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    18 Homemade Christmas Decorations: How to Make Christmas Decorations

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    Letter from the Editors

    Hello, Readers!

    Christmas is on its way, which means its time to get ready! One of the best ways to catch the Christmas

    spirit is by decorating your home with festive Christmas decorations. Of course the best way to make

    your home cozy during the holidays is to use handmade decorations! In this eBook youll find lots of

    ideas for Christmas decorations to make for your home, your yard, and your tree. We put this eBook

    together so that you could have a stylish way to DIY your Christmas dcor this year, and every year.

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    18 Homemade Christmas Decorations:

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    Table of Contents

    Ornaments ....................................... 5

    Festive Ice Skate Ornaments.......................... 5

    Quilted CD Ornaments ................................... 8

    Reindeer Ornament ..................................... 13

    Paw Print Ornaments ................................... 15

    Santa Frame Ornaments .............................. 17

    Scrappy Bird Ornament................................ 19

    Vintage Upcycled Ornaments ...................... 22

    Outdoor Dcor ............................... 23

    A Silver Bells Welcome ................................. 23

    Faux Christmas Icicles .................................. 25

    Christmas Knitting Wreath .......................... 26

    Christmas Candle Yard Decoration .............. 27

    Wreath Made With Plastic Bags .................. 30

    Christmas Decorations ..................31

    Christmas Tree Advent Calendar ................. 31

    Crochet 3 Wise Men .................................... 34

    Crochet Snowman Family ............................ 38

    Green and Red Topiary Spires ..................... 40

    Seasonal Crochet Linked Garland ................ 42

    Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree ................ 43

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    Ornaments

    Festive Ice Skate Ornaments

    By: The New Image Group

    Make an easy Christmas craft using felt and

    paper clips. These festive ice skate

    ornaments are quick and easy gifts to make

    and will look great on your Christmas tree.

    Try this easy homemade Christmas craft with

    the kids.

    Materials:

    Scissors

    Jumbo Paper Clip

    Craft Glue

    36" of 1/8" Ribbon

    Safety Needle

    Small Single Hole Punch

    1 - 9 x 12 Soft Felt Sheet

    Fiber Fill (optional)

    Sequins (optional)

    Glitter (optional)Pom Poms (optional)

    Instructions:

    1. Using the skate template, cut out theskate from your 9 x 12 Soft Felt

    Sheet.

    2. Fold skate shape in half. Slide paperclip, open side into bottom of the

    skate, into the bottom fold.

    3. Glue the side edges of the skatetogether. Do not glue all the way to

    the top. Leave about 3/4" open so

    you are able to fold down the top of

    your skate.

    TIP: Make sure to avoid gluing the

    paper clip.

    4. Place heavy object on the skate untildry.

    5. Punch holes with a small single holepunch on right side of skate where

    you have glued.

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    6. Cut 12" of the ribbon. Thread yoursafety needle and start lacing your

    skate from the bottom of the toe and

    up to the top of the skate.

    7. Cut another 12" of ribbon and beginlacing your skate. Start at the toe

    using both ends of your ribbon(similar to lacing up your shoes).

    8. Double knot your ribbon at the topand tie into a bow. Use a small dot of

    glue to keep your bow in place.

    9. Fold down the top portion of theskate. Punch a single hole in the top

    left corner. This will be through four

    layers of felt.

    10.Push the remaining piece of ribbonthrough the hole for the hanger. Tie

    in a bow.

    Optional Embellishments:

    You can use fiber fill to stuff yourskate to add extra dimension to it.

    Also, embellish with glitter, sequins,

    or pom poms to personalize each

    different skate.

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    Skate Template:

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    Quilted CD Ornaments

    By: Helena for Helenismos

    Here's another idea for using up old CDs!

    Make these quilted CD ornaments to hang

    on your tree with these Christmas craftpatterns and no one will ever know you have

    CDs hanging from your branches.

    Materials:

    4 different types of fabric: 8 2"

    squares of Xmas print/color (first

    row); 16 2" squares of different Xmas

    print/color (second row); 16 2"

    squares of another different Xmas

    print/color (third row); 16 2" squaresof yet another different print/color

    (fourth row).

    Old CD

    Tacky Glue

    Metallic Christmas trim

    String

    Pins

    Instructions:

    1. Get one 2" square from the first rowof print/color right side down, and

    fold in half, pressing with your finger

    nail, like this:

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    2. Then in half again, like this:

    3. Open it up, and then fold one of thesides to the median crease, to create

    a triangle, like this:

    4. And then do the same for the otherside, like this:

    5. You'll have one bigger triangleformed by two small triangles. Now

    it's time to apply some glue. Open up

    the folded triangle and apply a little