For my last crafty event of the year I teamed up with my crafty friends of the Loome and Mischief to host a pom pom and tassel craft night compete with holiday cocktails. There was yarn everywhere and it was fantastic! Vilasinee of the Loome shared all her pom pom and tassel wisdom. All the pom poms and tassels! We also had mini pop-ups and a gift wrap decorating station. Aww, take me back to craft night! It was so fun I continued the pom pom and tassel merriment with my fambam over my Christmas break. Behold, pom pom and tassel mastery at Christmas Craft Camp! My Mommy got super fancy with braided straps. We also added beads, brass, and wooden rings. Who’s ready for more pom-tass in the New Year? Me!!!
Happy Christmas season! We had a mini Christmas tree decorating contest at work. My coworker gifted us with tiny brush trees and challenged us to decorate them for Christmas. I raided my craft supply stash for some mini tree decor inspiration. I gathered seed beads in pinks, felt, and snowflake confetti. I started with a garland of beads. Then I made a tree skirt out of felt and snowflake confetti. I added another garland. And finally some tiny bells. My coworkers decorated with a Feed the Fish co sticker, pushpins (so clever and functional!), a skateboard, and buttons. When it came to judging…Basically, I won. 😂 Thanks to my coworker Monise for this fun idea! I might need to recycle this project for next year, too.
Snail mail is the best. Here’s a fun way to add a little fancy to your Christmas greetings this year…or any greeting any time of year! All you need are: envelopes decorative paper (I really like washi paper) templates (you can make your own or get these nifty ones from Paper Source) a pencil scissors glue stick Choose the template that fits your envelopes of choice. Trace onto your decorative paper and cut. Ensure the template fits in your envelope snugly. Fold and glue. No need to glue the entire piece of paper, just the flap. Open up the flap and press down to secure. Fold the envelope and crease. And viola! Now you have a lovely lined envelope for an extra pop of handmade. You’ll never look at envelopes the same… Are you hand making your Christmas greetings this year? Share below!
The fiancé and I had a Christmas vacation this year…er, last year! I was between jobs and he had some time off from school. The timing worked out nicely and we were able to travel down to SoCal to visit our families together. And while on this vacation, we decided to take pictures with every Christmas tree we came across. I know, we’re silly. Here is a collection of the trees we encountered with some winter stories. What are some of your favorite things to be photographed next to? Kittens, flowers, fire hydrants…? Share below!