Let the Christmas Crafting Begin!

Okay, I know it is early to begin Christmas projects for some of you.  Around here December is an extremely chaotic month – my son’s birthday, shopping, wrapping, staff parties, Christmas get togethers and lots of fun family activities.  I like to have the majority of my Christmas projects completed in November so I can actually relax and enjoy all of the Christmas activities.  So… I am thinking that unless I get going now, there will be no time left once December rolls around! 
So here’s my first project (well, first completed project.  I am having a little trouble actually finishing things lately!)

I bought these Decor Blocks from Stampin’ Up.  They measure 3x3x3.  Of course, you can always just cut your own blocks but I was feeling lazy!

SUPPLIES

  • set of 4 wooden blocks (3x3x3)
  • 4 clothes pegs
  • black paint
  • coordinating paper (mine is Chatterbox) and cardstock
  • modge podge
  • glue

HOW TO

  1. Paint the blocks and the 4 clothes pegs black.  Remove the little metal part from the clothes pegs prior to painting!
  2. Cut out 20 squares of coordinating paper (I didn’t cover the bottom of my blocks).  Mine are just less than 3×3 so some of the block shows through.  I also inked the edges of my squares with black ink.
  3. Using a light coating of modge podge, adhere the paper squares to the sides of the blocks (leaving the bottom side empty).
  4. Glue the clothes pegs to the back of the blocks.
  5. Cut out some letters for NOEL.  I did mine on the Silhouette but you can always use stickers or cut out your own letters.  I then put the letter onto some black paper so they stood out more on the patterned paper. 
  6. Cut out 4 pieces of cardstock (2.5 x3.5) to use as a mat for your photos and glue on some of your favorite Christmas photos!

These would also be cute to display your kids photos with Santa.  You could also just decorate up one block and attach a larger photo. 

Is anyone else getting going on their Christmas projects or is it just me?  It’s definitely getting me excited for the season!  Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!


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Comments

  1. says

    I love them. And I’m all over starting Christmas crafts! I actually squealed when I saw the title of this post. LOL! I agree; Decemeber is too busy.

  2. says

    You’re so good at getting started early! I love this – so cute and you can change the pictures every year. I was wondering if you think you could make something similar but to hold stockings? hmmmm

  3. says

    Found you through Scrappy Gifts:) I agree with Maryanne- this is so cute, and I’d love to see if it could be a stocking holder….the lettering is adorable:) Thanks for sharing!

  4. says

    I seriously love these blocks so much!!!
    The pictures make them fabulous!!
    I think I will make these for grandparents this year!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!!
    =)

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