Posted on December 28, 2010
Is it just me, or did December race by? I wanted to post these photos before Christmas but never had the spare time to sit down & do a post. I’m thrilled to get back into the swing of things, reunite with my beloved MAC, and get caught up on much-needed sleep after too many late nights! So, amidst giggle-filled Nerf dart chases, a village of chattering Zhu Zhu hamsters, and a speedy little RC helicopter hovering overhead, I’m trying to steal a few moments away at my desk. Up next, I’ll be posting a peek inside a client’s gorgeous home to share how she is displaying images from her children’s session. Her holiday decorating was magazine-worthy, so I took a few extra photos, of course! Working on that post now…..
For this post, I wanted to share this fun & easy craft idea for kids! The twins made the cutest little chalk-drawn snowmen on black construction paper at school, which gave me the idea for these adorable little handmade Christmas cards.
I had them write “Merry Christmas” with a red marker on a plain piece of card stock. I then scanned that in, sized it down a bit in Photoshop and placed it twice (upper right & lower right) on an 8.5 x 11 canvas. After printing, I just cut the card stock in half horizontally and then folded to make two 4.25 x 5.5 cards. I cut construction paper rectangles for the front, applied with an adhesive runner, and used a rounded corner punch. As I assembled cards, the twins drew the art with a piece of chalk & then signed the inside with marker. We turned out 34 cards in no time!
After seeing these cute Reindeer Pops at The Idea Room, I thought I’d try my hand at making some for the twins’ classmates. I thought they turned out pretty cute & were relatively easy, just a bit time-consuming. I dabbed the end of the “antlers” with peanut butter & stuck them in the center of the cookie before spooning chocolate over the front & back & they stayed in placed really well. If I make these again next year, I’d probably do the Snowman Pops instead, since the Reindeer pretzel antlers break fairly easily.
I’ll wrap up this completely random post-Christmas post with a couple shots of my Dad’s wife’s Christmas tree.
I thought their living room had a “Country Living” feel!
Next post coming tonight or tomorrow! If you like eye-candy home interiors, you’ll enjoy this post! And if you’re reading this post after my month-long
posting hiatus, THANK YOU!! I’m planning a really fun contest/giveaway for my blog readers this winter, so stay tuned!
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