Posted in Christmas Crafts, Crafting, DIY, Dollar Store, Elf On the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf North Pole Airlines:  How to Make Your Own Biplane for Your Elf

Half of the fun of the Christmas season for my little guy is finding his little elf buddy “Tattle” mid adventure each day.  Tomorrow he will find Tattle flying North Pole Airlines on his way back from providing Santa with his daily report.  Today I will teach you how to make your own using everyday recyclables.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Cereal box or other cardboard box of similar thickness 
  • Paper towel tube
  • Paper straws
  • Crafting sticks
  • Metal Brad fastener
  • Hot glue gun and glue 
  • Scissors 
  • String
  • Hole punch 
  1. Cut out a wing to desired length and then traced the other to cut out.
  2. Cut support beam for wings in an hour glass shape.
  3. Cut slits in the wings close enough to your cardboard tube to be able to glue into place the supports to the sides.
  4. Cut slits into the supports to slip pieces together.
  5. Cut strips for the tail piece making slits in the center.  One on the inside edge and one on the outside as pictured below.
  6. Cut slits into the end of the tube to slide tail into place and then glue edges.
  7. Cut a hole for elf to sit in.
  8. Use your hole puncher on the end of the wings on top and bottom.
  9. Tie string from one wing to next allowing for a little slack.
  10. Measure your paper straws in the for the outer wing support and push through each hole securing with hot glue.
  11. Make a hole in the center of each crafting stick and secure with metal Brad fastener, taping the back to keep the propellers spread.
  12. Glenn onto the front of the plane.
  13. Tie string to the end of the tail of new each side and create a loop to hang the plane from.

I hope that this helps bring magic to your little ones Christmas elf hunt too!  Merry Christmas!

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Posted in Crafting, DIY, Dollar Store, Halloween, Nightmare before Christmas, Toilet Paper Tube Crafts, Trunk or Treat

Nightmare Before Christmas Trunk or Treat:  DIY Lock, Shock, and Barrel Figurines

Since everyone is trunk or treating, it’s just not possible to exclude these mischievous beloved characters to the scene!  In this installmentI will teach you how to make your very own 6 inch figurines to add a little trick to your trunk or treat. Continue reading “Nightmare Before Christmas Trunk or Treat:  DIY Lock, Shock, and Barrel Figurines”

Posted in Crafting, DIY, Dollar Store, Halloween, Halloween Crafts, Spooky, Trick or Treat

The Halloween Spirit 

As you may know, Halloween happens to be my birthday and therefore one of my favorite Holidays next to Christmas so I thought I would share with you my decorations this year.  I have been slowly collecting and crafting decorations for years.

This is actually not even close to the amount that I own, but my husband already has his patients tested with just this amount.  Next year I want to start working on my graveyard fence in late July to early August so that I can make my lawn look like a proper graveyard the way it’s begging to be.

Well, I hope that you are a little bit inspired and get outside to decorate your house for this spooktacular holiday!  Happy Halloween and happy crafting!