Tuesday, December 24, 2013

'Tis the season

Where did December go?  Seriously?  If you are anything like me this year, you are just realizing that today is Christmas Eve and all those grand plans you had for Christmas crafts will have to wait another year!  I guess I will have to join the rest of the crazies shopping for Christmas decorations in July to get anything done!

This was kind of a weird year for us.  We celebrated Christmas with my family last weekend so we really lost a week of Christmas preparation, plus now it feels like it's already come and gone!

Pretty much the only crafts I had time for this year was a simple gift for the wonderful teachers and a noel door hanger.

I hoped the noel sign would be a nice easy project to start off the season.  My original idea was to use wooden letters and ribbon and to spell out JOY.  I guess there are way too many people on pinterest in the DFW area because not one single craft store could spell JOY or NOEL in wooden letters.

Finally I found cardboard letters and decided to cover then in glitter and instead of ribbon I went with a gray chevron burlap for contrast.  It wasn't anywhere close to what I imagined in my head, but I really love how it turned out.  It's a nice change from the wreath we use each year.

For the teacher gifts, I needed something quick, cute and useful...so this is what I came up with:  personalized soap dispenser, tea towel and cute little Christmas signs.

 Everything fit perfectly into these little baskets I found at Target's One Spot.  How cute are they?

Now I just have to finish addressing my Christmas cards.  So behind this year!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and joy and peace this season!!

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