Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells….Day #22

I love Christmas.  It has to be my absolute favorite time of year.  I love seeing the dark green trees against the white snow…and decorating the inside so your house is full of wonderful greenery smells, etc.  I suppose having fresh plants (a real tree, etc) inside our houses during the holiday season is what makes us so happy.   But it truly is one of my favorite times of year to decorate.  There are so many fun things you can do.

On today’s post I wanted to share with you some of my favorite ideas for Christmas decorations.  They make great presents…especially for neighbours or friends you want to get something for but don’t know what to buy.

These are even great ideas that your kids can help you with.

Especially this snowflake idea

  from MarthaStewart.com

 

 

Or these adorable thumbprint ornaments from

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meetthedubiens.com

 

 

 

 

We made ornament balls when I was little for our Christmas tree using the same idea (tweaked slightly) as this no sew tree from JEllen’s House of Fabric

And for those who like to crochet there are lots of patterns out there like this crocheted ornament pattern from GreedyforColour

You can even use food items to make ornaments that will smell pretty…

Tie with ribbon to hang

 

Like these cinnamon applesauce ornaments from mevsthehouse.com

 

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Or these dried fruit ornaments from nomeatathlete.com

 

And then there is always the staple, paper ornaments…that can look amazing depending on the tutorial you use:

TipJunkie compiled these four paper ornaments from various blogs…aren’t they adorable?

 

There are so many different types of ornaments out there and they make GREAT gifts.  One blogger I know said her mom gives each of the kids an ornament every year.  That way, when they get married and move away they have ornaments to decorate their own trees.  She said between her grandmother and mother she has received close to 60 ornaments so far.  Isn’t that a neat idea?  What a way to develop memories.  And I think they would also make great neighbour gifts.  They’re small and practical. 

So go have some fun being crafty!

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