I did a lot of crafting for my day job during the month of December and wanted to share a few pictures of what I was up to.There were two major projects I completed.
The first was to deck my office out in Christmas decorations (all homemade) for the annual Office Decorating Contest. My theme this year was candy since I am known throughout the school for always having a desk drawer full of candy.
This is the view of my office when you walk through the door. The small green tree on the left side of my desk was painted, decorated with various candies, and lights up. Its my favorite.
The stockings on the file cabinets have the name of all of the faculty that work in our department.
This is my candy tree and I think it might be my favorite Christmas tree yet. All of the ornaments were kinds of candy--Dots, hard candies, candy canes, green army men...the candy you would find in my desk at any given time.
The tree topper was created from a massive box of Dots (which I happily ate before decorating).
Also worth mentioning are the Santa and Mrs. Clause trolls from my mom.
Close up of the tree. And yes, I did eat all of the Dots myself. I enjoyed it.
Treats for the judges to sample. Gummy Green Army Men, Cinnamon Bears and chocolate balls.
These "hard candies" were made from styrofoam pieces that came from the new copy machine packaging. I gave them a little coat of paint and they were ready for candyland.
The second project I worked on in December were creating Christmas presents for a friend. She wanted to give all of her work study students a meaningful present using their favorite Bible verses. We hand painted each background and then paired them with the appropriate verse.
I think they turned out magnificently. I'm also happy to report that no hands were dyed during the making of this project! (That's a first for me!)