It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!
(original pallet Christmas tree post from last year is here)
We got our tree over the weekend. And, because my husband is still not able to do any lifting or "contorting" after jaw surgery, I got to cut down the trees for the first time. I'm not sure why Violet thought it was so amusing (tee hee)!And then we carried them (all of the carts were in use) out from the fields by ourselves while he took pictures. It was quite the sight! But so much fun! And, on Monday we decorated the tree... We are definitely getting into the spirit of the season here!
And, speaking of the spirit of the season, doesn't that also mean, in part, a whole bunch of craftiness?!
Of course it does! Which brings me to our mini felt chain... A couple of years Violet and I made a paper chain (courtesy of Trader Joe's paper bags) to decorate the kid's tree. Do you remember making paper chains as a kid? I always loved making them. This year, I had the idea to make one that would be less likely to rip, why not make one out of felt?
I cut out many, many strips of colorful wool felt, about 1/2" x 2", and then Violet handed them to me, helping me with a pattern (she loves patterns, although some colors ran out so it wasn't exact), and I added a little dab of hot glue to close each link.
We've got a bit more crafting to do (that's an understatement perhaps), but this little craft was a great beginning!
ps. don't forget to pick up your copy of the ebook Handmade Winter for even more holiday and winter crafts, recipes, and more!