I know what you are thinking: What is a krampus? Really, the question is who is Krampus! Ahem
Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Christmas season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.*
Just think, here you have been using an Elf on a Shelf to keep your kids in line when all this time you could have used a goat-horned demon with a foot long tongue carrying rusty chains and bells, wandering the town and wailing for the souls of naughty children. Dang. Leave it to the Germans to make stuff weird.
In addition to celebrating Krampus, this is also one of those weekends in early December that is perfect for making stuff for Christmas. Here are a few of my favorites!
5. Faux Gingerbread House (secret ingredient alert!)
11. Crystal cuffs (look really cute with boots!)
15. Milk art marbling (kid friendly)
16. Baking with the Homies (not really a DIY so much as an AWESOME baking accessory)
And here are some glittered initials I made over at ILovetoCreate.com. Check out the step-by-step!