Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Holiday Spirit

The holidays are fast approaching.  It's not even Thanksgiving yet and we're getting into the Christmas holiday spirit.  We found this Santa hat at our local grocery store.  It says "Merry Christmas, Eh!" I thought it was hilarious since I grew up near the Canadian border watching Canadian television. My daughter just loved the hat! She really loves her holidays.

There's nothing like a bit of holiday crafting to get you in the holiday spirit. We've been making different types of snowflakes.  The preschool department is in charge of the holiday party at my new school, so we've been experimenting with snowflake decorations. 

I made these snowflakes from an old phonics workbook that hasn't been used in a million years.  I used this tutorial.    I love how they look hung up by my fireplace. Beware, they look awesome but are very time consuming. Between the time spent on them and the fact that I love them so much I've decided they'll be staying at my house.

 I made this one from card stock. It was much less time consuming and I think it turned out to be really cute. I think this one can go to school to be used as a party decoration.  Of course I'm thinking I need some more of these woven paper snowflakes to decorate the stairs in my front entryway. While I'm making those I can  make more for the school party as well.


I also made this huge snowflake for the holiday party at school.  It's about three feet high. It's going to be sprayed with adhesive and sprinkled with silver glitter before being hung up. 

I joined Val's Christmas ornament swap.  I created the owl ornaments but decided they weren't Christmas-y so instead I made these wool Santas.  I just sent them off to Val's house today. I'm excited to see what everyone else made for the swap. Check out Val's flickr page to see what other people have created.

 When I was playing around with ideas for a new Christmas ornament I made this button ornament for myself.  I wired the buttons on so I'm not sure how well it will hold up.  I guess I'll have to put it on the tree and test it out. I think I might do something I never do, put the tree up right after Thanksgiving.  I'm getting excited about it, I think the holiday spirit is in the air.




7 comments:

Karen said...

I love all your crafty goodness! So glad you've found time to get your "craft on" lately :) You were missed!

jovaliquilts said...

Those stars are awesome! And Nature Girl is as adorable as ever. :)

val said...

everything arrived here in perfect shape and all the ornaments are WONDERFUL!

littleminx said...

Lovely Jill - and a happy start to the holidays. Thanks for the heads up about the snow flakes on the mantle being hard, I was about to dive in n my "spare" time x

Melinda Cornish said...

I am excited about Christmas for the first time in a long, long time....I am glad you are too! I love your ornaments and the snowflakes look like a lot of work so when you said they were, I wasnt surprised!

Yarni Gras! said...

I know it is a bit early but I'm just popping by to wish you and your family a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to thank you for visiting me and my little blog in Louisiana.
Val

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill! This is Alex from Tumwater. Sometimes I still check in w/ your blog. You are so so crafty and Naturegirl is precious! Sophie's into crafting w/ Duct tape. Nothing I make ever turns out!

Hope all is well for you..are you on FB? Email me sometime...alexandra.streeter@yahoo.com

I didn't get cards out this year :-(

Lots of love