Hi Guys! Christmas is nearing and I'm sooooooo excited. My family has got all of our presents ready and under the tree. But... It isn't Christmas without Christmas cards. So today I've decided to show you guys my christmas card designs for 2015. BTW I've customized these with my friends and families names. You can also customize these with people's names. In these I have used dogs with santa hats, elves etc. If you want the link, you can click on the grey button below. Let's get started!
This card is folded downwards. I drew a dog with a santa hat and a big curly speech bubbles and wrote Merry Christmas. I colored my letters using the pattern of A-A-B-B-A-A-B-B and so on. I then customized it with my friend's name and... Wallah! An awesome christmas card.
I put two of my adorable dogs along the side of the page. I made the dogs a santa and a reindeer. I wrote Merry Christmas and topped it with the receiver's name and added my punctuation. ;-) I added plenty of hearts at the bottom to finish off. And finally outlined it all in black.
For this one I just put a dog elf at the bottom and surrounded it by hearts. Then I wrote Merry Christmas and customized it with the receiver's name. For the final touches I outlined the letters in black.
That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed these. What do these all have in common? Leave the answer in the comments below for a chance to get a shout-out next in the next blog post. A big thank you to Holly Thompson for suggesting some Christmas things. Please comment down below to let me know what you want me to do.
I just love bows don't you? Today we made an awesome bow with a hair clip. Please comment down below how much you like this craft and what we should do next time. Lets get started.
What you need:
Ribbon of any sort about 2-3cm wide
Matching thread & a needle
Buttons or beads or sequins or any type of decoration
A large hair clip
Step 1: Tie a simple bow on one end of the ribbo
Step 2: Cut the bow off - it should look like this.
Step 3: Place your decorations where you want them in your bow.
Step 4: Thread your needle and make a knot at the end.
Step 5: Start sewing on your buttons by poking the needle from underneath the ribbon
Step 6: Choose another hole and poke it back down
Step 7: you should make a cross shape like this and do it twice to be secure
Step 8: Keep going with all the buttons, moving the thread from button to button underneath the bow do it looks neat.
Step 9: Your bow should now look like this! Remember to sew through the knot in the middle so that it can't come loose.
Step 10: Now slip your clip into the knot at the back
Step 11: Sew it down to secure it in place, passing the needle under and over the clip and poking through the bow.
Step 12: Make it secure like this and you're all done!
Ta-da! A pretty bow that you can wear straightaway! It looks so amazing doesn't it?
You can also make one with sparkly sequins and beads like this one:
Here are some crafty tips:
If you are not used to sewing - get help from an adult - needles are very sharp and can prick you!!
If you like you can stick the decorations on with a hot glue gun instead of sewing. Make sure to have an adult help you.
You can attach your bow to a headband or a hair tie too - even a pin to make it it a brooch.