Christmas Tradition

Good morning, I thought I would share a new tradition I want to start this year.. As a child we always got to open one Christmas present on Christmas Eve, they were always pjs to sleep in.  Well I want to incorporate that into our Christmas traditions but instead I made a gift box that included pjs, slippers, a movie, popcorn, and some hot chocolate.. 

I seen this idea floating around Facebook a while back and I knew I wanted to do this for my kiddos.    

 Another tradition we have done for several years is going to my parents on Christmas Eve and watching Christmas Vacation.  My mom loves that movie.

Do you have any family Christmas traditions?  

 

DIY Christmas Gift | Last Name Sign

Good morning, I had an awesome night relaxing, listening to music, and making some christmas gifts for the girls at work.  I  just discovered the power of a Cricut cutting machine + Contact Paper = Stencils.  I was always intemmidated with stencils, but after trying it out I am hooked.  I can’t wait to get some boards to do some more wood signs.

Contact paper is very cheap at Walmart! I got a whole roll of it last year $7 when I got my cricut and I still have more than half a roll, I bought the Con-Tact Self-Adhesive Shelf Liner.  I also went the cheap route and bought Glad Press’n Seal Wrap which I  use for my  transfer method.  It is hard to maneuver sometimes, however it is $5 a roll and it has last me over a year as well.  I learned about the Press and Seal method from Cuttle_fan on Pinterest.  Both of these products have both worked for me great since I have started using my Cricut.

The project below I did the stencil method on burlap and then put it in a black picture frame.  I created one for each of the women in my office for Christmas gifts. I watched a tutorial by Two Hearts One Love Designs on youtube to create the Split letter design in Cricut Design Space.

Another project I completed last night was a key holder.  I found the inspiration from this Pinterest post.  It was very easy to make and I had all the supplies saved up I was waiting for craft night.  All I did was spray paint my blocks and flat black, and hot glued them together.  Then I inserted little hooks on to each block.  I painted the plaque white and then hot glued the keys blocks to it.  TADA! A simple DIY project.

Hope you guys have a great Sunday!