Handmade Christmas

This year I decided to make a lot of the gifts we gave people.

I used Shutterfly to make photo books of Aiden’s first 2 years for his grandparents.  Here’s a sample of some of my favorite pages.

I painted a shirt with dandelions for my niece. {I wish I had a picture for you!!}
I had intentions of painting a shirt for my other niece but her shirt was ruined by ink in the washer! The shirt I found for her was red and had cute rufflie sleeves – there was only one. I was so sad the ink destroyed it. I always check pockets. I think the pen was just in the pile of clothes…my Aiden probably put it there.
I made my niece a necklace instead. {Wrapped without taking a picture, too!}

Patrick, Aiden, and I made cookies for everyone.  I forgot to tape one of the cookie tins, so the cookies fell out when they were shipped.  Good thing I sent them more than one tin!

We made tons of ornaments.
We did salt dough.

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This one is stamped with an owl. Aiden loves owls!

We did thumbprints in clay inspired by Stephanie’s post here.

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Aiden’s thumbprints and initials.

 We filled, painted, and glittered glass balls.  See my inspirations here.

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I made Christmas cards using Aiden’s drawings.  See post here.
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My favorite thing I made was a set of birds inspired by Jessica Jane’s ornament tutorial.

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The lighting in my apartment is horrendous! New house next week!!

I had so much fun creating this Christmas season!  How about you?

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