Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Burlap Stockings

My bff is the best!!!  I had really wanted to make some burlap stockings.  I was having a really rough week and a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit.  I had no decorations up and no desire to put anything up.  I woke up one morning to a text, it said to go look on my porch.  There I found these cute burlap stockings.  She had stayed up all night making these for me.   

Monday, December 23, 2013

December 25th boards

When I made the creates, I had my husband cut and use every scrap of wood.  I had enough wood pieces to make 4 of these boards.   I played around with different fonts and boarders.  I finally decided I liked this layout best.  I gave these to some of my crafty friends.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jingle all the way shadow box

Another easy project.  I cut the vinyl, placed it on the shadow box, Used some scrapbook paper and add bells to the middle.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Deer frame

I have been loving all the fancy deer.  This was a quick and easy project.  I found the deer at the dollar store, it came in a 2 pack.  I painted an old frame white, then hot glued that cute deer on some scrapbook paper.  Nice and easy!

Glam Deer pillow

I saw this idea here http://pitterandglink.blogspot.com/2013/11/reindeer-silhouette-embroidery-hoop-art.html

I changed mine up a little.  Instead of the hoop, I wanted a pillow.  I also freezer paper stenciled my deer on instead of using fabric.  Here is how I made it!
I Cut the image out, then ironed it on to my fabric.

I sponge painted the image

Then added some glam!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Gifts

Here are a few gifts, I made to pass out this year

 Candy apothecary jars
 Fancy Deer vinyl chargers

 Grinch treat plates
 Stained and crackle paint noel blocks

Chestnuts Roasting Burlap Frame

I am loving the natural and earthy Christmas decor this year.  I found this idea here http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com/2013/11/roasted-chestnuts-and-nippy-noses.html
I already had wood boards cut.  We had some left over base from finishing our basement.  I had my husband build the frames to fit on the boards.  Then we glued the burlap and stenciled the saying.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It's all about the porch

I love the size of my porch.  I love to showcase this feature of my home.  

This is the sign my bff and I made for our yard post's ( we were in a red and white theme)

The obsession with burlap continues through Christmas.  We made these darling Christmas trees to hand on the door!
I love these Giant Noel boards.  I asked my mother-in-law for some old bi-fold doors she had, back in July for a different project.  I never got around to.  They worked out wonderful for this.

Here is my chalkboard all ready for Christmas

We made the Giant count down boards on the back side of our Halloween count down.  You can see a better picture of it here  http://craftyourself.com/2013/11/christmas-countdown/

This little stamp was the inspiration for the pillow.  I created a stencil and painted it on.
 I need a few extra pillows to balance the bench out.  So I whipped up these two.
I found these would trees at an outlet store for $1.49. They are 24 inches tall!  I ended up glittering 7 of these cuties.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

N. Pole mini tree

My inspiration came from tatertotsandjello.com.  My BFF was dying over the create the tree was in.  In an earlier post.  I showed how I made the creates.  Originally I was going to put this create on my porch with a plain tree in it.  After I pull out all my Christmas tubs, I realized I had bought new bulbs after Christmas last year.  I decided to make a baby version of my BFF's tree found here http://craftyourself.com/2013/11/north-pole-christmas-tree-crate-christmas-tree-make/.   I put it on top of my side table and have loved it!!!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Welcome board with changeable banner

Because the holly jolly board was so quick and easy.  We had enough time to create this welcome board also.  The 2 banners, just clip on the board and can be changed for every season.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Holly Jolly board

 I had a little craft time with a friend.  We played with her silhouette cameo machine.  I own the cricut machine.  I must say, I have little cutting machine envy.  It was so easy to create this project on her machine.  I am really into the natural or rustic look right now.  I think this will make a great addition to my holiday decor.