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Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Holidays to all of the CricutFANatics and craft lovers everywhere.  This is Melody, your designer for today , aka KauaiMelody on the Cricut MessageBoards and CricutMelody on my Blog.

Tis the season to be jolly and make your own homemade glitter and snow!!!
Today's share will be more about process than final results, getting hands on, messy, and joyful.  Making your own stuff, rather than running to the craftstore whenever you need to embellish your masterpieces. Sharing pics with you of my super fun adventures making my own stuff, rather than running to the craft store always.


Homemade glitter was made by placing ornaments in a baggie and smashing with a hammer.
The "glitter" was glued to the soda can tree and the tickets with Scotch quick dry adhesive.

And now for the snow . . .

to make a little snowman with a Cricut Stencil (Joys of the Season Cartridge,Expression2)

Snow is glued with Scotch Adhesive.
All ready for you to add his hat,  scarf , limbs and features.

How simple was that.  Think of all the nice projects you will make with your handmade snow and glitter.  The kids will have good times with this too. .

Signing off for now.

Joyful Crafting Always,
Melody    :)

P.S. A little bonus idea for you.  Cut off the bottom of a soda can (exacto knife and scissors) to make your very own ornament.  Decorate it with your homemade glitter and snow of course. You can even use the top from one of your smashed ornaments.  XOXOXO



  1. This is a fabulous idea to use THOSE ornaments that don't survive the off season. Or my hubby's transporting them! Thanks!

  2. Wow, you never cease to amaze me with the recycling ideas you come up with... This is sooo neat!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. You are so clever! Recycling is the best way. Totally cool!!

  4. Hi Sara, you are so sweet to leave a little love for a designer. Thank you so much. You are so right, a great way to use those broken ornaments. I had a bag full never having been able to throw them away and now they are getting all wacked. If your hubby break anymore, you can now thank him. :)
    (Reply feature frozen for me, so thought I would just answer here,have a wonderful holiday, Melody

  5. Freda, sending you a great big hug for your supportive comments and enthusiasm!!! Really smitten with soda cans and making supplies from scratch. The projects seem so much more personals when I make homemade embellishments
    and ingredients. Happy Holiday Celebrations, Melody

  6. Melody, thanks so much for the fabulous tips!

  7. Rita, you are so very welcome. You can also spray finished projects with acrylic spray for extra protection. So glad you enjoyed. Enough Seasonal Joy to last the whole year thru, Melody

  8. Wow, these are truly some things I never would have thought to do! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  9. Wow, I would never have thought of this. Thanks so much.

  10. Sounds like a great way to get some frustration out and end up with something beautiful :-)

  11. How clever you are! Creating from debris! Looks like fun and the results are fabulous!

  12. How fun. I just pulled out my old ornaments and noticed about 5 broken, saw this and thought it would be perfect for making a fun project. Thanks for the idea.

  13. YOu come up with the coolest ideas. Keep 'em coming!!


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