Sunday, November 22, 2009

I Got My Craft On

Let's face it. There's not much better than coming home from Church on a Sunday afternoon and taking a nap. I would have luuuuvvvvddd to have napped all day. It was dark, dreary, cold - perfect nap weather.

Instead I've opted to keep myself as far away from the couch (my favorite napping place) as possible because I do NOT want a repeat of last week. Basically, I slept for 3 hours last Sunday afternoon, couldn't go to sleep that night and was off track for the rest of the week.

So, in an effort to keep the snooze away, I did a little Christmas craft. I saw it in BH&G magazine and since it looked brainless and something that wouldn't take more than 30 minutes... It also didn't hurt that it was super cheap to do.

I started with all of this


and then hot-glued the peppermint sticks to the plastic container I bought at The Dollar Store.

Next I wrapped the ribbon around it and put a peppermint in the middle.

And for the finale, I added these lovely carnations that I also got at The Dollar Store.

Now I've just got to figure out how to stay awake for a few more hours.

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18 comments:

Jill said...

This is SOOO cute! I love this idea~ yours turned out perfect.

Rachel said...

That's so perfectly adorable! I LOVE it!

LeAnna said...

Oh, I hear ya! I used to take Sunday afternoon naps all the time, but after having my son I turned into an insomniac and even the littlest 30 minute naps keep me up into the wee hours of the morning. Ahhh!

Your craft turned out cute!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Way too cute!!!

BECKY said...

This is really cute, simple and so fun!! Thanks for sharing the idea!! Decorations don't have to cost a lot, do they??

Have a happee Monday gal!!
Blessings,
Becky

Paulina said...

love this!!!!! and I totally have that same dollar store plastic container. Its where I kept all my sugar cookies last year :)

great project!!!

Mama Hen said...

Okay Jill, that is too cute.

Peeperspage said...

very cute. I am very impressed with you getting a little crafty. :) Might add that to my Christmas decor this year myself.

boots said...

that's adorable , and looks really yummy too! xoxo , boots!

Joy McD said...

How cute!! What a good activity for a Sunday afternoon :) Although I must say... I think I would have opted for the couch....!
lv,
Joy

Jocelyn said...

this is such a cute idea. love that you got your stuff at the dollar store...I am all about cheap. love your blog btw!

janna@2cool4myminivan said...

Hi Jill. Nice to meetcha! I stumbled across your blog when I found you linked on Sasha's blog (I love me some LMM)! I'm a fellow Southern gal, who now lives in sunny Cali.

Janna K said...

OH NO YOU ARE NOT FROM ALABAMA!! This Auburn grad originally from Albertville, AL has but one thing to say...WAR EAGLE!!

Stacy said...

oh my gosh, I LOVE it! The good news is that I bought some of those peppermint sticks just today! The bad news is that I do not have enough willpower to glue them to anything. Except my mouth. Maybe I'll buy some more next week.

RW @ TrueBeauty said...

Fantastic Idea! I love BH&G!!! About the naps....I'm so guilty of Sunday afternoon nap sessions with my couch! They are so Heavenly that I can rarely pass them up :)

Lianne said...

I love, love, love this! You may just have a lil' Martha in you, dying to get out! You go, Jill! What a cute craft!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Hey this is really cute!!! I love decorating with candy canes at the actual Christmas Dinner table... I think they are the cutest and yummiest table decor!

And guess what just arrived at my house today.... hmmmm... something WONDERFUL... I blogged about it too!

Sending love and thanks your way
Sash

In this wonderful life... said...

SOOO cute!! Great job!

cute blog :)