Monday, December 6, 2010

Three Christmas Crafts for under $10!

I am not fond of detailed crafts that take lots of time and patience.  But give me a quick, cute, inexpensive craft/décor project and I’m all over it.  Here are three that I have done this season.  All three cost under $10, (all three together!), and all three, (together!) took under an hour to make!


For this craft project I bought three glass cylinder candles at the Dollar Tree and then printed some free Christmas sheet music off the internet.


Next I painted some thinned down Elmer’s glue onto the glass, wrapped the sheet music around it, and coated it with another layer of glue.  If you have Modge Podge use that instead of the glue.  I used the foam brush to try to smooth all bubbles out of the sheet music.  As it dries the bubbles and wrinkles get better.  After it was dry I added another coat of the glue. Let it dry and that is all there is to it!


This next quick and easy project is my favorite.  It hangs on the mirror over our bed to add a little Christmas cheer to our bedroom.

First I took a piece of 1/4 inch jute cord from the fabric store and hot glued on three starfish that I already had.


Next I hand lettered on cardstock N.O.E.L.  I used a hole punch on the top and used twine to hang them with.  I put a dab of hot glue where the twine hangs on the jute cord, so they don’t slide out of place.


After Christmas I can simply make the letter V, rearrange the L.O.E. and I will have the word LOVE  as we head towards Valentine’s Day!


I don’t know if you can technically call this last one a craft project, as it is more a way to display these store bought little birds from Target.  (They are only $1 each!)  Read more about this project here.


Inexpensive, easy crafts that anyone can do…gotta love it!


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  1. Elizabeth, love it girl! The candles are really elegant looking. I might could do this!!!

  2. Cute ideas thanks for sharing, I think I will try the sheet music and candle idea.

  3. Funny I didn't notice those candles in my lengthy trip to the dollar store; I love it!
    The versatile NOEL is great also!

  4. Great ideas! Love what you've done - what an inspiration you are. Missed you today, my friend. Prayed much for you and your mama.

  5. These are beautiful. love the joy to the world candles!

  6. I love the sheet music on the cylinders! Thanks for sharing.

  7. i LOVE your decorations, especially with the sheet music (joy to the world!). those cylinders and the birdies are so pretty! i would love to have your ideas on my christmas link party! please come join!

  8. I love the idea of the candles with the sheet music on them. I am having to decorate ten tables at church for a Christmas Party and I this would be a great idea for one of the tables. I guess I am punishing myself but I want to do a different theme on each table. Thanks for the idea.

    Jenny P

  9. Elizabeth, you are so clever! "Noel" and "love" ARE just one letter apart--cool! And I love that you didn't use "vintage sheet music" but just got it off of the net. The candles are lovely and the birds are sweet. These are do-able crafts. Thanks for sharing.

    Another follower,

  10. Your crafts are all great, but I especially like the candles with the music on them. How cute would that be with Happy Birthday music too! Great idea.

  11. I am in love with the candle light idea! Who would have thought that grave candles could be turned into something so elegant!!

    Debbie @ A Debbie Dabble Christmas

  12. Great Projects! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Lovely! Pinning for NEXT Christmas!!


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