Let crafting projects make you forget the stresses of the holidays and enjoy your creative time.
Christmas trees appear like magic whenever you supply children with pinecones and shiny beads. The crafting classic takes a grown-up turn with needle-felted balls for ornaments and glittery wooden spools for tree trunks.
Pinecone with a flat base
Wool roving: assorted colors
Felting needles and felting mat
German glass glitter: silver
For a decorative hanger as sparkling as the ornament it holds, take a look at the jeweled "ice." Shimmering with pale green beads and jewelry findings, the hanger twinkles when it's displayed on a lighted tree.
20-gauge crafts wire: green
Crimping tool or needle-nose pliers
Two crimp beads: silver
Three 6/0 seed beads: silver
14- to 16-millimeter faceted round bead: green
Teardrop bead: green