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Michael Penny`s Easy Christmas D.I.Y`s

Michael Penney
Penney & Co.
303 Mary Street East
Whitby, ON

Vintage Blanket Stockings 

Use vintage wool blankets to make Christmas stockings. Use an existing stocking as your template to cut out the stocking shape. Use the finished edge of the blanket for the top especially if it has blanket stitching or detailing.  Sew using a sewing machine or hand-stitch inside out (right sides together). Turn inside out and hang by chimney with care!

Refresh you Garland & Wreath 

For the garland/wreath, start with an artificial wreath and do your best 'fluffing' job on the greenery.  Then use thin florist wire to add in bunches of greenery from the yard and other glittery bits from a craft or dollar store.  Add a wide ribbon bow for that designer touch. 

Candle Garlands

For candle garlands, you just get a pile of clippings of cedar or boxwood and wire them together to a piece of florist wire to make a mini garland.  When you're done, twist the garland into a mini wreath and place on candle sticks.  

Dip-Dyed Candles 

Use an old, large, metal apple juice can on stove. Melt paraffin wax in juice tin, break up crayons and stir together until dissolved. Use tongs to hold candles and 'dip' into the can up to desired height of candle.  Leave for a couple of seconds and then remove to dry on paper towel or newsprint.  Et voila! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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