Aah, 'tis the season to eat, drink, be merry and stumble into the local shop to get yourself a paper bags. Or be frugal and use old ones you already have! Just me? I know I'm not alone.
As I promised in my Christmas home tour here, today I`m sharing this giant, cute paper bags holiday snowflakes. I must say, this project is so simple and quick, you just need to try it! Believe me, you`ll be done in less then 5 minutes.
Use what you have, get creative, recycle, repurpose and try something new are always foremost in my mind when I craft! I owe inspiration to another hometalk post for this wreath, thank you for sharing it first!
This is what happens when your husband LOVES the glass and brass chandelier over your dining table. You decorate it any which way you can for every season. In the fall I add colorful faux maple leaves. For winter I always make it into this stunning snowflake chandelier.
All of the Christmas decorations have been taken down. It's time to refresh and start anew for the new year. But how do you decorate for winter without it looking like Christmas? I have come up with 5 decorating rules that are good for winter decorating without your home looking like you never took down the Christmas decorations.
All the rage these days are bed springs. Learn how to turn an old rusty bed spring into an adorable snowman for your winter home décor. Don't have a bed spring? Don't worry; you can make one too.
I do a lot of my Christmas shopping on-line. As a result I have been developing my own cardboard mountain from all that packaging.
I know I can put it in the recycling but I thought it would be fun to upcycle some of the packaging myself into Christmas decorations.
I created a pallet sign and garden planter a few weeks ago, but soon realized that my design theme was much more suited for a Spring and Summer display. So I decided to add a winter design theme to the other side of the pallet.
These muslin trees are super easy & very inexpensive to make...adds a bit of rustic elegance to your holiday decor. Make them out of any fabric you choose & decorate as you please. I've seen many ideas on the web but wanted to make some with my own spin on it...I love the ragged edges of the muslin on these! http://tinybitzofme.blogspot.com/2013/12/wintry-muslin-trees.html
Birdhouses, greens and pine cones from the yard plus dried hydrangeas sprayed silver were added to the window box ornamental kale. A little bling for the holidays added the final touch. My window boxes are ready for winter!
For me Winter smells like a little smoke from the fireplace; something sweet baking in the oven; and spices like cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. Cloves were one of my Grandma's favorite scents and flavors and during the winter she made pomanders, oranges with cloves stuck in them. They smell amazing. They smell like Winter.
Now they are one of my and my kids' favorite crafts to make together and we do it every Winter. Traditionally they have beautiful swirling patterns, sometimes very intricate. I like to make patterns, but I just let the kids go for it.
Just hoping to inspire you with what you can achieve for $11 dollars at the Dollar store this year. If you want simple elegance for the Holidays this idea is for you! Three sizes of dollar tree snowflakes suspended from the ceiling with thread. That's it!
With Christmas being over, and the season still ringing in my heart, I know I am going to have a hard time putting Christmas away in a few days. I seem to always do. I had a beautiful Christmas, and I hope all of you did also!
With the winter here for another couple of months, I’m getting started on making some pretty winter decorations.
I’m starting with this is a very easy wreath to make. Fun and easy for children! All you need for this is a box of sandwich bags and a wire hanger. I picked up the bags at the dollar store. Now in retrospect, I should have used the plain baggies that you twist tie with wire. I will show you later why. Just pull down on bottom of hanger to make a circle.
It snowed this weekend here and I got inspired to make some snowflakes for my windows. The great thing about these is that you can leave them up for a season to enjoy. You can see more of my crazy creations here
I’m a sucker for snowflakes. There, I said it.
To me, they are a perfect example of artistic use of symmetry, and the only version of mathematics that doesn’t make my head start hurting. (Typing the word “mathematics” just made my head start hurting.)
Last winter, I shared a tutorial on how to build large, Reclaimed Wood Snowflake....
I' am a very picky person when it comes to decor. I don't like clutter. I like decor that just gives an impact but very simple. I wish I could use this greenery all year round. I made a simple centerpiece used with my handy wood tray.
Use repurposed vintage light globes to create a sweet winter decor display. You will be on the look out at garage sales and thrift stores to make your own DIY winter scene.