Sunday, December 19, 2010

Homemade Holiday

I've always enjoyed crafting. 
Alas, my lil' guy prefers building,
so we've gotten away from it.  
It's especially rewarding to repurpose
everyday items found around your home.

Here are a few relics from the past.
It's fun to rediscover these valuable
family treasures each year when the time
comes to festoon the tree.
Enjoy your holiday memories.

Candles made from cardboard tubes and colored paper

This was a kit I got at a craft store.  Took no time at all!

Rub-on stickers repurpose an old bulb.

These are knitted booties with paper clips (a family heirloom).

Snowflakes can be as simple or elaborate as you like!
Using specialty craft scissors changes the pattern.

I treasure my lil' guy's snowman.
(I call him Jimmy Durante.)

This one's not homemade, but it is one of my favorites.