We Needed A Little Christmas…

So, it had been quite awhile since I had done anything “crafty,” if you don’t count the tiles I’ve made for birthdays.

Well, last Friday I decided to do a few “crafty” things. So, after the kids got home from school – we piled in the car and headed out to our nearest craft store…Nearest being 30 – 40 minutes away. Anyway, we made good time and we found EVERYTHING I was hoping to find. And the kids were mostly okay.

I got to work on Friday night and finished last night…This is without doing anything on Sunday night…

First Item: Countdown Numbers

So, technically this wasn’t anything “hard” to do, just something that needed to be done. We’ve had this Santa countdown figure (I would love to say I also made Santa those many years ago, but I didn’t….I bought it somewhere) for I don’t know how many years, and it’s been missing countdown numbers for probably 1 year less than the time we got it.

I finally decided I had enough of putting this thing up without any real numbers to use – so I remedied that situation.

I found pre-cut holly shapes at the craft store, painted them with green paint and finished them off using vinyl and my Cricut.

Second Item: Noel Word Blocks

Our ward made these for our Super Saturday or whatever it may be called in your area, but I wasn’t able to make it that night for various reasons.

Well shortly after Halloween the lady dropped off the letters for me so that I could paint them up and whatever whenever I got around to it.

So they sat, and they sat, and they sat for a good month and a half before I decided to do anything with them. After working on my other 2 projects and seeing as how it is “Christmas Time,” I decided I’d better get my act together and actually paint these suckers!

I am glad I got to do it on my own time, in my own way as I got to choose my own colors. I sorta followed the example on the website the lady used for the idea. You can find that here. I am excited with how it turned out.

Third Item: Stocking Holder

Yay, something I came up with on my own – sorta.

These little hanger things have been around FOREVER and people have used them for all sorts of things, but I decided since we don’t have a fireplace or some random shelf in the frontroom to hang stockings on – we needed SOMETHING!

Why this idea came to me, I don’t know – I’m just glad it did. The next addition to this will be “uniformed” stockings that I am going to be working on this coming year with my mom.

I’ve also spent time working on my Christmas gift to my parents and my in-laws which I will share after Christmas sometime. I would love to share it now, but occasionally my dear MIL hops on and reads my blog, so I won’t be sharing now.

Hope you all enjoyed my bit of creativity for now….It may not happen again for a LONG, LONG time!

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