Holiday Crafts

Crafts for and about the holidays!

How to Make Beeswax Pillar Candles | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Candlesmas is coming up on February 2nd (we Americans call it Groundhog’s Day) and is always a good time to stock up on candles for the year. Pure beeswax candles are expensive though and other candles often have scents and dyes that give me horrid allergies. To save on the cost of pure beeswax candles, […]

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Santa Lucia Felt Crown | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Last year, we made a felt Santa Lucia crown for Sola to wear on Santa Lucia Day, but I never posted about it. It was really easy to make and has held up all year, so I thought I would share the pattern and directions with you. To make this crown you need: Felt in […]

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How to Make Christmas Pomanders | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Christmas pomanders are an easy decoration to make that produce a lovely and subtle scent, which can be enjoyed long after Christmas is over. We have made pomanders with lemons and oranges. We found that the oranges produce a spicy scent, while lemons give off a lighter lemony scent. Pomanders are so easy to make, […]

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Easter Egg Geodes | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

We originally made these Easter egg geodes a couple of years ago, following directions from Martha Stewart’s website. Unfortunately, since then, Martha has removed her directions! Fortunately, I had saved some of the notes I made when we made these geodes the first time. Unfortunately, the notes were not detailed enough, so it took four […]

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