I need to make some more for myself!
December 18, 2010
These are going to make cute gifts this season. I made some hand scrub for myself earlier this year and it works so well that I had to make more to give away as gifts. And I couldn't stop with just the hand scrub, I had to make the body scrub too. I packaged it up in a jar and chose to go with just a simple ribbon and some tags that I created in Photoshop.
I decided to make some ornaments for family this Christmas. These were super easy and affordable. I got all the supplies at Michael's. A set of six clear ornaments was three bucks. I used self stick jewels to decorate the ornaments and tied a matching ribbon on top to hang from the tree. The beauty of the self stick jewels is that I did not have to adhere them one by one. They came in long strings and I could cut them to size to fit perfectly around the ornament.
This one has a snowflake theme.
Micheal's also had these cute take-out boxes that were the perfect size for gift boxes.
I hope my family likes them!! I should have made one to hang on our tree!
December 16, 2010
Every year we make a trip to the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore to see the incredible light display. This year was the first year that Madison really enjoyed it so it was extra fun. Cutter enjoyed taking in the spectacle from the comfort of his stroller.
Maddie and Mom in front of Natty Boh
The Baltimore Tree
Maddie and the Grinch
Cutter trying to enjoy it
I wanted to share the newest headband that I made. This one was for my friend's 3-year old daughter. I love making these headbands. The color combinations and designs are endless. And Madison has taken a liking to headbands and bows lately so I am very excited to add to her collection.
I crafted a Thanksgiving/Christmas bunting banner to add to our holiday decorations this year and although it was not ready to display for Thanksgiving, it has been up since the beginning of December.
Here is how you can make one:
It is reversible so one side says Christmas and the other side says Give Thanks. There is an extra flag at the end of the Christmas side mainly because I miscounted and thought there were the same number of letters in each. Turns out, there is not.
I cut out triangles from craft foam using an exacto knife. I used scrapbook paper in Christmas and Fall themes to cover the triangles. I adhered the paper to the foam using modge podge. For the letters, I traced chipboard letters onto cardstock, cut out and adhered with modge podge. I then gave the entire triangle another coat of modge podge. I punched holes in the corners of the triangles and strung them together with ribbon. And voila! My very own Thanksgiving/Christmas bunting banner. Maybe nest year I'll take a picture of the Give Thanks side. I think this looks great hanging in the space between our buffet table and the windows. The windows are high and an odd shape and I never knew what to do with this wall until now.