Archives for Christmas

A Tuckered Out Reindeer

Categories: Christmas and Kid's Crafts.

~ This poor reindeer is all tuckered out after a hectic holiday season.  Find out how to make one of your own.  I’ve also included a few other reindeer crafts that I’ve had posted over the years. The pooped out, tuckered out reindeer is a cute craft.  I received my original one many years ago as a gift and I always get it out at Christmas time.  You need 4 pom poms (2 inch diameter) for the body, 4 pom poms (1 inch diameter) for the feet, 1 pom pom about half inch to an inch for the nose and one
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Create some Cute Little Trees

Categories: Christmas and Kid's Crafts.

It’s the season to think about decorating.  Here are some cute little trees that are quick and easy to create.  These crafts a good for making with the kids and grandkids. Some of them have links to previous posts with a bit more detailed instructions.  They are all plain and simple. The first is a nice simple stitching project using green yarn, plastic canvas and sequins.  Using 7 count plastic canvas cut a piece 17 holes by 26 holes and then cut out the pattern below.  Stitch the base in brown or all green as I did, and stitch the star
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12 Birds of Christmas

Categories: Birds and Christmas.

The camera is always on hand to capture the feathered lens friends in the garden, down by the bay or driving along.  I’m sharing some favourite shots of birds with my rendition of the 12 birding days of Christmas. On the first day of birding my camera snapped for me … a cardinal in a bare tree and then continuing on … 2 swans a swimming 3 robins feeding 4 ducklings feeding 5 gold finches 6 cormorants perching 7 geese all lined up 8 sparrows eating 9 doves a resting 10 geese a flying 11 ducks a sitting 12 turkeys
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Twig Trees

Categories: Christmas, Garden Projects, and Nature Crafts.

Make some simple twig trees to add to a gift box or gift tag. You need some twigs from the garden that can be cut into sizes that will form a tree when laid out.   A star or decoration for the top is also needed.You could use a glue gun or white glue to fasten the tree to your tag or box or cardboard.   It depends how you will use the tree as to what it will go on to. I laid out the twigs on a piece of cardboard and thought it would make a nice door hanger.
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It’s Magic

Categories: Christmas.

Add some magic to your child’s or grandchild’s Christmas Eve by making some magic reindeer food and a magic key. Is your child or grandchild worried because they don’t have a chimney in their house?How will Santa get in to leave the gifts?With a magic Santa key of course. You can use any old key, but an old fashioned one if best.  Tie a big loop and a bow on it and attach the poem at the end of this post.  I’ve even seen the keys spray painted silver or gold and decorated. Legend has it that Santa can use
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Hoe Hoe Hoe

Categories: Christmas and Whimsy.

It is that time of year to get out some seasonal whimsy. Does the time I spent doing this count as gardening? I guess that could be stretching it a bit. I get some crazy ideas, some inspired by others, some just pop into my head at strange times of the day and night. I love word play .. the using of words in different spellings … like my 2sDay posts, ‘purse’onality, ‘soup’er Sunday and my favourite ‘purr’enials. When I saw a play on words Ho, Ho, Ho I knew I had to have it for my garden. So in the summer
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Button Trees

Categories: Christmas.

I’ve come across this cute craft a a few different craft shows this year.  I did a search on the internet and found all sorts of places have this idea posted but I couldn’t seem to find out where it originated from.  I even found them for sale on etsy.  I think the idea might of originally come from the Martha Stewart website with a slightly different idea.  It’s never too early to start Christmas crafting. Here is the perfect reason to hunt through the button jars or tins that hold your collection of buttons.  If you don’t have any
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Fabric Trees

Categories: Christmas and Sewing.

Christmas ideas are sneaking in on the Crafty Side, it’s never too early to start. Here are some cute, little, “tree”mendous decorations.  You can use them to hang on the tree, or hang on handles or door knobs.  You could even stitch them onto a long ribbon and make bunting or a garland.  I made these a few years ago and have used them to decorate in different ways. They are very simple to make out of some fabric, a bit of batting, some trim and ribbon. You cut three square – one 3 inch, one 2.5 inch and one
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