I just love looking at cute crafts. Sometimes I try to make them myself other times I just look and never find the time to make things. The cover of Handmade Christmas really caught my attention. Everything was SO cute! I mean, just look at that pinecone gnome! The book has a guide to all of the supplies you might need (handy!) and then over 20 different projects that you can make. The only downside is it seems these all call for glitter (it is Glitterville’s book, after all) but that is banned in my house! (It gets everywhere and stays stuck to you for days!) Some the glitter really completes the look so I’ll have to see if there are any where you can get away without sprinkling glitter all over the place and still have it look whimsical.
SO many great and cute ideas… so little time… I do really want to try the glitter village (it would be great for my doll Zac!) but we’ll see what happens. And of course, if I can get my hands on any pinecones I’ll end up with a gnome village! The gingerbread cookie kids are adorable and also look like they’d be pretty simple and fun to make… So would the nutcracker candy bucket. And the tips on how to make the Christmas Log actually made me go “ooh!” outloud. Never thought to use a glue gun to create texture and wood grain!
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About the Book
Have yourself a Glittery Little Christmas — with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful projects from the Craft Elves at Glitterville!
Following the success of Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween, Glitterville is back for the sparkliest holiday of all! Glitterville’s Handmade Christmas is as bursting as a mantle-hung stocking with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful craft projects that will fill your home with sleighfuls of cheer. Hundreds of beautiful, easy-to-follow, step-by-step full-color photos and how-tos make the crafting fun and the results foolproof. From a Jolly Dolly Holly Wreath or a charming Glittery Village you can nestle into its own Sparkle Forest, to the frostiest Magic Snow and the jolliest pine-cone-bodied Glitter Gnome, “yule” find everything you need to make your home glisten and shine this holiday season!