I was browsing the Internet and found this article on buzz feed! How lovely! How simple to do too. These were from a site called keeper of the Cheerios . I tried my hand at it and came up with the below pic
I painted the glasses from inside with regular craft paint so that if I wiped the outside of the glass, the paint wouldn’t come off . Then I hot glued the feathers and pine cones and bells on. Around the stems I just wrapped pipe cleaners and then put a candle on top.
Photo is one my friend Denise actually made for me at Christmas. Inside is a bunch of useful things. All created Baskets should have a theme. The one I got was a kitchen one.
YOU WILL NEED:
A kitchen towel
A rubber spatula or wooden spoon set
Hot cocoa mix
A decorative dish scrubber ( I got a ladybug one)
Cellophane to wrap basket
Ribbon to tie cellophane closed
The creation is your own: can put linen napkins, salt n pepper shaker, mortar and pestle, wire whisks, decorative dish scrubbers, hand moisturizer, whatever you can think of that’s used in the kitchen.
I am a firm believer in keeping it simple. I do love Christmas. As most of us know, Christmas is a very busy, and depending on the size of your family, can be a quite costly time of year. This is why, any chance I get, I make things to give as gifts for Christmas to friends, family and co-workers. As you might imagine, I am wrapping Christmas gifts all year. Some of my friends laugh and say, ” You’re thinking of Christmas already? ”
However, when Christmas finally arrives, my expenses and workload are minimal because I have most of my homemade gifts already made. I recently decided to try my hand at rock painting. Wouldn’t you know it? After painting a few I thought, ” Oh, maybe I could make some for Christmas!”. So here are a few of my designs for Christmas Rocks. What would you do with them, you ask? I have no idea. But I’ll tell you what I plan to do with mine. Stocking stuffers that can be brought out and placed on a table or desk every year, refrigerator magnets, shelf decorations. You are limited only by your imagination. Most people love homemade gifts. This is one that can have people thinking of you each time they see it.
Larger rocks paperweight sized
Black craft paint or base color of your choice
White craft paint or color of your choice to write messages
Something to protect work surface
Clear spray paint
Hot glue gun or other glue
1.Wash rocks and let dry.
2.Paint entire rock black or color of your choice.
3. Once dry and completely painted, dip end of a toothpick into white paint and begin printing message. I have found that using a toothpick allows for better control of your printing on the rocks uneven surface.
4. Once message is complete, set paperweight aside to dry.
5. Spray all sides of your spiritual rock to make it water resistant so that if it gets wet, the paint will not rub off.
6.If you so desire, you may hot glue felt to bottom of rock to protect desk surface from scratching . If rock is smooth there usually is not a problem.
Inexpensive gift to give a friend, co-worker, pastor or someone you know who is going through a rough time.