Friday, December 11, 2009

Some Christmas Craftiness

Since we are a military family, we move often.
That means that our Christmas traditions have to center around what we can do as a family, not so much about going to that "favorite" Christmas shop or show or whatever.
Beside making cookies and putting up the tree, we always find time to do a few crafts and decorate a gingerbread house

Below are a few pictures of the giant paper snowflakes that everyone in the bloggy world seems

You can see the ones that my sister made here.
You can get the tutorial with lots of great pictures at this blog.
I was worried that the weight of the snowflakes would pull too hard and rip where I attached the string, so I decided to sew a quick line.  I figured that that would help distribute the weight a bit better.

The tinsel trees above and the gumdrop trees below also came from Crafty Crow.
I loved the look of the gumdrop trees and thought that they'd go really well with our gingerbread house.





10 comments:

Leslie said...

oh my goodness, you are killing me in the crafty department!!!!! all of this look slike so much fun. i thought about those gumdrop trees....did you eat them while you were making them? i like the little pom pom guys too.

Colleen said...

We were going to make three trees, but I think we ate too many of the gumdrops!

Grammie/Mom said...

Fun! Seems like you had a productive few days! I think I'll go and make some icicles!

WackyMummy said...

That's really cool! I'm going to try the gumdrop tree with my son today! Thanks for the great idea. =)

Chamorrita Babe said...

Great entry! I love the authenticity of the photos.. as they are REAL, candid photos capturing precious moments. Those gingerbread houses look yummy! :D

Mele Kalikimaka from Hawaii! :)

Jack Fussell said...

Looks like a lot of fun. My kids are doing crafts with my wife even as I write this. Merry Christmas!

Life with Kaishon said...

Holy Cannoli! You are like the Queen of Crafty Christmas! LOVE those gumdrop trees. Maybe we will make some of those this year : ) If I can ever get around to doing anything at all! Craziness! Very cool!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Those look like such fun crafts! Great photos! :) Hope you and your family have a great Christmas!

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Cathy said...

I love the gumdrop trees. Your kids showed great dicipline not eating them all. One year when my foru boys were younger and we were homeschooling they made a gingerbread house with their grandma. Half the house wa missing by Christmas lol. My younger guys were about 2 & 4 and thought it made a great snack.