Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas?

Anyone else sick of that BOO sign? That is . . . all ONE of you (me) still reading this blog! ha ha

And does a Christmas post the last day of December still count? :P Oh well! I’ve never been embarrassed to do a holiday post after the holiday. Remember Valentines??

What can I say? I’m a mom of 2 busy girls who rarely feels on top of things. And to maintain some sort of balance I have to be careful how much time I spend crafting . . . and especially on the computer. So that is why you get a Christmas post just when I’m getting ready to put Christmas away. What do you do, right?

Anywho, remember all the Christmas clearance shopping I did last year for my new tree? Well, I’m excited to report that it did in fact come together beautifully!

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I’m in love with each and every one of the ornaments . . .

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And of course it looked lovely at night . . .

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P.S. The tree skirt I got at 50% off just the other day at Wal-Mart and it matches perfectly. Score!

It’s so nice to finally have a grown up tree :)

And if my LATE Christmas post wasn’t enough for you, how about we do a Christmas craft after Christmas as well? Yes, I’m being serious . . .

I saw this post by Ashley over at Domestic Fashionista and decided I needed an ornament wreath for myself. In all fairness, I did actually BUY the ornaments BEFORE Christmas was over. But I didn’t put it together until yesterday :P

Well, look at the bright side. Instead of opening my Christmas bins next year and finding an unfinished project, I’ll find my lovely new ornament wreath all ready to go :)

I just got a bunch of ornament tubes (8 to be exact) in the $1 section at Target . . .

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I’m sure they’re either 50% or 75% off now. So if you hurry and find the last of these tubes you could definitely do this project for under $5!

Grabbed a hanger from the closet . . .

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And followed Ashley's tutorial exactly to make this . . .

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I did end up hot gluing the tops of the ornaments to make sure everything was secure. And I would recommend it. When dh was helping me secure the hanger back together, he accidently dropped the wreath and 1/2 the ornaments popped off. That was before the gluing of the tops. So, yes, I would recommend doing that BEFORE you assemble your wreath . . . and then drop it :P

This is also a great craft for the kiddos to help with. My girls had a blast helping loop the ornaments on.

A few other Christmas scenes around the house . . .

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My Christmas centerpiece found it’s way to the top of the fridge. It was a little heavy to keep moving on and off the table last year. But it worked great up there!

And a new/old Christmas sign . . .

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It use to be painted cream with green vinyl-lettering. But I used this technique from Vanessa over at V and Co. to make it a lovely vintage red. One of my favorite things in the house :)

So there you have it! Merry Christmas from mine to yours . . . uh, next year :P

xoxo

2 comments:

Kristi said...

just so you know, I check in on occasion. Your posts may be few, but I enjoy them.

melmck said...

i'm so glad you posted pretty pics of your christmas house. i love checkin in to see what awesome crafts you are workin on.