Friday, November 18, 2011

A Crafty Creative Christmas Guest Cook Clean Craft

Have you entered your Christmas projects to the Crafty Creative Christmas giveaway here?

Have you entered to win a set of ornaments by Andi Jane of all Crafts here?

Today we are so lucky to have Narelle from Cook Clean Craft with us. She has a great blog with some fun projects and great ideas. Make sure to go check it out!



Hi, I’m Narelle from Cook Clean Craft. I’m an Aussie Mum, sharing family-friendly recipes, household cleaning and organization tips and fun crafts.
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Kisses under the mistletoe – a cute holiday tradition! I don’t need an excuse to kiss my (not-so) baby girl, but thought a little bit of mistletoe would add some fun to her holiday outfits. Here’s the felt mistletoe hairclip I came up with:
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And modelled by my sweet, little girl:
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Who can resist kissing those chubby cheeks?
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Here’s the how I made it:
Materials
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Green and Red felt
Small white beads (mine were from a bracelet)
Small hair clip Thread
Needle
Scissors
Procedure
Cut the following shapes from the red and green felt:
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Roll the green rectangle into a cylinder along the long side and pin in place:
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Hand-stitch the cylinder closed:
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Stitch three leaves into a group, then stitch onto the bottom of the cylinder. Then stitch the remaining 5 leaves into a group and sew higher up onto the cylinder:
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Sew a couple of groups of 3-4 beads onto the stalk:
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Make a small bow with the red felt (I did mine a cheat’s way as I’m not good at tying neat bows – form the long strip of felt into two loops and sew together, then sew the smaller strip around the middle of the loops):
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Sew the bow to the top of the mistletoe:
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If you wanted a Christmas decoration, you could sew on a loop or just use it like this. If you want to make it into a hairclip, read on…
Sew one of the clip cover pieces onto the back of the mistletoe.
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Cut a small slit into the other clip cover piece and insert the clip:
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Sew the two clip cover pieces together – I used a blanket stitch to create a neat edge finish:
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There you have your mistletoe clip.
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Find a cute little person, put the clip in their hair and smother them with kisses!
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Thanks again for having me, Heather! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s Christmas Creations. Please stop by Cook Clean Craft and say hi!

1 comment:

Lindsi B said...

Oh my word that is the cutest Christmas clip! I would love to have you share that with our readers http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/11/introducing-fun-stuff-fridays.html

I am making this for sure!

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