Quick Christmas craft Table decoration – Craft for kids

Running out of time this Christmas?

Looking for a quick and easy table decoration you can do with children ….

Here is an idea that you won’t be embarrassed to have on the table… try this..

You will need:

1 polystyrene cone form (available from craft or fabric stores)

3m length of fabric or ribbon cut on the bias

Ribbon to decorate

Buttons sequins embellishments

Craft glue

Spray fixative

Step 1

 Begin by spraying the form with a fixative or adhesive, and then dabbing small amounts of craft glue on to the bias fabric. Slowly wind around the cone form overlapping as you get closer to the top.

Step 2

Add decorative ribbon as much or as little as you like.

Step 3

I had to add some contrasting ribbon at the top, and finished it off with a bow.

Like here:


Step 4

Final touch is to add some decorative embellishments, but buttons or sequins will do just fine.

There you have it. A table decoration you can make with your children in 1/2 hour.

Have fun and please post any photos of superseded versions you have made!! We all can benefit from shared inspiration.

Something to ponder about…..

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Red & White Christmas: Fringed, Peppermint Stripe Tree

My project for today.

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More red & white Christmas decorating ideas today. Have you missed the Peppermint Candy Tree, Peppermint Stripe Sweater Wreath, or the Mitten & Snowball Garland? Today’s tutorial is for a Fringed, Peppermint Stripe Tree. I can see several of these red and white Christmas trees grouped together on the mantel, can’t you? And do you know designer Rebekah Meier’s secret – she made the Fringed, Peppermint Stripe Tree from a second-hand t-shirt.

To make a Fringed, T-Shirt Tree, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” cone
  • Knit shirt (Rebekah used a red & white striped shirt from a second-hand store)
  • Red ball ornament
  • Glitter spray (Rebekah used Krylon® Glitter Blast)
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; straight pins; optional: rotary cutter and mat

To make a Fringed, T-Shirt Tree:

1. Using scissors or the rotary cutter and cutting mat, cut shirt…

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Easy, red & white Peppermint Pinwheel Topiaries

One could make pinwheel topiary or star topiary. The possibilities are endless.

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These cheerful Peppermint Pinwheel Topiaries stand more than 12” tall. They would make a stand-out addition to your mantel or a buffet table. Or, add a hanger to the peppermint “candies” and they become Christmas ornaments. This wraps up the many red & white Christmas decorations featured in the Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel series. I love the combination of red & white for Christmas decorating, so I can’t say this is the last of our red & white Christmas crafts . . .

So cute & easy for Christmas. And they stand more than 12" tall! CraftsnCoffee.com

To make a Peppermint Pinwheel Topiary, you’ll need:

(Materials are for one topiary)

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: One 4″ disc & one 2″ ball
  • Paint:
    • Acrylic craft paint in white
    • Glitter spray (Rebekah used Krylon® Glitter Blast™)
  • Small clay pot
  • Felt: Red & white
  • Wood dowel, ¼” x 12”
  • Ribbon, red
  • Buttons, ½” white
  • Ball head pins in red
  • Crinkled shred
  • Low-temp…

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Let’s make a Peppermint Snowman!

Christmas crafts anyone?

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Isn’t this the cutest snowman? I know that several of you following along with the Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel have been waiting for the tutorial to make this sweet, Peppermint Snowman. And today is the day! I’ll start with a thank you to Rebekah Meier for sharing this cutie with us, and then it’s on to the tutorial for making the Peppermint Snowman.

Too cute! His little peppermint hat is a baby sock. Easy tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

To make a Peppermint Snowman, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” egg and 2” ball
  • Clay pot, small
  • Felt or fleece, scraps
  • Socks:
    • Chenille sock in cream
    • Holiday sock in baby size (for the hat)
  • Jingle bells, three small red
  • Head pins in black:
    • Two medium (eyes)
    • Five small (mouth)
  • Wooden dowel, 1/8” diameter
  • Floral wire
  • Mini light strand (found in the dollhouse or miniatures aisle)
  • Paints:

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