I have many lanterns left over from our youngest daughter’s wedding, so I decided to make a Christmas scene with it. This project is super easy and great as a gift for someone with children.
All you need is the lantern of your choice, glue gun, felt, scissors, miniature garden figures and tiny lights to wrap around the xmas tree. I also bought some teeny tiny pom poms for the tree decorations and then your are ready to start designing your scene.
I also made a big bow to top it off.
It looks magical at night when you turn the lights on.
I put a little red pom pom on the reindeer’s nose.♥♥♥♥
Mi Ranchito is still getting dressed for the big day, Christmas, a day we start off by having our grandkids sing happy birthday to baby Jesus.
All the kids come over for the day and we stay in our pj’s most of the time, enjoying the grandkids as they get excited over their gifts and eating many tamales ( that we order) and cookies made by our daughter, Nicole.
Hubby likes to turn our pellet stove on and soon we have everyone complaining about how hot it is. Our son and son-in-law have to sneak out for some fresh cold air.
Yes, that’s what it’s all about. Being thankful to our Lord for blessing us with so much; family, love, health, friendship, all of which are the most precious things in life
We wish all of you a happy, family filled Christmas Day!♥♥♥♥
Our grandkids love our Christmas village. They always get excited, especially our youngest grandchild, because of the little train we put in the middle of the village. Our pool table is the foundation for the little town that is put together with different pieces that we have collected.
The ice skating rink is busy with skaters.
I love this wonky reindeer!
And of course, the nativity scene is an important part of the whole village, for me.
And guess who flew in?
The village is just not for children, but for everyone to enjoy!—-Me
A few years ago I decided to start buying the Target Christmas dinnerware; little did I know that they were going to discontinue the pattern. So all that I was able to get was 4 salad plates and 4 saucers, not even 1 cup could I find at any of the Target stores. Each year I procrastinated about purchasing the pieces until it was too late. My husband always scolds me when I say, “Oh, I’ll get it later.”, because later becomes never. How many of you have done that?
Well now I have to put them together with my depression glass, which looks ok, but I can’t really use them at Christmas time because there won’t be enough for the 12 of us. Another lesson learned!
I posted about an apron a while back made with kitchen towels and I’m happy to say I finished sewing it. I promised myself that I would wear aprons in the kitchen from now on because I have ruined many of my tops with grease stains. One of my lovely daughters agreed to model the apron. She looks ready to do my chores.
I had just picked some oranges and lemons, that have been out in this frosty weather, that we’ve had for 5 days. So hopefully they’re still good enough to enjoy.
“Procrastination is the thief of time.”–Edward Young