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My Favorite Christmas Projects

I’d be lying if I told you that, years down the road, I still loved every project I made.

It’s just the truth, some stand the test of time better than others.

In putting out my decorations this year, I reflected on those ‘creations’ that I still love pulling out year after year.

In no particular order,

Here are my favorite Christmas projects…

  • OK…I might have lied a little about the no particular order because this Santa’s Sweet Shoppe window might truly be one of my all-time favorite projects.  It was something that was a spur-of-the-moment decision and really quite easy to make. This is its sixth Christmas, and hanging it in my kitchen just flat out makes me happy.
Painted anta window in front of wooden table with a variety of sweets.
Christmas Stocking with nutcracker and presents tucked in.
  • We have long had the tradition of gifting ornaments at our Christmas Eve dinner. My mom started it years ago, and now I have picked up the mantle of finding ornaments that fit each person’s personality. When my kiddos decorate their own Christmas tree, in the not-too-distant future, they will have a stash of ornaments they have been gifted for many years to start their ornament collection. These little ornament gift bags are used yearly and grace our Christmas Eve table.
Ornament Gift Bags are another Favorite Christmas Project
  • My Gift Wrapping Cart is WAY UP THERE in terms of favorite projects.  The organization of my gift wrap supplies had long been an albatross around my neck, and this cart has really helped corral and keep everything in place.
This gift wrap organizer is one of my Favorite Christmas Projects
  • Our hiking trip through Austria inspired this wool felt garland…it seemed that wool felt was everywhere! This garland continues to grace our mantle every year and brings back memories of that fun family trip.
Felt Garland inspired by our trip to Austria is one of my favorite Christmas Projects
  • And last, but surely not least, is the painting I did of Santa. He was another, last minute, a spur-of-the-moment project that drives Terry a wee bit crazy but which he now loves as much as I do.  I have had so many queries about him that I made copies available on Society 6.
    Santa Painting is absolutely one of my favorite Christmas Projects

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Pin showing some of my favorite Christmas Projects

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  1. We’ve done something similar with ornaments for our kids. When they were young, I made the ornaments, usually in counted cross stitch. Then they chose their own for many years, reflecting their interests, so we had karate, soccer and tons of Disney ornaments. Now, each Thanksgiving, everyone who sits at our table receives an ornament, whether they be family or friend, it’s part of the tradition. This year our new granddaughter (our first grandchild!) received her first ornament, it was a very special Thanksgiving with her! I do love all of your projects here!

    1. Hi Carolyn…great minds!!! And how special that you now have a new generation to gift ornaments to.

      Thanks so much for your kind words…I always seem to have some sort of project going on! And I so appreciate you taking the time to write in…

      Have a great day my friend.



  2. These are great and that santa is a cutie. When we decided to go Tiny I actually divided all my Christmas decor for the kids and got rid of what they didn’t want. I only kept a few small things that came with special memories. When decorating season comes now I make everything new. I let something in nature inspire my decorating, last year it was birds this year it’s trees. I didn’t go overboard and it’s mostly wood crafts. Then when Christmas is over I take it down and donate it. Pretty Crazy I know but it’s fun.

    1. What a wonderful idea, especially that you donate. With the hurricane this past fall, we have so many families who lost everything. As we decorated this year, we’ve been donating those items that we don’t use so much anymore. And I know your kids were glad to have your family’s traditional decor to get them started. Would love to see pics of your ‘tree’ theme this year!

      Hugs, Lynn

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