Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Making Progress...Week 2

 Hallway Christmas makeover
 Foyer table, completely changed the theme from last year

 I love using non-Christmas items to make Christmas creations, for instance, I set a decorative plate on top of this black candle holder base, added Snowman and ornaments for a different look.
 I borrowed this cake stand from my daughters room, just for the holidays, again super simple holiday creation just by adding ornaments.
 Taking these pics have made me realize how bad I need to paint the foyer, looks like a project for AFTER Christmas.

 I'm loving the mantel this year so far....totally different from past years.
 Another everyday item, this wired decorative candle holder, used throughout the year, transformed by adding red and gold themed ornaments. 

 I found this sleigh at HB last year, added the premade arrangement (pot was broken), snowman and presents for an instant centerpiece, used it on the coffee table last year, now it found a home on the mantel.
 The Coffee table, I love the hint of leopard print by using the runner.
 This Santa was brought back to me by my in-laws when they visited Alaska this past Summer.  I perched him on a wide-based candle holder.

 I'm so glad I invested in these galvanized ornaments with the rhinestone trim,  They go great with the ribbon for an awesome table centerpiece.
 Just finished this wreath for the foyer.  The cord will eventually be hidden by garland.  I will begin to work on the foyer tree soon.
These items found a home in the nook of the kitchen.  Might change later, still dragging things down from attic.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Still preparing for Christmas.....Junk to Juicy creations!

  Louis looking on as I craft away, he stands on a chair and looks over the bar.
 The glass mirror broke out of the frame last year, the frame has been in the garage, so I made a Christmas wall hanging with it.
 The jeweled hardware is from a broken bracelet.  These fabulous already glittered letters were found in the Christmas section at Wal-Mart for $1 each!  What a steal, to think I was dealing with the glue and glitter myself....I cleaned them out!

 These frames had horrible Paris themed prints in them that were hanging in my bathroom, since I'm now going a different direction, I decided to remove the prints and glass and make these 3D fabric prints.  Ornaments were found at Hobby Lobby and were half off this week!  After the Holidays, I will simply put the glass back in and use them for something else.
I have 2 of these gold frames that had a Zebra and a Giraffe print in them, again, redecorating and using them for Christmas.  Not sure what to do with the other frame at this point.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

If I don't start Christmas Crafting now, I won't be finished in time....

 I am making and giving away these personalized frames
as Christmas gifts this year.
 In the process of giving my exhisting candles a
makeover with fabric and ribbon.  Nothing is glued
down to the actual candle and simply slides off after
the holidays.

I found this wonderful canvas print at a craft show last
weekend.  I am incorporating a lot of black in my holiday
decor this year for a touch of elegance, stay tuned!
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