Wow, I cannot believe this will be my 6th year in a row bringing you 12 Days of Christmas from A WandafulThing. This year I am going to be making 12 crafts that are Pinterest Inspired – meaning, I’m going to search Pinterest and pick 12 items to make. I will link the inspiration post to my post and you can judge whether it was a pass or a fail.
Stay tuned, I cannot wait to show you all the fabulous things I’ll be making this year.
Here is a recap with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2018). If you didn’t get a chance to see what I did last year it was all about crafts that could be made in 30 minutes or under.
Here is a recap of the 12 Days of Christmas 2018 :
Today I want to show you how easy it is to make a reusable shopping bag from a t-shirt. You can use an old t-shirt you no longer wear or you can buy a used t-shirt like I did. I found a really cute graphic t-shirt at Value Village.
You simply cut off each sleeve and around the neckline and make small cuts about 2 inches long at the bottom of the t-shirt as evenly as you can. I outlined where I needed to cut with a black marker.
With the t-shirt turned inside out take one cut piece from the front and one from the back and make two knots with each piece pulling as tightly as possible.
When you are done, turn the t-shirt back to the right side, it should now look like this on the bottom.
A reusable shopping bag in less than 5 minutes, now that’s A Wandaful Thing!
I am currently using this bag as my lunch/carry-all to work. I’ve had several nice compliments about it. I can’t think of anyone on my Christmas list that couldn’t use one of these.
It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you all the Wandaful Things I’ve been up to.
Here is a recap of the 12 Days of Christmas 2018 so far:
Today’s craft was inspired by one of those moments when you have an idea for a gift for someone but you cannot source it locally. I did find something similar on-line but decided since I had the tools, I’d like to try to make them myself.
You will need a die cutting machine for this (I have a Cricut Explore Air) and an iron or in my case a Cricut Easy Press. Don’t be disheartened there will be information at the end of the post on where you can buy them already made (from yours truly).
The socks I decided on came in a pack of three. I really like the red band at the top. I measured the area where I wanted to put the words on the soles of the socks and my work area turned out to be 3″ x 5″. I sat at my computer and in Cricut Design Space I used two rectangles as my guide and arranged the text to my liking – the font on the above socks is Cricut Sans. I like it but wanted something a bit chunkier so on the next two pair I made I used the font -Boink Com. I really like the fact the meaning is the same regardless of what order you put your socks on.
If you don’t want to read the rest of the instructions and just want to know how to buy a pair of these fabulous custom made socks skip to the end… for anyone who wants the full instruction keep reading. Continue reading Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018
Wow, I cannot believe this will be my 5th year in a row bringing you 12 Days of Christmas from A WandafulThing. I’m excited this year as all the crafts can be made in under 30 minutes.
Some of my posts will be about items you can make with the help of your Cricut Machine but don’t be disheartened if you don’t have one as I’ll give you alternate ways to do the crafts.
So stay tuned, I cannot wait to show you all the fabulous things I’ll be making this year.
Here is a recap with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2017). If you didn’t get a chance to see what I did last year it was all about vintage items as Christmas presents, take a look…
A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 12
Welcome to Day 12 the final day of my 12 Days of Christmas 2017. I am so glad you are here. If you have been following along for the 12 Days of Christmas 2017 posts you know that the theme of my 12 posts are about either thrifted, gifted or vintage Christmas presents that I am giving this year.
This last gift is an adorable thrifted elf mug that actually jingles (it has a tiny bell inside the bottom). I saved this gift for today as it was part of a chinese gift exchange I did with my team from work and I wanted it to be a surprise.
I filled it with Lindt and Swiss chocolates and popped it into a gift bag. It was a big hit, one of the favorite gifts of the gift exchange. It is just so darn cute and it will jingle ever so gently whenever the owner uses it and takes a drink 🙂
The 12 days has come to an end for 2017 and I really enjoyed the challenge of giving 12 thrifted, gifted and vintage gifts.