O Is For Making Christmas Ornaments

Here I am using magnets to display the completed Christmas tree illustration.  I used a blue colored pencil to fill in the sky behind the Christmas tree.
This Christmas tree drawing I created was transformed into an ornament.

In the post for the letter C I discussed how I finished a Christmas tree drawing, so today I will show how I turned this illustration and a couple of others into Christmas ornaments.  So it may be almost another year until we have Christmas again, but it is good to know we can make crafts for the holiday season well in advance.

Paint a coat of glitter glue on the ornaments.  I created this by mixing glue with glitter and spreading it over each drawing with a paint brush.
Paint a coat of glitter glue on the ornaments. I created these ornaments by mixing glue with glitter and spreading it over each drawing with a paint brush.
Here is the small Christmas wreath drawing that I glued on cardboard, and then painted glitter glue over the surface.
Here is the small Christmas wreath drawing that I glued on cardboard, and then painted glitter glue over the surface.
Here is the slightly larger wreath drawing that I turned into an ornament.  I love the way the glitter makes it sparkle.
Here is the slightly larger wreath drawing that I turned into an ornament. I love the way the glitter makes it sparkle.
Here is the rectangular Christmas tree ornament.  I glued my drawing of a Christmas tree on cardboard, and then painted glitter glue over the surface to make it sparkle.
Here is the rectangular Christmas tree ornament. I glued my drawing of a Christmas tree on cardboard, and then painted glitter glue over the surface to make it sparkle.

This video shows how I created the Christmas ornaments from start to finish.

M Is For Making Ghost Ornaments

Today the Letter M is for making ghost ornaments, which is fun craft to do create around Halloween.






When it comes to crafting I always like to save money by using supplies that I already have on hand, such as toilet paper and paper tissue from packages. This Halloween I thought it would be fun to share the simple ghost craft I learned how to make when I was in second grade when I was younger. All you have to do is take some toilet paper, or tissue paper, and fold it into a ghostly shape! Use a ribbon to tie the tissue together, and then use a marker to draw on the eyes, nose, and mouth. This is a simple and easy way to make ghostly decorations that you could hang from your wall or window around Halloween.

L Is For The Labor Day Card

Today the Letter L is for making a Labor Day card. Here is a Labor Day card I made back in September of 2009 with some markers and a pencil. Labor Day cards are easy to make, and all you need is white card stock and red and blue markers for filling in the flag stripes drawn on the card with pencil. Fun fact: Labor Day in the US and Canada is on first Monday in September, but in the rest of the world is often celebrated on May 1.