Yesterday my friend, Ann and I visited a few local shops to see their Christmas displays.
It has been unusually warm here lately and it was hard to imagine that in just a couple of weeks we would be decorating for the season.
When we left it was raining slightly, but by the time we returned home the ground was blanketed with snow and after all of the inspiration we were feeling the Christmas spirit.
Today I decided to do a little Christmas crafting. . .
First I made this holly garland to drape between my lights hanging over my island.
It was really fun and easy. I bought the paper kit at Pebbles. It was $14.99, which I thought was a little over priced. I had a $5 off coupon so I decided to buy it.
I sewed two pieces of scrapbook paper together alternating berries and leaves. Then I bent them to make the leaves and berries dimensional.
It’s about 18 feet long. Here it is laying on my sewing room floor before making it dimensional.
Next I decided to make a shadow box. I bought the box last year at Hobby Lobby (on sale of course) and never got around to doing it.
Fun, fun, fun!
I pulled out a few vintage treasures and papers and just went for it‘
Here’s a few close ups. I printed the cute postcard from The graphics fairy and then gave it a touch of glitter here and there. A few red gems for berries and a crocheted flower gave it vintage charm.
A purchased time card, bakers twine, and a jingle bell help to make things jolly.
I had a baggie full of little vintage trinkets that I bought at a boutique a couple years ago. Don’t you love those buttons? The cute white piece and the velvet ribbon were amongst the goodies.
Again the Santa came from the Graphics Fairy, Gotta love that gal! I punched little holly leaves and created the wreath. Rub-on’s from my scrapbook stash added some holiday greetings.
The reindeer was an extra one I cut with my SIL’s vagabond for another project we are working on. I just gave him a coat of glitter. The wire piece was off of something that I used for my Christmas calendar a couple years ago. Glad that I hung on to it.
Plastic vintage flowers, a pearl, and a glitter ring circling the big day.
Every now and then it does the body (and mind) good to create.
And look what we woke up to this morning.
How could I not be in the Christmas mood?
I will be sharing with: