First of all, I just want to say it is so good to be back! I too have been quite busy here in Vancouver as I am just finishing up my first semester as a student teacher. Let me tell ya…teaching is hard work!! I have a new found respect for all of the teachers in my life – You.Are.Amazing.
So now that I am finding more spare time here and there, I decided to do some christmas crafts. As you all know by now I love getting crafty and I get some great inspiration and ideas from Pinterest. I decided to embark on some pins that had been lingering around my boards for awhile that I had yet to try. I’ll be really honest here, I had two epic fails and one craft that turned out rather cute. So I’ll start the Christmas season off with these…I hope you like…and I hope you try!!
I made these gift tags with 3 every day ingredients. Here is the recipe:
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 cup salt
* 3/4 cup water
Mix these three ingredients together, slowly adding the water until you have a workable dough. Roll it out, cookie-cutter it out, and bake at 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Simply. Easy. Cute.
I then got out my stamps and sharpie and went to work decorating. I loved the simplicity of a letter on the small tags to represent family members.
These little birdies turned out to be my favourite…
Make sure when you are punching out your shapes that you take a straw or toothpick (for the small circles) and punch out a hole to thread your string through.
Add them to a gift, or even hang them on your tree. Other ideas to jazz them up would be to add sparkles to your dough before you bake it, or a little dab of food colouring. How fun!
So far this season: Christmas Crafts – 2 … Jillian – 1
But sometimes it takes a few funny fails to get an outcome you truly love.
ps. Rebecca and I are re-united in 7 DAYS!!!!