I used Jordan’s party hat template and instructions to make this santa hat and then stuck in a bobby pin. I thought they’d be great for a Christmas party or like the bank teller, at work.
I needed a little va-va-va voom to my boring bicycle so I took some Christmas greenery and wired it around to form a wreath. I found it’s much much easier to make wreaths with a form, but since I was wiring it to a basket anyway, I could create any shape I wanted with it. I added some Danish ribbon saying “God jul” or “Merry Christmas” and hope it doesn’t get stolen like my last basket.
Last night we made homemade condiments with some friends. Last year it was holiday cookies and this year holiday condiments and funny enough, probably just as much sugar used in each. Anywhoo, we had a lot of fun making remoulade, pickles, honey mustard, spicy mustard, and normal mustard and added some toppers to them and these are the fruits of our labors. Today I turned the toppers into snowflakes and added some tissue and crepe paper under.
Let me start off my saying that I have not turned Scrooge this year by any means. In fact, I think I could be in the running of Person With the Most Christmas Spirit award, but we were watching a Christmas address yesterday when The Christmas Carol was mentioned and it got me thinking a bit more about alternative Christmas decorations. I loved the wall hanging in Bri Emery’s loft so much that simply says, “It’s ok” and I wanted to create something that would reflect it’s simplicity. So, today’s Christmas craft goes out to Mr. Charles Dickens for writing such a memorable tagline.
For this month’s DIY project for Oh Happy Day I tapped into my my mom’s endless artistic reservoir again and remembered how one year for Christmas she made these candy lights and put them on our whole house. It was pretty fantastic looking and I think it turned out well again this time. I love the photos that Emily took. This top one is one of my absolute favorites of all time roots and all (sick!). Should have asked her to photoshop those suckers out.
Get the full instructions here.
Step 1: Make your first fold by taking the top and folding it down so it creates a nice line with the center of the magazine.
Step 2: Make your second fold by taking the edge of that first fold and folding it into the center line.
Step 3: Take the point of the new bottom fold and fold it up so it’s flush with the bottom edge of the magazine. The tree will stand on this so it must be able to sit on a table.
I think I’m going to do dozens more to act as our real Christmas tree since we don’t have a lot of space in our little apartment. Enjoy!