If you have extra company coming over or are throwing last-minute Christmas party, we have a few Christmas crafts that are sure to impress any guests. Craft expert, Adeina Anderson, shares some of her holiday favorites with us that don’t take a lot of time or a lot of craft skills to put together.
Snowman Wine Glass Candle
-Martha Stewart Multi Surface Paint in various colors:
Beetle black, Sweet Pea white, Surf blue, Blue calico, Love Bird red & Tiger Lily orange
-Various sizes of paint brushes
-Wine glass of your choice
-Tea light candle
This is a great craft for a gift idea or to use as a table setting. Adeina suggests the Martha Stewart craft paints because they are made for painting on many surfaces including glass. When you’re done, you will be placing the glass upside down, so be sure to paint the snowman’s face in the correct direction.
Wash the glass with a coat of alcohol before you start to paint. Paint the whole outside of the wine glass with Sweet Pea white. Let it dry about an hour. Paint a line around the rim of the glass and three lines around the stem of the glass with surf blue using a ¼” thick paint brush, also paint a 1” line around the top of the stem of the glass. Let that dry about 30 minutes. Next, paint another line, using Blue calico, about ¼“ thick above the surf blue line, and another 1/4 “ blue calico line below the 1” surf blue line. Let it dry 30 minutes. Using the Sweet Pea white and the tip of a thin paint brush, paint stripes on top of the blue calico stripe that is below the 1” surf blue stripe. You can also make designs in the other Blue calico stripe. You can make a diamond by pressing the tip of the paint brush down slightly or dots using the end of the paint brush. This is where you can get really creative with your designs.
Now it’s time to paint the face. Using the Tiger Lily orange and a thin brush, paint a carrot in the middle of the white part on the glass. Take the end of a paint brush and dip it in black to make the eyes. You can also highlight the eye with a touch of white in the center of the black circle. To make the mouth use a very thin paint brush and paint it on. You can also use a black sharpie for this part. Add some Love Bird red for the cheeks and you are done. Let the glass dry 24 hours before you use it. The glass will not be dishwasher safe because the paint is a water base paint. Place a tea light on the bottom of the glass.
Wine Cork Reindeer
-6 wine corks similar in size
-Small red ball or small red sequence
-White and black paint or wiggle eyes
-1 inch piece of twine
-2 small pieces of white fun foam
-Hot glue gun
This is a fun craft to prepare for because you will be using wine corks to make it. Invite some friends over and make it a craft night because drinking the wine is half the fun!
The first step is cutting four of the corks in half. Be sure all of the corks end up the same size. These will be your reindeers legs. Now, hot glue the four corks to one of the uncut corks to make them look like legs. Cut the sixth cork in half and hot glue it to the top of the uncut cork, this is the head. Using the craft glue, attach the red ball or the red sequence to the front of the head. This is the nose. Now cut two small ears out of the fun foam and glue them onto the back of the head. Glue the twine to the back of the ears for the antlers. You can either paint two eyes on top of the head or glue wiggle eyes.
Ornament Table Décor
-3 wine glasses
-2 – 3 packages of small ornaments – color is your choice
-Tea light candles
-Poinsettia candle holder
This craft is very inexpensive and really dresses up your table for the holidays. Place the ornaments inside the wine glass and tip the glass upside down. Be sure the glass is fully touching the table. Place the tea light candle on top and light.
You can also add holiday floral around the glass. Another option is to place the ornaments inside the wine glass and leave it right side up, then place the tea light candle on top of the ornaments. Use a glue dot to keep the candle in place. Add holiday floral around the glass and place it on a red plate charger.
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