Thursday, December 23, 2010

Last minute Christmas work

I finished my jingle garland. I love the finished look with bells. Super cute.

I ordered this vinyl kit last year from Becky. You supply the plate, etching cream and labor :) It was really easy and now we have a special plate just for Santa.
This year I ordered some snowflakes to go around a mug. Santa needs milk with his cookies, so why not a special mug?
We are officially ready for tomorrow night!
And every girl needs a cute tree to put in her hair!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas decor part 2

I got these paper mache presents at Hobby Lobby last year for $0.10 each.

This year I covered them with cute paper.

I made this "Noel" banner last year. But thought it was lacking.

So this year I added tiny pendants between each letter, garnished with a beautiful crystal. MUCH better.

This year I made two more banners. "Believe" and "Jingle".
I embossed each frame and white backing. It's adds texture and interest. And now after using my friends cuttlebug, I have decided I will own one.
The "Jingle" is not quite complete. I still need to hang some bells off it.
3-D ornament art. I think it turned out really cute.
And now it sits by my other ornaments.
And finally some ruffled Christmas trees. I will be replacing the one in front with a beautiful white or gold...but for now this is it.
With layer upon layer of ruffles.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Decor part 1

Front Room:
I caved this year and got a fake tree, for the husband. with the contingency that we still get a real tree, but SMALL. so here is our sad, undecorated tree. But the lights look great.

Family Room:
We finally got the last pieces to complete our nativity. 6 years in the making, and totally worth it.
Stockings that my grandma makes us.I've had mine since I was a little girl. My husband got one as soon as he entered the family. And now the kids have on too!
They're so beautiful and meaningful to me.
My christmas countdown that I will re-do one day.....
Santa music players.
Where we put our cards...

My sad porch. I'm in the process of weeding out all our blue/silver/white decorations. We want to stay more traditional with red's, green's, gold's, so for now our porch has on red tree (hopefully to be joined with it's taller green brother and multi wreath sister after christmas)
And our snowman door mat...
More to come after I finish some projects...