December 15, 2010

Paper Snowflakes

Christmas just doesn't feel the same in South Texas - no snow, wearing t-shirts and sandals while Christmas shopping, palm trees covered in lights - just not quite the same as Minnesota! So I decided to bring the feeling of Christmas in the North here to the South. Here's a quick tutorial for paper snowflakes:

1. Start with square piece of paper.

2. Fold in half corner-to-corner, and then in half again corner-to-corner.

3. With the point facing down, fold the two sides in until there are three equal triangles folded on top of each other.
4. d) Cut off the wings to make even edges.

5. Go wild cutting fancy designs. Just make sure to leave at least part of the folded edge (pink in the picture) uncut, or your snowflake will 'melt'.

6. Unfold and gasp at the beauty you just created!

7. Cost: free (assuming you have paper and scissors lying around)

I made some for my therapy room at work:

And decorated my apartment with more:

Merry Christmas!!!

Linking to: Get Your Craft On.....Today's Creative Blog

December 14, 2010

Easy Christmas Craft!

1. Take one glass cylinder....and one candlestick (both from Dollar Tree).

2. Fill with leftover sparkly Christmas bulbs.

3. Enjoy!

December 7, 2010

What I Love Wednesday

This week I am loving:

***Andy Williams Holiday Station on Pandora***

Oldies but Goodies mixed in with current Christmas hits. Think Brenda Lee, Bing Crosby, Michael Buble, and Amy Grant all wrapped up in one pretty little package. Love it!

December 6, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like....


First-ever wreath for me!

* wreath -$4 (half-price from Hobby Lobby)
* greenery - $4 from Dollar Tree
* red beaded garland - $3 Target
TOTAL: $11!
Linking to Get Your Craft On......Today's Creative Blog

December 2, 2010

What I Love Wednesday...

This week I love..........


I had a WoNdErFuL week at home with most of my family. So fun seeing the neices and nephews again, catching up with sisters and Dad, doing some cleaning, and cooking Thanksgiving dinner! Now that Thanksgiving is over, my most favoritest holiday is here - CHRISTMAS!! I love everything about this season:

1. Christmas lights!!
2. Christmas music!!
3. Special food and desserts you only make this time of year!! Date Balls, frosted cut-out sugar cookies, Wassail, etc :)
4. Finding just the perfect gift for each person on my list! And being Crafteroonie about it too :)
5. Putting ornaments on the tree and decorating my apartment!!
6. Ugly Christmas Sweater parties!!
7. Going home to Minnesota to see my family!!
8. Going home to Minnesota and seeing snow!! (Doesn't quite feel like Christmas here in South Texas, where it's 75* today....)
9. Receiving and sending Christmas cards in the mail!! I love cards that include letters recapping the highlights of the year!
10. Christmas Eve service at church!! Let's not forget the reason we are celebrating CHRISTmas in the first place!

I could go on. I just love that this season lasts a whole month long. Even though I refuse to let Thanksgiving be overshadowed by early November Christmas advertisements. Now that it's December we can all go wild. LOVE IT! Merry Christmas to you all!!!!