Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hey Santa, Got Milk?

I put together a cute little gift for a friend of mine using my silhouette.  I bought the images from the silhouette store, have I mentioned how I love this machine.  I also made a great discovery, after running out of transfer paper, I tried clear contact paper and it worked great.  Especially, because I had to try to center the design and the contact paper allowed me to see the plate as I did it. 
Dollar Store Mug

Plate from Walmart
Hot Cocoa mix from Home Goods and Sugar Cookie Mix
Ready to Wrap
Happy Gifting Friends !!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Advent Calendar

I know it's been awhile.  I have been busy getting things together for a winter craft show that took place last weekend.  I hope to share some of the things I made in the next week.  For today, I am featuring an Advent calendar I made a couple of years ago that is still in excellent shape.  The background of the calendar is a table runner I picked up at Home Goods (loved the embroidered trees at the bottom).  Then I found the felt mittens and stocking ornaments at Big Lots.  I cut the top off the table runner and wrapped it around the dowel.  Then I glued the ribbon on and fed it through a metal ornament I found at Walmart.  The mittens and stockings are hot glued on and embellished with buttons and numbers.  It is difficult to find treasures to fit these little things but I sometimes just add a message or fun activity.  I have two kids so I have them take turns every other day.  
I love seeing all the variations of Advent Calendars.  I would love to see yours!!


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