Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

So, I was not as dedicated to craft-making this year as I was last year. I did manage to make a few things. But a nasty cold and the usual demands of the holiday season delayed my posting of holiday crafts. So, here they are... a few days late.

I was suddenly inspired one late night while watching The Wrestler to make a fabric Christmas tree using a styrofoam cone I had. Not entirely sure what those two things have to do with each other, but this was the result. I'm not blown-over by it, but it is something I can put out and not worry if it gets destroyed.

We moved our tree to the den/family room this year. Usually, we put it in front of the big picture window in the living room, so you can see the lit tree from the street. But we figured it would be easier to corral toys if we had them in the den. The fireplace is in there too, so we can do stockings and presents all in one room. It worked out relatively well. Some ornaments broke, some were rearranged. I don't think any ornament higher than 4 feet stayed put. My little elves love to rearrange them. Oh well, it was worth it to have both boys get the Santa Claus thing this year. These are the magic years, and I know they'll go faster than I'd like.

Anyway, back to the crafts. I hung this green wreath in front of the window. I used a bunch of green ribbon I had on hand.

I hung some snowflake garland and green ornament balls from the chandelier for a festive touch.

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