Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Wreath Make-over

My last house had a huge knotty alder stained door for the front door. And I had a cranberry wreath that looked just lovely on it. But since we moved and painted this door red-orange, the cranberries clashed. So I gave the wreath a little make-over with some silver spray paint. (Sorry I have no before photos). I much prefer the silver to the cranberry colored wreath!

I ran out of spray paint, so you can see little bits of cranberry showing through if you look closely. But I'll finish 'er off before she gets packed away for the season, don't you worry.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DIY T-shirt Wreath

I think I'm going to have to make one of these for next year. Merry Christmas!
 Head over to Cathie Filian to find the tutorial. Pin It

Monday, December 20, 2010

Pom-Pom Stocking

Just in the nick of time, here's a stocking I made actually like 3 weeks ago. Not your traditional color scheme, but I think it could be fun to work around. I'd like to embroider a name on it, in red thread, to really finish the look. (But I don't embroider.)
The top fabric is a grey linen, the stocking fabric is a home decor-weight fabric that feels a little tapestry-esque. And of course, yellow pom-pom trim! Pin It

Ornament Tree

What a wonderful idea, particularly if you have a small space or an aversion to pine needles. Or a love of great, creative design.
 Check out Not Martha for more fabulous pictures and explanations. Pin It

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Birdcage Ornament

Found this darling birdcage ornament over at Pretty Ditty. She's got a full tutorial and lots more photos. Wouldn't this be a sweet little gift for coworkers and friends? Here's the link.
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lunch Bag Love

Heather Bailey has a new lunch bag design that kind of puts my lunch bags to shame. I think I might have to indulge and buy her pattern.
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Friday, December 3, 2010

Edible Stars

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, never let it fade away.

And now you can eat your stars too! Just what I need to make the season bright. Edible star sprinkles, from Wilton.
Add some gilded doily/lace cups, and you've got a party! (theirs are glass votive cups, but I would try it on white paper party cups). Tutorial here.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Good Deeds Advent Calendar

Oh dear, where have I been? On holiday, I suppose.
I just had to share with you a darling tutorial about a service/good deed oriented advent calendar. Each day has a good deed to be performed (she even shares her list of deeds), and a piece of candy as a reward. I love this idea and I will be making one of these for my family! Here's the link.

From I Am Momma Hear Me Roar. Pin It