Grocery Bag Greetings

Vickie Howell

Materials 16″ wire wreath circle 35-40 plastic grocery bag Empty cereal box Star stencil White craft paint & sponge brush Craft glue Glitter (we used Crafty Chica Chunky Glitter in goddess gold) Rub-on letters 10″ jewelry or florist wire Scissors Hole punch 1½” die cutter (or round object with a similar diameter to trace around) 38″ x 7″ piece of …

DIY Tree-riffic Ornaments

Vickie Howell

Materials Greeting cards Scissors Straight pin Beads, baubles, or other adornments Jewelry head pins (at least 3″ long) Jewelry pliers (for the blue and small red ornaments) Metal brad (for the red fan ornament) Liquid fusion glue (optional) Instructions Cut card fronts into 1/4″–1/2″ strips. Alternate between using plain scissors and those with decorative blades, for added ornament fanciness. Using …

Creature Couture: Adorable Collar Crafts for Your Pets

Vickie Howell

Materials Collared shirt Seam ripper (or embroidery scissors) Fabric glue Clothespins Closure, such as buckles, buttons, ribbons or hair elastics Embellishments, such as sequins, rhinestones, rubber stamps, fabric paint or ric-rac Needle and thread (optional for buttons) Instructions Choose a collared shirt. For a medium to large dog, use an old men’s shirt. For a small dog or cat, hit …