I just can’t help myself from using animals in my holiday decorating. Last year, we made faux ceramic animal ornaments. This year, I was inspired by this gilded elephant by Janell of House of Fifty. I became mildly obsessed with creating my own version.
I found my [...]
I did not buy any wrapping paper or bows this year. Instead I embellished grocery bags, brown paper lunch bags, and used up the leftover driftwood paper from the Punch Advent Calendar. To give the driftwood [...]
A great holiday centerpiece can bring the spirit of Christmas into any room. Although we are not doing any entertaining this year, I still wanted centerpieces for us to enjoy at our own family meals. I feel some of the best centerpieces are inexpensive and crafted with things you already own. A little fresh greenery [...]
Centerpieces and floral arrangements are an easy and inexpensive way to bring some holiday cheer into any room. For our kitchen table I was aiming for a light and airy arrangement that would look great during everyday meals. The starting point to a great centerpiece is the container. I grabbed this vintage milk crate and [...]
A Year In Review
As if die-cut cards and fabric lined envelopes don’t make our Christmas cards special enough, I decided to include a fun little year in review letter. But instead of a dull, wordy letter we opted for a sassy, brief infographic! Can you tell how much I [...]
I have opted for wrapping most gifts in brown kraft paper this year. It is a classic and minimal look. To keep the all brown packages from looking like the inside of a UPS truck, I have added special touches to bring the brown paper to life. For this project and the mini feed bag [...]
Along with my brown paper curl ornaments, I thought some natural jute would look good on the tree. I already used jute to make hanging loops for the faux ceramic animal ornaments, but I wanted a few all jute ornaments too. Using the leftover jute I had [...]
I had three clear ornaments left over from the brown paper curl ornaments and I was itching for a quick crafty project the other night. Enter washi tape ornaments on Odessa May Society. I left the computer immediately to grab the ornaments and washi tape.
There is something I just love about the classic, simple, functional look of brown kraft paper. I have even purchased those plain brown papier-mâché ornaments and hung them directly on the tree without any decorating. I think I just love the relief of the matte brown paper mixed in with the lights and the other [...]
Who wouldn’t love receiving a personalized mug with hot chocolate for the holidays? Last year I went a little off the deep-end and made these gift sets for over 20 teachers at our sons preschool. Despite the number I made, they were surprisingly easy to make and very well-recieved.
I went to [...]
Like a Ball Gown for Your Christmas Tree
You can make this tree skirt for $12 and in less than an hour! A tree skirt is an important part of Christmas decor. It helps conceal the tree stand and ground the tree. The fabric goodness under the tree looks great before there are presents under [...]
From Plastic to Fantastic
Inspired by Young House Love’s faux ceramic animal ornaments, we made our own slightly larger version. I found these ugly guys animals in the $1 bins at Target. Following Sherry’s directions, we screwed an eye hook into each animal. These are actually leftover hooks from a picture hanging [...]
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