Crafts

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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Preserving Autumn Leaves With Wax Paper | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Every autumn, we try to preserve the leaves that we find on our many nature explorations. We like to use them for crafts, in nature journals, and on our nature table. I’ve experimented with a lot of methods of preserving leaves and not been super enthusiastic about any of them. I almost didn’t try using […]

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Free Printable Autumn Window Transparency Template | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells http://bluebellsandcockleshells.com/

I got a bit behind over the summer with making monthly window transparencies, so decided to make a seasonal transparency this time that can stay up a little longer. One benefit to having window transparencies that we observed this summer is that they are a great way to prevent birds from hitting your windows. Did […]

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Washi Tape Flower Fairies | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Earlier this year, I finally succumbed to lure of washi tape. While I have had issues with actually using my washi tape, because it is so pretty, so I feel upset that if I use it, then I won’t have it anymore, Sola has had no such issues. For Sola, washi tape has been the […]

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