December 12

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Let’s keep curling strips of paper! While gluing the first three pieces of my garland I stopped and said, “Aww!! A snowman!”

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These are about 1/4″ width. 

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Curl the strips varying in tightness. I glued the ends so they don’t flippy flappy around. 

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Glue the three together then add your ribbon to hang. 

Aww! Hi snowman!

More Creepy Crafts!

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So simple but adds a lot of drama!

Do a google image search for ‘antique book spines’ and look for large images with either faint or no watermarks.

Copy image and paste onto a word or publisher doc to size to fit as much as an 8.5×11 page as possible. DVDs are about 7.5 inches tall.

Print on cardstock and cut around the edges. You could even color in the edges with sharpie if you had dark cabinets or are having a dimly lit event.

Then simply tape onto your dvds!

If you have a few real antique books you could lay those in front or put a few battery powered tealights in there. Be creative and enjoy! Queue Monster Mash or Early Jazz Radio on Pandora!

Custom Rubber Stamps

I needed a stamp of myself as a zombie. I Googled “custom rubber stamp” and clicked on the first site linked. When I uploaded the picture I wanted on the stamp, I wasn’t sure how detailed it would come out. The preview was the exact picture I uploaded. I was also skeptical since I hadn’t researched custom stamps much (only the top 5 sites in the search) but this was the best site I had found for what I was looking for regarding size, production time and cost. Rubberstamps.net exceeded my expectations and I will be using them for all of my custom stamp needs!

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To edit my image, I used pixlr.com and used the PIXLR EDITOR (the option on the left). These are the instructions I found on how to make on of my pictures look like a coloring page: How To Make a Coloring Book

Draft Snakes

Maybe it’s the below freezing rut the northeast is stuck in, but I’m having a lot of trouble finding these draft snakes! I found some online through amazon and Etsy but I’m not really looking to spend $20 per snake when I need 6.  I told myself to check Walmart and if they don’t have it, I will have to make my own.

So our little Vermont Walmart didn’t end up having them but they do have a pretty good craft section. $15 will get you 2 yards of duck fabric and 2 bags of fiber fill. They have a lot of fabrics to choose from, some less expensive, some more, but they are all folded 2 yard bundles.

10 inch sections will get you 7 tubes (folded in half and sewn). 2 bags of fiber fill will fill about 6 depending on how much stuffing you put in.

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