Wednesday, November 10, 2010

5 minute Christmas craft

All you need is some glass baubles with removable tops, these came from Lincraft via a friend

Pop in an old tape measure,

or make some tiny knitting needles by pulling the ends off and old pair, chopping them shorter and glueing the ends back on.

Now what will I do with the remaining empty bauble? If only I could crochet?
(and for far far better executed ideas - go and visit my crafting hero )

41 comments:

  1. Jodes! I can crochet! Would you like a little granny square?

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  2. What do you mean you can't crochet? What do you want? Oh I see thornberry beat me...

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  3. Just fabulous. You are a clever cookie.

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  4. Or how about a little ric rac?

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  5. How about A few beads or the very small glitter pompom'syou can buy in the nick nack shops I have some here if you would like some I buy packets of mixed pompoms for my snow men and I dont need the small ones.
    Hugs Mary.

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  6. Oooh, I think I'd half fill one with pins! Pretty and torturous.

    Hope all is well with your lovely doggo now. We down tools when anything happens to the fury ones too.

    :)

    PS. Do you think come high Summer, I might be able to bath Cohen in his clothes and then set him out in the sun, to save having to wrestle clothes on him after bath time?

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  7. How about little offcuts of threads? - all in lots of colours of course!

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  8. Fantastic Ideas! I would fill mine with buttons!

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  9. simple and effective - love it!

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  10. What a fab idea, and the options are endless. Off to find some clear baubles now!

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  11. buttons
    pins
    one of those mini reels of thread that come with airport/hotel repair kits?

    looks lovely!

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  12. Gorgeous! Love it! I am such a sucker for quick and easy projects. As for the other globe thingy, maybe you could stuff the day job in there and pull faces at it...

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  15. Wednesday, November 10, 2010
    Blogger Nicka said...

    ...You are very clever
    and thanks for letting us in
    on the great idea...

    maybe fill it with Red/Green/White
    MnM's ~ Golf Tees ~ or pop a special note in it decorated to special person or a photo with a note on the back
    ~ or a lovely quote or saying for a special person written on coloured paper / flexible cardboard all decorated with a ribbon attached...

    Excellent Kris Kringle Presents...
    even a gift voucher or a personalised IOU....

    Oh the mind boggles....

    Thanks Ms Ric Rac...xx

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  16. Oh.My.Gosh. That's just toooo cute! I especially love the knitting needle idea -- a great idea!

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  17. They're actually glass??? SWEET! I thought we could only buy those hideous cheap plastic things here in Aus. Hitting up Lincraft's website and hoping they're listed :D

    I too was going to say "but hey, I crochet" yet it seems you've got offers galore ;)

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  18. Forget about gifts, I think I need to make that measuring tape one for myself. Merry Christmas to ME!

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  19. Hi
    How about an ort (all those thread ends) ball or put int he quilt flower pins or buttons. I love your ideas they are really cute.

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  20. What about some selvedge? Surely you've got some of that lying around!!

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  21. I'm with Andi - ric rac seems so appropriate for the vintage ric rac girl!
    Very clever Jodie,
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  22. Love all the ideas. You could get all the threads that get snipped off and end up on the floor, roll them into a ball and shove them in. Especially if there are lots of colours.
    You could say you were cleaning up for Christmas then and no one could complain about you doing some craft instead of cooking dinner, etc., etc., etc...

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  23. Love these!!!
    they are just adorable...

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  24. Awww Jodie I have been such a "bad"blogger,and after finding your lovely comment this morning on my blog I now visit yours to find so many new things(LOVE YOUR PARTY TURTLES!!!!)thank you sweetie for dropping in and I love this idea with the knitting needles!too cute!

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  25. A fistful of buttons?... there's a Ric-rac movie in there somewhere, I just know it!

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  26. fantastic I love the idea of the mini knitting needles... perhaps you can put a bit of red yarn in another one. or teeny tiny buttons.

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  27. So many good ideas running around in that head.

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  28. I kept wondering why no one said selvedge, and then Fer did. When I buy fabric the first thing I do is use pinking shears on the raw edges before I put it in the wash. The little pinked scraps are tiny and colorful, perfect for your globe.

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  29. Hee hee - adorable, and simple! Love them x

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  30. I saw a little crochet cover for one of these baubles today on Meet me at Mikes. I think!

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  31. So clever! I think I'll put a little Christmas tree on my desk at the office and decorate with glass balls that have colored paper clips, thumbtacks/push pins, rubber bands....hmmm, what else?

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  32. ...got some of them today...think l put tooo many smarties in one ~ it cracked lol
    ...they are very fragile so maybe only light weight things in them...:(

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  33. This sewing tape inside idea is the perfect gift I have been looking for to give to my craft group ladies! Thankyou for sharing! I love your blog!

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Hellloooooo !!!!