Is anyone a bit shocked that the holiday season is in full swing already? Why do I get caught off guard like this? I saw Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer holiday special on TV last night and nearly panicked. It's funny to think that the "holiday season" is a 3 week stint this year -- there's seems to always be so much to do and so little time. I'd like to squash any bits of holiday stress right now and enjoy the next couple of weeks. I will continue to feature wonderful products, but you're eyeballs have probably seen so much that you're most likely feeling a tad overwhelmed ( I know I'm reaching that point). For the next couple of weeks, I'm going to introduce anecdotes and fun projects and ideas to enjoy the holiday season -- that's what it's all about anyhow! So, let's do it together and have fun with all of it. If anyone has any useful anecdotes, projects or crafts, send them along.
Here is a pipecleaner snowflake garland that the girls's and I started last weekend. We've got several more snowflakes to go but they petered out and were ready to move onto something else. We found sparkly pipecleaners at a local craft store but white ones would do just as well, then purchased a spool of clear string. I cut the pipecleaners into various lengths and criss-crossed them to make the asterisks symbol (like below), aka: the snowflake! Then I took a very small bit of pipecleaner and wrapped it around the middle of the snowflake to bind them all together. Voila! The plan was to make several garlands and hang them along the window to mimic snowflakes falling. We'll see how far we get :).