While Sarah was here over Thanksgiving, we both got a little crafting done. This year in each of the pockets of Caleb's Advent calendar there's a note with an activity or a description of something she's made to decorate his room for Christmas. On three separate days, he'll be getting (or has already gotten) one of these cute yarn trees. They're simple to make: just wind the yard around the foam cone, and hot-glue the buttons on. The cones have a flat top, however, so we decided to die cut some stars from glitter paper and attach them to the top. Problem solved!
I've nicknamed my daughter The DIY Queen. Among the many tools she's acquired since this summer is a woodburning tool. I'd seen this pin on Pinterest, and was interested in giving it a try. She read that an easy way to get started with woodburning is to stamp the design and then woodburn it. The Papertrey Ink set, "Snowfall Additions," was perfect.
I've attached some of these to gifts, and just given a couple away. I enjoyed it so much the next time I had a 50% off coupon at Michaels, I bought myself a woodburning tool set. Sarah purchased a book of projects which I'll be pouring over while we're in Chicago after Christmas.