My camera situation is figured out so I wanted to post these homemade Christmas gifts that I made for 2014.Β 

Truett's hand print.

Truett’s hand print.

I only made 2 playdoh handprints even though Tru was doing great laying his hand in the dough. I couldn’t get the dough to stop sticking to him so I made 2 of these but only painted one of them as santa. This was kind of my present from Tru to me because no way am I giving these away when I have so few of them. I also made a plaster of paris print that I like even better because the details showed up so well. πŸ™‚

3 of the 4 wreaths I made.

3 of the 4 wreaths I made.

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I have to admit that I found the idea and instructions for these wreaths on Mercy News’ blog. If you aren’t following her, you should be. She is such a woman for God. I love reading her posts. πŸ™‚

These wreaths are VERY easy. Like 30-45 minutes each. I found the burlap rolls at walmart for under $4 each. I think the frames are less than $3 there as well. I got the decorations for just cents each at Jo Ann’s Fabrics on sale. The burlap bow material was a few dollars a roll. I used probably 4 rolls. So these are actually very cost effective to make. I used the 18 inch frames I think.

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The wreath I never took a finished picture of.

 

 

I forgot to take a picture of this wreath finished. It turned out pretty I think. I didn’t do a bow on it. I went all the way around with the carnations and daisies. I actually didn’t use the green ivy. It really didn’t need it. I used a 12 inch frame for this wreath.

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The knitted dish cloths with their towels.

I knitted these 2 dish cloths and paired them with some pretty dish towels that I found. It is so fun to knit small, quick things like that. I could work on it while Tru napped. πŸ™‚

Finished chair.

Finished chair.

I didn’t think to take a before picture of this chair I repainted for Tru for Christmas. It has been outside on our porch for years. I thought it would decay before we ever had a baby and even said so. And I was almost right because the finish all wore off and it needed some cheering up but here it is! Tru loves it. He sits in it all the time. DH thinks the paint colors are hideous together…. What do you think? Is the blue weird? Tell me the truth because I have more brown to paint over the blue. I am terrible with color coordinating.

 

Here is a little of our Christmas decorating – a little as in all of it except for the stockings. I usually go all out with a village and everything. Not so this year! πŸ˜‰

Our Christmas tree. I put it up a few days before Christmas. I couldn't help myself. I usually get a full size live tree but this year it just wasn't doable with  a toddler. He left this tree alone mostly though so he may have been fine after-all.

Our Christmas tree. I put it up a few days before Christmas. I couldn’t help myself. I usually get a full size live tree but this year it just wasn’t doable with a toddler. He left this tree alone mostly though so he may have been fine after-all.

Even the deer got in the spirit. At one point he wore a santa hat. ;)

Even the deer got in the spirit. At one point he wore a santa hat. πŸ˜‰

My precious box snowman from my mom. Truett's Christmas pictures from last year.

My precious box snowman from my mom. Truett’s Christmas pictures from last year.

Our nativity.

Our nativity.

The table runner from my Grandma. Thank you! :)

The table runner from my Grandma. Thank you! πŸ™‚

The tree my brother made me YEARS ago. I have to hang it every year. It's just so cute. :)

The tree my brother made me YEARS ago. I have to hang it every year. It’s just so cute. πŸ™‚

 

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