Handmade Christmas

Raelee and I are in the Christmas spirit but to my regret, I didn’t bring any of my nativities when we moved here. The only Christmas decorations we’ve found are very few and very expensive in Kampala. (Expensive but cheap!) Only one store carries any and the trees they have are not good. So, we decided to make our own. We searched Pinterest for ideas and Daddo made us the tree. We only had one fail and that was me trying to make dough from glue and cornstarch. The recipe I used was apparently wrong because every one I’ve read since had different proportions. Raelee stuck with the salt dough recipe and her ornaments turned out good. All but the nativity she made which is a little disturbing to me! She isn’t finished with it so I finished the tree so that there was no room for her lumps of colorfully painted clay to go on it. I’m a terrible mother, I know! I told her they would be perfect for her room! Ha! But she did an awesome job on the popsicle stick angels, the burlap angels and ornaments. She is now addicted to making paper snowflakes but did not have the patience for the origami Christmas trees. (It took me a few tries to get it.) My favorites are the nativities and the placemats she laminated. I think we are finished but she has different ideas!

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I am a Jesus lover, wife, mother and grandmother. I live in Uganda with two of my best friends and get to experience God's love, grace and mercy everyday. This is my personal blog and posts, pictures and views don’t necessarily represent the views of our organization. They are from our personal experiences as missionaries.

One thought on “Handmade Christmas”

  1. Your decorations are gorgeous!! I love them! Did you print some of these, or are you just so very artistic? I know you are a graphic design artist!


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