I wasn’t able to do as many crafts for 2018 as I did the year before. I did so many great ones last year, and I wanted to do more this year, but I completely ran out of time. I should have shared this before Christmas, but maybe I’ll remember to share it again next year. I’m going to share both 2017 and 2018 crafts and photos.
The first one was some Christmas tree ornaments. It also involved me buying a glue gun! I didn’t do this one with my son, but in a year, I’m sure he could help me out. I love snowmen!
I made some tuques (or hats if you aren’t in Canada) to set on the Christmas Tree. I loved how they turned out, and ended up making them every time I had spare time. Again, this wasn’t done with Anthony, but I did do it with my 7 year old mentee. It’s super easy, and all you need is toilet paper rolls and yarn. (And scissors.) If you need instructions, I’ll find them! Unfortunately, I don’t have the correct ones saved anymore, but they should be somewhere in my Pinterest account.
This one was with Anthony’s help. We made a footprint reindeer. As you may know, I’m a fan of anything that includes footprints or hand prints.
I’ve been lucky enough to find a Crafty Momma Soul Sister so every Christmas (starting in 2017), we get together to make crafts. This was one of my favourites. Pine cone Christmas trees! Adorable!
We also made hot chocolate ornaments. Although delicious, I would NOT make these again. They are a cute idea, but not that pretty. The good news is I was able to reuse the glass ornaments this year.
My last ‘craft’ was actually some children’s books. I don’t know that I was very good at them, but I made one for each of my parents, and one for Clint. They have photos because I can’t draw, and an attempt at rhyming. In an effort to be less shy about other forms of writing, I have decided to share them.
It was a busier year so Crafty Momma Soul Sister and I didn’t have as much time to do crafts together. But we did make these wonderful paintbrush Santa’s! So adorable! And made mostly with supplies from Dollarama.
Crayon ornaments. I used a potato peeler to peel the crayons. I used them in the glass balls from last year, and I used a hair dryer to melt them. They turned out well, but it takes a lot of patience, and a bit of burned fingers.
I did some Christmas baking as well. Creative baking.
That’s it. Doing two years in one was a lot of work, and I am sorry for the long post. I have a lot of fun with crafts, and can’t wait until next year!
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