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Molly’s Outside Christmas Wreath

 

  • Purchase a wire  wreath form from a craft supply store.
  • Using floral wire cut three 6 inch  strings per section of wreath form.
  • Tie the strings in the form of a triangle on the section.  Two on the outer edge.  One on the inside of the section.
  • Buy floral mesh from  a craft supply store.
  • Using the mesh gather it in large sections and tie off on the wreath form.  Go around one edge first and then fill in the center afterwards.
  • Fluff the mesh so it puffs.
  • Cut 6 inch strings of the floral wire and secure unbreakable Christmas balls around the rim.  Four or five medium balls should do.
  • Make a bow using these instructions.
  • Secure bow to rim off the wreath and cut off edges.
  • Refluff the mesh so that it is even around the form.
  • Add lights through the back if you desire.
  • Enjoy!

 

Molly’s Cinnamon Christmas Tree Ornaments

1 cup cinnamon

2 tbsp ginger

1 tbsp cloves

1 tbsp nutmeg

3/4 cup applesauce

2 tbsp white school glue

Mix ingredients together to form a dough.  Knead until smooth.  Roll out dough onto a non stick surface.  Use cookie cutters to cut out stars, hearts or preferred shape.  Ice cube molds in various decorations can also be used to shape dough.  Just fill the ice cube trays and pop out the shapes.  In the tea cup pictured above there are small pumpkins that were pressed from a pumpkin ice cube tray.

For hanging ornaments use a straw to poke a hole in the dough.  Bake in 250 degree Fahrenheit oven for an hour and a half.

Beads, shells, and Christmas decorations may be glued to the ornaments to enhance the look.

To make a shiny surface a sealer may be used.  Only use the sealer on one side of the ornament to ensure the cinnamon scent lasts.

String the ornaments on raffia, old fashioned string or ribbon.  When scent diminishes a light sanding with sand paper on the back of the ornament will bring ht escent out again..

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July 27th – Molly’s Easy Christmas Tags

 

  • Cut a rectangular piece of paper from card stock.
  • You will now have a strip.  Fold it in half lengthwise to look like a book.
  • Cut with straight or decorative scissors along the opening to size the tag.
  • From old cards or heavy patterned paper cut a square that will fit inside your folded card.
  • At the upper edge of the book punch a hole so that the hole goes through the spine, as well as, the square of patterned paper.
  • Tie with ribbon or bias tape.
  • Cards can be embellished with sparkles or stick on jewels.