Shoebox: Christmas Crafts
Check out these fun Christmas craft ideas sent in by viewers.
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Some of you will remember the Holiday Workshop show on which I inserted a photograph of my grandson into a clear glass ornament so that it appeared to be floating inside. That started many variations over the years, but none like the one sent in by Peggy Silvester of Jacksonville, N.C. Instead of a photograph, Peggy painted a picture on an acetate circle and inserted it into the ornament then painted a background scene on the outside of half of the ornament. The one Peggy sent to us featured a sail boat sailing on the water inside the clear glass ornament and some beach, more water and a lighthouse painted on the outside.
Peggy said that after she started painting them...scenes with lighthouses, dolphins, pelicans and sailboats as well as nature scenes, etc., she started selling them. She also made one for a friend of her new home. The house was on the acetate and on the outside of the ball she showed the trees and shrubs in her backyard. Peggy's work can be purchased at the Carteret County History museum, THE HISTORY PLACE in Morehead City, N.C. She also mentioned that she uses air-dry Perm Enamel by Delta should you care to give it a try.
Decorate your home with Christmas frames and learn how you can make a memorable holiday using a tablecloth.
Knit your own green, white and red Christmas afghan to keep warm on a winter night or to give as a handmade gift.
Recycle your coffee cans by painting holiday figures on them and make a unique holiday necklace for yourself or as a gift.