Christmas Crafts 2015

In this post: Snowman Placemat Pillows, a Lego Nativity, and a Snowman Carving.

Hello, dear ones! I have another short post from 2015. Michael and I had fun crafting last Christmas. Here are a few things we made.

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  • Placemat Pillows~ I saw this idea online and I had to give it a shot. I also wanted Michael to learn to sew with the machine. Here’s how we made Snowman placemat pillows.
  1. Take two placemats (ours came from the dollar store) and have the fronts facing each other.
  2. Sew around the edges but leave one corner unsewn.

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3. Turn the placemats (now a pillow) inside out to show the fronts.

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4. Stuff cotton batting into the pillow. You can use a stick or crochet needle to push in the stuffing.

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5. Sew up the corner and voila! You’ve got lovely holiday pillows!

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6. You’ll usually pay 6 or more bucks for a holiday pillow. This way, you’ve only spent two dollars!

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  • Lego Nativity~ Michael made this creation all on his own. I like how the star looks like a cross.

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  • Snowman Carving~ I can’t remember why I bought Michael a carving kit. We may have used it for a school project. Anywho, he wanted to make a gift for his Nana (my mom). She loves snowmen and has quite a collection. Michael did a good job for his first time carving a figure. I can’t wait to see the whittling he does in the future! My eldest is growing up so fast!

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Well, enough of my sentiment. I’m so glad I can share these happy memories with my blog family. I feel like putting out these cherished moments into the blogosphere, means they may live on when I’m gone. I want to leave behind more than dust when I go. Okay, that’s a bit heavy for Christmas. Anywho, I hope you’re inspired to make your own creations. If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comment section. I’ve got a couple more Advent posts coming your way tonight and then I’m taking a break. You could say I’m catching up. That week with the Strep really knocked me down.

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

More Christmas Fun:

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