Saturday, December 23, 2017

My First Christmas Cookies Ever

I decided that I wanted to try to make Christmas cookies this year. That was not my best idea, y' Bless their heart, they are not the prettiest cookies. They taste good though. I had a couple without icing because I don't like it.

His face about sums it So sad.

 I did not make them from scratch.

 I thought it would work better if I put the flour on Saran wrap. This was a very bad idea.

 I also forgot to put flour on the rolling pin.

 Finally put it directly on the counter and rolled it out.
 I didn't cut all the way through the dough and had to redo them all.
 They didn't want to come off the counter. I had to take the whole thing up and do it again.
 Second try I left it thicker and made sure to cut all the way through.
 Redid the left over dough. Thicker even. These were the best

 I got flour everywhere!

 Poor misshapen cookies.
 Plumping up a bit too much.

 All done.
 These did not survive unscathed. This pan doesn't work well.

 First try at decorating was not a

Tada! There you have it. My sad little Christmas cookies. At least I tried. They are cute in their own way.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

My New Christmas Card Holder

I made a new Christmas card holder this year. It is a really simple craft. It has to be for me to do I'm happy with the way it turned out.

I'm happy with the way it turned out.

 I got the fabric and a foam poster board. 

 Cut the fabric to size.

 There is probably a better way to do this but I just stapled it down.

 Looks pretty good. Only one real wrinkle.

 I decided to hot clue some ribbon around the edges.

 It looks good to me.

 Then I hot glued my Christmas buttons on the corners.

 Roy helped me find the center for the two halves of the ribbon to hang it with. 
 We tried stapling it first but that didn't hold. Roy stapled his

 Then Roy said he knew what to do. Duct tape. It fixes anything, right?

 It worked!

 I liked it like this but decided to make it more festive.

 I hung my new bells up with it.

I've only got 3 cards so far but they still look good up there. Hope y'all like my little craft project. It's really easy to do, as you can see.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Wooden Arrow Banner

My niece saw an arrow banner at Hobby Lobby that she liked. I told her I thought we could make something similar ourselves. Ours didn't turn out exactly like theirs but it is really cute. I was glad she liked it when I showed her the photo.

 I was trying to figure out how to get everything Thankfully, Roy saved me.

Got the cuts laid out.

 Cutting the arrows out with a jigsaw.

 First one done.

 Using it as a template for the others.

 All of the arrows cut out. I love the light, medium and dark wood colors.

Drilling the holes for the string.

 I helped do some sanding.

 Putting the Danish oil on.

 All oiled.

Putting them together with the sting.

 All lined up.

 Knots to hang it by.

Finished product. Isn't it cute?

A better shot of it.