Last year we weren’t able to go home for the holidays so we spent it in the next best place, that being New York City. If you are ever stranded for the holidays or you feel like doing something different I highly recommend New York, there is no place more magical during the holidays. Nothing is more spectacular and breath taking than seeing the Christmas lights and tree in Rockefeller Plaza. The feeling you get while standing there looking up at that giant tree can’t be described. I remember gazing up at it with child like awe, the butterflies I used to feel in the pit of my stomach every Christmas morning came fluttering back and for a moment I actual felt like maybe there was a Santa…..
(photo by David E.)
This memory is what inspired this next festive crafting project, please sing these next few lines with me!
“On the Fourth Week Before Christmas Craflandia Crafted for me
a Magical Christmas Scene”
That’s right, we are going to take a special holiday memory and capture it in a jar, though the above really is impossible to put in a bottle. I gave it my best attempt with the following supplies;
I found a Christmas ornament that I had bought while on my trip and decided to use it as part of my snowy scene. You can really get creative with this project so use your imagination. There really is no right or wrong way to go about this and if you are feeling extra adventurous you can turn yours into a snow globe.
It’s hard to re-create the scene with all the lights and sounds of New York City but I feel as though I captured a piece of it forever. For when I look at my jar I am taken back to the streets in Manhattan, I am trying to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the city while trying to figure out where the smell of barbecued hot dogs is coming from. That’s really what this project is all about, capturing some holiday magic that is meaningful to you;
The trees light up and will look extra special at night, I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Please share your creative ideas below in the comment section and if you need to get that jingle in your step let Sir Paul McCartney help you with his song Wonderful Christmas Time (one of my all time favourite holiday jams).
*As promised it’s time for another free give away to one lucky follower. I appreciate all the love and support from each and every single one of you, you have made this year so amazing and special so again thank you!! There can only be one winner though but you are all winners in my book! The lucky follower who gets the mystery prize is…….
S.B, congrats!! I will be contacting you by email to get further details but first let me show you what you won;
*Soon to be available for purchase on my store, BBCraftlandia*