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Crafts and Christmas Trees

Christmas trees at Camden Ranch in Elk. (Maggie Bullock)
Christmas trees at Camden Ranch in Elk. (Maggie Bullock)

The season is a bit late to start here at Dwell Well, but it is never too late to think about Christmas, crafts, and gift giving. In the spirit of all that is crafty, get ready for the yearly 12 Days of Christmas crafts (albeit condensed into about 10 days). On the list this year are some gifts to give, stockings, hostess ideas, and even a preserve or two.

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I drove up to Camden Ranch in Elk to get our Christmas tree. We were married at Camden Ranch and going back for a tree seemed right to us. Stan, the proprietor, recognized us as we walked up, gave us hugs, a hayride, hot cider, and a warm welcome. It is a local business and a great business. If you still need a tree for your home, think about taking a drive up to Elk. It is well worth it.
(Sorry for the picture quality. We forgot our better camera at home.)


Get ready for a flurry of holiday craft ideas!



Artist and crafter Maggie Wolcott writes about craft events in and around Spokane, as well as her own adventures in creating and repurposing. Her DwellWellNW posts include project and decorating ideas, recipes, reviews of events, and interviews with local artists. Maggie spends her days as an English professor, and when she’s not grading papers, she can generally be found with a paintbrush or scissors in hand. She can be reached at