Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
So lets get ready for those Christmas Eve parties and shock our friends and families by how creative we can be! First, add some sparkle to those dining rooms but dressing up the chandeliers!
If you don't like how fake or messy artificial snow is with your little village, try using white bowls flipped over to give a "snowy hillside" look!
A simple way to display candy canes,.
This works best in one of the glass jars with a spout, but if you don't have one (I found mine at Costco in October for $35) you can always just do this in one without a spout and put it out on display!
These are little baby stockings all hung in a row! (Can also be a cute advent calendar like so)
So this is a project made with old sweaters! Click here instructions.
Friday, December 18, 2009
I'm pretty much obsessed with anything black and white so when I found out that you can print this paper for FREE on your own printer I squealed! (luckily I was alone). So click on this link. It will print out on a smaller scale on 8x10 but use 11x17 if you can! Or save it on a desk and print it at a Kinko/FedEx. They give you the tags and everything! http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/wrap-it-up#slide_13
This one I also love! Take fabric and photocopy it, then print it out onto paper! Very personal and chic! I think it would be a fun idea for birthdays, baby showers and weddings as well!
Go green! Use fabric, towels, maps, magazines, brown paper bags, anything lying around the house or can be a gift in itself like the dish towels.
Doilies people! They're back in a big way! I have to admit, I like them too, used in the right way. Example, here it is a little more vintage and not so "grandma." Not that being "grandma" is bad! Let's just not frame doilies again, OK!
Cupcake-paper Carnation bows. Use petit four, mini cupcake, and cupcake paper liners. I read the instructions, pretty easy. Nothing you could figure out by looking at the picture. http://www.marthastewart.com/article/cupcake-paper-carnations?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/wrap-it-up#slide_72
This is your basic self-adhesive bow, but with a little scissor work it's 10 times better, wouldn't you say! Cut the loops open of the big bow, at angles rather than across the middle for best results. Then once it's open adhere a smaller bow in the inside and cut that one open too. Curl ends once open.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
You can still print out those numbers and they also have other crafts and recipes and such!
Happy Chic'ing (yes I plan to wear out that word!)
Then dip the edges in and build it to your hearts desire!
In honor of this post, I posted some professional houses I saw when I visited the Festival of Trees at the beginning of the month here in Utah. The trees are just trees to me, sometimes there are some amazing ones. But I'm always amazed at the gingerbread houses. Our neighbor builds one every year, his was the "UP" house this year. So creative! Maybe someday I'll bake real gingerbread and make one. Add that on my To Do list.