We have way too many Christmas wrapping bows so I decided to make something out of them. Easiest craft of the day:
I love the holidays! It’s only halfway through the month and I’ve done all my Christmas shopping. Our tree is overflowing with gifts:
This year I decided to get a little creative with the gift tags. Usually I buy tags from the thrift store. I found some cute vintage ones this year, which I used, but I also made my own gift tags out of paint chips. I printed off some gift tag templates and traced them onto free paint samples from the hardware store. They turned out so well!
Last night I decided to embellish some gifts by making an initial out of a pipe cleaner.
Easy to make: I drew a large cursive letter on a piece of paper and then curved the pipe cleaner to match. Where the pipe cleaner intersects with itself I twisted it around so it would stay put.
Inexpensive and it makes the present that much more special.
My friend Rosey is a lover of all things owl and it has definitely rubbed off on me. We made a bunch of felt owls for a Christmas bazaar last month. Although I don’t have photos of hers, which were undeniably cute, here are some of mine I didn’t sell. Notice there is one cat ornament.
And one unstuffed owl:
Recently I saw in a jewelry boutique a collection of necklaces that looked like antique charm necklaces. They were really pretty, with old keys and beads and brooches and such. So I decided to go through all my old jewelry and mix-match my single earrings, unused pendants and anything else that was collecting dust in my jewelry box. I also bought a few charms from Michael’s extensive collection. Here’s what I came up with:
Skinny Raven is having a winter boot fashion show tomorrow and I got to be on the decorating committee! Here are the tissue paper pompoms I made:
Ashley bought the vintage globe string lights at Target. The pompoms are simple to make and can be found on Martha Stewart’s Web site.