I know it isn't even Halloween yet, but my thoughts have been on the upcoming Christmas Holidays.
Specifically, decorations for our home.
It may be because this will be the first Christmas we have spent in our new home.
Last year, we were blessed to be able to spend Christmas with my family in NC.
So, we did decorate the tree and put up a few lights, but nothing much more than that.
This year, I want it to be awesome for our children . Our youngest is 5.
Do you remember Christmas at 5?
Everything seems to be possible and filled with wonder and delight.
So, I have decided to start early.
The first item I have wanted to make was some type of Advent Calender.
I found a cute template for a stocking and went to work.
It required some sheets of felt, a needle and twine, baker's twine, a hole punch, buttons, card stock, glue,
and mini clothespins.
It took me about 3 days to sew all the stockings by hand.
(I don't have a sewing machine...it is on my list of wants to Santa for Christmas this year.)
I then sewed the buttons on , cut out the tags from left over card stock, punched a hole in the cards, tied the cards to the buttons using the baker's twine, cut out the numbers (well my Cricut did that) , glued them on each stocking, then attached them to some left over brown vine covered wire.
I think it turned out awesome.
I used the color scheme of our home for the stockings...so they are not your typical red and green.
I also use these colors when decorating the tree and the remainder of the home.
Now, I have to come up with 24 fun, and easy ideas for us to do each night as a family.
Don't worry, I took it down after I took the photos...but,
I can't wait!!
Have you started to think about Christmas or the Holidays yet?