Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bows,Tutus & More (Christmas Crafting Galore!)

I've been so busy I have not had the chance to blog nearly as much as I would like. Crazy me, I am even hand crafting the tags for gifts. Don't most people throw the tags away? But they are turning out sooo cute. I've been using a lot of random scrap and ribbon. Target has sheets of glitter paper, four to a package for $1. I love it!
My tiny tot terror is a Spongebob Queen so I ordered glitter yellow Tulle from Etsy ($5 and that included the shipping woohooo!!) and a Spongebob iron on embroidered patch from Ebay ($3 with shipping!! YES!!) Then bought a shirt from Wally World for $3. So far I have the tutu part done. My sister in law is a Tinker Bell freak so I bought Tinker Bell ribbon from Wally World ($3) and used ribbon and clips I had on hand to make a Tinker Bell tutu with matching hair clips for her one year old.
Then more clips and more ribbon to make several different hair clippies for both of my daughters. I still need to start on a few crafty things for my son. It's harder to craft for boys I think. Does anyone else have that problem?
I've also been making sugar cookies for our Christmas here at the house and for the hubby to take to work. I use the classic recipe from the Betty Crocker cook book. But instead of vanilla extract I add coconut extract. It just adds something special. It's not over powering with coconut flavor....but it's just the right touch.
Linking up to Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2010/12/nifty-thrifty-tuesdays-no43.html

This one I made for a friend. She is quirky and likes skulls!


  1. Everything came out so sweetly. Your hard work really shows. Merry Christmas.

  2. I know people just through out the tags on gifts but I still like to handcraft them from old Christmas cards! It's just so much more personal, I think.
    Merry Christmas!


  3. Well hello and thanks so much for linking up with Second Chance Tuesday! Your creations are yummy, especially those cookies. I would love to make tags but I am just keeping up with everything let alone making tags. Good for you!

    Thanks again!

    PS. There will be some special people who will SAVE the tag. :0)

  4. When I get handmade Chrismtas tags like that,they become Christmas ornaments on my tree! They are beautiful. Your gifts are going to be loved. Handmade gifts are so, so special.


  5. If it was on my gift I'd keep it! Your love shows through your work! Happy Christmas!

  6. Very cute tags! Hope your Christmas was Merry!


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