Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Giant Snowflake!

I first saw this kind of 3D paper snowflake last week when I took my daughter in for a doctor's appointment. They had several up around the reception desk. Then again today in another office, I saw more. I can't believe I've never seen these before. More likely I have, but just never noticed them. Today when I had some time while my three year old was down for her nap, I got out some paper and tried it. I didn't look up instructions first (which I probably should have) but it still came out rather well. I opted for paper with a print on it - three sheets in the star pattern and three in the stripe pattern, and alternated them around the snowflake. It was a super easy project that took probably less than 10 minutes to put together.
This snowflake is giant because I used 6 12x12 pieces of paper. Really 8x8 would have been better, or I could use one sheet of 12x12 for 4 6x6 pieces. I did afterwards find a youtube video on how to put this together:
It probably explains this craft more easily than I could.

I didn't send this project to Jen to do, I know. I must be really selfish. :) Really, I knew by the time it got there it wouldn't really be time for Christmas crafts and decorations anymore. And that's because I plan to stay away from the post office during this time of year as I really don't enjoy standing in line and having the joy sucked out of me. Jen does have another project in her hands already that I'm sure she'll post about soon enough.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Glitter Trees

All done!

This super fun Martha Stewart Tree Centerpiece Kit turns out the cutest, glittery little trees. Like all things Martha Stewart, the quality is excellent and the details matter. Everything you need comes in the kit (perfect for a total craft loser like myself) and the instructions are clear and easy (come to think of it, also perfect for a total craft loser like myself).

Here's a close up of the sparkle (my favorite part of...well, pretty much anything).


And here they are in their little spot in our Christmas decorations.  I feel compelled to point out that these are on a mantel far, far above my little head and I had no idea it needed to be dusted AGAIN until the pictures called me out loud and clear.  (AGAIN!? I mean, I swear I dusted up there last year.)

And now...I have another part of Al's last package that I get to unwrap!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Batter up!

I received this adorable card and lovely craft assigment from Alicia this week.  It's so cute, in fact, that if I hadn't managed to fall prey to The Heinously Evil Stomach Bug Of Evil  (SO evil that the fact it knocked a few pounds off my scale STILL does not endow it with any redeeming qualities) this week, I would have already done it!

Coming soon....