December 05, 2011

Christmas Crafting



Having a few weeks before Christmas, we choose this time to have some serious crafting sessions in our home.  We love having a homemade Christmas and have a continuous art class until Christmas "vacation".


If you homeschool, you know there really is never any vacation, not even during the summer.  Our daughter learns more from her hands on Farmers Market experience than anything she learns from her curriculum during the school year.

Every year I've had a hard time finding ideas for handmade ornaments, decorations, new Christmas recipes and handmade gifts, but this year is a different story!  I thought I'd share some of the top ones we are deciding on.  I'll begin with cute ideas for Christmas table settings.





I love the idea of using pine cones in homemade decorations!  Here are a few more different decorating ideas....



Here are a few handmade ornament ideas that are fun for children!  Be sure to put each child's name and age and the year you enjoyed time together making these, on each child's personalized ornament!



I really like these next few gift ideas...





For other great Christmas recipes, gift ideas, home organizational ideas and printable Christmas tags, visit Organized Christmas.com.



And we can never forget the reason we celebrate Christmas!




I hope these ideas inspire you and we pray you have a Blessed and Peaceful Christmas!!








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14 comments:

  1. All I can say is WOW, I LOVE IT ALL! I will be using these ideas. I like that you reminded people of the reason for the season. May you have a merry and blessed Christmas.

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  2. Some beautiful crafting ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

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  3. I love it all! The beautiful table setting, the pine cones and the stairway the very most. Thanks for sharing it all.

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  4. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!!
    I love the reindeer thumbprint ornaments and the pine bough sprays!
    My kids and I have made the lacey paper stars before. Those are fun to make and they are fairly simple to do.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Lisa

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  5. These are great ideas. I especially like the candles surrounded by candy canes.

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  6. Sharon, wow! Is that your lovely cabin front door? you have done a gorgeous job!!! I also love using natural items such as pine cones...later you can just put them back outdoors :)I especially like the thumbprint reindeer balls for the tree!! Very clever!
    Thank you for sharing this 'eye candy' with us all! God bless you.

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  7. Jacqueline ~ that isn't our front door, but I love finding all sorts of decorating ideas for our front porch area. The natural items or handmade items are about all we decorate with. We spent a few years in northern Wisconsin and I simply love working with birch. My favorite in the picture above is the pine spray on the door, the simple pine tree with lights and the birch! We will be going out in the woods today to gather items for decorating this way. We don't find much pine here, we are overloaded with cedar which smells just as good :)

    Have a blessed Christmas!

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  8. Found you over at Deborah Jeans Bloghop.....
    what a find.....you've peaked several of my interest all at one time. The picture at the top of your blog...beautiful and welcoming...I'll be happy to follow along and see what is going on in your next of the woods. I have wanted to make mozzarella for about 2 months now...never have gotten around to it, looking forward to reading more about that....I love making homemade bread and do it weekly...

    Blessings to you & yours thus Christmas Season..

    From Faith @ Crochet by the Sea

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  9. Welcome Faith! So glad to have you stop by and look around. Many blessing to you and your family!

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  10. There's nothing like a handmade Christmas ♥ Love your ideas!

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  11. Thanks for sharing, this is a lovely post. I too, love home made in the middle of Christmas! Have a Merry Christmas as you and yours celebrate this season!

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  12. great ideas! ill definitely be trying a couple

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  13. So so so many great ideas! I especially love the reindeer thumbprint ornament!

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  14. Wow....what incredible ideas. THANK YOU for sharing all of them.

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