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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Crafty Weekends Link Party & Christmas Crafts

This week has been busy with various things, but I am not ready to write a craft review for you. I will share a couple of crafts we have been working on though. Every Christmas Hazel's school has each class adopt a child in a battered women's shelter. The list for the four-year-old boy her class has this year included wanting a quilt, so I decided to make a quick one. I bought a set of flannel squares at Joann's and cut some more from other flannel I bought and had. I quickly stitched them together using my serger. 

I still have to layer it and quilt it. I bought premade binding as well, but I think it is cute and will be good for a four-year-old. 

Since Steve doesn't allow us to put Christmas lights outside Hazel and I started stringing popcorn and cranberries and putting them on our bushes for the animals. We did it two years ago for the first time when we looked at traditional Christmas in New England. Hazel asked to do it again this year. After we had a few strings of them we hung them in our bushes in our front yard.

So that is a few of the crafts I have been working on this week. Now let's get into our party for the week!!



Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last week's party!! It was another fun party. Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! The party was filled with lots of Christmas ideas plus a few non-Christmas ones. This week the features are in three groups: Non-Christmas Crafts, Christmas Decoration Crafts and Christmas Tree Ornament Crafts. 

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop. We also have a Virtual Holiday Cookie/Treat Swap going on. Stop by to share your favorite cultural treat recipe!!

http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2016/12/holiday-cookietreat-swap-around-world.html
 

Non-Christmas Craft Features


1) From Creative of Rainy: DIY Craft: Pot Decoration

2) From Garden Matter: How to Make a Sugared Fruit Centerpiece
3) From Mom Explores Southwest Florida: Tea Tag Printables

4) From Jennifer Perkins: 10 DIY Menorah Ideas

Christmas Decoration Crafts


1) From Jennifer Perkins: Christmas Tree Bulletin Board

2) From Busy Being Jennifer: DIY Christmas Sock Snowman

3) From The Scrap Shoppe: Faux Tobacco Stick Christmas Trees

4) From Do It Your Freaking Self: DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Zero Pillow Pal

5) From Tried & True: Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

6) From A Thoughtful Place: DIY Stocking Holder 
http://www.athoughtfulplaceblog.com/diy-stocking-holder/
 

Christmas Ornament Craft Features


2) From Tried & True: Santa's Mailbox Ornament Tutorial
Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!



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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!