Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Christmas Dinner

Last weekend we hosted a Christmas dinner for our friends. It was such a good night. I had so much fun decorating my table. So I have two projects that I want to talk about. The first was my little party favor... I did chocolate snowflakes. I was actually looking for a snowflake cookie cutter and could only find this chocolate making kit at the store... so I thought why not. I think they turned out pretty cute.

Second project is my silver table runners... I thought it would be something different then place mats. The flowers are organza fabric cut into circles and then you melt the edges by bring them close to a candle flame.

And here are a few fun pictures from the evening : )

Sunday, December 4, 2011

DIY Christmas Balls Tutorial

I made this little guy for my mom. It's a pretty easy craft, it just takes some time.
You need:
-a Styrofoam ball, mine were about a 2 inch diameter
-fabric cut into many little circles, about 1.5 inch diameter. (Also you'll need one long strip for the loop to hang the ornament)
-large beads (Large pearls would look great with white fabric)
-glue gun

First I glued on the large beads, just randomly around the ball. Then I glued the long strip together to form a loop and then glued that on to the ball. Then with fabric circles you put a dab of glue on the middle and fold the fabric around it. On the outer tip of the gathered fabric put another dab of glue and then stick it to the ball, between the large beads. Then you just keep repeating this until the ornament looks full.

Friday, December 2, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like...

My house is looking very festive this week. I took some branches from a fallen tree on the weekend and gave them a coat of white spray paint. I then put them in these glass vases I bought along time ago, but have yet to really use them. A few blue lights (and my husband gave it under lighting) and they are a great winter statement piece for our living room. This project turned out so good that Icouldn't help but get in the deck-the -halls mood.