|A "Pinterest project" I made previously|
I just love crafting, period, but never more so than at Christmas time. I like to see that my kids and grandkids have gifts handmade by me. Sometimes the ones for my grown kids and their spouses are just kitchen gifts -- candy, cookies, jar mixes -- but there is usually something handmade for everyone. My goal this year is to get the handmade gifts done by the end of November (all except the kitchen ones).
Then, I should (ideally) be able to spend the first part of December crafting some fun decor items and baking. I thought that by sharing the Crafting for Christmas board first, other people might find some inspiration for things they want to start right away and complete by Christmas!
Edited to add: I had actually posted this a week ago, but decided that I would edit it to add some links and pictures for some of the nifty ideas on my board. Here goes:
Let's start at the front door with this creative Christmas Church Wreath from Homespun With Love.
|Photo by Homespun With Love|
Now, let's go for a few simple ornaments. I so enjoy making ornaments and like to add a couple of new ones every year, if I can find the time. This Tart Tin Ornament by Indulge Your Shelf is so sweet! The page these were on seems to be gone from Indulge Your Shelf -- I pinned this a couple of years ago -- so the link probably won't work. But I think they look easy enough to replicate without instructions.
|Photo by Indulge Your Shelf|
You noticed the sheet music on the ornament above? Here is another easy-looking ornament that uses sheet music: the Sheet Music Christmas Ornaments from The Graphics Fairy.
|Photo by The Graphics Fairy|
For some pretty Handmade Holiday Napkins, check out bhg.com. The simple embroidery patterns are free and downloadable.
|Photo by bhg.com|
Some special Christmas art is so nice to display at this special time of year. Here are two ideas: Twinkling Christmas Canvas Art from Clean & Scentsible is so pretty.
|Photo by Clean & Scentsible|
And then there is this Simple Christmas Art by Just a Girl and Her Blog.
|Photo by Just a Girl and Her Blog|
Just a couple more ideas that I couldn't resist! First is the Car in a Jar Snow Globe
|Photo by It All Started with Paint|
And then, lastly, this masterpiece from Elizabeth at Creative Breathing: Seasons Greetings Shadowbox. The photo below is only a partial view. You can see it in its entirety on my Pinterest board. I did find, in clicking my link to make sure it worked, that I got a "the page you are looking for in this blog does not exist" message. Don't worry. Click the "shadow box" label in the right sidebar and you can find it easily.
|Photo by Creative Breathing|
Okay, that should be plenty of Christmas crafting inspiration for now! Enjoy!