Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Old Christmas Cards Make New Gift Tags and Canning Jar Toppers

If you are giving home canned foods (anything in a canning jar), dig out those Christmas cards you saved from last year. 

Trace your lid over the area you desire to cut out, and place it between the top of your lid and under your jar rim.

 (Jars of Cinnamon Honey Butter, sitting on a placemat made from recycled Christmas cards and covered with clear contac paper)

Tie on a recycled card also, or simply write on the card topper itself.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

How to Make a Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree ~ Christmas Tree Ornament

Items needed:

long cinnamon sticks
artificial evergreen stems or garland that you can cut from 
scrap twine, ribbon
optional:  wooden star, paint, paint brush
glue gun and glue stick for it

1. Cut pieces of artificial evergreen in sections to that each piece is a bit larger than the last, as shown in the photo.

2. Glue them to the cinnamon stick and allow to dry.  

3. Glue on ribbons tied in bows, twine tied in bows, start at the top, bells and buttons. Allow to dry.

4.Turn over and glue twine tied for a hanger.