With Christmas only days away, I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for the break! I love my work and blogging, but family time is the best time! Sadly, it seems that sometimes it takes a holiday to bring us close together for more than just a couple of hours at a time. I truly hope that we all take advantage and live in the moment when we're together with our families and friends this Christmas.

Today I'm giving you a roundup of over 10 projects I did for Christmas for the home over the last two years of blogging. If you are still putting a few things out, or want to make something but have no clue what, or if you're thinking of giving a handmade gift, you might find something here to do.

I realized as I gathered my project list together that I have done projects in one of three categories: decorations, ornaments, and candles.



1. I started crafting decorations this year as early as the beginning of November, starting with a DIY pom pom garland that I made for my daughter's bedroom. For a bedroom, using soft textures such as yarn, is perfect. She also got some of my favourite holiday decorations (above), with purples and blues and white. Lucky girl.

2. In the kitchen, I made a few stenciled trivets using inexpensive cork trivets from IKEA, stencil, and paint. This project was so easy! It's important to seal them though with an acrylic coating before using them. Wrap a bow around them too, and you have a thoughtful present.

3. In the dining room, I played with my Silhouette machine and transformed flower pots with vinyl "HO HO HO" lettering. The letters are removable after the holidays are over. If you have a machine too, you can steal my file from the post.

4. & 5. In the craft room, I created a colourful "HAPPY HOLIDAY" garland and made a snowflake wall out of chalk and stencil. It was one of those "last minute" projects, but I thought - why shouldn&#