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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ornament Wreath

So I have been seeing these ornament wreaths all over blogland and was dying to make one.  When I saw this cute little tutorial over at Domestic Fashionista I just had to make one.
I found a bucket of silver ornaments at Marcs for $6.99 and I stole a white wire hanger from my husband's shirts. :)
Here's how it came out:
Winding the wire back together at the top was somewhat of a challenge, but some flower wire and duct tape seemed to hold it together.
Now I need one of those command strips to hang it in my foyer and I will be all set.
Thanks Ashley!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Handmade Gift Exchange - My gift

As I posted yesterday, I participated in the Handmade Gift Exchange over at Craftaholics Anonymous.
Here is what Brooke sent me.
I promptly hung it on our beverage center. 
It's perfect!
What a fabulous gift I received.
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Handmade Gift Exchange

So my partner Brooke from Johnson Bits received her Handmade Gift Exchange, courtesy of Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous, gift this past weekend, so I can now blog about it!  YAY!
These are my favorite gifts for friends and relatives.  
I am never quite sure what to do with my leftover bottles... and we always look for ones with cute labels.
I found a craft that I love to make and it uses those pretty bottles!

It's a wine bottle that has been filled with a mini strand of lights and some filler.  
Then you find a lamp shade, embellish it, if you'd like, and place it on the bottle.

And you have a gorgeous little light!

Love it and I hope Brooke does too!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Quick Holiday Craft

While out shopping at Walmart  I came across these cute monogram stocking charms in the Christmas section.  I grabbed an H and wasn't sure what I was going to do with it.   I didn't really have a reason to shop on Black Friday, but I went out just to check things out.   While at Kohls, I found a gorgeous picture frame and instantly I knew what to do with my "H."
Do you love it?  Everyone that has seen it has complimented me on it and asked where to get one.  My mom even went to Kohls to get some frames to make them as gifts this year.
I think I might make a few for my son's teacher gifts this year.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


So I we moved our table from the dining room into the kitchen.  After having Thanksgiving dinner in the dining room, we decided we wanted a bigger table for that space.  Now I have a VERY empty dining room.
Anywho, I decided my table needed a centerpiece, luckily I LOVE glass and have quite a few Apothecary jars laying around the house.  I found some cheap ornaments at Target in the dollar section.
I took some cotton batting and stretched it out to make it look like snow.
And filled my pretty jar.
Now to find a pretty tablecloth or table runner for the table.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

More Decorations

So my kitchen was lacking a little Christmas cheer, so I thought I would add something to the lights fixtures.  Here is the before, sorry it's not a great picture, I took it on my phone.  
I found some cute little flower rings at Michaels for 1/2 off and put them on the kitchen lights.

It is the perfect touch on the lights.  I put them on the island lights as well.  Now I am debating getting the larger size to hang on the backs of my chairs.  Maybe if they go a little cheaper...
Happy Saturday!