DIY Lighted Wood Star

Hey there! Are you enjoying all the Christmas craft inspiration?? I love adding one or two new decorations to Christmas each year, and the more I can DIY the better. I made this star last year, but I never blogged about it so I thought I would share it with you. It’s another cheap and easy project with a big impact, and perfect for outside.

DIY Lighted Wood Star

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Cable Knit Letter Ornaments

I’ve got a great Christmas craft for you today! I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but if you are wanting to craft anything for Christmas then you need to get started. So, we’re not going to mention that again, mkay? mkay! Haha!! ūüėÜ Now, on to the craft!
Cable Knit Letter Ornament
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DIY Lighted Wooden Christmas Trees

I’m so excited to be participating with the girls at remodelaholic again in another challenge. This time it is Christmas themed. And, I’ll have to be honest, up until they proposed this challenge, I hadn’t even thought about Christmas! HA! I’m glad for the challenge if nothing else to get my mind revved up for all things Christmas! (be looking for lots more coming to the blog this month!) Be sure to hop on over to Remodelaholic to see more of the Creative Christmas Challenge and to check out the link party which will include so much more inspiration. Also, be sure to scroll through to the bottom of this post for links to all other projects in this challenge. And, the girls at Remodelaholic will be sharing Creative Christmas inspiration all week!! Just in time to get things ready for Christmas at your house!

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Christmas Rewind

I wanted to share how our new Christmas activities that will become traditions went.  Our advent tree was wonderful.  Everyone so enjoyed talking and sharing abut how awesome Jesus is Рwhat an indescribable gift!!

 

 

Also, this year we decided to give back to Him for the first time.¬† A couple of weeks before Christmas we told the kiddos about our idea to give back by shopping a few catalogs.¬† Again, inspiration from A Holy Experience.¬† From her list of catalogs we chose three.¬† We allowed the kids time to peruse and explained that they would be using some of their own money for these purchases – we wanted them to sacrifice as God had by giving His only son.¬† Then on Christmas day we all sat down to make our purchases.¬† My husband and I went first to set the tone.¬† Then they all took turns picking and placing their orders and paying me their cash.¬† Let me just say I was shook to the core by their generosity.¬† Sure, they had raked in the cash for Christmas but still they had already begun to make plans for that cash and now they were giving it away.¬† It blessed my heart.¬† I read so many stories of families giving back at Christmas over the years, and to be honest, I made excuse after excuse as to why we couldn’t do that.¬† Now, I will never miss it.¬† Looking forward to finding¬†other ways¬†we can teach our children how to look outside themselves.
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Happy Birthday Jesus!!

Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all¬†the Roman empire the inhabited earth. ¬†This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.¬† In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is¬†MessiahChrist the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men of good willwith whom He is pleased.”
When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.” So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.
Luke 2:1-20
Happy Birthday Jesus!!  Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!

 

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