Paul Lowe is one the most talented guys around. I don’t know where he finds the time to produce so much beautiful content, but he always does. Paul recently produced a gorgeous Norwegian holiday DIY book and is sharing projects from the book on his Sweet Paul blog from now until Christmas. He was kind enough to share two of them with us here at D*S, and I’m so excited to post my favorites: a gorgeous red and white straw wreath and a shiny vintage bead card. Both are quick and easy for the holidays and would be fun projects for kids to try, too. Thanks so much to Paul for sharing them with us. Click here to check out the other holiday projects Paul is sharing on his blog. xo, grace
The full instructions continue after the jump . . .
I found these amazing vintage rhinestones in a store and just had to turn them into different projects. One of them is this card.
- double card
- round and leaf-shaped rhinestones (these are vintage from www.tinseltrading.com)
- craft glue
1. Start by placing the stones in a snowflake pattern on the card without gluing.
2. Glue each stone to the card using craft glue.
3. Let dry, and it’s ready to use.
Paper Straw Wreath
I really love paper straws and was determined to turn them into a wreath. I must say I’m really happy with the result.
- 1 1/2 boxes of striped paper straws, about 80
- cardboard wreath (similar at www.paper-source.com)
- hot glue gun
1. Start by gluing a row of straws all the way around the wreath.
2. Cut the straws so that they are as long as the cardboard wreath and glue them around so that you don’t see the cardboard.
3. Ready to hang.