Thanksgiving is here and tomorrow we are right into the Christmas Season. This time of year is such a wonderful opportunity to make our homes warm and inviting to our host of family and friends that come to visit.
I want to share with you a couple of really easy and inexpensive crafts that will delight the beholder and the crafted.
But first things first. I have been invited to be a part of a “Christmas Town Walk” and a “Creative Christmas” linky party. I want to send you and invitation to both.
The Tidings Holiday Town Walk is sure to give you some wonderful ideas for creating a beautiful Christmas in your home.
Then a reminder to join in the fun with a Creative Christmas Linky Party! Be sure to put both of these on your calendar’s so you won’t forget them. They will be full of inspiration.
I made up a several of these darling bits and bobs Christmas trees for gift giving as well as I’m using this one in my own decor. I could sit for hours creating these little beauties. You can so personalize them for that special someone in your life and I know that they will be appreciated.
Here is a personalized tree that I made for my sister. She like myself was raised in the country on a horse farm so I put several items on it to remind her of those days. First I covered a piece of cardboard with lace.
Then I sorted out the pieces I wanted to use and arranged them in the shape of a tree.
I used the glue gun to glue these on. This rusty old buckle came off of one of the horse blankets out to our old barn. Dad saved anything he could reuse. I love that rusty look with all of the sparkles.
One thing that is so great about crafting gifts is that it gives me the chance to think about that person and how she would like the gift to look. So it reflects the one you are giving to. I collect bits and bobs over the year. I never throw out any old jewelry or some thing that I can use to embellish with. The chain on the sides of the tree are from a necklace that was given to me over forty years ago. It was time to let it live in this collage. When I took the pictures the frame was drying so I didn’t get one with it. It is done in a gray antique and it complements the pink back ground very well.
Armed with a diet Coke I am ready for the next project! lol
Here is another fun project that is inexpensive and works up in no time at all. In fact I had the grands helping me with this project and every time they walk by it they say ” that ‘s the wreath I helped grandma Jo make!” They are so proud of their work. I have always wanted to make a coffee filter wreath and have always admired them. For this project you will need a wreath form of any kind, even cutting one out of cardboard would do, I used 250 white coffee filters, and a glue gun and sticks. Make sure before you start to hang some string or ribbon around it to hang it with.
Take a filter and gather it up like a flower and twist the bottom. This is what my grands did and the project went really fast.
Then bend the twisted part in half and glue on the wreath form. I glued 3 rows. You can even die the filters to add some color to the wreath but I wanted a fluffy white one to resemble snow.
Now it’s time to embellish the wreath if you choose. They are beautiful as is, but I just have to embellish with pretty bling, bling.
I made these cute ornaments out of old music books that I had as a child. I cut out the shapes and glued them on cardboard then glittered around the edges. Then added some small silver ornaments. This took about an hour to complete. It was a really fun project.
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I want to send you a Thanksgiving wish that your day is safe and that you really enjoy your loved ones. Best wishes to all!
My little look-alike Juliette wanted to give you a special Thanksgiving wish.
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
WOW @ Savvy Southern Style
Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss
What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things
Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai
Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives.com
Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Share it One More Time @ Shabby Fufu
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies
Submarine Sunday @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty