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Christmas art is a great way to decorate your home with something you made yourself. Learn about easy Christmas art activities with help from an author, magazine editor and lifestyle expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Colleen Mullaney for ColleenMullaney.com. I'm going to show you how to make a really easy art activity for Christmas holidays. And it's so fun, you're going to love it. It's a little votive decorated with gems. So easy to make. This one is in the traditional holiday colors. This one is doing a little winter sparkle with the blue and the dusty mauve. Now, here's how to do it. Just take a glass votive. And you can get these, they're really a dime a dozen at the craft store. Or even hardware stores carry them. And I liked the pot shaped, the tip of it actually comes out a little big. It creates a really nice rim for our paper ribbon. Now and thats what we're going to put on these. This decorative paper ribbon is so easy to work with and you can find it in the scrap booking section of the craft store. And it comes in all different sizes and patterns. And it really is so great for making these decorative winter votives. What we're going to do is take a couple of little pieces of double-sided tape, and just put them right on top of the votive here. And we're just going to take our paper ribbon and press down and press it right to the double sided tape, which will hear it, right to the glass. Wrap it around, when you get to the edge, you're going to want to just fold that back a little bit, snip a straight line and secure it there. Maybe you want to just put another little piece of double sided tape right over here. So that the edge is nice an secure and flat. Great, now we have our paper ribbon decorative edge.We're going to decorate it. And I'm just using these simple gems that are just adhesive back gems. You can find them in any craft store. They come in just hundreds and shapes and I love the plain round shape and I just think they're so glittery and fun. So for this one I think we'll do the blues and the purples to add to our winter collection. These are great you can give them as gifts, you can throw them down the mantle, you can put them down the dining room table. they make a great centerpieces and they're so easy to make. They just add that touch of holiday glamour to anything you're doing. And I love candles, during the holidays. Now you can do any kind of pattern. They're just kind of like, here we go, purples flanking all the blues, that's kind of nice. And you just continue around until all of your litter space are filled with a gem. And that's it, they will stay they will adhere to the paper trim and your paper trim is already secured onto your votive. And just add your little candle and you're all set. This is a great easy Christmas arts and craft idea. Thanks for watching, I'm Colleen Mullaney

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