Monday, December 10, 2012

advent crafts

We're a pretty crafty house and, at this time of year, when the cold, wet weather keeps us from enjoying many of our outdoor activities, our craftiness bumps up a notch.  For this Advent season, we've got a fun list of crafts old and new.  We even made ourselves a handy little calendar.

It isn't actually a schedule.  The crafts have moved dates already at least four times.  We do whatever inspires us each day and then rearrange what's left over for the days still to come.

We rolled these from sheets of beeswax purchased from Ruhl Bee Supply and decorated them with decorating beeswax from Stockmar.  A few months ago we found some great mini cookie cutters that come in themes for each season.

Our gingerbread house was a store bought kit.  (This one came from Trader Joe's.)  One of these years we're going to have a go at making one from scratch.

We've made a few more felted trees since we started and Naiya's had fun changing the decorations as the little people celebrate with festive parties on her Nature Table.

Advent crafts still to come:
felt wreaths

What are your favorite natural winter and holiday crafts?  We'd love to add them to our list!


  1. Thanks for all these great crafting ideas! will definitely be trying out a few.
    We have been making cookie cutter bees wax candles and pop-up christmas cards and re-cycling last years christmas cards with a bit of crochet and using them as gift tags, we have left long hoops on them so that they can then be re-recycled as tree ornaments. I will try and do a blog post on friday if you are interested in having a look.
    Going to make felted trees tomorrow!

    1. Those sound like some great ideas. I can't quite picture the gift tags but I'll try to remember to come visit you on Friday. I haven't crocheted in quite a while.

  2. What a great new take on the Advent spiral! I hope you'll consider sharing this link on Waldorf Wednesday.

    1. I just posted there. Thanks for the invite. I'll have to have a look around over at your place when I have a minute to spare!

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