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my handmade christmas

January 5, 2011

i feel like i have so many posts on the crafty projects i did over the holiday break that i could post something every day in january. but seriously, who wants to read christmas posts at the end of january? not me. so i just decided to highlight some of favorite projects and cram it all into one post. so you get to see all of the fun things i was busy making over the break, then we can move on to all of the new things this year has in store.

stray sock sewing

first up are these adorable sock creatures. the book was a christmas present to my nephew and i loved them so much i had to make a few of my own for last minute kids gifts. but i think they would be fabulous to have on hand and whenever you have a spontaneous birthday party to attend, you can just wrap up one or two. the book is called stray sock sewing and you should check it out. they are surprisingly easy to make, even if you have no experience with sewing at all. aren’t they just adorable?

sock creatures

next up is my paper garland. i made this to go above our stockings this year. the only thing lacking in our new home is a fireplace. i do miss having a fireplace, but especially at christmas. where do you hang your stockings? this year i just hung them on the wall and put garland over it to seem more official. i started with my birdie template and traced it onto book pages. then i stitched them onto the twine. it was a super fun project and i think i might make some more. Oh and by the way, I made the stockings too!

paper garland

paper garland

paper garland

paper garland

and lastly, i just wanted to give you a glimpse of my table. i had these old red berries sitting in my christmas stash and i thought i would give them new life, so i spray painted them turquoise to go with my color scheme. i love, love, how they turned out. also in the picture is one of my ornaments that i collaged and painted on. that also turned out super fun. i hope you all enjoyed my projects and maybe get inspired for next year. it is never too early to start getting ready… wink, wink!

handmade christmas


2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2011 12:44 pm

    I love the birds but the sock people are wonderful – sadly my boys are too old.

    • January 6, 2011 6:39 pm

      thanks so much liz! well, maybe you will have to put the sock people on the back burner for when you have grand children, or if you know any young families.

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