I thought I’d show off a few of the crafts we made at our church’s Advent Workshop. They’re cute and easy. It’s a family event and the activities were designed so a wide age group could participate.


Isn’t she adorabe? The gave us the wooden shape with the holes drilled in the top for the candy canes. I painted on the face with a Sharpie paint marker. They did have google eyes and a cute little red pom-pom nose to glue on instead, but I like the way she turned out. There were several choices of ribbon and I just made a little bow and hot-glued it on. It was actually supposed to be between the antlers, which would have been a little less girly, but I think she’s cute.


This is one of those cinnamon-scented pine cones. They organizer hot-glued a ribbon loop on top and then we painted the tips to look like they had snow on them. After that dried, we added glitter glue to give it some sparkle. I used red, as you can see, and Amber used green.


This is Amber’s nutcracker. Mine didn’t turn out so nicely. They were little unfinished wooden nutcrackers that we painted with a variety of Sharpie marker pens.

We also decorated clear glass ornament, but my photos of those didn’t turn out so well. I have to admit, I love making Christmas crafts. I’ve still got a couple I’m working on. I’ll share photos when, and if, they turn out well.