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Deck the Halls with Handmade Goodies

how to make a paper wreath
This year I will be decorating my home with some old Christmas decorations from the past
and a few handmade pieces of my own.  I have looked around my home for items that I can use
to make my own hand crafted decor.  This is a good way to save for the Holidays.
how to make book page  wreath
I hung on my back door a wreath made out of pages of an old book that my father-in-law
purchased in a second hand store a year ago.
how to make book page  wreath
It was fun to make, but a lot of work too,
not to mention the mess I created with the glue gun on my fingers.  I forgot to take
photos of my little project, so I will share the tutorial from this site here
We also gathered items from the outdoors, like pine cones, branches and berries.
My son's favorite are the pine cones.
I took a couple of recycled jars and I wrapped them in scrapbook paper
and ribbon to hold festive candy canes.
You all know this one.  It's my felt ornament!  I added some glitter to add sparkle.
It's hard to see the glitter on here, but it looks like snow balls on my tree.  I love it!
At our home our focus during Christmas is the birth
of Jesus Christ.  I add little reminders around the house such as nativity sets,
and words written on our chalkboard, after all he is the greatest gift.


Will you be adding anything handmade to your decor this year? What is it?



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