5 December 2017

Cork Reindeer - Day 5 Michelle Makes Christmas


So today I'm sharing this super cute little reindeer DIY.  

Advance warning - a drill and hacksaw are required so you may need to get some help with those.  PLEASE PLEASE be careful!

Also - save the wine for drinking AFTER this project not before or during.  

You have been warned

Now that all the serious stuff is out of the way, here's a full list of what you will need:

Old corks - 2 needed for each reindeer
Sticks from the garden - cut 4 equal lengths for the legs, 1 for the neck and two antlers.  Try to choose a branch with a V at the end for the antlers or you could make them out of pipe cleaners.
Red and Black 3d paint (or you could use normal acrylics)
A scissors
Ribbon
Hacksaw
Drill with small wood drill bit

Here's the video showing you how to make it.








I hope you like them as much as me!

If you make them let me know.  Share on social media using the hashtag #michellemakeschristmas

Happy Making! 



4 December 2017

Doily Angel - Day 4 Michelle Makes Christmas



Day 4 of Michelle Makes Christmas and today it's all about angels.  One of my favourite things to make!  

I love these ones as they are super easy and super quick and look just gorgeous on your tree.

All you need is:

A wooden ball (preferably pre-drilled and painted)  I got mine in Sostrene Grene but I'm sure any craft/hobby shop will stock them.  I have in the past taken apart wooden beaded necklaces and painted the beads by hand.
Pipe Cleaners (I got my glittery ones in Sostrene Grene)
Paper Doilies
Wool for the Hair
String for hanging
Marker pens (or paints) for the face
Glue

So what are we waiting for?  Let's get making 


I'd love to see your angels.  If you make some, share them on social media using the hashtag #michellemakeschristmas



If you have any requests for DIY videos let me know.  Also, if you have any tips/suggestions on how to improve my videos I would GREATLY appreciate them as I'm just winging it at the mo.  I'm hoping that by Christmas I will have improved!

So far I've been using my Iphone and just using the Clips app on the phone to edit them (very basic).  I might try I Movie next as it seems to be popular.  

You can also find me here, come say hellp 




3 December 2017

Dried Orange Stars - Day 3 Michelle Makes Christmas


As you guys know by now I love using things to their full potential as much as possible and try to avoid waste. Why waste something that can be so pretty? Not only are these pretty for decorations on the tree but they are also lovely to pop into your herbal teas or just on their own with hot water. You can do the same with lemon peels too, although they are trickier to peel!



Ooops!!  This is what happens when you try to multi task too much.


I'd love to see your makes.  If you make some star decorations be sure to share on social media using the hashtag #michellemakeschristmas. 

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2 December 2017

Paper Star Decoration - Day 2 Michelle Makes Christmas



So here we are Day 2 of Michelle Makes Christmas

Today it's all about REUSING RECYCLING UPCYCLING and generally reducing waste.  This is something I am trying hard to do more of.  It's terrible how much waste we generate on a day to day basis.

These book page stars are super easy and quick to make, best of all they are practically free.  As long as you have all the supplies that is.

For this project you will need:


An old book
A scissors
Glue stick
Star template 

So what are we waiting for? Let's get making.  Check out the video below:




If you make some stars I'd love to see them.  Share them on social media using the hashtag #michellemakeschristmas.



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1 December 2017

Potato Stamped Christmas Cards - Day 1 Michelle Makes Christmas


So here it is ... Day 1 of Michelle Makes Christmas

And yes, I'm back to Blogger.  I gave it a go with wordpress but I just don't like it.  If ind it so clunky compared to Blogger.  Maybe it's because I've been using this for 10 years now (yikes!!!)

So Michelle Makes Christmas.  What's it all about?  Well it's about me and my LOVE of Christmas and how, I feel, it's the little touches that make Christmas just that little bit extra special.  Whether it's a handmade card, a decoration or that extra something added to your cookies, all these little extras make Christmas extra special and I'm going to share with you my little extras in the run up to Christmas

Kicking things off I'm going to show you how to make some home printed Christmas cards using the humble potato.  No Irish/Potato jokes please.

For these cards you will need:

Blank Cards
Acrylic paint in your choice of colours
A knife
A cookie cutter
A pen
Potatoes!


So what are we waiting for let's get making.   Check out the video how to below.



So what did you think?  Hope you like them.  Sorry about my poor videos, this is all new to me so bear with while I learn on the go and hopefully improve as I go!!


I'd love to see your makes.  Share them on social media using the hashtag #michellemakeschristmas or leave a comment below.


If you have any requests for DIY videos let me know

You can also find me here, come say hellp 

12 August 2016

I've moved



After  so many years here on Blogger I have made the move to wordpress.  

With great reluctance I might add. 

I can clearly remember the day I sat in my apartment in Manhattan and wrote my very first blog post here on the 5th January 2008.  Wow, so much has happened and so many dreams have been fulfilled since then.  

You will find me here  from now on at

w w w . m i c h e l l e m a d e t h i s . c o m

I'm not so keen on the 'look' of the blog over there but I'm working on it.  Any suggestions/resources you can recommend would be great. 

In the meantime you can also find me here ... 









Snapchat 

I hope you pop over and say hello in my new abode.   Thank you for all the comments, likes etc over the last 8 years xx

Michelle xxx





26 May 2016

Summer Sewing Camps


I'm not sure what I'm more excited about.  My super cute poster design by Fiona at FD Design or the fact that my Summer Sewing Camps are starting in just over a month's time!!



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