Tag: Christmas tree

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornament 

DIY, Home, Lifestyle December 5, 2016

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Christmas isn’t Christmas if it isn’t covered in glitter.  Like, copious amounts of glitter! So, I’m starting my Christmas off with a newly pinkafied tree including two special pink glitter ornaments. It definitely wasn’t rocket science.  Just grab some glue, any glue will do, and sprinkle glitter.

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I added fishing string…trying to keep the focus on the glitter!

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DIY Christmas

Lifestyle December 25, 2015

  

Better late than never!  Of course I wanted to post this days ago but life just kept happening and I mindfully went with her.  But seriously Christmas is my FAVORITE holiday. The smells, colors, family, food, decorations, and the CRAFTS!  Christmas crafts are on a whole other level. Definitely the holy grail. Well, I did a good deal of crafting this year and I’ll kinda walk you through some…

Any good DIY project worth its salt involves repurposing some old once useful object into a new more meaningful one. For my DIY Christmas I repurposed some old lightbulbs into Christmas tree ornaments. 

  My photog fiancé is the king of lighting…I mean his first word was literally light. So I figured this would be a great addition to our holiday decor. It’s easy,  I wrapped some twine around the bulb and hung them up. Bang! 
    
Our colors were black and white so I played it up with some black ribbon, glitter and satin, (class you), some black ornaments, and white flowers. If you noticed my tree stand is an upside down ikea end table. The crafting way, repurpose, reuse, recycle. Got it from Oh Joy‘s yard sale. I made some 3D stars for my walls and to top my adorable little tree. I found a tutorial here.  

 

We get a new camera/photography related ornament every year. We only have two to show for ourselves but I’m pretty sure we have time to grow our collection. 

   

Next, I cut out about one million Christmas trees. There were so many. I stuck them on everything. You may even remember them from a previous post of mine. Hmmm I wonder who will find the post first?  

 

This is the view into our cute little kitchen. Wish I was organized enough to take pictures of everything. Sometimes the holidays just get away from you. 

  

It’s a wrap

DIY, Lifestyle December 15, 2014

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Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday.  The twinkling lights, the vibrant colors, the smell of fireplaces and pine needles, oh it’s just magical.  So, this year I decided to make Christmas my b*&#h.  I started by purchasing all of my gifts way in advance, so I could save, and adding a signature wrap.  Believe me everyone will know I gave them a gift.  I guess that saves me money on gift tags…come on you know this is from me.

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I used three different wrapping papers, an old world map, a dark wood grain inspired print, and, of course, glitter.  Glitter paper is a beast to work with, it’s everywhere and won’t stay stuck.  The tape just ends up covered in amazing amazing sparkles.

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Instead of using ribbon I used jute twine, it just feels more rugged.  I’ve always liked pairing delicate elements with harsh accents, it creates an interesting juxtaposition that piques people’s interest.  Anyway, the sprigs of evergreen were a final touch.

 

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There you go.  I hope everyone has an amazing Christmahanakwanzika.

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