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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #2

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Blue Christmas

Tree is a 6 foot pencil tree in the master bedroom.




Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday Scrappin' - 5/25/08

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Ta Da's:
I decorated the Americana/Memorial Day/July 4th tree this week. The pictures of the tree are below.

To Do's:
Do research on what card on I want to make for the invitations for my annual Christmas Open House. (If you have suggestions for something easy, Christmas-y, and pretty let me know.)






To see other's creations and accomplishments, check out Sunday Scrappin' at http://sundayscrappin.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday (or Thursday)

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Each week I will share photographs of my Christmas decorations, crafts, and more. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 11 - Santa

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Santa is one of the most popular symbols of Christmas. Children everywhere wait in anticipation for Santa or one of his counterparts to deliver gifts and treats. This special gift giver takes on many forms and names throughout the world. You can make several Santa related crafts no matter where you live or how you celebrate.


Crafts


Santa Puppet

Materials needed:
Paper Lunch Bags
Crayons or Markers
Paper
Cotton Balls
Glue

Instructions:
1. Leave the bag flat, and draw eyes and a nose on the bottom of the paper bag. For the mouth, draw the top half on the bottom of the bag along the edge with the flap. Draw the bottom half of the mouth below the flap edge.
2. Cut Santa's hat out of red and white construction paper. Glue the hat onto the bottom of the paper bag just above the eyes.
3. For Santa's hair, beard, and mustache, glue on cotton balls.


Santa Key

We do not have a fireplace for Santa to come down the chimney, so we hang the Santa key outside the front door on Christmas eve. It is part our family tradition.

Materials needed:
Old skeleton key
Holiday ribbon

Instructions:
1. Print poem (below) and attach to key with ribbon.
2. Tie a bow using holiday ribbon around the top of the skeleton key. Make the loop in the ribbon big enough to hang the key over a door knob.

Poem:
We don't have a chimney for you to climb through,
But if you don't visit my our house I don't know what I'll do.
Some say you are magic and can use any old key
As long as we hang it out in a place you're sure to see.
So we're leaving this old key right outside our door
Saying our prayers, jumping in bed, and we won't worry anymore.

There are many different versions of this poem on the Internet or you can write your own version.



Advent Santa Beard
http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/santaprojects/l/bladventsantaF.htm

Santa Pin
http://familycrafts.about.com/library/projects/blspsantafc.htm

Santa Claus Handprint
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/Xmas/mhand-santa.htm

Baby Food Jar Santa Claus Craft
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/msantajar.htm

Santa Light Bulb Craft
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/lightbulb-santa.shtml

Santa Broom
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/santa-broom.shtml

Paperback (or Reader's Digest) Santa
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/paperback-Santa.shtml

Santa Yarn Bug
http://www.makingfriends.com/bug/bug_santa.htm

Santa Lollipops
http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/feature/famf128santacrafts/famf128santacrafts2.html


Santa Ornaments


Popsicle Stick Santa
http://www.craftideas.info/html/craft_stick_santa_claus.html

Paper Roll Santa Ornament
http://www.kidssoup.com/Christmas/Crafts/Craft_SantaOrnament.html

Santa Ball Ornament
http://crafts.kaboose.com/santa-ornament.html

Santa Hat Ornament
http://crafts.kaboose.com/santa-ornament.html

Carved Santa Ornament
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_occasions_december/article/0,,HGTV_3270_4188318,00.html

Clothespin Santa Ornament
http://www.thefamilycorner.com/archives/crafting/6.shtml

Sunday Scrappin' - 5/18/08

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I've been MIA from the Sunday Scrappin' meme for a few weeks. I took on a major organization overhaul in the basement and the crafting had to be put off for a while.

Ta Da's:
I don't have anything to report right now.

To Do's:
Decorate the Americana/Memorial Day/July 4th tree this week. This is one of my most favored trees to display in the house.


Sunday Scrappin’

Friday, May 16, 2008

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 10 - Snow People

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While snowmen aren't just for Christmas, they definitely help set the mood.


Crafts

Clay Pot Snow People
http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/snowpeople/l/blcpsnowm.htm

Button Snowman
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/snowpeople/ss/buttonsnowman.htm

Melting Felt Snowman
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/snowpeople/ss/meltsnowman.htm

Light Bulb Snowman
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/snowpeople/ss/lbsnowman.htm

Washcloth Snowman
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/washcloth-snowman.shtml

Wood Tag Snow Family
http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/CraftIdeas/CraftIdea-WoodTags.html

Foam Snowman
http://www.save-on-crafts.com/cr.html

Cotton Round Snowman Pin
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/cotton-snowman.shtml

Wood Scrap Snowmen
http://www.fabulousfoods.com/holidays/xmas/scrapsnowmen.html

Craft Spoon Snowman Pin
http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/christmas__stixsnwmn.htm

Button Snowman Pin
http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/feature/famf19wintercraft/famf19wintercraft3.html


Ornaments

Miniature Snowman Ornament
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf16535681.tip.html

Glass Snowmen Ornaments
http://www.fabulousfoods.com/holidays/xmas/glasssnowmen.html

Snowman Washcloth Ornament
http://www.exploringwomanhood.com/homelife/holidays/orn11.htm

Snowman Felt Ornament
http://www.crafterstouch.com/projectpage.aspx?projectid=60

Snowman Felt Ornament
http://www.crafterstouch.com/projectpage.aspx?projectid=80

Popsicle Stick Snowman Ornament
http://www.crafterstouch.com/projectpage.aspx?projectid=61

Snowman Mirror Ornament
http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=k00292

Clothespin Snowman Ornament
http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=20222b

Chopstick Snowman Ornamenthttp://www.heartfeltholidays.net/chopsticksnowman.html

Snowman Chalk Ornament
http://www.craftsayings.com/projects/kids/chalk_snowman/index.shtml

Snowman Felt Ornament
http://www.aboutchristmascrafts.com/quick_and_easy_christmas_felt_crafts.html

Rag Doll Snowman Ornament
http://www.aokcorral.com/how2nov2000.htm

Light Bulb Snowman Ornament
http://www.fabulousfoods.com/holidays/xmas/lgtbulbsnwmn.html

Snowman Stick Ornament
http://crafts.kaboose.com/stick_orn.html

Button Snowman Ornament
http://www.craftlog.org/craftlog/archives/001994.html

Glass Snowman Ornament
http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=664


You can make snow people from many different objects, such as cinnamon sticks, peanut shells, ping pong balls, walnuts, golf balls, beads, gourds, dominoes, starfish, sand dollars, wooden spoons, and more.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What Movie is Your Christmas Most Like?

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Your Christmas is Most Like: A Very Brady Christmas



For you, it's all about sharing times with family.

Even if you all get a bit cheesy at times.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Christmas Tree Gallery

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This gallery has over 800 Christmas tree pictures fully decorated and all different parts of the world.

http://christmas.howstuffworks.com/enlarge-image.htm?terms=christmas+tree&gallery=1&page=0