I was a little late decorating for Christmas this year. I just don’t seem to have the energy this year to do as much as I have in the past, so I am simplifying. I did, however, make time to do a couple of craft projects.
I had seen some simple table top trees made from printed burlap and wanted to try making them. I found the printed burlap at JoAnn’s Fabrics. After making the trees I decided to make some stockings to hang on my entryway hat rack. I am pleased with how they all turned out.
I bought enough of the burlap to make some throw pillows, but they probably won’t get made until after the holidays.
Another project that I had seen in a shop a while back is prim candy canes. I found plastic candy canes at Hobby Lobby.
I tore strips of homespun to wrap around the candy canes.
After wrapping the candy canes, I dipped my fingers in liquid fabric softener and smoothed the fabric down. Then I sprinkled them with cinnamon and laid them on paper towels to dry.
All dry and ready to hang on the tree.
Here is a candy cane hanging on our tree.
I still have a few more things I need to set out, but I am about ready to call it done.
Tomorrow is our city’s annual Christmas Parade. My BF and I go out early and set up chairs to save our spot, then our kids and grandkids join us for the parade. We have a great time watching the kids enjoy all the sights and sounds.
I hope you all are having a blessed holiday season and taking the time to enjoy family and friends.
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