Another Christmas, another craft spree. Here's a confession: I have always secretly turned my nose up a bit at the notion of "homemade Christmas." Not that I didn't appreciate or like getting homemade gifts, but as far as my own gift giving philosophies go, I always balked at the idea, snoot that I am. Apparently I have changed my tune these last few years because now I think it is really fun to make things and foist them upon people.
This year, I made my family these gingerbread men ornaments:
I looked at a few ideas online but mostly made them up myself. Looking back, there are some things I wish I'd done a little differently, but for the most part I think they are pretty cute. I've said it before, but it's worth repeating: Hobby Lobby is a magical place.
Not satisfied with one kind of ornament, I made some hand print ornaments for Boo Boo's grandparents. I found lots of tutorials online for salt dough ornaments, but then I had the epiphany of using the Crayola model magic stuff, like I did for the snowflakes last year. It's easy to use, requires no effort on my part and it's light when it dries. Ideal for an ornament, yes?
I think it will be fun to compare it to his hand next Christmas. It's not super visible, but I stamped his name and the date at the bottom, using metal stamps. I could have just written it in with a toothpick, but I guess my nose is still a little turned up after all.
(Pretember: Explanation, Part 2, Part 3)