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Project #120: Fringe Christmas Streamers

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Fringe Christmas streamer by Véronique from Pichouline

I love the shiny foil material and it gives a kitschy shiny look to all your winter festivities….

what you'll need:
*foil ribbon – different colours
*scissors – fringe scissors if you have

Depending on how long you want to make your streamers cut of the length you need. I took +/- 1m.
To make one streamer you will need 3 lengths of ribbon. You can choose the colours you want, I chose silver & pink.

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Step 1:
Start cutting fringes on one side, evenly spaced. Leave the center of your ribbon un cut.

Cut fringes on the other side. If you want finish the fringes quicker roll your ribbon, you will need sharp scissors to go through all the layers.

If you want to make sure you don’t cut to far, draw a thin line in the middle as a guideline.

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Repeat step 2 on the other two ribbons, make the width of the fringes differently.
Step 2:
Lay the streamers on each other and start twisting 2 or 3 times every cm.

Hang-up your kitschy streamers and let’s enjoy the festivities!


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Project #119: Winter Forrest Diorama

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 An easy craft to make with a cardboard box, duct tape and washi tape.  

  What you'll need: 

* Scissors

* Exacto Knife

* Paper (any color)

* Washi Tapes

* Duct Tape

* Cardboad box or shoe box

* Toys ...example wood animals

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Step 1: Pick out a cardboard box for the forrest scene and a thinner box (I used a shoe box) for the trees and other wooded accessories.  

Step 2: Cut the cardboard into any scene you would like, I chose to make a snowy mountainous forrest scene.

Step 3: Cover the front and back of the cardboard diarama in white duct tape.

Step 4: Cut out and cover the trees and the mushrooms in washi tape (you could make flowers and animals too).  I left little tabs at the bottoms of the trees and mushrooms so that I could attach them to the diorama. 

Step 5:   Decorate the forrest diorama however you would like with duct tape, washi tape, and paper.  I used washi tape to make snow caps and a pond.  Attach the trees and mushrooms with small strips of duct tape.  I also used small strips of duct tape to fasten the trees to the mountain.  You're finished!

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My children had so much fun playing with the diorama and it makes a great home for all of our wooded forrest animals.  This will make a great holiday decoration too. 

 

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Project #118: Christmas Splatter cards and paper ornaments

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Christmas Splatter cards and paper ornaments by Véronique from Pichouline

what you'll need:
*craft paint
*water
*knife
*toothbrush
*paper
*punch or scissors

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Step 1:
This is a dirty job, the best is to do it outside. Make sure you protect your clothes and table with table cloth or a large piece of paper.
Step 2:
Cut out a simple shape or punch it. Put the template on your paper that you want to splatter.
Step 3:
Put some paint and a little bit of water in a plate.
Step 4:
Dip your toothbrush in the paint. Scrape your knife, towards you, over the toothbrush.
A rain of paint will splatter over your paper. Let the paper dry, take another colour and repeat step 3-4.

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This technique is lovely to make your own Christmas decoration and wrapping paper….

Have fun! ~Veronique

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Project #119: Raindrop Pillow

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Raindrop pillow by Mereta from One More Mushroom

This Raindrop pillow is a fun way to reuse an old sweater. You can shape it any form you like.

What you'll need:

*an old sweater
*butcher paper
*a fat quarter of fabric (I used black polka dot fabric)
*scissors
*small piece of black felt
*black embroidery floss
*coral embroidery floss

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Step 1: Draw a rain drop on the butcher paper leaving 1/4 seam allowance.

Step 2: Pin the template to the sweater and cut the raindrop shape out of the sweater.  

Step 3: Cut the raindrop shape out of the polka dot fabric.

Step 4: Put the two raindrop pieces together right sides together and sew with a 1/4 seam allowance.  Leave a 3 inch opening at the bottom.  

Step 5: With the black felt cut four legs leaving 1/4 seam allowance.  Sew the legs together and turn right side in (you might need to use a chopstick).  Stuff the legs.

 Step 6: Attach the legs onto the raindrop.

Step 7: Sew on the eyes and mouth and you're finished!

 

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Project #118: Fortune Stars Calendar

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Fortune Stars Calender by Véronique from Pichouline

Surprise your loved ones with a treat a day with this star calendar for the holidays! 

 

What you'll need:

* White paper

* template of a star

* white and colored thread

* sharp needle or punch

* small sweet, treats or fortunes

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Step 1: 

Begin by printing or trace the template of the star on your white paper. Cut out your stars, you need a front and a back so 48 stars to make 24 fortune stars for your advent calendar.

Stamp, print or write the numbers 1 - 24 on the front.

Click here to Download a Free star template.

Step 2:

Take 2 stars together and make holes along the edge of your star, so you can sew the star.

Step 3:

Start sewing, tuck the fortune into the open side of your star, finish sewing.

I’ve used a white thread for most of the stars and some coloured to make the countdown more exciting.

Step 4:

Make a loop at the end so you can easily hang up your fortune star.

Happy X-mas!

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Project #117: Cat and Bat Pins

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Cat and Bat pins by Mereta from One More Mushroom

A very warm welcome to Mereta! Our new Craft Contributor for Bkids.We are excited to have you. Mereta’s colorful blog ‘One More Mushroom', is definitely an inspiration to us. And I'm sure the rest of you BloesemKids readers will see why too.

A mother of two children, Mereta’s craft projects are perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Her first contribution is this simple and easy but very beautiful cat and bat pin.

What you'll need :
* Small pieces of black and gray felt.
* Embroidery floss in black, gray, white, yellow, and peach.
* Needle
*Batting
* Scissors

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How to make the bat

Step 1:
Cut out the shape of a bat ( 2 Pieces) 
Step 2: 
Sew the eyes in yellow (embroidery) floss, and the mouth of the bat in white.
Step 3: 
Sew the two bat pieces together. Leaving a small opening. 
Step 4:
Stuff the bat with a small amount of batting and sew the bat shut.
Step 5:
Sew the pin on the back of the bat (or you can hot glue it on) and you're done!

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How to make the cat

Step 1:
Cut out the shape of the cat face (2 pieces)
Step 2:
Sew the eyes in any color floss you like (I used green). Sew the nose and ears in pink of peach (embroidery) floss. 
Step 3:
Sew the two pieces of the cat face together leaving a small opening.
Step 4:
Fill the cat face wit a small amount of batting and sew it shut.
Step 5:
Sew the pin on the back of the cat's face (or you can hot glue in on)  

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And you're all done! Just a simple accesory to style up you're kid's clothes or even school bags.  

..One More Mushroom

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Project #116: Balloon Kiss

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Balloon message by Véronique from Pichouline

Nice welcome home “kiss” for your beloved one….but you can make any message you want!

what you'll need:
*cardboard
*balloons
*punch
*ruler
*cutter
*pencil

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Step 1:
Cut out the cardboard. I made a big X, to say KISS
If you don't want to see the cardboard, paint it the same colour as the balloons, or your wall.
Step 2:
Punch holes in the cardboard, where you want to put the balloons.
The most practical is to start with the corners and the middle, then  fill up the empty spaces.
Step 3:
Put the balloons into the holes.
Hang up the balloon message to your wall,  use  tape or if there is a screw in your wall use this.

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Project #115: Fan hanger, garland, necklace….

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Fan hanger garland by Véronique from Pichouline


Cut, fold and thread!

what you'll need:
*wire
*needle
*punch
*paper or ricepaper

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Step 1:
Cut out the paper as a rectangular. One size needs to be the half of the other size.
Start folding the paper, at the smallest size, as an accordeon.


Step 2:
Fold the fan in two.
Punch a little hole at both ends, you can perforate it more to create some more magic.
Glue the middle to each other.

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Step 3:
Thread the wire through the holes. Take the two ends and tie them together with a knot.


Let your imagination work, you can make a garland, necklace, ornament….! Have fun!

 

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Project #114: Clown party poppers

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Clown party poppers by Véronique from Pichouline

what you'll need:
*Cardboard inner from a toilet or kitchen roll
*white and/or coloured crepe paper
*masking tape - tape
*cord
*stickers or paper figures
*glue
*coloured paper
*candy

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Step 1 – for the body:
Cut the cardboard of a kitchen roll in small tubes (height +/-5cm).
Cut a square out of the crepe paper of 20 x 20cm.
Wrap the white crepe paper around the cardboard roll and close it on one side with a cord.
Fill up with candy.
Close the other side with a cord so the candy can’t fall out.

Step 2 – for the ruff
Cut a rectangular out of the crepe paper of 20 x +/- 50cm.
Fold the rectangular crepe paper in 2, the top has to be smaller (+/-9cm). Finish the bord of the crepe paper with masking tape.
Put a long cord between the opening of the folded paper, wrinkle the crepe paper along the cord.

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Step 3 – for the face
Use stickers or paper figures and glue them on the body. You can also use pencils to draw the face.
Use your imagination, you can also make animals, etc.

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Step 4 – for the hat
Cut a square paper of 10 x 10cm. Draw a curve on the paper to make the hat, the most easy way is to use a compasse. If you don’t have this, you can make your own with a pencil with a string tied to it. Hold the end of the string on the corner of the paper and use the pencil to draw a curve on the paper. Cut out.  Roll it into a cone and use tape to seal. Decorate the cone if you want to.

Put the hat onto the top.

Let’s party , pull and Have Fun!

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Project #113: DIY message wall sticker

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DIY message wall sticker by Véronique from Pichouline


Instead of having black walls I tought to make figures out of the magnetic/chalkboard wallpaper.


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What you'll need:
*wall paper – I used magnetic-chalkboard wallpaper
*double sided tape
*chalk
*cord
*silk paper
*balloon template - or choose your own template
*scissors

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Step 1:
Make a template of any figure you like, I made a balloon. Go around the template with chalk or pencil on your wallpaper.
Step 2:
Cut the template out.
Step 3:
To make the fluffy bows, cut 3 strips (width +/- 4cm  - length +/- 15cm). Fold the paper like an accordeon at the end fix it with a cord. Unfold the silk paper strips until you get a fluffy bow. Repeat it just as many bows you want.
Step 4:
Put some double sided tape on the back of your template, stick it onto your wall, to make sure you can easily remove it use not to strong double sided tape.
Put a cord behind the template and attach the bows to it.
Step 5:
Write any message to your beloved ones on your template or put messages,  pictures….with magnets on it.

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ps. I also made a jewelry-messagehanger for the grown-ups which you can find over at BloesemLiving.

 
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