Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas 2015

I used red with touches of black in my decor this year....imagine that!!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Mason Jar Crafting for Christmas

When I saw these mini mason jars with pretty green chalkboard lids in the dollar bin at Target I knew I wanted to find a way to use them for Christmas.

So after buying as many as I could get my hands on....13 in total from four different Target stores (yup they sold out fast!!) I decided to use them as gifts for my Christmas guests,which will also serve as their dinner seating place markers.

And the funny thing is, including me....13 is the exact number of people I'll be having for dinner!

So then on to my favorite craft stores....

At Michaels' I bought garland ~

 At A.C. Moore I bought mini ornaments ~

At JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts I bought faux snow ~

and came up with these cuties...

(I glued an ornament to the bottom of the jar and poured in about a half inch of faux snow)

(I picked sprigs off of the wreath and hot glued them to the side of the lid)

(and with chalk....wrote the names of my guests)

On a side note....they also had the jars with black lids and I bought as many of those as I could find as well - they're in my craft stash for another day :)

Saturday, April 4, 2015

An Easter Bonnet Perhaps

I bought this hat at Target on clearance for $3 but didn't care much for the green ribbon 

so I bought a half yard of white rosette ribbon at JoAnn Fabrics and attached it with a glue gun

I just may wear it to Easter dinner with my family 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Everlasting Pumpkins...

I thought what a waste it would be to toss out my white pumpkins so I decided to incorporate them into my Christmas decor...

I painted the little gourd with Annie Sloan's chalk paint in duck egg blue and then applied some glittery snowflake stickers to the large white pumpkin

Yes, this is the same white pumpkin that I decoupaged with an anchor (shown in this post) - I just spun the pumpkin around so it wouldn't be seen