It is already the end of July. How are your Christmas preparations coming along? Now don't laugh. I am not kidding. Christmas comes close on the heals of Thanksgiving, which gives one very little time to craft and prepare. Rather than stress out, I am suggesting that we, meaning you and me, learn from my mother who started her preparations in July. Running a catering business as a single parent kept her extremely busy from the 1st of November though New Years, but she was not about to lose out on any of the fun. She had a room she designated her wrapping room. When Mom passed away in October, 2008, we found gifts for us already wrapped. I couldn't' stop crying at the time, but I was so grateful to have that one last present to tuck under my tree.
Here are some patterns for crafts I created over the last few years that proved to be reader favorites, so I thought I'd share them here in case you haven't seen them. #3 is my favorite as it takes your favorite ornaments and puts them front and forward on your front door to greet your guests. I fill in the blank spots with tinsel garland which I know is beginning to show up in the aisles at the craft stores. Dig through your treasures and find a few favorites and give it a try. I also love the paper tree. So simple. And so easy to do. If you have a bored little one still off school and whining that they have nothing to do..... well, get them Christmas crafting!
Please let me know how your creations turn out.