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Making Advent Calendars All Week - Beginning with an Updated Icelandic Advent Tree.

Advent Calendar Tree

It is time to be thinking about Advent Calendars!!! Only 26 days till it is time to begin marking the days till Christmas! Not a lot of time really for planning, designing, cutting, sewing, pasting and making your very own calendar!

So - I am devoting this whole week to Advent Calendars!

Kid Friendly Version of "Punched Tin" Dragonfly (and Butterfly)

Punched Tin "Paper" Dragonfly Wings

Ever since posting my tutorial for making punched tin butterflies a few years back, and more recently punched tin dragonfly wings, I have been thinking about a way to make "punched tin" more child friendly and less likely to cut little fingers.

Upcycle Magic! Revisiting Danish Woven Paper Heart Baskets.

Danish paper heart baskets

Traditionally, Danish woven paper heart baskets are brought out to trim Christmas trees and hang in windows as signs of welcome throughout Scandinavia. But why limit their charm to the winter holiday season when almost every paper stash offers unlimited potential and possibility - woven hearts for every season and in every color?

How We Made the Icelandic Advent Tree

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On my previous post I shared my brand new table top Icelandic Advent Calendar Tree!

In this post, I am sharing how we constructed the tree. It is more of a guideline than a step by step tutorial but I am hoping some of you who may want to build your own will find it useful

As always, please feel free to ask me any questions.

Gourd Jack-o-lanterns! AND Gourd Ghost Pinatas!

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Sharing a couple new ideas I came up with for playing with gourds!

This one - my totally cool jack-o-lantern face - could also be drawn onto a fresh pumpkin! Just use sharpies and set aside a little quiet time to doodle to your heart's content.

Definitely will be decorating fresh pumpkins with doodles - they will last a LOT longer than they do when cut!

Even fresh gourds in weird shapes are good candidates! Think about it!

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