December 13

Christmas Crafts with Liz Schulte


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It’s That Time of Year.

The stocking don’t hang themselves by the chimney with care and Sugar Plum Fairies are notoriously
bad at trimming the tree. So what choice do we have, but to step up and turn our own houses into
winter wonderlands?

However, besides for my traditional decorations, I love to make decorations. So with the ever
distracting pages of Pinterest my work is never done.

The first project I attempted was the

Book tree.

How to do it:

Try to pile books in stacks of a similar thickness.
Build up the tree with the biggest books to the smallest.
I happened to have a Jane Austen action figure, so I used it to top the tree.
Then wrap the book tree with lights and tuck them under the corners of the books to hold them
in place.
Now you have your very own book tree with very little effort and even less expense.

Cost: Free (had all supplies on hand)
Time: About 30 minutes.

Cupcake Ornament:


Styrofoam balls
Cupcake wrappers
Ornament hooks

How to do it:

Paint/spread glue over the top half to quarter of the ball
Dip in glitter and tap off excess
Glue into cupcake wrapper
Allow to fully dry
Put hood into top and hang (I chose the hooks that had a red ball on top so it looks like a cherry.
I did ornaments in blue/green and pink for my non-traditional tree)

Cost for 6: $10

Cork trees



How to do it:
Save wine and champagne corks
I started with the row of five, gluing each cork to the one next to it and build from there.
For the base (trunk) I cut a champagne cork in half and glued it.

Cost: Free
Time: Putting together = 20 minutes; Glue drying = forever.

Well these were my projects this year. I wish you and yours a very merry Christmas.

Many authors claim to have known their calling from a young age. Liz Schulte, however, didn't always
want to be an author. In fact, she had no clue. Liz wanted to be a veterinarian, then she wanted to be alawyer, then she wanted to be a criminal profiler.

In a valiant effort to keep from becoming Walter Mitty, Liz put pen to paper and began writing her first novel. It was at that moment she realized this is what she was
meant to do. As a scribe she could be all of those things and so much more.

When Liz isn’t writing or on social networks she is inflicting movie quotes and trivia on people, reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. Liz is a Midwest girl through and through, though she would be perfectly happy never having to shovel her driveway again.

She has a love for all things spooky, supernatural, and snarky. Her favorite authors range from Edgar Allen Poe to Joseph Heller to Jane Austen
to Jim Butcher and everything in between.

Liz would love to hear from you.
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