Here are 3 DIY crafts that I have done for this Christmas. The first one is a present /cookie platter topper. I make little toppers that really give a personal splash to each gift that I give. This year I made little gingerbread boys using felt and I stuffed them with cotton.
He really will become the “star” of the show. People are excited when they see him! Sometimes I make a little loop for people to be able to place him on the tree, but this year, I decided to just make them as mini-stuffed animals. Oh, I I stuff them with cotton balls. Yep, I break up the balls and stuff them inside.
This year I created Santa’s Workshop. I usually have a small tree and a village around it, but my nephew still loves to touch things, so I thought, hey, if he is going to touch it might as well be a mini village made out of cookies, icing and sprinkles!
Finally, I made 3 special reindeer headbands. One for me, one for my nephew and one for my little cousin. My nephew will decide who will wear what, but to make these are simple: 1) dollar store sells a set of 3 headbands 2) go to the craft store to get the little decorations for the headbands and also some thick brown felt. ( if not, foam works too!) 3) Use the glue gun and glue them together. Do not let the little ones touch the glue gun – it really can burn them! They are dried and ready to be worn in 10 minutes!
Next blog post I will cover some of the cookies and treats that I made for the big holiday!!