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Monday, December 5, 2011

Decking the "Halls"

New Stockings!! Reperposed from an old pillow sham that I picked up at Las Segundas last year.
The apliques are some scraps from some Christmas diaper covers I did a few years back.
{No- I didn't iron them..... ignore the wrinkles...}
Now I just have to decide what I want MY stocking to look like :)
I'm not one for matchy-matchy.

Salt dough ornaments:
2 cup flour
1 cup salt
1 cup cold water

This recipe can be air dried, or baked @ 200 for an hour or so {until hard}
Behold A Child Is Born.
I took tho photos and flipped them around, printed out "BEHOLD!" "A CHILD" "IS BORN"
at like 400 size font in various styles and had the kids watercolor over them.
Let them dry and put them in my frames.
I also found a photo from the Nativity movie. I put it into Photoshop and edited it to Chalk Drawing.
Our Nativity Scene has always been these tiny ceramic people that I painted a million years ago.
{so tiny that you can't even see them in the photo ;-)}
So I am going to be proweling around Downtown to see if I can find a hand widdled one.
I'll show you what I come up with when and if I do find something this year.
We always make paper snowflakes around here.
Even when it isn't Christmas.
It's just one of those things..... what is more fun for a 9 and 5 year old than cutting tiny bits of paper up?
This time we used scrapbook stock and made them giant.
Taiah made most of them :-)
I have had a shelf full of my empty Olive Oil, Honey, and Banana Catsup bottles sitting around for awhile. I was wandering around the feild last week and started noticing the smells of sage, and olive branches. I started clipping them and ended up with this ^^ :)
You use what you've got, right?

My house isn't very "Christmassy" yet. Nor will it be, by most standards.
It is still getting into the 80s here and sunny everyday. It doesn't feel like garland and wreaths to me. So I am improvising. The kids are counting down the days until Christmas, so we are crafting our way into a decorated house.
This is what we have so far.
I am thinking the next step will be dragging some sort of tree inside.


  1. I love upcycling things! Those stockings are fabulous. :-)

  2. Coolness. We do snowflakes too. Lots.