If you've already seen my decorations you know how seriously we take things around here! In that spirit we've been making cards and homemade decorations.
Now I have to be honest, I was NOT planning on making any cards (you'll see why in a sec.) but when I sat down this morning with the little girl and she was having a ball cutting, gluing and throwing glitter everywhere, I thought I might give it a shot.
We ended up getting the scraps out too. I have no Christmas fabric at all, it's not really unfortunate because I'm not sure even actual christmas fabric would have helped me...
|gratuitous shot of our 'Charlie Brown' tree|
Don't you think my neighbours are going to love me when I give them one, especially if I also include one of these delights:
My wonderful children made salt dough decorations and we had SO much fun doing it!
I got the instructions from the wonderful Hoosier Toni and I actually think my house will smell like cinnamon until Christmas! We painted them (may have been a mistake, they went slightly smushy) and then topped it off with an abundance of glitter and PVA glue.
I have spent a very satisfying amount of time peeling the PVA from my fingers. It is SO VERY satisfying, especially when you get a really big bit!! Or is that just me??!
p.s. I HAVE to share this with you, whether or not you have kids immediately go to this: http://www.portablenorthpole.tv/home
I made a video from Santa for my son, it's amazing! You can personalise it and even put them on the naughty list!! It's OK they do it really nicely, as in 'you still have time to be good'!! It also encourages them to do a particular thing, for us it was for him to 'try and get to the toilet in time'!! Brilliant is an understatement!! You can also make cheeky adult versions!
p.p.s. If you're still here and you're a blogger please also check out this excellent post at Ellison Lane Quilts, you might save me precious moments!