12.01.2010

Bored much?

I'm so behind in Christmas crafts this year, again wedding planning kinda gets in the way.  Anyway here are a few of my favorite crafts from years past

Boxwood tree.  This one is easy to do with a floral foam base and LOTS of little pieces of boxwood.  Save time for this one, they take awhile.

New stockings.  Last year I did a peacock theme and the red and green stockings I had just didn't cut it.  So I traced the pattern of the old ones and made these new, better coordinating ones in an afternoon.

Painted glass ornaments.  Target has great plain glass balls, and with some left over paint they became part of the peacock theme in no time.

Another time consuming craft, but one that looks amazing when done!  All you need is a Styrofoam wreath, toothpicks and bags and bags of cranberries.  Carefully stick a toothpick in the cranberry and then poke into the wreath.  Just keep going till your done and believe me its a work of art!



So, please tell me what do I NEED to have on my Christmas craft list for this year??

18 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

Great ideas! Love the wreath!
Have a nice day.
Teresa

mary kathryn said...

Ribbon trees! Found the ribbon trees on Shanty2Chic's blog-
http://shanty2chic.blogspot.com/2010/11/ruffle-christmas-trees.html

I made 3 in about 45 min. No joke.
Love your blog, btw

pve design said...

on design mom they have the most wonderful glitter letters and other creative ideas for crafts.
pve

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

That wreath is amazing!! Janell

Katie said...

I am having trouble coming up with my own Christmas list myself :) Love the boxwood tree, so cute!

Averill said...

I love that boxwood tree! Tres chic.

Crafting-wise, this season I'm pretty fresh out of good ideas but for a quickie, I do love the look of ornaments hanging from a chandelier! Great way to decorate up the dining room, especially if you have a nice runner/centerpiece underneath (like a pair of those boxwoods!).

Stephanie Sabbe said...

loved those balls:)

jonalynn said...
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jonalynn said...

The cranberry wreath IS a work of art. So pretty

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April a.k.a. "A. Liz" said...

I am also a fan of ornaments hanging from the dining room chandelier on gorgeous, thick holiday ribbon. I do it each Christmas and always hate taking it down!

Beatriz said...

Get used to it Love! The planning is so time consuming, but it pays off. I just got married on the 20th and I was so happy I dedicated so much time to making it everything I ever dreamed of and more. You may not have time for crafts, but there is always time for natural garlands for fresh, wintery aromas and bowls of your favorite Christmas candies. I can't go without those two things for sure. And candles! Lots of candles always set the mood to everything I do.

Happy Holidays and Happy planning! Hope you're doing wonderful, darling.

All my Love,
B.

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Navy Bean said...

I absolutely love hanging ornaments from the ceiling so I think I might make some more of these:

http://navybeanonline.blogspot.com/2009/06/thrifty-and-crafty-post-3.html

but in fun holiday colors. I got the idea from Making it Lovely. Love her!!

Navy Bean said...

Oops... the original idea was on design sponge:

http://www.designspongeonline.com/2007/11/diy-wednesdays-modern-paper-ornaments.html

But I think MIL linked to it! Happy crafting!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

I have a boxwood tree like that--- but I bought it!

Making stockings is on my to-do list. And that list is LONG!!

Haven and Home said...

Why do all my best plans for decorating never seem to make their way into reality? We did get a tree and some lights up but it looks like that is where it will end this year so I might not be the person to ask....

wonderfullydomestic said...

I can't believe I never thought of making my own stockings! I've been looking for the "perfect" ones for a few weeks now.

Great job and GREAT ideas!

Amanda @ Our Humble A{Bowe}d said...

I love your ideas, especially the boxwood tree. I would love to do something similar.

As for a craft to add, I love the ornament wreaths. I made one this year, it was time consuming but I love that it can be used year after year.

http://ourhumbleabowed.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/have-a-ball/