Sunday, December 18, 2011

And the presents were wrapped . .

Just a week until Christmas and I cant wait!  Now that I am all ready and waiting for anticipation until that day I will be fitting in all of the Holiday traditions.  Baking cookies . . Eating them. . Watching the classics like Miracle on 31st Street . . Going on drives to look at the best Christmas lights . . and spending time with family. 

With the busyness that comes with Christmas I have not been doing a lot of projects. . but I do have a list started of some things I would like to do after!

I love to wrap presents and this year I loved using my large scrapbook letters to monogram the presents.  So easy!  Have you finished your wrapping?  Have a very Merry Christmas and I will see you in the New Year!

Happy Holidays

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Simple Holiday Window Decor

Who says Christmas decor has to stay to the tree and hanging garland?  I don't! I put together some simple decorations for my dining room window. All I used was: Ornaments, Ribbon, and a Silver beaded strand.

It adds just a little sparkle when looking the window!  It will be perfect when we can see some snow as well!  We are now to just about 2 weeks until Christmas . . Make it a Merry one! 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Simple Tree Skirt

I have a brilliant DIY tree skirt idea to share with you today!  This project cost about $20.  all you need is about 6 yards of Tulle and Satin . . . That's it!!

Just scrunch up the tulle then add the satin on top until you've got the look you want!  So simple. . but I love the elegant look! You could even pinch and pin the fabric to make a scalloped look.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Outdoor Pots

Christmas is in full swing now!  Here is another tip on your holiday decor!  I like to leave my pots out year around. . I find it hard to store them and they are so big to keep moving around.  So a simple and FREE . .yes free . .idea to make them fit in with your holiday decor is by adding tree branches.

I went to my local Christmas tree lot and asked for their broken tree branches . . I was given a whole load full for no cost at all.  If you can be a little picky it is best to pick up a variety of different type of tree branches.  Especially when it comes to filling the pot it nice to have some stiff branches and then some that can droop over the front.  Enjoy this tip . . . and bring your holiday decor Out side!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Sunday Treat

I found a jar at Wal-mart for just $7.  Here is how I transformed it into a Christmas Cookie jar:

I used the Metallic vinyl from janey-mac for the lettering.  Now this is a project that not only looks good but tastes good too!  Enjoy the recipe for these Soft Molasses Cookies, they are to die for:


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vintage Wood Sign

I often get on craigslist and just scan over various types of furniture to see what deals I can find.  I totally scored when I found a man selling a bunch of vintage molding and doors.  I picked up this wood trim for $1.

Here is what I came up to do with it :(yes another vinyl project!)

Tip: You can turn just about anything into a piece of artwork . . just add a little time and creativity!  Be aware of the good deals out there.