Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wreath Fixed!

Okay so the wreath that I had made before with the little red and white ruffle now looks like this!

I did not like how that ruffle looked, my friend Mary pointed out that it looked like a garter and it really did! It looked awful (you can see a picture of it in my previous post), so I fixed it today and I LOVE it.
My house is all ready for Christmas! I am just waiting for a couple ornaments from Anthropologie to get here so that my tree can be finished. Once they arrive I will post some pictures! Yay! It's officially Christmas!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Crafts

****Disclaimer this is not the final placement of my decorations I just put them up to take a picture!

Well the Christmas decorations go up in less that two days so I had a lot of crafting to do these past couple days. I have been sewing and gluing and pinning for what feels like forever and I am almost done with all my decorations! These are the things I still have to make:

  1. Wreath
  2. Table Runner
  3. Mini Tree
  4. Re-Do Stocking garland cause I sewed them too close together
  5. Make felt ornaments/snowflakes to hang around the house
All that has to be done by Thursday when the decorations go up! I think I can do it!
I think I can I think I can!
In the mean time here is the stuff I already made. I can't wait to see it all in it's place on Thursday!

This year I wanted to make a Christmas banner out of burlap! I wanted to make something more rustic looking since all my other decorations are so green and red and bright! The picture didn't turn out that great, but you get the idea.
Then I made a wreath to go with it, but I don't like how the ruffle looks so I think I am going to change the ruffle to flowers this week too. The ruffle really does look like a garter.

Here are some regular triangle banners I made to go up around the house on shelves and on the piano. Then I made these little leaves and tied them onto a metal circle to make a leafy wreath! I made one in traditional Christmas colors and another in some snowy shades.

This is my favorite! I got the idea for this and the wreaths above from Gifted Magazine. It took me forever to find thicker bakers twine, but I finally found some at Anthropologie the other day! So I could finally tie my little stars to the twine! I can't wait to loop this around the Christmas tree! Maybe even hang some of it around the house. I just think it's so simple and cute. I love it!

This year I decided to make stockings! Here is my first attempt at trying to make these little suckers.
I love Martha Stewart and when I was trying to find some templates to make some felt ornaments I found a template for this little stocking garland! I think it's so cute! I sewed the stockings too close together though so I need to fix that before Thursday too!
I can't wait to see how all these decorations come together!
I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Don't eat turkey and drive!