Holiday Crafting

Monday, December 17, 2012

Although I’ve been crafting away over the last month, I’ve struggled with actually showing anything on the blog! Many of them are gifts and I didn’t want to share our holiday cards before everyone received it. So hopefully I’ll get you caught up on what I can this week, then next week I’ll share all the gifts after everyone has received them. Tomorrow, I’ll also share some projects I made over on my old blog for some last minute inspiration. Before I forget, make sure to enter the giveaway for the BPC Home Blessings class here - it’s an awesome workshop on home décor projects!

Much of my crafting has been last minute projects with all the supplies I’ve been hoarding all these years - I love using my stash for projects!

I love our double doors and have wreaths for just about every holiday except Christmas - weird, huh? I really wanted to make some this year, but knew time would be short. So when we saw these evergreen wreaths at Lowe’s for $5/each the day after Thanksgiving I snatched them up. I removed the red bows and added some jingle bells and some cheap snowflake ornaments I picked up in years past on clearance after Christmas (I love to use them on gifts). I hung them with some bakers twine so I can easily remove them after Christmas. Lovely ten minute project!
Inspired by Monika at I Love It All, I made my first ornament wreath. I’ve been meaning to do this for years, but I had never actually seen the tutorial and assumed it involved a wreath form and hot glue (which I hate to use - aren’t I a horrible crafter?). When I saw that Monika made hers with a coat hanger, I got to work with some clearance ornaments I picked up a year or two ago. I didn’t have enough to make two for my front door, so I hung this one on the door to our basement. It’s a nice pop of color!
Inspired by Kristina at One Happy Mama, I made some yarn trees. These are WAY easier than yarn wreaths and so cute with some nice chunky yarn. I had some leftover pearl head stick pins in red and cream so I used those for ornaments (easy to stick into the styrofoam). Then I used a Studio Calico pinwheel (it’s made of a sewing pattern) adorned with some Studio Calico stars to top the green one. The cream one was topped with a paper pinwheel that I made with some more Studio Calico stars. Not sure which is my favorite. The jeweled tree behind it I picked up from JoAnn’s while shopping for the styrofoam forms. :)
These were all such fun and super quick projects! I may have gotten a little tree obsessed and made a few for gifts! Happy Holidays!

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