Saturday, 1 December 2012

Five Minute Christmas Craft

I'm not sure you can even call this a craft.  It's more of a copy.  Or, a "Watch me Google and print stuff out." kind of thing.

I'm not totally lazy (yes I am!) but the decorated front porch I planned on showing you today is not quite finished.

I figured that as simple as this is, you might not have thought of doing it.  You see, I'm a sucker for Christmas movies.  I watch them over and over again.  I'll even watch the sappiest, made for TV in the 70's movie, if it has a Christmas theme!

My favourites are the old black and whites from the 1930's and 40's.  The only real Scrooge to me is Alistair Sims.~

It's got to be this version of Miracle On 34th Street! ~

And, I don't think anyone has dared to try to top Jimmy Stewart in A Wonderful Life. ~

I hunted up the movie stills of my favourite scenes, you know, the ones where everyone feels the true meaning of Christmas and is happy.  Scrooge's niece in law accepts his beautiful apology and dances with him; probably the first time he's danced since old Fezziwig's company party.  A little girl realizes there is something more to Santa than a nice man in a red suit.  And George Bailey?  Why, he finds out his life has a great deal of meaning and reminds us of how important we all are in the grand scheme of things.

So, to keep these images with me all season long, I printed them out and put them in dollar store frames. ~

I brushed some glue on the edges of the glass and added glitter, so it looked like I was looking in through a snowy window on all the cheer inside. ~

They are hanging in the kitchen, over the breakfast bar pass through to the dining room, and the sheer joy of the scenes can keep me company as I prepare for my own festivities. ~

May we all have a day where we know how important we are, care for our fellow man and remember to BELIEVE!

You still have two days to enter the draw for a set of these hand knit Christmas trees!

Just click here to go to 2 Be Cherished Etsy shop, choose your colour and leave me a comment to know which ones you want.  It's open to everyone and I'll draw the winner on Monday.