Hey Everybody! Man, that was an awesome break!
I think it was one of the best Christmases in a long while. My hubby and I set up this game, where everyone had to find an ornament with their name on it somewhere downstairs, and whoever found the pickle ornament won a prize. I know, it's a different kind of tradition, but one I learned from Aunt Gynnene on my hubby's side of the family. It's really fun. People were looking through our cabinets, in our Christmas tree, behind the sofa... Give it a try sometime.
Another thing that I did to prepare for Christmas was to make Enkore's mini makeup palette. In case you haven't heard of his channel, I have attached videos at the very bottom. It was a little bit difficult to make because there was a lot of measuring to do, plus I had to melt all those lipsticks! But if you are an arts and crafts person, I think you will love this project. And you can replace the lipsticks with eye shadows and pigments and such. Below are a couple of pictures of the one I made for my sister.
Let me teach you from my mistakes, though: first, try not to overfill the metal pans full of lipstick. If you do, the lipstick will rub off on the cardstock (as shown above) and you won't be able to write your message very neatly. Second, try not to melt the lipstick for too long. Seriously, the lipstick WILL change color, and you will basically have to throw away all that hard work! Lastly, try to buy magnets that are strong. The magnets I got were from Michael's, and they kept coming apart because the attraction between them was weak.
If you are interested in giving this project a shot, please check out Koren's tutorials. They are posted below. Let me know how you like it!