Archive for December, 2008
My amazing mama coined this little family favorite quite a few years back… when it seemed like everyone was going through a rough time. You know that point (or many points) in your life when the weight of the world just seems so heavy? How much easier it would be if you were shallow… not a care in the world… no one caring for you!
There is no guarantee of an easy life only the hope that life can be better with faith, family and friends (friends=family in our little world).
This has become a bit of a mantra for our family because it reminds us that there is so much more than us… the world is so much broader than our decorating or thank you notes or play dates. And though the world is a gigantic place, we are loved… we are children of a King!
You know how you get so many adorable cards for Christmas and then you have to throw them out? Don’t do it… Make a Christmas ornament instead! It’s EASY and you can use the ornament as a gift for next year.
(I had to save this craft till after Christmas because it was a giftie for my mom and I didn’t want to ruin the surprise!)
This is what you need:
~Cut the picture and the cardstock into ovals (cardstock a bit bigger) and glue them together.
~Cut two circles out of the Christmas card (I used a can of peaches as a guide), and glue them together
~Add metal embellishments (hot glue gun)
~Punch holes to lace the ribbon through for the Christmas tree hanger and to connect the oval and circle together.
~Tie a loop of ribbon on the top to hang on the tree and a loop between the circle and oval to connect.
~DONE… you can do about a bazillion different things with this… so have fun.
You can also use the cards as gift tags on your gifties.
Here are two of the ones my mom did this year. My favorite is the vintage card below.
Example… one gift tag read, To: CoooooooooraThe gift was Cheerios… her favorite snack!
One of my favorites this year was… Brad and Kara Noel: To keep your kisses sweet!The gift was Listerine… funny huh!?!
Some of my favorite gifties…
~A cake pan that makes the cake into the shape of a giant cupcake… awesome… I know!!!