Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Crafts Have Begun

I am not a big fan of Christmas decor.  Probably because it requires me to take it out and put it away all within 5 weeks of time.  That just seems like a lot of work.  Also, the stuff I see at stores is typically too commercial and not really that cute.  This year I decided to make a few new things for our Christmas decor collection.  I think the homemade touch will be just the motivation I need to get it out each year.

Here is a paper tree I made inspired by Pinterest, although I have seen these in scrapbooking magazines long before Pinterest became a part of my daily life.  I used a MME mini pad of double sided Christmas papers to make this.  Now that I look at it, I think it needs a little star on top.  I'll have to get to that ASAP.

This is a little framed sign I made using my Cricut.  I have seen various printables with this saying on it for Christmas, but I thought it would be richer if I cut the words out instead of just printing the whole thing off on the printer.  I used the Christmas Village cartridge (it was a free cuts of the week) to make the wise man and the camel.
I have a few more things in the works and will share them as soon as they are finished.  I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season!