Audience Show and Tell: Snowman Mitten Pins, Yo-Yo Clowns
Follow these holiday tips from viewers, including a holiday pin and gift wrapping.
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Cathy Higgins from Prescott, Ariz., shared the adorable button snowman mitten pins that she and her friends sell at a craft show at Christmas. She traces a simple mitten pattern onto felt, cuts out two, and then just stitches around the edge.
The snowman is made with three graduated sizes of buttons; use orange thread on the top smallest button to create his nose. She attaches the pins to a handmade card for a gift within a gift.
Using the yo-yos that her aunt taught her how to make years ago, Joy Hurlbut from Hayward, Calif., creates little clowns. Joy was wearing a poinsettia pin created by her niece by beading on perforated paper.
Yo-yos are made by sewing a running stitch around a circle of fabric and then gathering the thread. Several yo-yos are then stacked onto a pipe cleaner to create their bodies. A bead head is attached on the top and felt feet are added to the bottom.
Joy also stuffs some of the yo-yos with cotton balls and then strings them together to make a wreath.
Viewers share how to make holiday decor with paper mache and old bowling pins. Follow these tips to make your own holiday decor.
Recycle your coffee cans by painting holiday figures on them and make a unique holiday necklace for yourself or as a gift.
Audience members share their creative holiday ideas. Make a snowman out of dryer-vents, and turn all your holiday cards into a...