Yesterday was Pearl Harbor Day. I wonder how many survivors are left?
Yesterday was also the second Sunday in Advent.
Here is my make-do Advent Wreath, I can't find mine....yet.....wait til after Advent and I will :D I got the magnolias on, but not the rest of the decorations on it. Yesterday we started putting up some things on the porch, got a few more done today, and maybe by Memorial Day, we'll have the rest put up!
So what crafty-licious-ness is going on around my shack? Snowman jars :D I was inspired by the ones PerpetualPlum made over on her blog. I happened to have everything I needed, but did want some of that tinsel-y wire garland. You know the ones, with snowflakes, or stars, or hearts or....I had HossFly take me to the local dollar store...OMG..they were OUT! But I just saw boxes of it the other day, when I didn't want any! Yes, Ma' am, we sold it all! Bleh..so I thought I could find some other ornamentation with some tinsel-y snowflakes on it, but nah. Not even those annoying icicles I swore we'd never allow back in our home, I thought I could just fill the jars with that. (you know the ones you vacuum up til Easter,then you're vacuuming up Easter grass til Christmas??) Well, a crafty girl is gonna make do and use what she already has....so I cut up some pieces of tulle and brushed it lightly with glue, and sprinkled glitter on them. Here are a few. My grandson made the smallest one, he added a necklace to his, a gift for his teacher. He used a long oval pearl for the nose. That one and the aqua one I made are antique medicine bottles that were dug up at my grandparents old house in town. The tallest one I made is a Starbucks frap. bottle. I made it a Snow Angel jar by adding white feathers. Guess what I used for eyes,nose, and mouth this time......LOL....those gold or silver studs you decorate leather or jeans with! I got a few of them stuck under my fingernails, but sometimes crafty goodness hurts. I had tons of them. So I stuck them in foil,painted them white, and sprinkled glitter on them. The pink cheeks were pieces of gold plastic trim I cut into small pieces and painted white and sprinkled with pink glitter.
I haven't finished the one all the way on the right. I got tired.
The cord I found to make handles on the hat boxes, and I found the hardware,too. Tomorrow I'll finish that. Oh, and I'll take pictures of a small tree I let my grandson decorate.