Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day full of happiness and family. With half our lives in storage and a handful of my craft supplies, I still got me tree and filled it with adorable recycled bits. And it got me posting every day!
Most of the decorations will be recycled but a new I will keep – especially the little book!
Since I only had white paper, Christmas Day let me add some color to my tree with bows, ribbons and tags from gifts. And Lucy cat added her few decorations too…
I hope you enjoyed these crafts and stay tuned for some upcoming beauty videos, crafts, and more in the New Year!
By now, you’ve made a couple of ornaments and may have some scrap paper. You’ve made these probably with straw wrappers, while in class, while you’re on a conference call… anyway, they are a super simple folded piece of ART. They are the original fidget toy. Bask in the glory of simplicity and not wasting a scrap of paper. If you haven’t made one of these, the steps are simple and below:
Strips of scrap. Any size and width will do and it’s okay if they are a little beat up. It adds character.
It helps to add a touch of glue to the starting corner.
Start folding the pieces evenly on top of each other.
And fold until you can’t fold anymore. Trim off any excess and glue the top bits in place.
So simple, so satisfying. And it eats up any scraps you may have! It’s like amped up tinsel! Try in different widths, lengths and with more than two pieces!
When you have no idea what theme your basket should be, Home Goods usually inspires something amazing. Owls are everywhere lately but I am totally in love with this little microwavable plush. The box is a shoe box I wrapped in fabric I had. For the filling, I used tissue paper then cut strips of orange card stock and curled. Intelex Hooty Microwavable Plus $9.99, Taja Tea Saffron & Mango Fusion $3.99, Owl Mug $4.99 Homegoods.com for locations.
These tags I found a while ago at Home Goods. They come in a variety of shapes and colors with envelopes included. The font is called Wednesday from Vanessa Bays on Dafont.com.
2007 blend Argentina ($35). Malbec, Cab Sauv, Petit Verdot. Spices and dark berry flavors in this medium-full bodied wine. Complimented a beautiful filet, baked potato and asparagus spears.
Hugs and kisses to my amazing husband, Ryan, for putting together an incredible meal!