I promised myself that I would stay on top of my posting at Christmastime.
Clearly did not happen.
Christmas was 19 days ago and I still feel as if I'm recovering from a "Christmas hangover".
Part of that is due to the fact that "Dirty Mr. Flu Bug" likes to come visit our house for the holidays.
Sadly it's become a tradition, one we are trying to break!
We're lovingly referring to this past Christmas as "FLU-thousand twelve" and the one before that as "Two thousand ILL-leven".
Hopefully 2013 will be happy and healthy!
I should probably be starting on Valentine's Day posts now, but instead I'm sharing a few Christmas crafts, for archives sake aka because if I wait until December I'll probably forget!
My kids made candy cane reindeer for their friends at school.
Brings back memories, huh?
They made Reindeer "Cheek Squeezers" for their teachers.
Did you ever make these as a kid?
You make them with yarn and plastic canvas.
Then you can add a Hershey kiss inside and when you squeeze it's "cheeks" it gives you a kiss!
We also gave their teachers a glass jar filled with their favorite treat.
I cut a little vinyl snowflake with my Silhoutte and added it to the front.
I got our neighbor gifts from a post on Pinterest (another pinned it/tried it project!)
Many thanks to Catered Crop for a fantastic idea!
"Twizz the season to be jolly!"
I cut the tag with my Silhouette and added sequins for the berries.
It was a hit!
I gave a friend another Pinterest inspired project.
Nail polish remover, nail polish, hand lotion and a few Hershey kisses thrown in made a great gift!
The "For Your Mistletoes" made her laugh!
Thank you for the cute gift idea Hot Pink Polka-Dot!
Make sure to check out her pedicure kit. She used a mason jar, how cute is that?
I made about 742 hair bows for my nieces.
Ok, I may have exaggerated a bit, but I did make a bunch, including this little guy!
Doesn't it just make you smile to look at him?
I didn't do a snowman tutorial but if you've made any of my previous ribbon sculptures I bet you can figure it out.
I made a bunch of crocheted water bottle holders.
You can find a similar pattern at The Crochet Spot.
And I also crocheted some super cute slippers but forgot to take pics
(told you I was sick!)
I will be sure to pull out my camera next time I make a pair.
Here's our Winter Checklist (my kids freak out when I call it a bucket list!)
We're still working on it, but we've had a lot of fun!
So, there you go!
Next Christmas I'll be better and get them done before the holidays are over!
Happy crafting, my friends!
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