Do you find that at Christmas . . .
it's hard to do a post because you're busy
making gifts that you don't want certain people
seeing before Christmas?
So I decided to go into my archives
and show you projects from
Last Christmas my skates were
hanging on the gate.
This wreath started by
rolling and stapling song sheets,
that I printed from the computer.
And gluing them to a cardboard
I hung it over our fireplace.
This one was done in a similar fashion.
And this one was decoupaged
over a thrift store frame.
This one I made as a surprise gift
for a secondhand book store
owner in our town.
Then there was the cardboard
top hat I made one year.
I thought it looked very Dickens
Christmas Carolish :)
That same year I took a Styrofoam
store display that I found at a yard sale,
covered it in sheet music,
stuck it in a lamp base (another thrift store find).
Then dressed it in ballet
fashion from a thrift store prom dress:)
It was my version of the
My friend Shirley and I made these
from old windows removed from our
home when we put the new ones in.
This is mine . . .
This is hers.
I've put mine on the mantel
for the last three Christmases, we love it:)
These were cut from plywood
and covered with fabric and buttons.
This was inspired from a
small thrift store lamp shade
and dollar store ornaments.
These little blocks were cut from
scrap wood and painted.
The snowmen I found at a yard sale.
These I made for my kitchen window.
2X4 blocks painted and decoupaged
from pictures printed on the computer.
If you have an ink jet printer be sure and
spray them with acrylic spray.
If you don't, the ink will run when you
apply the decoupage glue.
Here they are in the kitchen window.
Here's a sign I painted
last year for a gift.
And this little fellow I made
last year from a pattern I found
on the internet.
Steve and I don't usually do gifts.
Instead we each plan a date night,
but he certainly deserves a special handmade card :)
I'll end this post with this photo
from last year . . .
we just might not have a white Christmas
this year . . . it's still too soon
I hope that I inspired any of you
that are looking for ideas.
Your blogging sister,