Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Decor- Inspiring Creations


So many of my crafty ideas come from Pinterest, so I thought I would compare some of my holiday creations with my original inspiration...all of these can be found on my Chirstmas Board, but if you click on the links it will take you to the original post. 

This was such a fun project-it brought back memories of making paper chains as a child...I took it up a notch with some festive scrapbooking paper and used diaper boxes for the cardboard. I just peeled off the labels to expose the corrugated part-it was a bit time consuming, but Gray was a big helper!

I could only find one size of foam cylinders so I cut one down a bit with a bread knife. The I hot glued the start of my yarn at the bottom and started wrapping. For some reason, it's kind of therapeutic to wrap yarn...I can see why people knit. I just wanted something simple so I topped them off with some Christmas ornaments, hot gluing them over top of the end of the yarn to hold it in place.

I've done this previously with ribbon and this year went a little bit more rustic using twine in place of the ribbon. This is the second year that I have incorporated turquoise into my holiday color scheme and I love it! Kinda ties into the whole 'life with boys' theme!

Has anyone seen the tutorial to make felted balls? I don't know about you but it looks like it would take a long time to create  agarland! So I went to the dollar store and found packages of  pom pom ball thingy's, strung them together with thread and voila! Cheap and much more time efficient!

See you tomorrow for day #2 of my Kick of to Christmas Event for a complete day dedicated to gifts for MEN! If you missed todays giveaway click here.



Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

i love the idea of sharing the inspiration photo and your version. that's so fun!!
i need to try that puff ball garland. it's so cute!

Lauren said...

Yours look great! Really cute ideas.

Maury @ Life on Mars said...

Love all three and I think I like your trees and your chain better than the original!I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back but no pressure.

Anonymous said...

If you were selling the hanging ornaments, I'd be your first buyer :)