Saturday, December 22, 2012

Last Minute Christmas Ideas

Merry Christmas everyone! Today's post is going to be a long one since there are just too many little holiday ideas!  These are last minute Christmas ideas, so hopefully you can take advantage of them before it's too late.  I have to say, getting back to work while being a new mother is a little harder than I expected it to be ;).

So, to start, I made some decorative Christmas tree cones. They are extremely simple.  I used the Echo Park Dots and Stripes Christmas paper, wrapped it around foam cones, and embellished! Some of the embellishments were the Pebbles Welcome Home Flourishes, Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Decorative Brads, Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Medallion, and Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Faceted Rhinestones.  On the little green tree, I punched holes in the paper and folded them so they would pop up. Then, I added the Decorative brads in the center of each circle and pushed them into the tree.

Hint: If you push a hole through the paper and tree first with a pin the brads will go in easier.

Next, we have some adorable tree ornaments.  With this we used the Echo Park Dots and Stripes Christmas paper again.  They are so cute and so simple to make! All you need do is cut out four triangles of the same size, fold each triangle down the middle, and adhere one half of the triangle to the half of another triangle until all sides are adhered together and make a cute little tree.  Want to add even more to this cute ornament? Before you are done adhering all the sides together cut a peace of our Doodlebug Bakers Twine, put a bell on it, loop it through, tie a knot at the top, and finish putting paper together. These are some of the CUTEST ornaments hanging on my tree!!

And for my final last minute Christmas idea, a last minute neighbor or coworker gift idea.  Probably the simplest yet, just punch tiny holes out of your favorite Christmas paper, adhere them to the bottom of Hersey Kisses. Then put them in a jar, a cellophane bag, or whatever cute presentation suits your fancy.  I added a little note with each one that says "Merry Kissmas".  Easy as that!!

I hope you enjoyed our last minute Christmas ideas during this busy time of year!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!!


  1. Oh my goodness- how CUTE are these. I am so doing those tree ornaments this afternoon. I seriously need to do SOMETHING crafty soon.

    Let's just say that ANY Mom who works outside the home is AMAZING to me. I have homeschooled for 12 years now and there are days that I don't know how 'I' get it done-and then to add an outside job on top of that- yeah, any Mom who works outside the home just pretty much ROCKS in my opinion.

    Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS. And have safe and joyous New Year.

    I and will say again how much I LOVE your blog postings. You rock Sinda!

    Warm smiles from PA!

    1. Janet, Thank you so much for all your comments you are just so sweet!! I can tell we would be good friends.

      So glad you enjoy the blog so much, I'm having a lot of fun doing it and just hope I can help it grow and grow!!