Christmas Craft Saturday

I have the BEST bookclub. The conversation is always interesting and the girls are so much fun. Every once and a while, we all get together for a different kind of activity. This past Saturday, BreAnna organized a Christmas craft super Saturday and taught us how to make all kinds of fun crafts.

I made a country bell:
And cinnamon-scented sachets:

These smell like a cinnamon dream! They are making my living room smell delicious.

Other projects included wreaths, bath salts and baby tag blankets. It was so much fun to get together and chat, craft, eat Alicia's delicious peppermint bark and listen to Christmas music. Thanks, BreAnna!


I shared a beloved tradition - a gingerbread countdown-to-Christmas chain. A family at my church would make these and hand them out on December 1st every year (Dixons, if you are out there reading, I love these!!! Thanks so much for always starting off the season so deliciously). I come from a large family (8 kids) so it was always a special day when it was your turn to eat the cookie. With just Jared and I here, we'll have plenty. I alternated gingerbread boys and girls so we'll always know when it is our cookie day. :)

The chain looks long now, but it will be Christmas before we know it! I can't wait to go home and visit my family. It is going to be great.

I've been making lots of crafts and presents and have quite a few more to go before I'm ready. It is so hard not to post photos early, but I don't want to spoil any surprises. I guess that means I'll have plenty to post about after the holiday!

11 comments:

stephanie said...

I love love love the gingerbread chain (especially the alternating girl/boy cookie cutters)! Cute sachets, too. Sounds like such a fun day!

BreAnna said...

this was such a fun day, thanks for baking the gingerbread army for us, that is such a fun tradition (I have to admit I ate bryans cookie yesterday, I'm gulity, but they are so good) We do enjoy a great book club group with lots of good ideas!! I can't wait for saturday!

Christopher and Alicia said...

Thanks again for the gingerbread chain! We are loving it - it makes Christmas seem like it is coming SO fast!

Lyndsay said...

Do you have a write-up or tutorial on how you made the country bell craft? It's really cute and I'd like to make them for our friends this year. Thanks!
Lyndsay
lyndsayo AT gmail DOT com

Katie Hunt said...

Hi...
Such cute ideas I love them all!

Do you have a tutorial on how to make that cookie countdown?

I love it!

Crystal said...

Your ideas are so cute, I especially love the countdown chain! A great way to help kids countdown to Christmas!

The Event Essentials said...

SO cute I just had to blog about it today :)
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LearnHowToMakeBows said...

LOVE the cinnamon sachets! Thanks so much for sharing!
Merry Christmas!!
Jenn
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I love christmas time, becuase there are something special and the environment, becuase is nice to see people happy to receive gifts, but the princial reason is cuz I love to decorate my home. that really completes me.

Vera Guthrie said...

Oh my gosh I just love these crafts!! So inspirational. I shall now have to clean my house fast and get to work on trying these wonderful ideas!!! Thank you!!

Vera Guthrie said...

Do you have the instructions for the cinnamon sachets? A friend gave my one years ago to set my hot coffee cup on and it would smell so good. It's lost it's smell (after 10 years) and it felt like it had little bb's in it or something. I was thinking maybe this could replace it.