Friday, December 7, 2012

Countdown to Knitmas - Day 7!

So, tomorrow is our Holiday party. It has 3 main features that get me excited -

1) Food Drive for Food Share which bring a donation of 4 canned goods or cash. Visit their website to find out the best foods to give. An interesting fact shared there - for every $1 donated, they can provide $5 of value to those they serve.

2) POTLUCK! I look forward to seeing what all of our favorite festive dishes are, gathered together to share.

3) Hand crafted Ornament Exchange @ 2:30. Bring your ornament wrapped so as to keep it a surprise and we will assign you a number. At the chosen time we will begin the picking. ;) I wrapped my ornament in crepe paper which can be handy to accomodate any strange shapes of your decorations.

Thus, we have reached my subject of today's post. Do you still need ideas for ornaments?

I have been joking that even a popsicle stick ornament would satisfy the need for your submission to be handmade. Having been trolling for sometime, I have actually found some pretty cute or classy things that you can do with those humble wooden sticks -
5 Craft Stick Ornaments (this one is mostly on the cute, childlike side)
Popsicle Stick Nativity
Decorative Snowflakes
Painted Sleds

For a quickie that is more audience appropriate -
Yarn Balls
Tiny Knitted Stockings

Of course, a little craft felt can go a long way -
Bacon Tribute

I think that you could whip any of these up before tomorrow's exchange (the stockings might be the most time consuming).

Happy Needling and see you tomorrow afternoon with your canned goods, potluck dish, and ornament!

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