Ever-so-slowly that holiday craft list is getting checked off one by one. I’m home sick today – some virus has been making the rounds at our house and now it’s my turn I suppose. On one hand, I hate feeling this cruddy. On the other hand… it is kind of nice getting to have the Little Mr go to Nana’s so I can stay home alone to rest and recuperate (and get some of these projects caught up). I’ve been binge watching Christmas movies on Netflix, feeling high on cold meds so I can breathe, and plugging away on things – the hand stitching on those bags, and now the ornaments I’ve been meaning to make since last year. It’s nice to be able to sit for several hours and just work away on something instead of having to set it down every 5 minutes.
I’ve had these snowflake buttons in my craft stash for a few years now. I originally purchased them to use as a decorative accent on some felt mitten ornaments I wanted to make, but those never panned out. I tend to hoard supplies and not want to use them, but I’m trying to break that habit. Because, after all, I can generally find something similar to replace it with if I ever want it in the future.
So today I took some much-needed craft time to make a small set of snowflake photo clips. I’ve been using mini clothespins at work to hold photos at my desk with some twine, but with it being the holidays I wanted something sparkly and pretty for the home refrigerator. I had some leftover mini clothespins from another project, and some glitter tape, and a hot glue gun. This whipped up crazy fast, to say the least. The only thing I’m missing are my magnets – every time I find the package, they disappear on me. It might take tearing apart the craft room to find them again… so perhaps these will maybe be a holiday decoration for next year, instead?