Monday, November 29, 2010
make make make
We're giving more homemade jams as gifts this year. I love that all the work was done up front, way back in summer, and now all that is left to do is the fun crafty packaging of them. These are way easier than making cookie boxes and I suspect might even be more appreciated. A jar of homemade jam can be tucked away for a cold day in February when all the Christmas sweets are long gone.
The little boys and I made a felt garland. This turned out to be a really fun craft for them. They weren't able to cut the felt themselves, but they loved stringing the squares onto the thread. I was surprised they took so well to using a needle.
The boys also adored making paper bag monsters. Not a Christmas craft, but so fun.
I also made lip balms for the Christmas packages. So fun! I used the recipe from Angry Chicken's e-book. Super easy. I made a triple batch, twice, and I think I ended up with 10 balms.
It was back to work today. I can't believe we have only 3 weeks left and then it is Christmas vacation! It's going to fly by.
In other news, we are still eating Thanksgiving leftovers and loving them. Our Thanksgiving food is very traditional, from scratch, and yummy. How about you? Still enjoying the leftovers?