Time to start Christmas projects

I was busy around the house this evening and could hear the voice of my first teacher “It’s July, time to start thinking about Christmas presents”. Alright, I am already a month behind. Yep, those lovely hand painted gifts don’t get done overnight so she always made us start working on them in July. Here’s a couple of ideas. Take a 6” or 7” plate and paint a wreath of holly just large enough to encircle a cheese ball. If you want to be able to include the cracker on the same plate use a little larger plate. For that special child or grandchild paint a special cookie plate. I painted a Santa Clause face and rimmed the plate with holly and berries. It was colorful enough that I didn’t need any gold. I’ve found some really cute patterns using wide wired ribbon.


Happy Painting

Charolette McKinney