Saturday, December 27, 2008

Crafty Christmas

This Christmas I had intended on being a little more crafty. I had grand hopes of making softies for everyone out of gloves and socks. I was going to make my mother and sisters cute little sock dolls that looked like them, and had little stories to accompany them... But alas that did not happen. I read the book, I made notes and then... well and then life happened. And ice happened, and sick kids happened, and it was just not meant to be. So instead I stuck to what I know best - paper. Here are few pictures of the one crafty thing I did manage to pull together for several family members and friends: A Quotable Candle/Matchbox Set...
Everyone got a different color set, best matching their home or decor or personalities, but everyone got the same 2 quotes - one for the candle, one for the box of matches.
I also used vintage buttons as accents on the candles...


And tore the edges of the quotes and some of the papers on the candles for a unique look.


All in all I was please with how each pair came out, especially considering how fast it all came together.
I think I am going to make some kits for these to go in my Lollishop for Valentines Day and Birthdays. Now that Christmas is over I need to get over there and get something fresh happening...
But not quite yet. I am still reveling in the post-Christmas calm that descends around my house after the big day. ..



9 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! Love the whole package.
    LuLu

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  2. These turned out great! Merry Christmas to you too friend.

    My craftiness consisted of ric rack on packages. Oh and they matched my new wall color, does that count?

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  3. Where does the time go! I was finishing the mini apron ornaments for favors the DAY of the Cookie Exchange party!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  4. Very cute and very crafty!

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  5. I agree Jerusalem, its time to revel in post Christmas vibes for a little bit longer. And your candle and match boxs with quotes in very creative.
    blessings,
    starrydeborah

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  6. I love this idea!!!! Very cute- and functional too.

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  7. I love that - very cute idea!!!

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  8. Anonymous8:48 PM

    cute very cute where do you get those plain glass pillar candles?? i would love to get some of those to paint on... plz!
    kim
    kymybee@aol.com

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  9. Fabulous gift idea! Rachaelxo

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