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Sunday, December 19, 2010

7 More Sleeps 'Till Christmas!

Are you as excited for Santa to come as our house is!!! Peyton is bouncing off the walls with excitement. I am looking forward to how excited she will be Christmas morning opening her presents and seeing everything Santa brought her. Plus I am looking forward to seeing Tangled with my family on Christmas Eve, dinner of stuffed green peppers, green bean casserole and on and on and on.... :). Oh, I can't forget, can't wait to open Christmas pajama's! They are one of my most favorite things about Christmas!

I have been a busy little crafty beaver this weekend. Want to see what I have made! I was inspired to make this ornament from some that I have seen around online. I love it!


It looks so pretty on my tree :). I want to make more!


The pearlies are my favorite!
I made this by gluing several paper rosettes to a styrofoam ball. I made the rosettes from 3/4" strips of 8" patterned paper. I was using Crystal Effects at first {on a different ornament than shown} but switched to my glue gun. It was holding the patterned paper together a lot better. Plus I used the glue gun to holdthem onto the ornament as well. Then I used the glue gun to hold the pearls on too. I ran out of the half back pearls so I was using regular ones as well. I used them to try to cover up the big empty spots. But for the most part, I was able to cover them up by using 4" strips to make mini rosettes to fill in the holes.

Here are the supplies:

Stampin' Up! - Pearls, Brown Satin Ribbon
My Mind's Eye - Dear Santa Patterned Paper
Adhesive - Glue Gun

My shortest supply list ever :).
Here is the next thing I made this weekend! It makes me happy!


Although the tree isn't completely my style, I still love it!!!! I love the whimsical look of it. And I adore the tinsel plus the button and pearly ornaments. It's supper, super easy to make!

I was sad I ran out of buttons, so I will have to get another pack. I love these buttons from Stampin' Up! The assortment has really cute shapes and the colors are awesome! They are definitely a staple I want to continue to have.


As I mentioned, the tree was super easy to make. I again used 3/4" strips - starting with the left over ones from my ornament - and cut them down to 1 1/2". Then I ran my glue gun along the top of the strip and stuck it to the tree. I lined up the pieces to keep them as straight as I could. I curled up each strip at the bottom to resemble tree boughs. I glued on the tiny tinsel ribbon, buttons and pearls. That's it! Oh, and of course the bow on the top was glued on too.

I can't wait to do this again in some more vintage, shabby paper! It doesn't really match my Christmas house, but I don't mind :).

Here are the supplies:

Stampin' Up! - Pearls, Tinsel Ribbon, Buttons
My Mind's Eye - Dear Santa Patterned Paper
May Arts - Red Organza Ribbon

And there you have it!

I am off to bed. Hope you all are staying crafty! We have to finish Christmas shopping tomorrow, but I am hoping to get a few more crafties done before the weekend is over.

Merry Christmas

2 comments:

Amber said...

Ummmm I hope you made one for my tree!!! I can't wait to get mine tomorrow! I love it and your tree too!!

Vic said...

these are so pretty and to think i throw all my buttons away (i know i'm bad!) have a very merry christmas:)