i used like tinsel. We only had a tiny tree as it was our first house, but this weekend i'm off to hobbycraft to go crazy buying felt to make little felt stocking and mittens for the tree and for a felt advent calendar to hang on the wall (i'm a bit behind schedule!)

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                        • #13
                          Just found this link... DECORATION IDEAS

                          ... off to try and make one of these BUTTON WREATHS
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                          • #14
                            I love the christmas balls, and thank you for providing a link to the tutorial, I have the perfect material in mind for making some of these. Now I just need the polystyrene balls....Hobbycraft lookout!

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                            • #15
                              I love those balls, and the buttons, I am definitely going to make some of them along with some dried orange slices too!!!

                              Thanks for all the ideas
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