Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday Random: Christmas time is my favorite!!

So Christmas is just right around the corner and it's getting here quickly.  I am not ready for the gift aspect of Christmas, but I am ready for the family part.  Spending time with family during the holidays is my favorite thing ever. Every year I decide to make my Christmas gifts instead of buy them, because I feel like homemade gifts are way more special than store bought gifts..(plus, I am so's no joke) And I of course decide to make these gifts a month before every single year..sometimes I wish I could get one of Santas elves to come help me out to get them done faster. For this Christmas post I decided to share some beautiful winter photos I have found on Pinterest, plus add some Christmas gift DIY's (another strange thing, is I am looking forward to some snow this year, but of course I want it when I have no where to go..that's when it's the prettiest).....Merry Christmas Everyone!!


Anyone that knows me personally, knows that I absolutely hate snow..but...this year I am ready for it..this is too gorgeous!

Comfy Cozy

Cute little Christmas Mobile DIY   click on the link to learn how to create it

Adorable Gingerbread ornaments
Cinnamon Dough Ornament Recipe

2 C. flour

1 C. salt
5 t. cinnamon
3/4 to 1 C. water

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir in water gradually to make dough. (Tip: If it sticks to your hands - add more flour, If it crumbles - add water) Knead for 5-10 minutes until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out dough to desired thickness can range from 1/4 - 3/4 inch thick.

Note: The thicker the longer it will take to bake.

Use cookie cutters to create teddy bears, gingerbread people, and holiday shapes. Use a straw to make a hole so you can hang the ornament.

Baking: - Check After 45 minutes - 1 hour

Temperature: 325°F.
Time: 1 1/2 hours - varies based on thickness, bake until dry.

Let cool before you begin to decorate. Paint with acrylic paints. Glue on fun eyes, buttons, ribbon, or any fun accessory. Coat with acrylic varnish when everything is dry, this is optional.

My homemade stocking I made from a goodwill sweater..

Snow Globes...I have become obsessed and have made way too many..some have little animals in them :)




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