Friday, December 12, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Crafts | Day 7 | Reindeer Food

Have you ever made reindeer food??? This is something my kids have enjoyed doing for years! I have made different versions of it, but I decided to go with something quick and easy today. (Have you noticed a theme this month??)

I grabbed a big Ziploc bag
1 cup of oats ( you could totally use packets of oatmeal, too!)
and my giant container of sprinkles that never seems to end!

Step 1:
Have a cute little helper open the bag and pour the cup of oats in!

Step 2: Start sprinkling!!

Wait until you hear, "This is so much fun!!" before checking just how many sprinkles are accumulating in the bag!
Give the bag a good shake, and you're done! Now all we have to do is wait for Christmas Eve so we can sprinkle it on the lawn for the reindeers. They will have some carrots, too, to balance out all the sugary sprinkles! :)

 You can see the other 12 Days of Christmas Crafts here:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Crafts | Day 6 | Pillow Covers

Today's post actually comes from a couple weeks ago. I took a trip to IKEA. I really really love that place!! I found these great pillow covers for only $6! I couldn't decide which one I wanted more, so I got one of each. I don't have enough pillows in their size to get two of each. Our living room couch has 6 pillows on it, 2 of each size. I had the middle size covered, so I needed to find something for the others. I ended up going to JoAnn Fabrics a few days later on a mission. I wanted something Christmas-y, but I didn't want Christmas Trees and Presents and such. I also wanted a heavier fabric than all the holiday prints offered. Our living room is very neutral, so I wanted to bring in some seasonal color. I ended up finding a solid marigold color and a green printed fabric that I love.

I usually make envelope-style pillow covers, but I found a bunch of zippers in my stash that I decided to use this time! They were the perfect size! I even love how the colors compliment the fabric, but aren't the same color (or just plain white!) There was no method to these covers. I laid my pillow on top of the piece of fabric, added about an inch, cut it, and sewed it shut. I wanted something quick and easy, and that is how I accomplished it! I don't always have time for pre-planning and measuring and pinning and such!

Here's how they all look on the couch! What do you think??
I am very pleased with how they all turned out. I love walking into the room to see the bright colors. It's even better to know that I MADE it! (Except the two from IKEA, of course!)

This guy is sure enjoying them! :)

 I have no idea what we will be crafting tomorrow, so be sure to check back!! :)

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Crafts | Day 5 | Christmas Cards | Addie Lynn

Today we are doing a special kind of craft. Tomorrow is my husband's birthday, so I planned on helping K make him a card. Then I came across THIS post in my Facebook feed from the Today show. Breaks my heart. So we decided to make an extra card to send to Miss Addie Lynn and her sisters for Christmas.

I just grabbed some cardstock, photo tape, and Christmas stickers.

I love this stuff. I only use it for special occasions because I'm afraid I'm going ot run out and not be able to get more! :)

I took a piece of patterned cardstock and taped a plain piece on the inside so we would have somewhere to write.

Then we decorated the outside with stickers, and wrote a message inside.

I even decorated the outside of the envelope, because who likes a plain envelope?? ;)

And there it is...a fun handmade Christmas card on its way to Addie Lynn and her sisters!!

If you have time to make a card, or even just mail an extra, you can send one to Addie, too!!
Here is her address:
Addie Lynn and Sisters, P.O. Box 162, Fountain Green, UT 84632

You can also donate to her medical bills HERE and visit Addie's Facebook page HERE!

Now I must get a move on our other Christmas cards!!

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