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Friday, November 30, 2012

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Pucker up...

and meet me under the mistletoe.


To make your own 'meet me under the mistletoe' ornament...

Grab the following supplies:
Decorative trim {red sequin}
Cream Felt
Water Erasable Marking Pen
Black and Red Thread and Needle


Using your water erasable marking pen, write 'Meet me under the mistletoe' on the cream felt.  Embroider with the black embroidery thread using a stem stitch.  Cut out a lip shape after the embroidery is complete {this will allow you to cheat the shape, if needed, making it either bigger or smaller}.


Cut a second lip shape out of cream felt, using the back {meet me under the mistletoe side} as a pattern.

Using a needle and red thread, begin to stitch down your decorative trim around the edge of the lip shape {just the front side, the side without the embroidery}.


Your stitches will look like this from the back.


Continue to secure the sequins around the entire perimeter of the lip and then secure a straight line across. 


Then work the sequins filling in the bottom half of the lip and finally the top half of the lip.


When both sides are complete you can either glue both sides together OR


hand sew around the perimeter of the lip shape.  Regardless of sewing the sides together or gluing them, you will need to sandwich a ribbon loop in between.


When you're done, hang and wait for your someone special to meet you under the mistletoe.


Kisses!


And be sure to check out my other Christmas inspired posts:

Star Wars Ornaments
DIY Pottery Barn Candle
DIY Advent Calendar
DIY Santa Beard
Christmas Flower Boxes
Pine Needle Gift Tags











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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pine Needle Gift Tags

If you are like me and have pine needles dropping from the tree, instead of tossing them, why not use them for your gift tags?


 Just grab some pine needles, card stock, scissors and glue. Begin by cutting out the shape you want for your tag


Using my mini set of letter stamps, I stamped 'JACOB' onto the tag.  AND, I finally got to try Did Someone Say Party's trick of using a rubber band to hold the mini letters together to keep them straight while stamping...and it worked perfectly.


Using glue {I used a glue stick}, glue your needles down into a pine tree shape.


Add a ribbon and attach it to your gift. 


Does this pine needle gift tag leave you pine-ing to make your own?

 
And be sure to check out my other Christmas inspired posts:

Star Wars Ornaments
DIY Pottery Barn Candle
DIY Advent Calendar
DIY Santa Beard
Christmas Flower Boxes


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

I promise, this post isn't just about how we bought our Christmas tree this past weekend.


Which we did do. 


But this post is more about sharing a few Christmas decorating tips...


like using Christmas tree clippings to fill empty flower boxes.  Add pine cones or some non-breakable red ornaments for a pop of color.  It's an easy way to dress up your flower boxes and decorate for the holiday.


And about hanging Christmas lights.

This year, we decided to try Martha Stewart's tip and string our lights up and down the tree instead of stringing them moving around the tree.  Hopefully this will make taking them off much easier than it has in years past. 


And, of course, these tips were inspired because we bought our Christmas tree this weekend.


I am going to enjoy experiencing Christmas through Grace's eyes this year.


And be sure to check out my other Christmas inspired posts:

Star Wars Ornaments
DIY Pottery Barn Candle
DIY Advent Calendar
DIY Santa Beard

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

'The Force is Strong' with these ornaments

Luke, come to the Dark Side of the Christmas Tree.

What Star Wars fan wouldn't love their own Darth Vader or Boba Fett ornament, hand made by you?


To make this embroidered felt Darth Vader ornament...


Supplies:  black felt, white and black embroidery thread, needle and some ribbon

Directions:  Cut the helmet out of 2 pieces of black felt, using the pattern below. With white embroidery thread, begin to embroider Darth Vader's mask onto one piece of the black felt. When you have completed all the embroidery, do a simple running stitch, with black thread, to attach the back to the front and enclose a ribbon loop at the top.


Then add your ornament/gift tag to the top of a present. I, admittedly, am not familiar with Darth Vader but something tells me, he might not appreciate the ribbon accessory.


To make a Boba Fett felt ornament...


Supplies: green, orange, black and charcoal felt {I haven't ventured into expensive felts, I buy all my colors from Joann Fabrics}, some crafting glue, ribbon {for hanging}, some green, yellow and black embroidery thread and needle.


Directions:  Using the pattern above, cut all your pieces out of felt. I opted to embroider the eyes {in black} and the scratch marks {in yellow}.


Glue the mask pieces of felt onto the front of Boba Fett. The cream and black, for the antenna should be added to the back piece.  When you have completed your embroidery and your glue has dried, do a running stitch with your green thread to secure the back to the front and also enclose the ribbon loop.


These ornaments can also double as gift tags, simply embroider the name on the back of the ornament...


And give them to the Star Wars lovers in your life.

May the force be with you, should you attempt to make your own.


*Confession:  I've never even seen Star Wars before.  Shameful, I know...don't tell my nephews :)

And be sure to check out my other Christmas inspired posts:

DIY Pottery Barn Candle
DIY Advent Calendar
DIY Santa Beard
Christmas Flower Boxes
Pine Needle Gift Tags

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