12.14.2011

Oh What Fun It Is To....Create! aka: a Pinterest-inspired Christmas

I am linking up with Meredith today over at the The Tichenor Family. She is way more creative than me, but I thought I would share a few of the things I've DIY'd this holiday season. First of all, let's be honest, I can't do much of anything without Pinterest. I have found SO many cute Christmas crafts and it's been hard not to make every.single.one.



I have loved the ornament wreath ever since Pier 1 started selling them quite a few years ago. However, I didn't want to spend the money because their wreath was not shatterproof and I always saw one in the store that was broken! Read: I'm clumsy & it would not last long.

 
There is my finished product! I took the tutorial from AP & Jennifer and I love how it turned out! I chose bronze & golds to match the bronze tree in the dining room. It was so easy to make & was pretty inexpensive. I'm hoping I can find some clearanced  shatterproof ornaments after Christmas in different colors so I can make another one!

I saw this idea on Pinterest too, but, that website is having some major issues this morning..sorry, no embedded picture! I had 3 empty wine bottles (don't judge) laying around & this looked perfect! I bought white spray paint primer & a shiny white spray gloss. I primed them, waited until they were completely dry, & then sprayed the gloss over them. I was going to spray paint some twigs red and gold to use in the bottles, however, I had some of these little things (what do you even call these?!) left over from a Hobby Lobby trip. Next up: trying to make another bottle look like mercury glass!
This is my favorite new thing I've done this year! Checking the mail is one of my favorite things to do in December. I love Christmas cards! I bought some cute ribbon at Target & wrapped it over the top of these cabinet doors. I taped it (with a ton of tape) on the back. I rolled the tape and put it behind the ribbon to hold it straight to the glass. I folded the ribbon about an inch at the bottom before I taped it. I just used small clothes pins that I already had to clip the cards on. I wasn't sure if the ribbon would stay on the door, but it is full of cards now & hasn't budged! I love getting to look at all of our cards!

I made this ribbon bow wreath with the girls in my MOPS group. It's a little more time consuming, but it was easy to make! We started off with just a plain wreath, 5 different kinds of ribbon (can't remember how many yards of each, but I can find out if you want!), and a hot glue gun. We made the bows first. After the bows were made we singed the edges with a candle. Once the edges are singed, they won't tear apart. Then you just glue your bows on! Easy!

I'm all crafted out! Go link up with Meredith & share your craftiness!

5 comments:

jeannie said...

Nana has a big smile on her face :)

Mandy said...

That is such a cute idea for hanging Christmas cards!


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Savannah said...

So many fun ideas! Your ornament wreath looks SO good!

Marci said...

Love your ornament wreath!!!

the tichenor family said...

everything turned out great!!! I love your ornament wreath! great job mama!! thanks for linking up... Merry Christmas!