Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Craft Link Party

Centsational Girl {a wonderful diy and crafts for the home blog} is throwing a Christmas Craft Link Party. How exciting is that?? Here is what I'm linking up to the party.

I was having a dinner party last night and my mantle was looking a little empty since I'm still working on our Christmas wreath. I had a bunch of Christmas sheet music already printed out {for another project I was working on}, so I wanted to do something quick with it. This is what I ended up with.

Christmas Sheet music paper flower. It was quick and fun.

You will need: paper, hot glue gun, cardboard, scissors

Step 1: Cut out a half moon shape out of cardboard {look in your pantry for some old snack box or an old cereal box}. This will be your template for the flower petal.

Step 2: Create a fold in your paper wide enough to fit your template on.

Step 4 & 5: Trace and cut out your petals. You will need 8-10 petals to make a full flower.

Step 5: Cut out a circular shape out of cardboard as your base {don't worry about size}.

Step 6: Begin hot glueing your petals one by one using a small dab of glue in the center only. Continue this with all your petals, staggering their placement evenly.

For the center, I just used a small piece of scrap felt I had lying around. You should end up with something similar to the flower above.

You definitely need to check out the major party going on over there right now. I feel like I'm on an creative adrenaline rush checking out the different projects that have been linked up.

Be sure to come back later this week to check out the rest of my diy Christmas decor ideas.


{a hug and smile can turn a day around}