Saturday, November 26, 2011

Did You Start?

So, now that Thanksgiving is over...have you started your Christmas decorating?  Some peeps I know have already put up their Christmas trees.

I cannot do it yet.  Mainly because I am so tired from Thanksgiving!  Our deep fry party and dinner were is a long day.  Then Black Friday shopping.  To top it off, we had a dinner party last night.  I can't imagine happily pulling out my Christmas boxes to start.

I have, however, created some handmade ornaments.  I was given the assignment by Webster's Pages and immediately starting searching for paper-crafted ornament ideas...there is a lot out there.  I settled on altering small wooden spools I found at my local Jo'anns...they come six in a package for under $5.00.  Gotta love that.

Here they are:

As you can see, I went with a vintage feel!  I used both the Botanical Christmas and the Winter Fairy Tales lines to assemble these little beauties.  I combined trims and bling and resin hearts and silhouettes.  I also used either a stick pin or cameo pin to top each on off! I was quite surprised at how quickly these came together!

I wanted each one to have its own little personality.  That thought really helped me to focus on which embellishments to use!  This one...a serene butterfly...very monochromatic:

This one a bit more bold with the large Silhouette...I added the Ho Ho Ho to compliment that feel:

She is wearing a a ballerina:

This one is classic with a simple design and the focus on Santa:

For a supply list and tutorial on how to make your own, visit the Webster's Pages blog here!

You might want to rush over there ASAP because there is an amazing Black Friday sale going on until Sunday!  Beautiful kits, each with a project, for amazing prices!

This is as close to Christmas decorating I will do this weekend...but next Saturday...that tree will go up!


  1. We have a big container of old spools, as my Dad use to have an upholstery business on the side of his normal job, but they've always been used as building blocks by all the grandchildren in the family. I may steal one of them as a tribute ornament as my Dad passed away on September 17th.

  2. Confession...I have decorated! lol! :)

    I loveeeeeeeeeeee these ornaments!!! Such an awesome idea!! Feeling a lift coming on! :):):):):):):):):):):)


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