The month of December is my favorite time of year. I love, love, love all things Christmas! While I have stopped watching Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music, I am not quite ready to give up on my Christmas crafting. I love making Christmas items while I am still in a Holiday mood, and with almost an entire year to go, there is no pressure!
I spent a couple of hours on Wednesday re-organizing my craft room, and putting away some supplies that I hadn't taken time to take care of before Christmas. (No matter how much I think I have done ahead of time, I am always rushing right up to the last minute!) While I was working, I found some items that I wanted to use in new projects. Here is what I have worked on since Christmas day:
I made eight of these gift tags. I will box them as little gifts to give next year. I have had the little wire candy canes for years. They keep popping up in my Christmas decorating supplies. I am happy that I finally found a good use for them. I have one spool of ribbon that won't fit in my ribbon box, so I used it here to make bows. The greenery and holly were leftover cuts from earlier projects, so I colored them up and glued them on.
I made this tag today:
I had some more greenery to use up, as well as a snowflake and one layer of the Poinsettias that I made earlier in the month. ( I couldn't find it when I was assembling them, and had to cut a new one. I found it under my Lazy-Boy later, when I was vacuuming, LOL) The red background started as a sheet of scrap paper that I soaked up some Distress Inks with while working on another project. I have a big stack of these that I want to use up. I added more Distress Ink, and stamped it with a plaid stamp using a Picket Fence (white) paint dabber, to pull in some white to balance the snowflake. Both of the ribbons came from Christmas packages. I feel so frugal!
Thanks for looking!