it's a crafty christmas this year

I've a ton of backlogged projects to blog about.  *sigh*

But in the meantime, I've decided (partly out of laziness because I did not have the energy to haul everything out of the garage this holiday season) to make the ornaments for the tree with my daughter this Xmas.  I wanted it to be a crafty holiday season.  Ellie has taken to arts and crafts like a duck to water.  Makes me all sorts of happy to have a kid who loves crayons and paint and glitter as much as I do.

We started out with making salt dough ornaments.

Then we did a few ornament decoration projects we found at local craft stores:

After decorating the tree we decided to have a go at one of those pre made  - decorate your own gingerbread house kits.

And the results:

It didn't turn out exactly like the picture on the box.   I found it was missing some of the candy pieces and should have had, in my opinion, 2 bags of frosting inside.

And last, but not least . . . the little one's first letter to Santa - as it was dictated to me.  The letter is decorated by my 3 year old.


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