Thursday, December 20, 2012

DIY coffee filter wreath

I have been wanting to make one of these coffee filter wreaths for a while . They look so romantic and you  can use them all year, just switch out the seasonal details (I attached a mistletoe on mine for Christmas/Winter). It was so easy: just get a cheap wreath, a pack of white coffee filters and a glue gun and get started. I used this method.  Here is the result. I'm in love :)

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DIY Christmas ornaments part two

Soooo ... 6 days until Christmas Eve and the tree is coming along quite nicely. I wrote about our little ornament challenge here and we have been making lots of different ornaments sine then. We still need to get some lights but even without them I like the look already ... fits right in with our living room style :)

DIY chalk antler ornament:

I used a little wooden plaque that I had leftover from a different project and painted it with the home made chalk paint I had leftover from the chalk initial ornaments. Just hot-glued a twine string to the back and ... tada ... all done!

Spray painted lace ornament (I used a crocheted doily I had laying around):

Fabric covered ornament (I got the idea from this cool pin):

Book page ornament (I copy cat'ed this pin):

And last but not least these two pretties. The little peacock feather was a donation from my six year old :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Merry Christmas , my deer!

I adore deer. They are such a cute addition to any Christmas type decor. I found this little guy at a local dollar (well. Euro- :)) store and simply put him in a pretty glass jar I still had sitting around, added some leftover moss and pine cones (from my advent candle project) and sprinkled some of this pretty Martha Stewart glitter on top:

Then I tied a string of twine to the top with a tag saying "Merry Christmas my deer!"
That's all ... easy peasy :)  

Monday, December 10, 2012

DIY Christmas ornaments part one

I decided to make most of the ornaments for our Christmas tree myself this year. The main reason for that is  that I just can't find the boxes with our Christmas decorations in that chaos called basement - so it was time to get creative :)
There are tons of awesome inspirational tutorials on Pinterest!
Here is what I came up with so far:

*The boys helped me make the reindeer thumbprint ornament :)*
Here is my inspiration from Pinterest)

Book page deer silhouette ornament:

Chalk initial ornament (made one for each family member):

Old Polaroid (yes, it's my guys with Santa on a Hawaiian beach :))

Book page squirrel garland:

Now back to crafting ... there is more to come!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

DIY burlap Christmas wreath

I have to admit I still have my Fall wreath hanging on the front door - and it's almost the 2nd Advent ...
So today I decided to make a Winter/Christmas wreath. Since I did not feel like driving around in the snow to buy my supplies, I only used materials I had already on hand. I found this great tutorial on how to make a burlap wreath using an old wire clothes hanger. Since I still had half a coffee sack leftover from the pin board I made here, I thought it was the perfect project for me.
I added some decorative pine cones and a few tags I typed with my vintage typewriter (how useful a piece of home decor can be) and ... voila! All done!

         "May all who enter as guests leave as friends!"

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Advent , Advent ....

Happy first of Advent everybody!
Here in Germany, we usually celebrate the 4 Sundays before Christmas by lighting a candle on the traditional "Adventskranz" (Advent wreath).
This year, I decided to throw together a more minimalistic version by using things I already had laying around the house. I filled some small flower pots with soil, stuck in a candle and decorated it with moss and pine cones. I still had the chalk labels from a past project and simply drew some numbers on. Voila- all done :)

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