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Easy Ornament

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This project is most definitely a fine representation of my “crappy to happy” crapsmanship. It all started when Dan the Man and I took a cruise to Alaska. (We had a wonderful trip seeing awe-inspiring scenery.) One of our excursions led us to an old mining town, complete with an opportunity to pan for gold. I couldn’t quite get the technique down without help, but Dan the Man was a natural! Read the rest of this entry

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Mixed Media Ornament Boxes

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Box 6

Last week, I wrote about the themed ornaments I made for each of my grandchildren (https://crapsmanship.com/2017/10/15/mixed-media-ornaments/). In an effort to DIY much of my Christmas, I also made each child a box that corresponded to the ornament I made. Read the rest of this entry

Mixed Media Ornaments

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Ornament 7I didn’t start out intending for this to be a DIY Christmas, but as I continue to make gifts, I realize many of my presents this year will be hand-made. These ornaments are some of my favorites so far. Each year, I get the grandkids themed ornaments — Kaye gets an angel, Mikey gets a bear, and so on. Usually I buy them, but this year I used a variety of material — acrylic paint, scrapbook paper, an old map, for example — to create each child a one-of-a-kind ornament directly from Grandma’s hand to their Christmas trees! Read the rest of this entry

Aspen Trees Ornament

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I made this aspen tree ornament after a summer trip to beautiful Colorado.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures of my process, but it wasn’t difficult.  You can use the tutorial that helped me by going to this site:  http://angelaandersonart.blogspot.com/2012/11/easy-birch-trees-kids-art-class.html.

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INVITATION ORNAMENT

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We went to a wedding for a dear friend’s son a few weeks ago, and today I turned the wedding inviation into an ornament for the bridal couple for their Christmas tree.  This is my first blog post — while the ornament was easy to do and turned out well, (CRAP ALERT!) the photography for this post was neither easy nor well-done.  Please excuse the quailty of the photos as we begin to learn the tricks of the blogging trade!

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