Making Homemade Memories at Christmas

Making your own homemade Christmas ornaments and decorations adds that special touch to your holiday. You can engage the kids or grandkids to help and if you do it a few years running, it becomes a family tradition. After all, isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Family, traditions and memories?

Dried Apples and Ribbon

These dried fruits of apples, pears and oranges can be hung anywhere you’d like. They look great on the Christmas tree or on your green wreath. Etsy owner, Sharon Pacheco dries these fruits and attaches them with raffia. Go to her Etsy shop to order.

Katy Elliot

Katy Elliot is a clever gal who is journaling the renovation of restoring her 260 year old house in Marblehead, Massachussets. Along the way, she talks about her creative lifestyle and shares some how-to’s such as this post on how to make salt dough ornaments.

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A Very Country Cranberry Christmas

A Very Country Christmas made this garland with cranberries, popcorn and cookies. Blogger, Veronica Salinas shares crafts and recipes for the holiday season. You might want to poke around her site a bit for some other ideas that will tickle your holiday fancy! For a festive wreath, get out your glue gun, a wreath form from your local craft store and that bag of leftover Thanksgiving cranberries.

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