Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Santa's Workshop

Coldplay's Christmas Lights, enjoy!

Inspired by Coldplay's video, 
paper ornaments and imagination are in store 
for this final installment of Santa's Workshop! 

 Meet 3 of my favorite Elves who recently joined me 
for an afternoon of holiday crafting:
Hannah, Grandma Nancy and Cameron

 Hannah made so many fun paper ornaments
that she had enough to share with friends!
(Ornament tutorial links below)
The Elves hard at play. Cute Santa hat, Hannah!

Rightly proud, Cameron made this festive 
paper gingerbread house.
 Awesome Paper Houses

Caution: You will want to make several to  
spread across your mantle or hang from your tree.
They're super fun to make and display!

Hannah with just a few of her ornaments!
Looking for last minute gift toppers or tree decorations? 
Look no further, links for you:

Paper strips, glue stick, a stapler and 5 minutes...easy-peasy!
Paper Ornament

No Christmas paper? No problem! 
Use up magazine pages, maps and calendars.

No fuss, no muss, just a few folds in a few minutes
 and you're done! 
 Origami Wreaths

Always a classic, how about some cut paper snowflakes?
I love Vintage Junkie's supreme PDF's:
3 Paper Snowflakes
Wait, there's one final detail to address: Santa's plate! 
What will you put on your plate for Santa?
You may recognize the brittle & peanut butter cups 
but Santa has to have cookies, so here's what's going
on our plate, carefully observe....
 "ABC" gingerbread men. Hysterical, right?!
These cookie cutters are a highly prized gift from my dear friend 
Mardi, and I've patiently waited a whole year to use them.
Now all that's left is the ultimate, melt-in-your-mouth, 
perfectly spicy Gingerbread recipe.
I'll bet Santa loves a good laugh.
A giant thanks to Cameron and Hannah, YouTube and 
all the fabulous bloggers who offer free inspiration 
and tutorials so we can all share in the fun!

I hope you've enjoyed Silver Trumpet's month of Santa's Workshops
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas full of peace and joy!

1 comment:

  1. Wow - this was a serious post! I love the ornaments, and how wonderful to have such terrific helpers! I am particularly fond of the ornament utilizing a map - how clever. And how sad to have this be your last Santa's Workshop for the year!