Category Archives: Crafts

Learn how to cut out paper ❄ snowflakes ❄

Merry 2nd Day of Christmas! In addition to being Fruitcake Day, today is Cut Out Paper Snowflakes Day (seriously, it’s a thing!)

I watched this video and now, just using copy paper, I can cut out paper snowflakes like a pro! Try making small, medium and large snowflakes. The mix of sizes makes the display of them quite magical!

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Craft Class Video: Northern Lights Painting

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Here is a Michael’s crafts video class that will walk you through, step by step, how to create a winter scene painting. If you try this, let me know how it goes in the comments!

If you don’t have these materials, you can order them online from Michael’s. The supplies you need are

  • Arches 8×10 Cold Pressed Block or Watercolor Pad OR Winsor & Newton 7×10 Professional
  • Watercolor Block
  • Masking Tape
  • Derwent Inktense Blocks (72 or 36 set)
  • Derwent Inktense Paint Pan Travel Set
  • Derwent Waterbrush 3 Tip Set OR Variety of watercolor brushes include thin pointed tip, medium round, and flat
  • Liquitex® Professional Acrylic Gouache Paint, 2oz. OR any acrylic white paint
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Cup of water and towel

Christmas Crafts Classes Calendar

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Do you love to make crafts? Here’s a handy list of upcoming Christmas crafts classes for your reference. Scroll down to print or share. Classes are free, unless otherwise indicated. Enjoy!

Saturday, Nov 2

Make Break DIY Ornament (adults). 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Michael’s Pan Am Shopping Center, Fairfax. Call store for availability. Cost of supplies.

Saturday, Nov 9

Make Break DIY Mini Christmas Tree decorations (adults). 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Michael’s Pan Am Shopping Center, Fairfax. Call store for availability. Cost of supplies.

Thursday, Nov 14

Holiday Wreath Making (18 and up). 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Reston Community Center. $45

Saturday, Nov 16

Make Break DIY Christmas Wreath (adults). 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Michael’s Pan Am Shopping Center, Fairfax. Call store for availability. Cost of supplies.

Sunday, Nov 17

Paint Christmas Ornaments (family program). 11 a.m. – 12 noon. Tysons-Pimmit Public Library.

Friday, Dec 6

Make an Ornament (craft activity for Adults). 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Reston Public Library.

Saturday, Dec 7

Make Break DIY Gingerbread House (adults). 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Michael’s Pan Am Shopping Center, Fairfax. Call store for availability. Cost of supplies.

Monday, Dec 9

Jewelry Making. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Reston Regional Library. Reston. Free but register in advance.

Saturday, Dec 14

Make Break DIY Christmas T-Shirt (adults). 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Michael’s Pan Am Shopping Center, Fairfax. Call store for availability. Cost of supplies.

Monday, Dec 16

Painting Poinsettias craft activity. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Library. Falls Church. Free but register in advance.

Thanksgiving Craft: Thankful Tree

Hallmark came up with this easy but amazing craft for friends and family on Thanksgiving Day. You know what I think this would be great for, though? For school. I think this would be a terrific class project for kids.

Here are the instructions to download.

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Make a Merry Christmas Wreath (video)

Decorate the windows of your home with original wreaths you make yourself.  Each wreath takes less than 20 minutes to make, and it’s really fun.  To make your wreath, you will need

  • 1 roll of wide, wired ribbon (makes at least 2 wreaths)
  • 1 roll of medium, wired ribbon (makes at least 2 wreaths)
  • 1 package of bow wire
  • at least two decorative picks (I used three)
  • an artificial or real balsam wreath

You can make two beautiful wreaths for about $20 or so, if you buy on sale.  I bought my materials at Michael’s.  The real balsam wreath came from Safeway.