DIY – Christmas Pompom Wreath

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I just can’t wait for Christmas! It is so exciting! And even more so with my babies all grown up (that is 2 and 4!) and ready to engage in all the joys that Christmas brings. I am waiting for Christmas. My craft definitely reflects that.

This is my take on the Christmas pompom wreath. Why did I chose these colours? Which wool did I use? The answer is simple: this is what I had. I did have some pink wool, too, but I fought hard against myself not to use it. Good call, I say!

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I had to make 14 bigger pompoms, and 18 smaller pompoms (3 of them red).  I have another blog where you can find a tutorial on how to make a pompom. For a couple of them, I mixed two colours together – quite a cool outcome.

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Another reason why I did this craft, is because my clothes dryer broke, just as in the picture below. So I ended up with this meter long wire, that was just to good to throw away. So I played with it, twisted it a little in my hands, and suddenly it hit me – Christmas wreath! Then I thought of something that I could stick on it, and pompoms seemed like an obvious choice.

Christmas pompom wreathThe wreath turned out exactly how I imagined it. My daughter immediately put it on her head thinking it was a headband. I guess she imagined differently.

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In any case, make it and love it!

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DIY – Air Dry Modeling Clay Christmas Ornaments

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It’s a little too early to put up our Christmas tree and all the Christmas decorations, but that does not stop you from thinking about Christmas. My kids and I are itching to do anything Christmas related! Air drying clay has been our favourite choice for many crafts, except this time, with Christmas on our mind, our craft came out Christmasy.

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We made so many shapes (using cookie cutters), there was plenty to experiment with.

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The more successful of the experiments were these:

1. Little Christmas Ornaments. Before the Christmas Tree comes out, they will have to be happy hanging on a tree branches.

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2. Christmas garland. It’s hard to see, but there are letters spelling out Christmas pressed into the shapes.

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3. The Dala Horse Ornament. This is the larger cookie cutter, joined with a smaller heart using black wire.

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It would not matter so much if it was for play, but since we then decided to make these shapes into ornaments, I have a few suggesting of how to make it a little less DIY looking. One such suggestion is to file it a little using sandpaper. Makes a huge difference!

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Another thing we tried was using bead template to press the clay. You get an interesting texture, and if you paint it, you get a very cute polka dot pattern.

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Here is the Letterpress Cookie Set. It comes with four cookie cutter shapes, and letters.

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Can’t wait for Christmas! Use November to prepare for December!

Make it and love it!

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