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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

4 Projects from Christmas past

While I try to showcase on the blog all of my DIY projects, sometimes I just don't have time for everything and I simply have to choose between getting things done and writing posts or creating tutorials.

4 Projects from Christmas past

So today I decided to showcase four Christmas projects of previous years that I never got round to actually post about here before. 

Let's start with my favorite, and the one I'm most proud of:

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4 Projects from Christmas past

I cross stitched this years ago, framed it and gave it to my mother for Christmas. While I love cross-stitching I usually go for smaller projects which are easier to complete. That I managed to make this and finish it in time for Christmas still fills me with wonder every time I look at it. 

Project number two is the Nativity that stands on my daughter's dresser every year since she was born.

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I used the free pattern of the Nativity ornament from Wild Olive, though yes, you guessed - I tweaked it just a little bit.
Then we have the red and white felt star that graces our Christmas tree. Over the years we got lots of additional ornaments (most of them made by the kids) but at first all our ornaments were in red and silver. And the first time we decorated the tree we noticed we didn't have a start to place at the top. So I quickly printed a star shape of the Internet in two different sizes and managed to sew a felt star in record time.

4 Projects from Christmas past

It was supposed to be a temporary arrangement but the years have passed and we are still using it...

And last but not least, I bring you a very original project we made with the kids for a Christmas tree exhibition at their school. It's made out of a semi-opened umbrella stuck into a flower pot and covered with a zillion pieces of green wool (which I spent a full weekend sewing in place). The idea for using the umbrella came from my husband, I took care of sewing the wool and covering the flower pot with burlap and a red ribbon, and the kids glued on the decor.

4 Projects from Christmas past

After all that work I didn't have the courage to get rid of it once the school returned it, so we've used it to decorate the hallway between our rooms ever since.

I hope you've had fun looking at this collection of some of our past Christmas projects, and happy Holidays!


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