Entries in christmas (28)
Much of my Thanksgiving weekend was putting together these two advent packages. Both swaps were organized by Oh, Hello Friend. The top set is to 12 different people (as you likely guessed from their names) and the bottom set is all to the same person. Though a lot of work—so fun to have done them. And my apologies to those in the post office line behind me!
Anyone else gifting an Advent set this year? Little gifts are the best!
Christmas is almost here! Too late for sending out my Christmas card? I surely hope not (because I freaking love em).
The photo concept was the creative (genius? folly?) of my husband. We even had to re-shoot because the first background wasn't "dilapidated enough". Silly perfectionist! But hey, it's hard to give up a dream when you have specific goal in mind. My favorite part is the tiny wreath in the lower left*.
Psst. You can view my 2010 Christmas card here (sadly 2011 was not photographed).
*Please know that I do NOT think it funny or clever that someone propbably lives here. Quite the opposite.
This is the theme of the Holiday Party I worked on last weekend! We wanted the event to reflect all things "merry & bright". (Which is surely on target with large glitter letters)
Luminaries led you to the door, where you walk in and were greeted by the entrance below.
The canopy of candy cane & lights was one of my favorite elements.
Then you'll run into another large undertaking (with volunteer labor)—two large "curtains" of snowball garlands. The two curtains helped to separate the dancefloor space from the seating areas.
Simple centerpiece above: gold doilies with hurricane vases of snow & branches.
A festive bar area.
To incorporate polka dots into the party, I found these great straws. And we also created a large wall of hanging bulbs—totally mimicing polka dots!
So fun, right?! Hopefully my near-instagram-filter-looking photos are still able to give you an idea of all the details at this holiday party. It was a blast planning & making such festive decor.
Happy Weekend to you! I'll be plowing away on making Christmas gifts—we're attempting all handmade this year. It's taking far more time than we'd hoped. Fingers-crossed the payoff is worth it! How about you? Plans for the last weekend before Christmas break?
Well hello again. A little behind with photographing blog posts at the moment.* I've got A LOT of photo editing before I can showcase the details from last weekend's holiday party. But for now a quick peek at the entrance sign I made (that I took way too many photos of).
Hope you're having a good week! And hope to soon have more blog-worthy images!
*The window of daylight is so small these days!
Sometimes I just feel that a chalkboard won't do. With only two items I can make a "chalkboard" of any size, with no chalk dust, and I can keep it forever. Sounds like a plan.
Foamboard + a paint marker. Both available at art supply stores or online.
I draw a general outline of each letter in pencil to get the alignment & letter sizes correct (not lopsided). This is especially necessary if you want to do an elaborate drawing like this one. No erasing mistakes with this chalkboard!
I made this one for an upcoming holiday party. Fun, right?! I think it's a great motto for the holiday season.
I think I'd like to be more deliberate with purpose in heart from day to day. It's too easy to get caught up in mistakes, emotions, and worries—which is NOT our designed purpose.
Happy Monday! I found my new best friend—glitter spray.
It is sooo cool. I think I want to go crazy and paint the whole world in glitter. This is a legitimate coat of glitz—as if you painted glue and dumped on glitter, but SO MUCH EASIER. And if you broke something you love (vase, etc), then this offers a perfect fix. Instructions below!
2. Spray away! (lots of fumes btw)
Wishing you a wonderful first week of December!
Happy Friday! I've got a super quick & easy diy bunting. Perfect if you want to add a Christmas quote around your home.
1. The punch out stencils were purchased from Office Max ($3.89), depending on your quote you may need more than one set (I only used one). Then you'll just need a holepunch and string for the bunting.
2. Punch holes and thread your string through each of the letters.
3. Hang up your french "Merry Christmas" banner for all to see!
Quick. And. Done.
Any fun weekend plans??? Tomorrow is a Christmas craft brunch, followed by a 30th birthday party—what a fun day to look forward to! How about you, relaxing or parties on your agenda?