Homemade Christmas 2014

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Some of my favorite things:

1.  The paper sack angel in the child’s chair to the left.  I made this several years ago and it’s actually survived pretty well.

2.  My first and only attempt at mosaics.  A friend taught a class on how to do it.  I purchased a frame I liked and placed the glass pieces over the glass frame.  I love it.  It’s one of my favorite Christmas decorations.

3.  My fabric bags.  Every year I buy more Christmas fabric when it’s on sale, and make a few more bags and/or pillowcases.   I generally only use them for family gifts, and my kids know to fold them up and return them, but this year I’ve shared more and have actually given gifts in the fabric bags.  When you can buy fabric for about $3.00 a yard, you can either get one pillowcase, or several different sizes of bags.

See the socks in the bottom right corner?  These are the socks I decorated with lace and buttons at the top.  They were so pretty I decided not to wrap them with anything except the ribbon.

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I used some of the fabric to cover the pillows in my living room.    For the ribbon, both on the pillows and on the gift bags, I just bought the Christmas gift trim, 90 ft., when it was half price.  Full price was $9.99 and I would never have bought it at that price.   Nice thing is that I can reuse it, too.

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I found the following chair covers at Dollar Tree this year and wish I would have bought more.  I think they would be even cuter if personalized.  I’m going to be looking for them after Christmas and hope to be able to put a few away for next year.  I don’t think I could buy the felt and the fluff on Santa’s hat for $1.00.

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Hope this gives you some ideas, if not for this year, for the next.

 

 

 

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