Christmas Craft Roundup

In the midst of my finals, I have somehow managed to free up exactly one day on which I may shirk academic duties and participate in Christmastime activities.  Josh and I are cramming all of our holiday decorating into a single Sunday, and I am perhaps inappropriately excited for someone my age.  I’m typically feeling so down-and-out about my birthday this time of year that I forget how enjoyable the Christmas season can be.  So, what do we have planned for our day of holiday crafting and decorating?

Firstly, we’ll need a tree!  I’m not entirely sure where we will procure one yet, but it will be from a charitable organization or local farm for certain.  Then there’s the question of decorations for the tree.  We’ve yet to accrue many ornaments in the two years we’ve been a couple, so I looked into homemade decorations and here’s what I’ll be crafting tomorrow:

(Photo and project c/o Cook Quilt Make and Bake)

I am so enamored with these simple dried orange slice ornaments.  They seem like they’ll be pretty easy to create, and will not only add color to my tree but will add another seasonal scent to my home.

(Photo and project c/o Cook Quilt Make and Bake)

I feel like everyone made salt dough ornaments at some point in grade school.  I picked up a couple of cookie cutters from Cliff’s Antiques today so I can now proceed with making heart and star shaped salt dough decorations.

(Photo and project c/o Green Eyed Monster)

The final tree ornament project I’ll be taking on tomorrow will be these stars made from paper towel rolls, Mod Podge, and glitter.  I have all of the components on hand already and am thrilled that I can incorporate a little  R-E-C-Y-C-L-E action into my Christmas decor.

For the remainder of my home, I’m hoping to prepare a few other embellishments.  I have my mind set on crafting some lace bunting to hang in my living room, and I think I’ll work on these projects too:

(Photo and project c/o McLaughlin Designs)

Probably the closest thing to a snow globe I can fashion on my own, I love this “Winter in a Jar” DIY from McLaughlin Designs.

 (Photo and project c/o papernstitch)

No sew, no glue, vintage Christmas wreath project?  Perfect!

I’m thankful for the crafty minds who came up with these projects and so grateful that I can draw on their inspiration to make my cramped apartment feel a little bit more like home.  I can’t wait for tomorrow nor can I wait to document and share this surprising burst of Christmas cheer that’s somehow developed in me.  Who knew that putting the kibosh on my birthday would allow me to enjoy the holidays so much?

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