*Something is a bit crazy with my format this time around. I can't figure it out so I am posting this as is.*
Over the weekend I volunteered at 'Heart of Advent'. This may be one of my favorite events at our school. It's an adults only gift making/craft fair. Lots of fun to be had, for sure. It finally kick started my holiday crafting ambitions.
One fast and simple project I did was origami evergreen trees. We used the pattern found here.
But as you can see the tree on the left in this photo looks a lot different from the tree on the right. Either I did something wrong or there is a mistake in the pattern. It says to fold the paper 4 times but when I did that I ended up with that funny looking tree. I looked over the project photos again and saw that the paper was really folded 8 times. It's folded almost the same exact way as the star lanterns. So after I figured that out I took that tree apart and folded them all the 8 times, instead.
Now we have a happy little winter wonderland to decorate our home with next month. I don't plan on making any more of these this year but wouldn't they make sweet handmade gifts? I was thinking, too, to make them out of some of my girls' green paintings. For other fun handmade holiday ideas please check out the Handmade Holiday posts over at Plain and Joyful Living.
I thought I would also share a few pics of our nature table before we change it this week. I didn't take a picture of her, but our Autumn fairy is swinging above with her falling leaves, again.
Chinese lanterns and beautiful needle felted art made for me by the ever talented Meg for our Seasons Round exchange last year.
I also wanted to post a couple pics from our Martinmas dinner last week. Having our dining room lit up with lanterns was really magical.
Last, but not least, to add to the randomness of this post, K brought this home from school Halloween week. It's a wet on wet painted jack o lantern. Her class made them over the course of a couple of days. She decided hers looked more like a tomato, though.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!