Thursday, December 1, 2011

Crafts of Christmas Past

Today I thought I'd share some of my Christmas crafts of past.  Actually, majority of them are ones I received as gifts in college.  Us college friends would have a Christmas party and exchange gifts and majority of the time they were crafted gifts.  And as I'm typing I'm realizing that what I'm going to show today is just the tip of the iceberg!!  I have a lot of Christmas decor!! I can't put it all out because our house isn't big enough!!  It didn't help being the Home Department Manager at Dillard's or working at a gift shop in Tulsa known for it's Christmas decor either!! Ha!

I'll start with a few things I made last year...
Christmas Rosette Pillows
The smaller square pillow is actually made out of a bandanna from Hobby Lobby!

Christmas Rosette Necklace
This is a necklace and bracelet just hooked together and then I added the flowers.  
Made this for my Hairdresser.

Now for the past pretties...

Jarred  Ornament
I actually saw this in a Christmas craft magazine I think from Better Homes & Gardens...I think.
I loved the use of the jar!  And this was when these jars were not popular so I had to look and look at antique stores for them! 
How To:
Paint lid if necessary.
Puncture two holes in top of lid.
Pour in Epsom Salts.
Knot ribbon onto ornament, loop through holes of lid, tie into bow.
Screw on lid.
Easy as pie!

Lighted Pine Cone Basket
This was made for me by a dear family friend.  I've had it since high school days.  
I have had to replace the bow, but that's it!

And finally some college friend gifts!! As I put this together today I realized that all of these were made by the same awesome, talented friend!
Christmas Card Mailbox
Pole Tree
Fence Snowman
Can Snowman
Lighted Snowman

These are truly some of my favorite Christmas decor items!
 I'm thankful I have them and the memories that they hold!

I'm excited to be starting Truth in the Tinsel Advent with Lil' Hunkie today and we're getting our Elf on a Shelf today too!!  More about those to come!

Don't forget about the Special Christmas Soiree Project #3 coming up on Monday!  Time to capture Christmas or Christmas memories with photography!!  You won't want to miss what I'm sharing! 

And hey! Have you entered the Shabby Apple Necklace Giveaway yet?

See my Link Parties Page for where I'll be sharing!

Happy Thursday!!


Marilyn said...

These are awesome Jenn, love the snow globe :)) very pretty Xmas features :))) L O V I N G our Soiree :)))

Kelsey said...

These are all so cute! I especially love the jar ornament! I am hosting a "25 Days of Homemade Christmas" event on my blog and would love it if you'd like to participate! Go to for more details.

If you're interested, just shoot me an email at and we can work out the details. Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

Cute Christmas Stuff! I'm LOVING that necklace!!! You're so talented!

Aimee from

EvA. . . said...

those are awesome! very pretty all of them :)

LoriLynn said...

I was trying to decide which is my fave but I don't think I can, although I am a huge sucker for throw pillows so maybe I could totally lean that way! I'm trying (or at least planning to) try to do a lot of Christmas crafts this year as it's our first year in a house and we are seriously lacking in decorations since we doubled our square footage from Christmas last year! Will you post some photos of your house all decorated?! Sounds like you have a magical winter wonderland! Xo Lori

Rachel The Hat said...

Ooo how lovely. I especially love the beautiful necklace! How lucky to be the receiver of such a pretty present:)

Lindsay said...

That snow globe is amazing! You have some serious talent friend. What beautiful decor!

Rachel said...

those are such cute snowmen! they look great in that room, no surprise they're your favorite!

-rachel w k

Jennifer said...

At rach_t...thanks so much!!

Katie @ minivan diva said...

Each idea is super creative!

Boden said...

All so pretty! Thanks for linking up to the Head to Head Showdown! Jen @

Blissful & Domestic said...

I think the pillows are my favorite. I love the rosettes on them:>

Kelley @ said...

Visiting from Lolly Jane. Great crafts.. I love the mason jar with the hanging ornament. So pretty :)

If you get a chance I would love for you to link this up to my Friday party going on now :)

G Inspires said...

I really like the Jerrod ornament, how pretty! Thanks for sharing...visiting from Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop

G Inspires said...

I really like the Jerrod ornament, how pretty! Thanks for sharing...visiting from Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop

sstone said...

So many cute things! I love the pillows. Pillows are just my favorite.:)

Betsy Pool said...

Thanks for sharing all of these!!! You've got some cute Christmas decor, for sure! I love the Rosettes you made, especially the Christmas Rosette Necklace - A-DOR-A-BLE!!!

Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!

Betsy Pool said...

Maybe I'm obsessed. I just pinned the rosette necklace on 3 different boards!! HAHA.