Christmas art

The boys and I worked up a few homemade Christmas presents this year, sorry for posting this so late, I know Christmas is over.  But I recently went over to my mother-in-laws house and say the art work proudly framed and hung in her bedroom so we must have done something right.



I so should have taken photos of the process.  The boys loved getting messy more than anything.

2013 Christmas cards

xmas-card2013 Every year I hand mark my Christmas cards, some years I spend more time on it than others to be honest.  This year I wanted to include a family photo.  We had gotten married the years before and I just thought it would be nice for people to see us as a family.  We didn’t have anyone to take it so I got my tri-pod out and had my dad ‘supervise’ the shot.  We must have taken 30 shots just to get this one.

The cards themselves were a little more complicated than probably needed to be.  I used black card stock, accept for the ‘snow’, and acrylic paints.  There were four main pieces on the front that had to be cut out and glued together.  All in all they took about a week to create start to finish and I made them in stages to allow for paint/glue to dry.

In the end everyone seemed to love them, they turned out great I am so happy with them but as I say every year I need to start the process sooner and plan to make more that I usually do.  I tend to forget people and have to rush at the end.

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