D.I.Y. Christmas Wreath

christmas wreath headerThis year was the first Christmas that we have spent in our house. We didn’t have much in the way of decorations, and we particularly wanted a beautiful wreath for our front door. I saw so many lovely ones around the shops, but with the price tags in the vicinity of $50 and up, I thought I could do a bit better by making my own. As luck would have it, by the time I got around to it, many Christmas decorations were already on sale (yes, this was still 2 weeks before Christmas!). In fact, this would be a great project to make now in preparation for next year, what with all the lonely decorations still hanging around in stores with their little 50% off stickers! I put this one together for around $20. Continue reading

Christmas Stocking (Get it??)

I had the best weekend this weekend. I needed to get a couple of things from the shopping centre, and I took a few gift vouchers along that I’ve been saving up. Well, it turns out that I’m by no means the only one who has been getting in to Christmas  a little early this year – there were Christmas bits and pieces everywhere! I walked out with quite a few awesome craft supplies, and it felt especially great because I used my vouchers instead of “real” money! Continue reading