We had such a wonderful surprise this Christmas! My older brother proposed to his girlfriend, and I am so happy for them! It was a great day, and I was so grateful to spend it with my entire family.
This Christmas was also the first for me and my husband, and it snowed!! In Texas!!! We all had a lovely day.
I also wanted to share a DIY Nativity Project that I made for my Mother for Christmas. It was very easy to do, and it turned out beautifully.
My dad and husband helped me to cut the wooden blocks that I needed. For the nativity, I used the stencil cutter that I bought from Michaels and blank plastic stencils from AC Moore. It was AMAZING! Coolest thing I have ever purchased! It literally cut like butter because it uses heat. All I had to do was tape the nativity I had drawn to the back of a blank stencil, and traced around the edges with the cutting tool.
The only difficulty was paint seeping under the stencil. I didn’t use any spray adhesive like I usually do with a stencil, and it was so thin. I was able to fix the edges a little with left over black paint. I finished it with a little ASCP Dark Wax. Buffed to a shine, it gave it a nice finish. I was so incredibly happy with how it turned out!
So here it is, in its’ new place on my mother’s mantle! She loved it! Even cried a little. It was so easy to do, and it looks so good! I think I will make one for myself.
A Merry Christmas, from my family to yours.