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As the year winds down we look back on 2016 and look forward to a new year full of possibilities. It is a wonderful time of celebration and hope! If you held on to some of your leftover Christmas ribbon- you are in luck! The ribbon with the wire along the edges is perfect for forming the 2017 numbers in our New Year's Eve crown. Let's party!

Start with:

  • Gift Wrap Ribbons - one with wire edges and one without
  • String
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Paper Fasteners
  • Glue (not pictured)

Create It!

Step 1: Cut an approximately 5 in. piece of wire edged wrapping ribbon. You will need four total - one for each number in 2017.

Step 2: Tie string to one end of ribbon. Roll or twist ribbon and wind string around the length of the ribbon. Tie end and cut off excess string.

Step 3: Shape ribbon rolls into the numbers for 2017.

Step 4: Cut crown shape out of cardstock.

Step 5: Punch holes along bottom of crown and four punches where you would like to place the 2017 numbers.

Step 6: Weave non wire edged ribbon through the hole punches along the bottom of the crown, saving enough ribbon on each side to secure by tying around head.

Step 7: Cut stars from cardstock in a variety of sizes.

Step 8: Glue stars to crown.

Step 9: Push paper fastener through ribbon numbers and secure to crown via previously punches holes.

The ribbon numbers fray slightly at the top and bottom lending a fun sparkling look to this festive New Year's Eve crown. Here's to 2017!

Fancy pencils for some festive doodle time? Make an afternoon of it with some hot chocolate while doodling or drawing after the pencils are made!

Start with:

·         Thin Cardboard (we used a beverage can carton)

·         Scissors

·         Pencil

·         Paper hole punch

·         Yarn

·         Tape

·         Cardstock

Create It!

Step 1: Draw approximately seven stars of varying sizes on cardboard.

Step 2: Cut out and punch hole in center of each star.

 

Step 3: Wrap yarn around each star, tucking end of yarn under to secure.

Step 4: Gently place pencil tip through punched hole and slide star to eraser end of pencil. Start with the smallest star first! Repeat with remaining stars, spacing evenly, to form the tree.

Step 5: Cut two identical stars from cardstock. Tape back to back on eraser.

Once Christmas is over, the decorations are easily removed from the pencil. A “tree-mendously” fun craft to start a holiday doodle session!

Thank you so much for your support on our new button subscriptions! For all button subscriptions placed through Monday, November 28, 2016 we will include a doodle book in the first month's pack! No code necessary.

Our new 12 month subscription button packs are now available! We collaborated with our favorite studio artists – a cool kid sister/brother duo - to design a line of pin back buttons for each of our button subscription packs. Their story? After deciding they wanted to go into business, the duo saved money for a year to purchase a button maker. They created original artwork for their button designs and launched their business with a fundraiser for their school. We are so excited to feature their fun designs! Each pack includes one original design on a 1 in. pin back button and a fun page!   It is a great option for holiday gift giving! Happiness delivered all year long!