Sunday, November 28, 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Craft/DIY

This may be my favorite topic thus far - only because I swear I keep Michael's, Joann's and Hobby Lobby in business! I love making crafts/DIY projects! Here are a few that I have done for the holidays the past few years

Day 7: Holiday Craft/DIY

Although I love my parents tree with the a variety of different ornaments and that every ornament has a story and a meaning behind it, however I have always wanted a tree with all of my ornaments match.

Last year, I was finally able to create my vision that I had always had with ornaments that I made
[exhibit A as to why I would LOVE a wonderful camera!]

One set of ornaments are quilled
which is just scrapbook paper rolled up with a quiller [pictured below] and then placed into the ornaments
I then tied the top of the ornaments with different ribbons that matched

The second type of ornament that I made I used both glitter and flocking powder both made by Martha [love her!]
and i just used glue and made dots - to have this final outcome

Last year I found this tree skirt at Crate and Barrel, however I really want to make it out of my colors. I had high hopes of making this over the past year - but never got around to it... maybe next year? [Nonna and Grandma if your reading this - doesn't this look like a fun project for next summer?]


I am sure by the end of the holiday I will have plenty of other crafts that I have come up with - and I will be sure to include them.
Although I love finding something perfect in the store - I love it when I'm able to make something - it just has that much more meaning behind it!

I can't wait to see your DIY projects!!!

Happy Monday!

only 1 week until the Columbus Blogger Meet Up - please let me know if you would like to join! the more the merrier :)

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20 comments:

Kendra said...

That is adorable.! I would love to make my own ornaments.!

Kelly's Avenue said...

Oh how fun and beauitful ornaments

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I just love those ornaments! So cute and look pretty easy to make!

Oh, I like your tree in that corner ... what did you do with the piece of furniture that was there?!

Lindsi said...

I use those clear glass ornaments for everything--but, I never thought of doing the quilled scrapbook paper! GREAT idea, beautiful ornaments!

Kit said...

I love those ornaments! Great ideas.... I think that I amy borrow them!!

Emily P. said...

love the tree skirt idea!

Amber said...

My mom makes lots of ornaments too. They make great gifts to give to people. :)

Amanda said...

wow! those ornaments are awesome!!!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

love it!

Lindsay said...

You are so crafty! Can you teach me your secrets?

Courtney said...

I love the ornaments, especially the one with quilled scrapbook paper! I will have to try that out!

I am a new follower, love your blog!

Erica said...

Love the ornaments with the paper inside! That is too cute. I've always wanted a tree with everything matching too, but J grew up with that so he wanted our own hodge podge of things so...lol back to the same, but I love it all the same!

Your tree looks great!

Erica

brittany said...

i love the glitter one! i may be stealing that idea...

you're so crafty, lady! :)

Amber said...

Great idea's! I may have to try some of them. If you love Michael's/JoAnns/Hobby Lobby you should check out the Flower Factory.. I believe it's somewhere by Easton.

Brittany said...

Your ornaments are so much better than mine!!

ps. So excited for the Columbus meet up!!

Kelly said...

Both ornaments are so cute!! I love the quilling idea, sounds so neat!

Ally said...

Hi I'm a new follower! LOVE the ornaments with the rolled up scrapbook paper! So cute! I've seen some similar ones that I haven't had time to try yet

Steph S. said...

Great ideas! And i love the color combo. I'm looking forward to browsing Michaels when I'm in Columbus, I haven't been in a craft store in a few months! BOO!

I loved that tree skirt, too - you can totally make that over, I'm sure of it!

Michelle said...

Your ornaments are adorable. I wish I could only be that crafty!

Aurelia said...

Very cute ornaments!!!