Friday, December 05, 2014

Pallet Projects for Christmas

Remember the table at Warner's Peter Pan party that was made from pallets? 

Well, those pallets have been sitting in the backyard since...
Dave hasn't been too excited about this.

So, I figured why not use some of them in my Christmas decorations.

I made a star

and a pallet tree.

Slowly, but surely, the pallets are dwindling down.
(Dave's happier.)
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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Embroidery Hoop Wreath

This year I decided to make my own wreath.  Why haven't I been doing this before?  This is so easy and so cheap!  I love doing things on the cheap! :)

Start off with an embroidery hoop.  You can use any size you want.  I happen to have a large one.

Fill the hoop with fabric of your choice and trim to fit.  This was left over fabric from Warner's birthday.

Then I took tree trimmings (tree stands love to get rid of them) and hot glued them around my hoop.  Yes, I said hot glued.

It's really that easy.  

The possibilities are endless.  Fill the middle or leave it plain.

I will never buy a premade wreath at the tree stand again.
(and neither should you! *smile*)
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Monday, December 01, 2014

Christmas Countdown

It's officially December 1st.  I thought it would be fun to do a countdown to Christmas with the boys. (Remember the sneak peek from last week?)  Mostly, for Warner.  He loves numbers and working with numbers.  This is going to give him the chance to practice some good skills, while having fun!

I saw this reindeer awhile back and pinned it.  I knew I wanted to make something similar, so it was my inspiration.

I found this adorable paper reindeer at Hobby Lobby and got to work.

I began with taping off and then painting stripes on the background.

After that was complete, I decided to leave the reindeer as it was, but spray the antlers with glue and dip them in gold glitter.

While this was drying, I decorated my hall chalkboard with some garland and globe lights.

For the countdown numbers, I used a pack of mailbox number stickers.  I simply cut them out and attached them to my chalkboard with clothespins.  This allows to easily change them out daily.

After the reindeer dried, I added it to the chalkboard with a command strip and the countdown was complete!

 I love the way this turned out and I can't wait to start counting down with my boys!

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