Archive | July, 2013

Christmas Fun

29 Jul

Wow! Where did July go?  I have taken a little time off from writing my blog to enjoy summer and not be attached to a computer, even though writing this blog is fun for me sometimes I just need a little break.  My aunt and I are going to do a craft fair this winter.  I haven’t done one in over 10 years, I think it will be fun.  If you have any tips to make it a success please feel free to share.

I thought I would post a few fun things to do for Christmas.  This first one will keep the kids busy, supplies are simple, and you can make it as simple or elaborate as you like.  It is from In the Leafy Treetops the Birds Sing “Good Morning”.snowmanHappiness by Gedane has these very cute Christmas decorations.  They start out simple, then you add your personal touch to make them outstanding.  I love her ideas.  This blog is in French so you may have to translate.noelReindeer food is fun the make with the kids.  Here is a simple recipe and cute packaging for reindeer food from Living on a LatteYou can dress this up in so many ways, give away to family and friends, but I must warn you kids except the reindeer food to be gone in the morning.  I made this mistake the first time I made it and there were a couple of long faces thinking the reindeer didn’t like their treat.  The things you learn the hard way.reindeer foodAnother packaging idea from Two Peas in a Bucket.reindeer food2Remember



Christmas Spoons

18 Jul

I like these different spoons decorated as Christmas ornaments.  It is pretty easy to find a bargain when buying the spoons.  Dollar store is always a good place to start, and being that it is summer yard sells are a great places to find these treasures.  They don’t have to be in perfect shapes and the paint can hide a lot of flaws.  You could also do this project with little ones.  So follow the links and see if you are inspired. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALaurie’s Charming Designspoon2Eyeballs by Day Crafts by Night
spoon3The Pickle Pepper Patch

spoons4Ramblings of a Crazy Woman

A couple of things to remember:  This project will be easier if you prime first.  You could add beads to the wire or ribbon when you wrap the spoon to give them a little sparkle. You can drill a hole in the spoon to hang it by. On a metal spoon you can hammer out the bowl for a flat look.  If you don’t paint, but like the look, give the spoon a base coat of paint and add a decal.

Christmas Downloads

8 Jul

I have said it before “I love when people share their talents.”  So here are a few downloadable items that people have shared on their sites.

These bright and cheery stocking filler bag toppers are from Kate Hadfield Designs. I would like to find them in my Christmas stocking.khadfield_stockingfillersNext there are about 40 different downloadable gift tags available at Graphic Garden, very cute designs.mangerLemon Squeezy has 24 Christmas downloads listed on her blog.  I like this cute reindeer card for the kids. (it came from Sweet Muffin Suite)reindeer_card_kids_candycane2And here are a few Santas from Kathy’s Cottage.  There are a lot of cute things you could do with these little guys.Christmas boxes

Christmas in July

3 Jul

I try to do this every year, because as a crafty person you need to start early.  My goal is to use only handmade ornaments this year.  So the only thing on the tree that will be store-bought will be the lights.  I am up for this challenge.  Here are a few things I would like to make.

I like the rustic look of the ornament made from an old yard stick and scrabble letter tiles. If you can’t find the tiles you can buy in the craft stores, but you might check a couple of yard sales first. This came from Mamie Jane’s.rulerSometimes it pays to hang onto things.  I have all the supplies to make these pretty beaded ornaments from Katy Clouds in my craft room.  I bet these will really shine when the lights hit them.bead ornament

Next these pretty wood ornaments are from Urban Comfort.  You can find the wood turned ornaments at the craft store, though you may have to wait a few more months to get them. I love the fact that you could really make these your own by using different colored thread or maybe a metallic thread.wood ornamentThere will be more Christmas ideas this month so check back to see what is new.

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