beige pipe cleaners
little red pom poms
small wiggly eyes
clothes pins that you squeeze open
Take the pipe cleaner and cut at about 3 inches. Bend the pipe cleaner in half. Open the
clothespin and glue the pipecleaner as far inside the clothspin as you can. Bend the
pipecleaner at the ends so it looks like antlers. With the flat part of the clothspin
facing upward, glue the little eyes on there and the red pom
pom at the end for a nose.
Other things you can do to it...
Glue a piece of red paper or felt to hang out of the mouth part.
Attatch it to a Candy Cane.
Make a set for moms who still hang their clothes on a clothes line.
Make a set to use on napkins as holders.
Put a magnet on back.
Tie a string at the top to be a Christmas Tree ornament.
You can use inexpensive collectibles to create
beautiful keepsake crafts you may give as gifts. You may already have these items or they
can be found in thrift stores, or antique shops.
Old bottle caps are colorful and fun. They can be use to decorate a wooden frame. You can
make or buy a simple flat wooden frame of any size. Paint the base a nice basic color such
as navy, forest green or tan. Use a hot glue gun to attach the bottle caps evenly and
directly on the frame. You can give the frame empty or insert a special photograph of a
loved one for a special gift.
Doilies and Linens:
Often we will have very old Doilies and Linens, but sections have become stained or torn
during the years. The bad areas can be trimmed off and you can use the good sections to
line wicker baskets for wrapped baked goods or candy. You can also fill the basket with
soap and bath products. The person you give it to can place the basket right on their
counter. If you have larger lace tablecloths that are damaged, you can cut them into
sections and make pillow coverings.