The countdown is on! There is less than one week until Christmas! For those of you like me, you have spent plenty of time thinking about what you are going to get people for Christmas, but have yet to make it out to buy all those presents. The life of a college kid, am I right? I have become a master at throwing together last minute Christmas presents that still look good and show that you care enough to put in time and effort. I'm talking about gifts in a jar.
My trips to the yarn store have become more frequent now that school is out and I am making Christmas gifts and I have become intrigued by the Christmas yarn . I was inspired by the beautiful swirls of Christmas colors so I bought a couple of skeins.
At first, I didn't know what to do with them. I usually don't like to give Christmas themed items for Christmas presents because I like to give gifts people can use year round, not just seasonally. So, after several hours of staring at this ball of yarn, I came up with this cute Christmas Garland pattern. While I may not be giving them as gifts, they will make cute little decorations to spruce up all of my holiday decorating.
I'm kicking off my DIY Christmas Season with this cute tabletop Christmas tree. The best part about this DIY decor is that I made it with items from the dollar store and things I had lying around the house! This tabletop Christmas tree is super cute and super simple to put together. Once you're done, you'll have a brand new centerpiece for your Christmas table!
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. I know I ate way too much! Now that it is December, Christmas season is in full swing and I find my Christmas To Do List piling up. There's gifts to buy, cookies to bake, and let's not mention those dreaded finals... ugh. Once next week is over, and I have my finals behind me, I will be neck deep in Christmas crafts and baked goodies. And I am not ashamed.
As I start planning out my Christmas To Do list, I have had trouble deciding what to do first. This is, by far, my favorite time of the year, so I more than excited to start breaking out the tinsel and egg nog. But, I am so overloaded with DIY Christmas Decorations, making and buying presents, cookies to bake, and movies to watch, that I don't know how I'm going to get it all done! And that my friends, is the exciting part. I am beyond thrilled to be able to focus on things other than school for the first time since probably last Christmas. I will get to work on the projects I want to work on and get a handle on the paperwork I have gotten behind on.
So, it's time for me to finish these finals, kick back with my egg nog, and watch 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' while I finish my holiday plans. Stay tuned for plenty of Christmas DIY's and awesome handmade ideas that will make great gifts. Here's what you can expect from Beanies & Weenies this holiday season:
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