Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Home Tour "2013"

Good Morning!!!!
With our family and friend's far away at the Christmas season I love to do a little "Home tour" so they can see the fun of our home.
 
Welcome to our porch!
 
 Come on in!

 
 This year we have 3 Big Trees and 3 little, it was so fun to decorate with the kids this year. My Sweet Hubby laughed and said " I went to work with fall d├ęcor up and came home to Christmas!" we love the Christmas season so we decorate just a bit early. like the end of Nov. :)

 
 I just had to add one with this little cutie! :)
 
 
 
 
 I just love my new hutch! it was super fun to decorate!
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much for visiting with me today!
With Christmas just a few days away, we are thankful for the Gift of God's Son Jesus!
and that He came to die on the cross for our sins.
Don't get too caught up in the THINGS of Christmas that you miss out in the joy of celebrating The Christ Child!  
 
 Merry Christmas!
 

 

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Reusable Gift Bags!

Hello!

With Christmas just around the corner I was busy wrapping gifts and ran out of wrap! I didn't have many gifts to go and I didn't want to buy more wrap at full price.(  I know I'm cheap!) So what did I do but run to my scrap tub.
I was so excited to experiment with what I had and the outcome was fun, and very much of a money saver. :)

So here is what I started with.

 I doubled the length that needed and put the right sides together and pined it up!
 Just sew across the bottom and up the sides remembering to back stich. :)
 I don't sew as much as I use to, and so I couldn't remember how to do the corners, but it quickly came back to me.


 
 Check to see if it looks ok and then Cut off the extra!




 
  It depends on way you want your top finished. but for this one I just turned it made a little hem.
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   There you have it !!! ( I think the tag took me longer to make then the bag. )
It took all but about 5 min. : ) I was super excited and now if the receiver of the gift wants to reuse it they can . :)
 
 
 
 30 Min. later this is my finished  project!
8 gifts bags that all came from my scrap tub. all I need to add is the jute or a Christmas Ribbon!
 
So even if I was to go buy Gift Bags at the Dollar Store. I still would of spent over $8. but all 8 of these came to about $1 and a little but of time. :)
 
Have a Delightfully Blessed Day !
Christmas Day is just 15 days away. My Kiddos are on the count down, We are having our family Christmas on Saturday and they can't wait. :)