February gets the short end of the year. It’s nestled between the newness of January and the longer days of March. This time of year the post-holiday deals are now 90% off their original price. And, with six weeks of winter left now is the perfect time to make a list of crafts to complete before the holiday season.
You know the crafts I am talking about; the broken snow globes or Frosty’s broken carrot nose. Or, the deals and steals you bought because you knew you could fix them in plenty of time before Christmas. Like this recent find, I shared here. In fact, this sled was at the top of my crafts to complete list.
February is the perfect month to make the commitment get organized for the next holiday season (the big one next fall). I pulled a few crafts projects to complete. With an endless stream of Hallmark movies or the Winter Olympics, there is no shortage of idle craft time.
This Christmas tree needed a flock refresh. It’s a messy project but once the flock “sets” the flying flakes settle down (sort of). Or maybe I have grown accustomed to finding pine needs and glitter on my floors in July.
Here is a fun project you can do while on a conference call or watching a Hallmark movie. We live among 100-year-old pine trees so there is no shortage of pinecones. I like a mix of natural pinecones and pinecones with a fresh dusting of snow.
There are a few options to add the white stuff to pinecones; flock flakes, white paint, the fake snow spray in a can, and/or White Out. Yep, one day I just sat at my desk on a call and painted the pinecone tips with White Out. It was like a French manicure for my pinecones.
How many of you have a mix of soft lights and the brighter LED lights? I really noticed it this year when our soft lights on our tree clashed with the almost blue hue LED lights. Please help me with this because there are like three descriptions of white lights. Now, with the weather patterns cycling between spring and winter, is a great time to sort thru the lights and label them so next year your lights can match. Family eye roll right about now.
There’s always more crafts to complete before the holidays. You know many of us will get an end of the season snowstorm. And, what better time than a blizzard to organize the fun holiday-themed printables saved in an inbox on your laptop. I have entire folder “printables” in my Outlook. This time of year is a good time to organize those craft ideas. craft to finish during a snowstorm? Organize those fun printables. Order labels from an office supply store or Ebay. Create online folders for your favorite printables and graphics.
Oh wait, here is one more project. Gather up your pumpkins and give them a fresh coat of paint. You will thank me next August when it’s still 101 degrees and the pools are closed for the season. Remember when everyone was painting their pumpkins pink and blue. Well, I chose to paint my glass pumpkins gray and that was not a good look to match my pumpkins with my paint colors. Bland and boring. The colors below have not been altered.
Autumn will be here before you know it and Hallmark will have Christmas movies in July to keep you on track!
Link to: Salvage Sister & Mister