3 Simple Holiday Crafts From 1 Snowflake Punch!

Christmas is coming…fast.

Faster than I think I’m ready for!

And if you’re like me, you’re starting to realize you have way too many things to do, and not nearly enough time to get them all done.

This is crunch time!

Time to keep things simple. Time to get the most out of every minute.

The kiddos and I sat down earlier this week with a pile of scrap paper and a few yards of ribbon, some glitter paint, and a Martha Stewart Snowflake paper punch. Less than 45 minutes later, we had three projects complete…and that’s what I call getting the most of every minute!

We decorated our ornament tree.

We made garland and draped it around the trees on our front porch.

And we made super cute ornaments, that could also double as the perfect “little something extra” to embellish your gift wrapping…all from that pile of scraps and one punch!

I’m sharing the super simple how-to’s for the ornament tree and garland on All Things For Mom today, here. Stop by and take a peek!

The snowflake ornament how-to is below!

Enjoy,

Nikki, In Stitches

Materials:

*3/8″ wide ribbon

*Scrapbook paper

*Glitter paint and paint brush (optional)

*Snowflake paper punch (The one I used is from Martha Stewart…and is probably on sale in your local large chain craft store right now!)

*Needle and thread

Directions:

1. Cut ribbon into 6″ lengths. Fold over approximately 1 1/2″ and use needle and thread to tack into place, creating a loop to hang your ornament.

2. Punch 5 snowflakes for each ornament. (We painted a few pieces of paper with glitter paint first. It’s fun for the kiddos to just glob the paint on, and the brush strokes will dry clear! Just make sure your paper is completely dry before you punch your snowflakes!)

3. Use the needle and thread to attach your snowflakes to the ribbon!

PS…There’s still time for more handmade holiday projects! Find even more inspiration in my ebook, Nikki, In Stitches – A Handmade Holiday! Here’s a little peek at what’s inside!


 

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18 Responses to 3 Simple Holiday Crafts From 1 Snowflake Punch!

  1. Melinda says:

    super pretty! i like the garland idea but always think of it too late LOL

  2. Shauna Oberg says:

    Simple and beautiful!

    • Nikki says:

      Thanks so much, Shauna! This time of year, that’s what we need, right? Simple and beautiful because we all have about a million other things that need to get done by the 25th!

  3. Carrie says:

    Adorable! I just bought a pear shaped punch, wonder if it would work with those projects?

  4. Heather says:

    Love them! They are perfect for adding to that special gift or even a gift card for your child’s teacher. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great idea!! I love hanging handmade ornaments from my kids on our family room tree, so if they made these they would be perfect! Thanks for a simple, cute idea!

  6. Those are beautiful and the colors you used are gorgeous too!

    • Nikki says:

      Thanks so much, Jessica! As you can tell from pretty much all of my projects over the last few months, I LOVE red and turquoise together!

  7. Dawn says:

    Unfortunately, the punch is no longer available. :(

  8. Lynn says:

    Just love the origami stars getting ready to make one now then will do some with my daughter when she gets home from school!!!! Thanks you have wonderful ideas on here and not to difficult on top. Love it.

    P.S I just bought a snowflake punch also. :)

    • Nikki says:

      Lynn!!
      Thank you! So happy you like the origami stars, and even happier you’re giving the snowflake crafts a try, too!!
      Send pics!

  9. Judianne says:

    Omg I am in love please write back(: (:

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