It seems like every year we barely manage to get Christmas decorations up. We certainly don’t get every room decorated. In fact, we barely get the living room and dining room a little decorated. This year I had a little more time and wanted to change things up a little. I often use the same decorations from year to year. But this year I was more into Pinterest. 🙂 And lots of fun to things to make!! I also didn’t want to buy any more than I had to. So armed with a woods, paint in a can, and lots of gold glitter, I made a white Christmas.
This was from an idea that I had pinned last year and never got to making. My tree is not shaped as nicely as theirs. 🙁 Note to self: Next time check out the shape better before using a whole can of spray on an odd shaped one.
I may have used my fair share of glitter this year. I’m pretty sure I’ll find it corners for a while after it’s cleaned up.
This 3D star was fairly easy to make, considering I have a program to easily customize stars and print them. I didn’t know where my embossing tool was. If I could’ve used it, the star would’ve looked a little less worn. I glued 2 together and used glue and glitter to cover the seams.
Pine cones from my back yard, some white paint and a little gold glitter.
The snowflakes were made from coffee filters, a trick I learned from Clarita. It is much easier to cut than paper.
I starched and ironed them to make the flat.
I got my design ideas from this Pin
We don’t have a fireplace, which is sad for 4 months of the year, but I like to use the top of my sister’s piano as a mantel.
The N comes from a pallet my mom cut down for me. The O is from grapevine. The E was a particle board letter from Hobby Lobby that I wrapped with jute string. Do you say “jute”or “jute string.” I apparently don’t know. The L is also from Hobby Lobby. I think it was 50% off. I am delighted that Savannah finally has a HL!! Plus, we’ll have another one just a 45-minute drive from here before long.
These were lots of fun to make!
The stars were a lot easier to make than the 3D stars I made last year.
I use a heavy cardstock. Everything hold its shape better than regular paper.
And goodness, my walls are not 2 different shades of green. Lighting. It makes a big difference.
I have this house and church for a while. Many years, actually. I think Wally World used to sell them. They were made to be painted but I thought they were so pretty like they were.
I love verse on this chalkboard printable from here. It’s why we celebrate!
My sister made these balls from grapevine.
So, wow. What did I do before Pinterest? I’m guess a whole lot more searching!
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, filled with peace and joy amongst the busyness.