Monday, July 16, 2012
Week 29: Stocking Stuffers (and Holly)
Two weeks of Christmas prep accomplished and it's only the middle of July. Can you imagine how you'll feel when it's the middle of December? If I hadn't dedicated this month to Christmas, I know exactly how I would feel. I've felt panic in the middle of December for the last 20 years.
I dedicated Week 2 to the decorating for Christmas. This week, I'm going to tackle the stocking stuffers.
Before I move on, I have one more decoration to show you. While browsing through The Complete Christmas Book (published 1961), I found a pattern for interlocking holly. It's basically a holly leaf with a knob on each end and a slit to slip the "berry" ends through.
So I made a fun foam holly garland to hang in my kitchen.
I used four sheets of fun foam and got eight hollies per sheet.
It's hard to show Christmas decorating in July.
I also made a felt version of the garland to hang on my Christmas tree. I haven't had a different tree garland in years. I'm still working on the felt version. It's a great project to do while watching TV.
Here you can see the size difference between the felt and foam holly leaves. I cut a double slit in the felt so the red beads can interlock on each leaf.
Anyway, we have really big stockings in our family. Please put your stocking stuffer/tokens of appreciation gift ideas in the comments. Especially if you have ideas for men!