Christmas is almost here!

Is anyone else feeling the holiday stress? I know I planned ahead so I wouldn't yet I feel like this week I have been running around without any time. I'm not sure how that happened. I guess starting with a sick child and lots of last minute tutoring jobs.

Well, yesterday we went to school and made a neat craft, a star window. It was very easy. We started with a picture mat and glued on a handmade paper cover (which our teacher had already cut to fit). Then we glued a piece of vellum to the back. Then we cut out stars from various papers (foils, handmade and a bit sturdier paper for the kids to cut) and arranged them on another sheet of vellum, gluing them once we decided where we wanted them. Then glue the second vellum to the first and you are done. Our teacher said the original instructions called for tissue paper instead of vellum, but she thought the vellum would be easier and prettier.

When we came home we finished the rest of our pine cone trees. We included garland on these. We also wrapped most of Hazel's gifts to give to people. She had to decide which of each craft was going to various family members and her godparents.

We also decorated some foam and wooden trees and a gingerbread man. I got the foam trees last year and we decorated them with stickers and glued on a small picture of Hazel from the Sears $7.99 package (too small for much else) and gave them as gifts. This year we used all of our glitter glue and other decorations. I'm not sure what we are going to do with them, but we had fun.

Have a great weekend! Stop by tonight or tomorrow for Sharing Saturday!! And go check out last week's entries, so I can figure out who to feature by the popular vote.


  1. I am excited it's almost Christmas too!! Love the potted, decorated pinecones =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Merry Christmas,
    Beth =-)

  2. I just love those potted pine cones too!

    Thanks for joining in each week!



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