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Sing in the New Year with this fun display of paper flowers!
Something about paper flowers in a vintage gramophone just sings to me; so, I crafted up this pretty decorative piece using a die cutting machine and flexible wire. A little vintage music paper was also used to add interest to the piece.
Upcycle inexpensive glass pieces found in dollar stores and/or charity shops with etched designs!
My mother-in-law often received flower arrangements and would save the containers for me. I loved this square mirror vase and etched a snowflake design on each side. It was amazingly easy using either stencils or vinyl patterns cut on a shape cutting machine.
DIY Christmas candle holders make great gifts and are easy to make too! I created this cute candy cane stipped candle holder using etchall® dip 'n etch liquid. For the full tutorial on how easy they are to make, click on read more below.
This wintry project, my Snow Day Survival Gift Jar, would be a fun surprise for a child’s teacher, a friend that’s a teacher, or for anyone who needs a fun break from the seemingly endless winter weather these days!
Give them the gift of some hot drinks to warm them while they watch a movie and munch on popcorn through a blustery winter day. Substitute your “filling” as needed to make a surprise for someone of any age. When they are finished with the treats inside, they’ve still got a pretty jar to hold other treasures.