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DIY Christmas Ornaments

I really like an old timey, simple Christmas tree.  I’ll show you some decorations you can make for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

Another snow day in Vancouver today!!!  I loved the fluffy white flakes + the view from my bedroom window.  The snow on the branches looked like pussy willows.Xmas'13 - 01

Quiet + still.Xmas'13 - 02

Looks like a waterfall to me.Xmas'13 - 03

A perfect day for my holiday spirits.  Last year when my sister was visiting we made salt dough stamped ornaments.  Click here for the complete instructions.  We rolled out the dough…Xmas'13 - 04

Pressed on the gold ink…Xmas'13 - 05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stamp away!Xmas'13 - 06

Get out your cookie cutters + make a hole for the string with a chopstick or what have you…Xmas'13 - 07

And bake!Xmas'13 - 08

We had a lot of fun making these.  They’re slightly imperfect, but we’re not looking for perfection!

Last year + this year I made cranberry garlands.  I learned a couple handy tips that made it easier this year.  Previously, my sister + I had used regular sewing thread + regular sewing needles.  Naaay, my friends – this is wrong.  This year I used baker’s twine which is thicker + stronger.  And a wool embroidery needle.  Some of the cranberries are a little tough, so you need a sturdy needle to stick it to it!  Plus, the tip of the wool needle is slightly rounded + not super sharp, which helps you avoid stabbing yourself.  All in all, makes stringing MUCH quicker!Xmas'13 - 09

Like strings of shiny jewels!!!Xmas'13 - 10

Our little tabletop tree.  It’s been so busy this winter + we’re still organizing + getting situated in our new house.  We couldn’t commit to a full size tree this year.Xmas'13 - 11

Maybe next year I’ll make a new ornament!Xmas'13 - 12

Megumi was loving watching the snow fall today!Xmas'13 - 13

So presh.  I hope the holiday season preparations are making you happy + not stressed out!!!!  Take care, everyone!

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10 Comments Post a comment
  1. You’re like the yin to my yang; you’ve got the simple, charming, rustic tree and I have MERRY TREESPLOSION. 🙂 What’s nice is, there’s merit and beauty to both approaches. Your tree is lovely. Merry happy!

    December 21, 2013
    • Haha! I like a blinged out tree as well! I was eyeing a mini fake tree that was pink the other day….

      December 21, 2013
  2. I’m going to make some of these for my boyfriends family.

    December 21, 2013
  3. cheri #

    Cute, old time ornaments. Merry Christmas

    December 21, 2013
  4. kenneth '' Dad's - Papi '' nishino #

    ALOHA, Nan,…nice tree nice trimming, good on YAH!!!
    well its only a few more days before Jingle Bell’s, so heres
    hoping U, Jeff, and Meg’s have a Great Christmas and a
    Happi Happi New YEARS, we R certainly going 2 miss U,
    hopefully U will come back and visit in Cali, again…soon!!!!!!
    cheers
    Luv U
    DAD’s

    December 21, 2013
    • Will miss you for Christmas too!!!! Sniff, sniff. I think it’s still going to be a loooooong time until I’m allowed to cross the border, dad! Damn immigration…..

      December 21, 2013

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