Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Cards and left over Turkey

Got totally snowed in this year!
That's NY winter for you.

I discovered that making turkey soup with the holiday leftovers...

is MAD better with a few splashes of blackberry merlot in it!!
Bet you didn't see that coming ;)

I almost always make my own Christmas Cards. This year they look like presents! I used sparkly wrapping paper and glued some ribbons and a gift tag on to a card form I made out of cardstock.

Santa kitty made a debut appearance!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Easy DIY Christmas Decorations with Garland

Here are some easy DIY Christmas decorations!
The tree is just a Styrofoam cone (but you could use poster board shaped into a cone) wrapped with garland and the ends were secured by tucking them in so I can unwrap it after Christmas and decorate it differently for another holiday. No sense in having a million cones in my basement between holidays, right?
This is a great idea for those of us who aren't professional wreath makers!
I grabbed an old picture frame (mine happened to have cross bars that look like window panes!) and wrapped it with garland. It hangs cheerfully on my front door. You could even put a winter scene behind it so it does look like a window!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Santa Bottles. DIY Recycle Craft for Christmas!

Aren't These great?!
Use them as vases, centerpieces, or even gifts!
Finally a use for all those accumulating wine bottles from my parties :)
I removed the labels first by soaking in hot water with some dish soap.
Once they are completely dry, you can spray paint them red. When that is dry, I taped off the outer lines of the belt and painted with black acrylic paint.
The buckles are some adhesive rhinestones that I found at Michaels for $1!!

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