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Some Christmas and Halloween Projects

Today my cousin Carol and I made some Christmas and Halloween projects with items from the Dollar Tree and my backyard:

I don't normally decorate for Halloween but I thought my Bunco friends might enjoy some fun little things to get into a more festive mood. I made the Christmas Centerpiece with items from Dollar Tree and I think I am going to make several of these to hold candy and gift cards.

Hope you are having a good weekend!



  1. Nancy, you are making some fabulous projects. You're being so creative. How wonderful to have a crafty cousin to craft with.

  2. WOW!! These are all really brilliant!! It looks like you had so much fun with your cousin! I would love to do that too! :) HUGS

  3. You've had a busy weekend. All these projects look fantastic.

  4. Very creative and clever projects! My favorite is the Christmas centerpiece, just lovely!

  5. wow fabulous spooky creations nancy and your christmas centre piece is really beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  6. My goodness, you and Carol sure are creative!! I love all the twigs around the bucket with a candle in the middle! You can find anything and make a great project with it - you go girl! And now, I'd love one of those snickers bars thank you very much :)

  7. Wow! what fabulous projects! I'm checking out Dollar Tree tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration and nice comment on my blog. xxD

  8. Wow, looks like you had lots of fun!! Love them all - especially the Christmas centrepiece - great idea :)

  9. Wow these are gorgeous. Can't comment anymore, off to the dollar tree for some white and gold!

  10. They are brilliant, that christmas center piece is brilliant very creative.
    Thanks for sharing
    Kelly- xxx


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