How to make a Wine Cork Reindeer

For the past 20+ years i’ve held on to a craft I made in grade school. He’s a very awesome wine cork reindeer that gets displayed every Christmas. For the longest time i’ve wanted to make him a friend, but I kept forgetting to save a few wine corks for the project. I’ve finally got enough, so I decided to share with you what you’ll need to make a wine cork reindeer. Perfect craft project for children and adults 🙂



Holiday Origami

As promised, here’s some photos of how the origami ornaments turned out! I had the day off today, so I was very motivated to fold some paper! I went to my local dollar store and picked up some origami paper and I was on my way to awesomeness! Instructions for these can be found on Poppytalk.

Anthropologie Origami Workshop hosted by Poppytalk

Tonight was great fun! I went to a workshop hosted by Poppytalk at Anthropologie. We learned how to make origami Christmas ornaments. Hopefully in the next few weeks i’ll get around to finishing the project and post some photos of how it turned out. Thanks to Joanne  for sending me some photos to post. She’s the lovely lady in the last photo of this post, along with Jan from Poppytalk.

Come back soon to see photos of the final project!

Christmas Wrapping

I am the type of person that likes to be thrifty when wrapping gifts (and for pretty much everything else in life too). I especially hate buying wrapping paper, so I tend to recycle and reuse whenever possible. I try to add in a few fun touches here and there by using asian newspaper, string, or even random objects instead of a bow. This year I mixed brown paper grocery bags with small bits of wrapping paper instead of ribbon and topped them off with various gift tags i’ve found online. I am specifically in love with the tag designed by Brooklyn Limstone, it’s super fun and really well designed. Download the printable tags here.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Last weekend Andrew and I went to a local shop to pick up a few craft supplies. If you live in Vancouver and haven’t been to this store, I really suggest you go there, they have just about everything, it’s awesome!
We wanted to find all the scrabble letters for both of our names, after scratching through the bin of letters, we were both in luck.

This was such a simple and fun project! All it took was a bit of glue, some felt to mount the letters on and some string to hang them. We also found random game pieces that represented our birth year.

Christmas Craft Project: Advent Calendar

I know what you’re thinking. It’s barely even Fall yet, why are you doing Christmas crafts?? Well every year I think of things I wish I had made for Christmas, but at that point it was far too late, so I thought i’d get a jump on things and get crafty on rainy days.

I’ve always wanted an advent calendar that I could reuse every year, so I used an idea I found online and added a picture frame and fancy numbers to it.

Supplies needed:

  • A thrift store frame or discount frame from your local home store
  • Spray paint in gloss white
  • Acrylic paints in colours of your choice (I used red and white)
  • Wooden clothes pegs
  • Mod podge or white glue
  • Printed numbers or you can paint them by hand

Here’s how the process went: