Merry Christmas in July! Im hoping to climb up in the attic to grab a couple of strands of Christmas lights to decorate the playroom for a couple of days, but since we have had nothing but 100+ degree weather for a couple of weeks, Im not sure I can brave it… We’ll see.
Ive been pining away for fall weather, so celebrating Christmas in July seemed about right. Especially since weather is usually pretty mild around here at Christmastime. I like to dream of cooler weather, even with crafts.
So to celebrate Christmas in July, Iris and I made a little village and some Christmas ornaments.
For the village, I used a paper plate, white tissue paper, toilet paper and paper towel rolls, scrapbook paper, green construction paper, craft snow, thin wire garland (kind of like pipe cleaners) and a couple of sparkly foam decorations (we used a candy cane, a gingerbread man and a stocking). All of this was leftover from Christmas last year!
I glued some crinkled tissue paper to the paper plate as “snow”. Then I glued scrapbook paper to toilet paper and paper towel rolls, turning them into buildings for our village. We drew doors and windows on, and glued them down on the “snow”. Then we strung the wire garland across two of our little buildings, and glued the foam Christmas decorations across it. Then I took some craft snow (wet in the bottle, but dries hard) and spread it across our little buildings. Cute, right?!
For the ornaments, I just pulled out some wood cutouts from last year and let Iris color them with her markers.
Now…. to brave the attic or not…..