Family Christmas Crafting: Craft #2 Ornaments

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Beaded Candy Canes

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ChrI remember when I was young, my mom put candy canes on the Christmas Tree.  It was beautiful however the ants thought they were delicious and they were all in our tree.  So here is an ant free alternative to adding candy canes to the tree.

What you would need:

*White, red, or green pipe cleaner

*Red & White Beads

Step 1: Cut the pipe cleaner in half or measure how big you want your candy cane to be.

Step 2: Place the first bead on the pipe cleaner almost to the very end. Leaving about 1/4 of an inch.

Step 3: Fold the 1/4 of an inch of pipe cleaner that is left at the bottom around the bead.  This will help secure it and the rest of the beads you put on.

Step 4: Place the rest of the beads on the pipe cleaner leaving about a 1/4 of pipe cleaner on the opposite end.

Step 5: Fold the pipe cleaner around the last bead.

Step 6: Bend the pipe cleaner to look like a candy cane.

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Christmas Crafting!! Craft #1 Sharpie Dishes

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Not my work but super cute!!

Not my work but super cute!!

Family time is so precious.  It is a time to create memories and a time to create a lasting bond.  So this year let us get together as a family to create some great gifts!  I will be posting different family fun crafts each week so that we can get the party started!!

The first craft I did myself a couple of Christmases ago, but it is still a classic.

What you will need:

*White dish.  (I purchased mine from the dollar tree)

*Different colored sharpie markers.

*oven

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2: Wipe down the dishes that you are using with alcohol.

Step 3: Create your beautiful art on your dish using the sharpie markers.

Step 4: Place dishes in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

And Ta Da!!!  You have a great personalized gift to give to those you love.

I could not for the life of me find the pictures of my creations but I would love to see yours.  Share your pictures of your Dish Art with me!!  Here.