Addendum: OK, this post sucks because I can not figure out how to align text and pictures how I want them (I remember going through this with blogspot too, I have no idea how I eventually got it to work) and my pictures are too small because I’m worried my computer can’t handle any decent photo editing software. I’m sure someone will comment and tell me how to do all this and I’m sure I won’t understand 😦
Wow, that really makes you want to read this post, huh?
I went a little crazy with the Christmas crafts this year, via my “christmas things” board… it was my way of coping when I decided not to get a tree because the kittens are so. naughty. lately.
I caved and bought a tree last weekend anyways. They’ve been pretty good but I had to take the presents out from under it because they kept biting them and trying to eat the wrapping paper (visualize me rolling my eyes here).
Aaaanyways…. what do we have here? First, an “advent” calendar I made by sewing 24 little muslin bags (a few are vintage plaid from this shirt because I ran out of muslin).
Inside are a number of vegan treats – I did not want it to be all candy and chocolate, so aside from those treats I used fruit leather, nuts, dried fruits, a little bag of coffee and cinnamon sticks, popcorn and “ranch topping,” spicy hot chocolate, and satsuma tangerines. I know I got the idea from something on the internet last year, but I’m not entirely sure where.
I made this garland over the course of last Christmas and the Christmas before. You can find my inspiration here (see, this was pre-Pinterest).
A little felt tree, inspiration here.
Some boxwood wreaths, inspiration here.
An incredibly complex craft of my own creation.
Some hand-stamped Christmas cards (they may or may not look like they were made by a 5-year-old).
And some snow globes, again from this post. (Ohmygod I went to Hobby Lobby for the first time to get the supplies, ohmygodohmygod I was in heaven. It’s like Michael’s on crack. I think I was there for an hour and a half). It’s so hard to see through this glass, but it is a little tree with a little cardinal glued to it with some gifts at the bottom (I cut out little foam cubes and wrapped them in tiny pieces of wrapping paper, then took some thin ribbon, snipped it and ripped it lengthwise to make it thinner, curled it up and taped it on).