Falalalalalalalahhhhh….

Can you believe that Christmas is SO close? crazy how fast it has flown by! The Christmas decorating and crafting hit me hard, I think it was due to the cold weather. I have made a few things for gifts, and some for our home. I will be able to share those gift photos later but thought I would give you guys hopefully some sort of inspiration for inexpensive decor.

Ok. first up, this is NOT the greatest shot, so bear with me here. These are the windows that are behind where our Christmas tree will be and I wanted to add something. So I strung some super thick yarn that I thrifted long ago all the way across the windows. Then I made some pom poms from the same yarn and hung them randomly throughout. I used pom poms last year and will again this year for present toppers on gifts, it was SO much fun and yarn goes a looong way!

We had a pink Christmas last year and the vote is in for this year, and it will be pink again :)

{ALSO…some family posts, diy, and etsy love coming soon!}

Next up is my little wonderland. I already had the vintage deer, and had purchased the little bottle brush trees for a dollar awhile back. So, I thought I would make a little woodsy wonderland area with them. All i did was gather a few clear glass vases that I had and filled them with sugar, for the “snow”. Easy to do and so cute. Maybe not so easy to keep my little one’s hands OUT of the sugar.  hmmm.

This little project is my FAVE! I am a huge west elm fan, and usually want most everything that they sell. Their new Christmas line came out, and it is all solid white…oh, i fell in love and wanted the nutcracker, owl, and all the other eye candy they were selling. THEN out  one day and saw a nutcracker for sale, that was in the raw wood form..a do it your self sort of project. UGH, I knew it was mine. AND it was only 4$ yeaaaa! So, I took it home pulled off the beard, and little knick knacks on the bottom. Sanded it. And then gave it a few light coats of white spray paint.  Let it dry, and then hand painted the mustache on there, just for some added charm. :) I LOVE it! and then kids cannot stop making him talk. ha.

This is another great project, I have seen this being done all over cyber space and just love that the combination’s are endless! These make amazing gifts, and am putting together a few for birthday gifts for friends. Finding the right combo, AND making sure that the height is right is key. If the base is to high it gets a bit wobbly.

So, you begin by finding two pieces that will form your cake plate. You can really get creative, using cups without handles more like a goblet, candle holders, vases. you get the idea. You need to also get extra strength durable glue for ceramics.

Turn plate upside down and measure where the center is. You can make erasable marks around the base on the plate so you know exactly where it should sit. Put some glue around the lip of base and put it on. You will want to secure the base to the plate using tape so that it does not move or slip.  Drying time is usually quite a few hours, but will depend on what glue you use.

I love this!! Friends, know you may just be receiving one on your birthday because I love making them. :)

4 Responses to “Falalalalalalalahhhhh….”

  1. Lydia
    11:27 am on December 1st, 2010

    Love your diy posts! I’ve been gathering supplies to make cake plates for awhile. Maybe it’s time to put a few together? :-)

  2. Mom
    6:36 pm on December 2nd, 2010

    So cute…all of it! Ok, I decorated my house…but it does not look like yours! :) I know you did not get your creative side from me…but I love when you come and help me with my house!!

    xo

  3. HeatherA
    11:15 am on December 3rd, 2010

    Yep! You’re INSPIRATION at it’s finest!! Amazing, Hannah!!! Love this!!!!!! Happy Holidays!

  4. Joan
    8:52 pm on December 6th, 2010

    Neat ideas Hannah! 😀

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