The 12 Days of Christmas: A Holiday Craft


 Coming up on my first Christmas with a little family of my own, I have spent considerable time reflecting on what has made the holidays special through the years. Looking to the future, there is self-inflicted pressure to decide what traditions my husband and I will carry on as our family grows. And also worries… will we be able to make the holidays as special for our children, as our parents did so wonderfully for us? What things are important to carry on? What new things do we want to implement?

In reflecting, I realized that a lot goes into the celebration of the holiday season from baking to gifts to special time with relatives, friends and everything in between. In planning for the experiences and traditions of Christmas future, I would like to explore some of what has contributed to the joy of the holidays both as a child and as an adult.

Ultimately, it is that most of these holiday-related things have ties to fond memories and time spent with those dear to us that make them special. For this one, it was time spent with my mother. My mother was (and still is) a craft goddess. Every year, we would work together to create candy cane mice. These easy and affordable ornaments made great gifts for school friends and teachers alike. As an adult, I carry on the tradition by making these annually for colleagues. They usually accompany a holiday card or are distributed as part of the office holiday party. Relative to holiday events, these would make sweet favors or can be used as a vehicle to communicate dinner party seating arrangements.


You will need the following:

  • Felt in at least 2 colors (I typically use red, green and white; however the color options are endless)
  • Package “googley” eyes
  • Package small pom-poms
  • Package candy canes
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Hot glue gun or craft glue

Checkout for a great template and enjoy this holiday craft!

Candy Cane Mouse


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About Kate Sepe

Kate Sepe joins Let's Party as the Event Trends Blogger with a background in nonprofit event planning and management. Kate is currently the Senior Community Director with the March of Dimes Arizona Chapter. She expresses a true love and passion for the event industry and is thankful for the opportunity to share unique ideas and popular trends with readers.

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