On today’s In the Season, I demo’d how to make this cute photo holder from paint sticks and clothespins. It could also function as a greeting card or memo holder. I made it in colours that go with most of my Christmas decorations (blue and silver) but not in a distinctly Christmas design so that I could use it now for Christmas cards and after the holidays for photos. I also thought it would be super cute with the name of each member of the family on it – one per stick and then that could be the spot for messages or love notes just for them. Note: I left the hanger as is so everyone could see what I was working with. You could hang them from something other than a hanger or decorate the hanger by wrapping with ribbon etc.
If you wanted it to be strictly for the holidays, you could make one of the sticks into a snowman, one into a Nutcracker soldier, one into Santa, and a couple into candy cane striped ones. These also make for pretty “stand alone” projects by just using, for example, the snowman by itself as a door or wall decoration.
Robi joined us on camera and taught us a little about Hanukkah and showed us some of the lovely Hanukkah cards she has been making.
Finally, I showed how to make these cute snowflakes from toilet paper rolls (what else? lol) and chenille stems (pipecleaners). I painted one of them white and the other silver, but they are quite adorable and retro looking even when left natural.
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