Posted in Crafts - Christmas, Decor - Christmas

Presents….not just under the tree

I am always amazed at the creative ideas that people come up with, and this wreath idea is no exception.  The great thing about wreaths is that you can make them out of just about anything….they do not have to be fresh floral and greenery or even floral picks from your local craft store.  The two pictures below are wreaths made using presents and packages.  The first wreath was made using boxes of various sizes wrapped in pretty coordinating paper and tied with pretty ribbon.  The second wreath was made with packages wrapped in brown paper and then tied with red and white striped twine. Envelopes of varying sizes in red, white, and green were then tied together with the same red and white striped twine, for a pop of color.  The brown paper packages wreath is what really caught my eye, I think for its simplicity.  It’s simple design makes for a bold effect.  For instructions on how to make the first wreath, visit the Woman’s Day blog.  The second wreath was made for the Craft Warehouse in Meridian, Idaho, so unfortunately, I do not have instructions.  However, it should be pretty easy to follow the instructions found on the Woman’s Day site, and just tweak it a little.  Either way, let your creative spirit take over and see where it takes you.

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

Posted in Decor - All Year Round, Decor - Christmas

Framed!

I love picture frames, especially ones that have character.  I always enjoy looking for frames at thrift stores or rummage sales, as I can usually find some pretty cool pieces at great prices.  Here’s the catch….I don’t always like to put pictures in my frames.  Not that I don’t have enough photos….I could scrap from now to the end of my days and never scrap all my photos! The reason that I like to leave the frames empty is because sometimes I just like the character and beauty of the frame itself.  Below are some examples of framed collage galleries.  As you can see, you can mix and match to your style.  Fill all the frames with photos, or just a few, or leave all the frames empty.  The possibilities are endless, and produce a cool effect, as well as a beautiful statement effect.  The photo below that is of the mirror collage gallery was a gallery created by Diane, and shared on her blog, In My Own Style. The photo containing the winter scene collage actually came from Linda, of Itsy Bits and Pieces, when she visited a local Holiday Ideas House (Bachman’s Historic Family Home), near Minneapolis.  Check out these blogs, Itsy Bits and PiecesIn My Own Style, and Icono Interiorismo for more ideas on creating a framed collage gallery.  Let your creativity free with this easy decor project!

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Rhonda

 

Posted in Crafts - Christmas, Decor - Christmas

Pretty Placeholders

There is generally lots of entertaining around the holidays, and it is always fun to decorate for your soiree in a special way.  Check out these super cute miniature Christmas tree place holders, by Stampington & Company, that can be made fairly easily.  Go to Stampington.com for free project instructions.  While you are on Stampington & Company‘s website, be sure to visit “The Studio” tab, and choose “Free Projects”, for a directory of even more free project instructions.  Something is sure to tickle your fancy!

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Rhonda

Posted in Crafts - Christmas, Decor - Christmas

Mason Jars + Creativity = Festive

In a post from November, I gave some examples of how Ball canning jars could be used for simple decor.  Keeping with the holiday spirit, check out this article by Angela Elias from Popsugar.com that shows how you can use Mason jars (same thing, glass canning jars) to creative some festive fun.  With just a couple accessories, such as fairy lights, greenery, and some fake plastic snow, you can create cute decor pieces in a flash! Click here to see different ways that you can use these versatile canning jars to add some fun and festivity.

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

 

Posted in Decor - Christmas

Giant Outdoor Christmas Lights

Want to feel like you are in your very own “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” movie?  Check out these fun oversized outdoor Christmas lights, that are super easy (and cheap!) to make.  Check out the Smart School House blog, where they show you how to create fun oversized outdoor Christmas decorations.  Besides the giant Christmas lights, they have oversized ornaments, toy soldiers, and candy you can add to your house trim to make your house look just like a gingerbread house!

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Rhonda

Posted in Decor - Christmas, Decor - General Home

Versatile Vintageness

While I love to decorate for the holidays, I also like things that can be re-purposed.  Vintage tiered serving stands are one of those pieces that can be used for any (or every!) holiday or season.  Take a tiered serving or plant stand, add some ephemera or tchotchkes, and voila! Instant and easy centerpiece or conversational decor.  Below is a Christmas themed tiered stand, along with one that has been created for seemingly every day.  I am also adding a picture that contains several different variations of tiered stands that would work for this idea.  Let your imagination run wild!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda