July 25th, 2012 | by

Happy July Rudolph Day!

There’s nothing better than Rudolph Day during Christmas in July!  What do you have planned to do?  Don’t forget it’s Stocking Stuffer Month…so perhaps you will spend a little time picking up some stocking stuffers!

July 11th, 2012 | by

Yarn Trees (part one)

I finally whipped up a few yarn trees for Christmas in July. This is an early photo….since taking it I have snow glittered the silver star and inserted it further into the cone. It’s amazing what difference a couple small touches can make. I am on the look out now for some little bells or ornaments to add to the trees. I’ll post another picture once I have them actually completed.  I thought I would have some things in my stash or Christmas stuff I could use to decorate them but alas I am having a hard time finding anything in my craft supplies and have not had the courage yet to dig in the Christmas stuff!

July 6th, 2012 | by

North Pole Orchards….

Here’s a cute idea from over at Giverslog….stickers to put on those oranges, tangerines, or apples that you put in the Christmas stockings!

stocking stuffers

July 5th, 2012 | by

Paper Cone Ornaments

I must be stuck on a “music” theme this week. All the neat things I have been finding are music related.  First i made the paper trees out of hymanl pages. Then I found the balls from yesterdays post that I want to try with more music pages and then today I find the cute little papercone ornament idea. Actually over at A Field Journal there’s a whole set of cute little ornaments you can make. There’s even a template!  I love the little papercone made with music paper!

July 4th, 2012 | by

Another Idea for the Hymnal Pages


When I was making the vintage paper trees using the pages from an old hymnal I remembered this craft idea from Flea Market Style    and thought I could adapt it using just round balls rather than ornaments and use the pages of music from the hymnal to do it!   If I actually get around to trying it, I’ll post the pictures!

July 3rd, 2012 | by

Oh Christmas Tree: Paper Trees 1 & 2

So I managed a few minutes yesterday to try the paper trees.

The fanning of the branches is a little more difficult than one would think. I used pages out of an old hymnal. I want to add little silver stars as tree toppers.

I also made one from scrapbook paper.


July 2nd, 2012 | by

Vintage Paper Trees

Here are the vintage paper trees I am planning to try making this week. This link Vintage Trees will take you to the directions and also printable templates for the trees!

July 1st, 2012 | by

Christmas in July

Get ready for a month long Christmas in July Celebration, sponsored by Magical Holiday Home.   This year our theme is Oh Christmas Tree and we will be making tree crafts all month long as well as talking about theme trees and all things tree related!

June 30th, 2012 | by

July is Stocking Stuffer Month

Santa may be taking a vacation but right now is the time to get busy and get your stocking stuffers finished up!!

Finish up Stocking Stuffers Month (pick up those last little goodies for stockings) It’s easy to get drawn to all the little goodies that get put out right before Christmas but usually these are cute for a second and tossed aside quickly. For stocking stuffers think variety (a book, one beauty item, an ornament, etc) and limit the number you put in each stocking.

Christmas Cards: This is the month to design, get supplies, and make cards) OR if you use store bought cards then this is the month to get them out and sign them. Perhaps even start addressing the envelopes or at least update addresses as needed on your Christmas Card List.

June 25th, 2012 | by

Happy Rudolph Day-June

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