Christmas Craft Link Party!

December 6th, 2010

Season’s Greetings, Ho Ho Ho, Happy Festivus, Happy Hanukkah and Merry Merry Merry Christmas friends !  ‘Tis the season for sparkle and shine, homemade treats, crafting, baking, decorating, and holiday cheer!  We’ve been busy around here with all of those delights, and I have just a few to share today.

The first is this little ‘Love Stitched’ ornament I made for my stepdaughter who is off at her first semester of college this year.  Living in a dorm, she needs something to keep it smelling fresh, so I stitched a sweet sentiment with red embroidery thread on linen, cut out a heart shape, filled it with a lavender and rice mixture, and sewed it all together.  I slipped it in her stocking, and I can’t wait till she finds it!

 love stitched ornament

 

Next, my littlest ones helped paint and glitter up some very merry MDF letters found at a craft store.

paint glitter staple

I stapled ribbon to the back and suspended them in our dining room area, how fun!  You can’t quite tell in the photo, but the white glitter adds more sparkle in the light.

 

merry hanging ribbons

  

 

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Corkboard turned Card Holder

December 6th, 2010

I’m always looking for easy creative ways to display the Christmas cards that come to our home every season.  Last year, I used a white chain + jingle bells.   

This year, I decided to repurpose an ordinary corkboard I had sitting in the back of the closet.  It was the perfect size for hanging in the foyer, so I made a simple tree with ribbon, fabric, and nailhead trim.  It sits in the perfect spot in the entry where we can enjoy our cards all season long!

 cg green ribbon card holder

 

If you’d like to turn your corkboard into a similar card display, here’s what you’ll need:

 

cg holiday card holder

 

Supplies:

Corkboard (mine is 2’ x 3’)

Fabric to cover your board

Scrap of fabric to form base

Decorative ribbon for both tree and trim

1 package of 20 nailheads (two more packages if you want to create the trim around the base)

Staple gun

Fabric glue

Mallet (or strong thumbs!)

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Fan-tastic Feature: Silver Leaf Dresser

December 5th, 2010

Y’all know I’m a fan of a great before and after, and if it has a little sparkle going on, I’m smitten!  Reader Barbara sent over this dresser redo, and I simply can’t take my eyes off of this beauty.  Want to see how to turn a plain Jane wood IKEA dresser into a sophisticated piece for your boudoir? 

 

ikea dresser

silver leaf dresser

 

Silver leaf!  Crystal knobs!  Glamorous black frame! 

silver leaf dresser 2

 

Hop on over to visit Barbara at Hodge Podge for her step by step!

 

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