Yes, that’s right, I’ve been participating in the Virtual Advent every year since the beginning. I don’t always know what I’m going to write about when I sign up, but hope for inspiration before my day comes.
This year I thought I’d combine Virtual Advent with Trish’s Pin It and Do It, which is a challenge where participants actually do the things they’ve pinned to a board on Pinterest. Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board where people pin up ideas they’ve found on the internet with the intention of actually doing those projects.
At Christmastime, I feel pretty crafty. I like making presents for people in my life. I pinned quite a few ideas over the year for this purpose.
Here are the projects I completed this year. Maybe you could do a few yourself.
All the printables were printed on white card stock purchased at Staples.
Wrapping presents like parcels was inspired by this post by Lolalina. Using postcard printables and reindeer tags from Eat Drink Chic, and vintage postage stamp clip art from Stampin D’Amour, twine from Martha Stewart, and regular brown paper, I made my own version. (PS- Print the stamp clip art on sticker sheets from an office supply store and cut out. Use the extras to decorate your Christmas cards.)
I used brown paper, Martha Stewart twine, and this printable from Eat Drink Chic- a movable reindeer- to decorate another present.
These Star Ornaments were inspired by this post from Tea at Weasel’s. She posted a link to the pattern found on Ravelry.
I made this Lattice hat for my Mom. I don’t think she reads my blog. Oh well. Surprise!
I followed the directions for Origami Wreath on Domesticali. It was a bit tricky to keep it all together. I covered the finished product with Mod Podge (glue) and glitter, and added a string for hanging. Can I just say that glitter is the craft supply from hell?
Finally, here’s a little music to jingle rock out to while wrapping and crafting from Walk Off the Earth.
Happy Holidays, Everyone!