Happy December.. the count down has officially started! Okay, so I've been really busy. Not shopping or crafting, but trying to get everything decorated for Christmas before Christmas arrives. This is what I was up against this weekend....just dragging the boxes out took a whole morning.
But I'm making some progress, and hope to be able to take you on a tour before the week is over. Here's a sneak peak at some of my decorations.
I've put myself on a budget this year for decorating. I'm limiting myself to only $25 in new things to add to our current Christmas decor, and I didn't get any new stuff last year in the after Christmas sales like I usually do, so I've got to be a little creative to freshen things up. I needed some Christmas napkin rings for my kitchen so I decided to try to make some with supplies that I already had. This idea hit me while I was on the toilet-he he! Can you guess what I'll be recycling?
Time to get your mind out of the potty now. Here's how I did these cute little things and they are easy, easy, easy. My four year old even helped. Of course, I think we both had more fun peeling the glue off our hands. I think the pics are pretty self explanatory, but feel free to ask if you have any questions. I used toilet paper rolls (cut in half), scrap fabric, scrap book paper, buttons, thread and a large needle, regular and sparkle Mod Podge. The key is to get the fabric good and saturated with the glue so it dries with a nice shiny sheen. Also, thin cotton fabric seemed to work the best.
These literally cost me NOTHING to make. When my daughter saw them, she said, "Mom, these look like something you buy in the store." I guess that's a compliment?
I'll be posting my tables settings later, but I'm still working on a
Hope you like???
*Hate to have to say it every time, but I love to show you how I make things so you can make them yourself, but please don't copy or make and sell my original designs. I don't mind you sharing my ideas as long as you give me credit for my creation.
I'll be posting this at these fun parties.....