Well, the table is cleared, and the leftovers are now filling my refrigerator. It was a lovely day, and although I don’t love to cook, I didn’t set off the smoke alarm, I didn’t repeat last year’s “turkey on the floor” episode, and I was much more organized than the year before’s “thrown together Thanksgiving“, so I’d call my meal a big success!
Having all four of my kids home together at the same time, without anyone needing to rush off to work or school, made the day perfect, but eating lots of yummy food together was wonderful also.
I finished decorating our tree yesterday. It’s very simple and cozy looking, with red mittens, like I used on the mitten banner, the cinnamon dough ornaments, and I also made gingham and brown paper ornaments.
It only took a few minutes to make each one, so you can whip up a whole batch of them in an hour.
The supplies needed are:
scissors and pen
How to make them:
Iron Heat N’ Bond, adhesive side down,onto the wrong side of the fabric, then use a cookie cutter to trace the shape on the paper side.
Cut the shape out.
Peel off the paper backing, and iron the shape onto brown paper and trim around the edge, leaving a small margin.
Use the paint pen to draw stitch lines around the shape.
I hot glued jute twine on the back for hangers.
I made mostly stars, but also did a snowman shape, and may do some Christmas tree shapes too – just because they are fun to make.
These could also be used as package tie-ons, and have such a sweet, homespun look.
If you missed the other Christmas ornaments I’ve shared this year, you can see them here.
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