Growing Out On A Limb

Christmas Crafts

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I said in my previous post that I never seem to get everything done that I wanted to and this is no different with our Christmas crafts.

Oh well… as long as we’re having fun.

Every year I say I’m going to make an advent calendar that we will have and use for years and years.  We can put chocolate and candy in it, as well as little notes about fun thing Christmas-y family things to do.  But every year December 1st rolls around and it just hasn’t happened.

Enter the Santa beard countdown.  I found it here and simply backed it with cardstock.  Oliver has enjoyed counting down the days and is REALLY excited now that we’re at the end!


We’ve been painting a lot lately so our Christmas crafts have been centered around that.


I love the little hand print animals that you see all over the internet.  Now, you would think that getting a kid to put paint all over their hands would be a no brainer, right?  Not in our house.  Oliver didn’t want anything to do with this when I first asked him but once he saw Emery doing it he was game.  

I’ve been wanting to try these masking tape void paintings for a while.  I love how colorful this Christmas tree is.  I think I’ll spray paint a couple of my old frames for this tree and the reindeer… Christmas decor for years to come!


We did another void painting with little snowflakes all over it.  I really didn’t have a plan for it in the beginning but then thought I could make ornaments out of it if I cut it into little blocks.  I first tried mod podg’ing onto cardstock but the cardstock wasn’t heavy enough and curled a bit when it dried.  I was thinking about what else I could use and came across this cork board in my craft room.  I think it will look pretty cute with a little ribbon on it (and hanging vertically)!


I love the idea of having a tree full of homemade ornaments.  I hope my boys like to craft with me for many years to come!  IMG_0703




Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

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