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Tangle Refresher 140 – Featuring inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired DIY crafts for the holiday season

Tangle Refresher!

There are MANY teachers who use the resources of TanglePatterns for classwork assignments and this week’s “Buried Treasure” includes some useful links for inexpensive paper crafts that are fun to do for the upcoming Christmas season. Originally published two years ago, it’s worth repeating – and asking you to share your favorite links for similar crafts in the comments.

“Here’s another way to give the gift of love this holiday season.

There’s still oodles of time before Christmas arrives for some easy and inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired DIY crafts for the occasion that are especially fun to enjoy time making with young children, and the young-at-heart of all ages 😉

Going with our theme of buried treasure, here are a few interesting links for you to check out with ideas for inexpensive paper crafts just waiting to be tangled.

rudolphPAPER ORNAMENTS

20 Homemade Christmas Ornaments That Kids Can Make

Paper Ornaments – this page is a collection of links to all kinds of paper Christmas ornaments and crafts

NEW ADDITION for 2016:

How to make lovely Zentangle-inspired ornaments using Zentangle tiles – another video tutorial by CZT Dorian Eng

PAPER SNOWFLAKES

Create a Blizzard’s Worth of Snowflakes (How to Make Paper Snowflakes) – from Martha Stewart

The Essentials of Making Paper Snowflakes – including design tips and tricks (be sure to check them out, great ideas there); how to make a 5-pointed paper snowflake; how to make a 6-pointed paper snowflake; and how to make an 8-pointed paper snowflake

PAPER STARS

How to Make a Paper Star – a free downloadable PDF template by CZT Susan Breen Silvy

GIFT TAGS AND GIFT BOXES

Great for gifting handmade goodies or small items:

Easy and quick ornament gift tags – a tutorial by CZT Sue Jacobs

How to Make a Paper Gift Box – a Google search with a whole range of beautiful boxes including some unusual shapes for you to tangle then assemble

NEW ADDITION for 2016:

How to make beautiful Zentangle-inspired gift boxes from Zendala tiles – a video tutorial by CZT Dorian Eng

You can find lots of inspiration by searching Google for more paper crafts. Enjoy some inexpensive fun and some relaxing time tangling on something lovely that you made by hand!

If you have some Christmas paper DIY craft links you love, please feel free to share with us in the comments.”

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The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of tangles you might not have used for a while or introduce you to some you haven’t come across yet.

Here are five more tangle pattern gems and a Tangle Refresher from a year (or two) ago for your tangling pleasure. Remember to check out the “More Good Stuff” links below too.

BTW as you visit these tangles please do leave a comment of thanks and encouragement to show the artists you appreciate them for sharing their creativity to inspire yours. And please share a link to your favorite tangles with your followers on all your social media. Thanks!

Zenful tangling!

Buried Treasure from the tangling past
Zentangle pattern: Arukas. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Arukas
Zentangle pattern: Crater. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Crater
Zentangle pattern: Rashell. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Rashell
Zentangle pattern: Daviso. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Daviso
Zentangle pattern: Mei. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Mei
Revisit the Tangle Refresher from a year ago Tangle Refresher 112

More good stuff …


Perfect Holiday Gifts ...

TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2016 Edition

TanglePatterns.com TANGL GUIDE, 2016 Edition The current Edition of my TANGLE GUIDE. This instant-download digital eBook contains all the tangles on the site from May 2010 through December 31, 2015. It's a must-have tool for using the site.
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Zentangle Primer Volume 1 Remember you can get your official Zentangle supplies here too, including the fabulous new Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1. It's your CZT-in-a-book by the founders of Zentangle®! Visit the STORE tab on the top menu bar or click on the image. For more about the content and to read the rave reviews, visit the BOOK REVIEWS tab.
"Absolutely the best Zentangle Book yet! As an accomplished artist I used to think I did not need instruction on this art form. How wrong I was! My tangling improved by leaps and bounds after reading this book. If you think you have Zentangle down then you need this book more than ever!" ~ Kris H

The Official Zentangle Kit Another great jump-starter for new tanglers is the original Official Zentangle Kit. The Kit includes all the supplies you'll need to get started properly: Sakura Micron Pens, Zentangle Tiles, pencil, sharpener, tortillion, a booklet and an instructional DVD by co-founder Maria Thomas. Click on the image for more information about the Kit and its contents.

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