These charming little ornaments are from Angie Steveson， who probably doesn’；t even remember giving them to me， ohpillow cases home decor， it must have been three summers ago in Orlando. They’；re simple to make and you probably have everything you need right in your craft box： A few pieces of stiff？felt (the sparkly kind is especially nice)， some raffia or ribbon， and a little bit of tissue paper or fiberfill.
Download the pattern：？Candy_Wrapper_Ornament_pattern.pdfpersonalised birthday gifts
Trace the pattern onto felt or other non-raveling material and carefully cut on the lines.
Alternatively， if you have BERNINA CutWork Software and the CutWork tool， scan the pattern and digitize the lines. Then use your embroidery machine to cut the pieces for you. You can cut several layers at the same time and make LOTS of “；candy”； to give away over the holidays.
Roll the wrapper around a bit of scrunched-up tissue paper or a big pinch of fiber fill.
Tie the ends with a few strands of raffia or skinny ribbon.
Angie’；s felt had sparkles on it， which I haven’；t seen in my local shops. But I’；ll bet a little bit of spray adhesive and some fine glitter would do the trick. (Might make a mess， too， but that’；s what vacuum cleaners are for!)
I’ve done it! After all these years of fearing the mess, the unpredictability, the “looking like I just left a Phish concert,” I’ve tried tie dye and I am hooked! I seriously can’t stop searching around the house for things I can dye! I even considered staying home from my Italian vacation this week, just to tie dye! No, actually I didn’t consider that at all but I AM bringing this adorable market/beach tote that I made along for the trip. Here’s how I made it with Tulip Tie Dye…
I have been a BabbaBox fan for a long time and I love it so much, I know you will too. The subscription service from?Babbaco is awesome… each month a box arrives on your doorstep brimming with all of the supplies and instruction you could possibly need to create crafts, science experiments, reading, games, and more with your kids.Each month there’s a theme that unifies all of the elements, a past favorite was “space” where we mapped the phases of the moon every night, created a planet lantern, and looked through the telescope to find constellations. The box on gratitude?was awesome. This month’s theme is “sprouting seeds”, and the box includes a seedling kit to decorate your own pot and plant in it, a Curious George gardening book, a seed sorting & planting activity, and the first craft we did, which was to create flower pens and use them to draw on included coloring sheets…And each box comes with a treat for parents, too.Umm, yes please and thank you. And the bee pollen, such a clever touch for a gardening themed box. We are giving away a?BabbaBox, so find how to enter (and get an exclusive discount code just for Prudent Mamas) after the jump…
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