Friday, December 2, 2011

NEED HELP!!

I am need of a craft project for the Young Women in two weeks.

Trying to find a Christmas themed project that requires no machine sewing because we have too many girls. The age range is 12 to 18.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!

26 comments:

JustCindy said...

Candy cane wreath http://www.beverlys.com/candy-cane-wreath/

Button Ornament
http://leslieashe.blogspot.com/2008/12/label-tulip-news-merry-ornament-random.html

Ornament Wreath
http://www.everythingfab.com/2010/12/holiday-inspiration-ornament-wreath-diy.html

Here is just a few.

Fiona said...

Hi Barbara.... here are a few of my favourites.....
paper trees.... http://www.landeeseelandeedo.com/2011/11/festival-of-trees-folded-paper-trees.html?spref=bl
paper wreath:
http://keepingupwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-webster-encyclopedic-dictionary.html
ribbon trees:
http://sunshineyellow-stitches.blogspot.com/2011/11/ribbon-tree-tutorial.html
paper tree:
http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/11/deck-halls-with-boughs-of-holly.html
Heart house:
http://www.michelemademe.com/2011/11/series-7-ornament-ed-finale-heart-house.html
my very own snowflakes and ornaments - felt:
http://bubzrugz.blogspot.com/2011/11/snowflake-my-pretty-little-snowflake.html
felt circle ornie:
http://www.curbly.com/users/chrisjob/posts/7558-how-to-felt-circle-ornament
styrofoam ball:
http://knittygrittythoughts.typepad.com/knitty_gritty_thoughts/2009/11/my-entry.html
heart house:
http://www.michelemademe.com/2011/11/series-7-ornament-ed-finale-heart-house.html
I hope these give you some ideas... and not just overwhelm you with pictures!!!!!
Hugz

Needled Mom said...

Oh Barb, I just saw one the other day. It's darling. Go here http://sunshineyellow-stitches.blogspot.com/2011/11/ribbon-tree-tutorial.html

Anonymous said...

Folded Star ornaments. This is only one tutorial... you could do a search for others.

http://quilting.about.com/od/holidayquiltpatterns/ss/folded-fabric-star.htm

http://www.make-stuff.com/holidays/christmas/quiltball.html
(It does not take all those pins, either.)

Redwork? Felt? Cross Stitch? Just thinking out loud...

Claire Jain said...

Shrinky Dinks. All you need are coloring pencils, and a heat gun or a toaster oven. This project never loses it's fun. You could get some DMC floss to make them into jewelry, but punching holes before you shrink 'em. All the girls may not feel like drawing their own stuff, so you could print out designs of animals, stars, or mandalas from your computer, and they could trace them :-)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

How about..
Disappearing 9 patch, table topper, pillow, placemats, use Christmas fabrics.

Bianca said...

How about baking and decorating muffins? Making their own necklace or bracelets?? Making a mosaics-pictureframe or mirror?? Pimping an old handbag??
Just some ideas, hope you come up with something! Let us know what you did??
Bianca

StitchinByTheLake said...

Barb I've seen some really cute tags for presents on Pinterest - they used card stock cut into lables, punched a hole for ribbon and decorated with buttons, ribbon, ric rac, etc. glued on. Take a look around for those - they would be easy and fun. blessings, marlene

Susan said...

Check out http://www.dailycraft.com/ They have shown some really cute Christmas projects lately.

Chris said...

ribbon candy ornaments. Wrights Trims website used to have the instructions.

SewCalGal said...

Here are a few possibilities:
1) Make a scented ornament using a ribbon, an orange and oodles of cloves.
2) Use your SLICE to make XMAS greeting cards or personalized gift tags
3) decorate candy canes to make them look like reindeers(always easy, inexpensive and fun).
4) make gingerbread houses using graham crackers
5) get felt at JoAnns and make some big Gingerbread Men decorations
6) decorate old CDs with glitter and/or paint to make Xmas Ornaments
7) Use "Snipit" approach to cut adhesive back scraps of fabric to iron on to fabric, or card stock, to make Christmas Trees, Wreaths, etc. Very easy & fun.

I have a yoyo project idea, but it may be too costly for your group. Let me know if you still need more ideas and I'll gladly share.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Mrs.Pickles said...

Gingerbread houses are always fun and messy :)

Melinda said...

I like the Shrinky Dink idea. You could also do air dry clay ornaments. There are a ton of these on Pinterest ranging from really homemade to very professional looking.

Holly G said...

Knit fingerless gloves or a simple scarf. Tons of free patterns on Ravelry. Yarn is fairly cheap, especially if you catch it on sale at Joanns or wherever.

Denise :) said...

http://pinterest.com/pin/258886678549204111/ This is a really cute and easy to put together button ornament! :) Let us know what you choose -- it will be fun!!! :)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

LOL, Mary took my idea~ the ribbon tree ornaments of gift tags. :-)

Cyndi said...

Hey Barb! The ladies above me have offered up some great suggestions. Something I did once with the young girls at our church was to take old Christmas cards and cut them up to make book marks. You just fussy cut the design you want from the card, punch a hole in the top with a hole punch, insert a piece of yarn through the hole and tie in a knot. Then they can sign the backs or put their favorite Bible verse on it, etc.

I know you'll come up with some great projects...have fun!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Maxwells said...

Remember those Christmas trees I made last year.

Kira said...

We did this
http://www.ywconnection.com/Activities/pageAlipgloss.html

Wendy said...

I have a tutorial on my blog for some really simple Christmas trees...no sewing, just scissors, tule, hot glue and a form....these can be made in an hour or so...

QuiltSue said...

How about coasters (the 4-patch ones could be sewn by hand), candle mats with applique shapes cut with your Go!, personalised Christmas cards with things cut from your Slice?

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Here are some cute trees
http://www.landeeseelandeedo.com/2011/11/festival-of-trees-folded-paper-trees.html?spref=bl
and while your there, check out all the other cute cool stuff she has tutorials on too!

Laura said...

Felt fridge magnets? No sewing required!

txquilter said...

How about a wall hanging that just uses some kind of glue or adhesive instead of sewing to secure pieces?

LynCC said...

Ribbon tree ornaments! Hold on, I've got them pinned to try with my girls when they're here on break . . .

Here's the link for the pic that sucked me in:
http://pinterest.com/pin/281193570453573153/

And the tutorial she did up when it went viral:
http://sunshineyellow-stitches.blogspot.com/2011/11/ribbon-tree-tutorial.html

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Lots of fun ideas! I found this country Santa:

http://www.ilovetocraft.com/holiday/country-santa.shtml