DIY Christmas Ornaments: Plastic Utensil Snowflakes

Hi, I hope that everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving this past week had a wonderful holiday! I had a fun holiday spending time with family and cooking up a storm in the Atlanta area. My husband was in charge of making macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and stuffing and I was responsible for red velvet cupcakes, sweet potato dinner rolls, and sweet potato cinnamon breakfast rolls (for the morning after Thanksgiving). We also helped my father-in-law brine a turkey. The turkey ended up being the one of the best turkeys that I have ever had, which is saying a lot because I generally dislike turkey and fill up on sides on Thanksgiving.

Although I have been posting Christmas ornaments and crafts for a couple of weeks now, now that Thanksgiving is over I am in full Christmas craft mode! Today I am excited to be visiting Allison at A Glimpse Inside Blog.

I hope that you’ll stop by Allison’s blog to see how I transformed silver colored plastic utensils from Thanksgiving dinner into snowflake Christmas tree ornaments.

DIY Snowflake Christmas Ornaments from Plastic Utensils

Come back later this week to see what else I have been working on.

Christmas Craft Roundup

Welcome to everyone who is stopping by Scissors and Spoons for the first time and welcome back to everyone who has visited before! I will be posting some new Christmas crafts soon, but in the meantime I wanted to provide a roundup of my Christmas crafts to date.  Please click on an image below to see how I made the crafts. I hope you’ll come back next week to see what I have been working on.

Salt-dough Snowflake Ornaments:

Salt-dough Quail Ornaments: Salt-dough Hummingbird Ornaments: Clothespin Reindeer Ornaments: Clothespin Star Ornaments: String or Twine Ornaments: Origami Gift Box: Pine Cone Christmas Trees Pine Cone Christmas Trees

Scissors and Spoons is in print!

I know it has been a bit quiet around here lately, but I have busy working on several craft and cooking projects to share with you.  I also did an interview with a local  newspaper, The Times and Democrat, which I wanted to share with you:

Times and DemocratI plan to post several quick and easy projects over the next couple of days if you are looking for a last minute project or two. Also a bit later today, my friend Nichelle will be sharing a delicious recipe for a flour free holiday cookie so come back a little later today to find out what she made.

DIY Ornaments: Salt Dough Hummingbirds

During the summer, my mother enjoys watching the hummingbirds outside of her kitchen window.  She always seems a bit sad when it is time to put away the feeder for the winter and looks forward to the birds return in the spring.  For the holidays, I thought I’d bring her a little early cheer and make her a couple of hummingbird ornaments for her tree.

DIY Salt Dough Hummingbird OrnamentsI also think these ornaments would be pretty hanging in a window or on a mobile for a year-round decoration.

DIY Salt Dough Hummingbird OrnamentsThese little hummingbirds are made out of salt dough (just like the DIY Snowflake Ornaments), but I added a piece of toothpick for the beak while the dough was still wet.

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Origami Holiday Gift Boxes From Scrapbook Paper

Since it is the holiday season and I, like many, am in need of ways to wrap small gifts, I thought it would be a good time to revisit my very first post on Scissors and Spoons: Recycled Calendar Boxes.  That post is still the most viewed post on this blog, although my DIY Salt Dough Snowflake Ornaments are a close second.   In my earlier post I used old calendars to be make the boxes, but for this post I used 12″ by 12″ scrapbook paper.  Since the scrapbook paper is already square it makes making the boxes even simpler.Origami Gift Boxes

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