Christmas Creations

Burlap Bubble Wreath, Christmas Wreath

Happy December! I can’t believe it’s already here. My sister-in-law Marianne and I went shopping a few weeks ago and found these cute skates. We both purchased a set and then got together to make the bubble wreath (tutorial found here) to dangle them in. It was one of the more frustrating projects I’ve done. The long quilting pins kept popping out. Hopefully it lasts through the month without me finding burlap square carcasses all over my porch.

Porch Decor, Christmas Greenery

I also did a bit of green garland, lights, and ornaments on my porch railing.

Christmas Mantel, Christmas garland, Gold Christmas Decor

Holiday mantel. The gold ribbon garland is really less tame in color but it’s the best photo I could do with the gloomy weather and poor lighting. The “Jingle All The Way” is a project I posted about last year here.

Ornament Wreath, Christmas DIY Wreath, Holiday Decorations

I also made one of the oh-so-popular ornament wreaths. I recommend not using glass ornaments. I dropped it a few times…it became smaller and smaller. 🙂

10 Kids Christmas Crafts

With a craft-loving 5 year old, I’m always looking for ideas on what to create with her next. Here’s a list of our favorite crafts we’ll be making this holiday season.

Paper plate snowman garland from Real Life, One Day at a Time. Love the glasses. 🙂

Salt Dough Santa Hand Ornaments from Nasagreen.

ξButton Wreath ornament from Martha Stewart.

Rice Crispy Snowmen from From The Blue Shed.

And these marshmallow snowmen from Better Homes and Garden…cause you can never have too many treats. 🙂

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Mosaic penguin from Kolcraft. This project will give her a use for all the tiny little pieces she loves to cut her paper into.

A Reindeer pot from Plaid Kids Crafts. A fun little holder for treats and a gift card for her teacher.

ξSnowmen pencil toppers from Martha Stewart.

Popsicle stick nativity scene from What to Expect. A nice little reminder of what the season is really about.

And for breakfast a fun pancake Christmas tree from Midstate Mills.

I love this time of year and that I get to spend it with my family making fun crafts, eating yummy treats, and doing traditions like gingerbread houses and caroling. Bring it on. 🙂