The Craft Patch: December 2009

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Favorite Crafts of the Year

As 2010 approaches, here's a look back at some of my favorite crafts from the year.

Scripture Puppets

Dexter's Quiet Book

Halloween Countdown Calendar

Name Book

Easy Flannel Baby Blanket

Baby Shower Bouquet

Christmas Advent Calendar

Okay, some of those were from 2008... oh well! They're still my favorites!

Happy New Year!

Here's to another great year of crafting!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Finger Puppets

These little finger puppets were a Christmas present for my sweet little one-year-old nephew. They would be a perfect gift for any little kid. They are all made of felt and really came together easily.

I also made a simple felt pouch to hold them.

Easy peasy but so cute!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Memory Box Christmas Ornament

Each year, my husband and I give each other an ornament. This year it was so fun to open up our decorations box and see all the special ornaments from years past. I have been searching starting before Halloween and could not find what I wanted. Then a few days ago I was wandering around Michael's and saw these paper mache boxes. DING DING. The light went off in my head and I knew what I would do.

I covered the box in festive paper, slathered everything in Mod Modge and pieced together a poinsettia to go on top. The tag says, "Nine Memories from 2009."

I wrote down nine of the biggest events of the year, rolled up each memory and put them inside the box.

My husband loved it. Wouldn't it be neat to make one of these every year? Then 10 or 20 years from now, the tree would be covered in little boxes full of memories.