Entries in holiday (106)
Just added one more urban chicky to our flock. The most adorable poultry that ever was.
I adore all things chicken, so naturally when given the opportunity for a baby Halloween costume I went for the mini rooster. It's also fitting since he usually starts crowing & squawking between 5-5:30am.
He is thrilled, can't you tell?
I converted our Tula carrier for babywearing in Halloween style. A farmer and his chicken. Agh! They are THE CUTEST. Oh, how I love them so.
Enjoy your costume festivities this week!
Much of my Thanksgiving weekend was putting together these two advent packages. Both swaps were organized by Oh, Hello Friend. The top set is to 12 different people (as you likely guessed from their names) and the bottom set is all to the same person. Though a lot of work—so fun to have done them. And my apologies to those in the post office line behind me!
Anyone else gifting an Advent set this year? Little gifts are the best!
I've got a little download to share with you today. Was itching to play with a little watercolor and figured a feather tag would do the trick.
Feel free to download these feather templates and create amazing Valentine's projects with them! Perhaps a "birds of a feather" gift...or maybe "you tickle my fancy" love note? Any other ideas on what to use them for???
Time to welcome 2013 with a little glitter!
I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas! I've been off the grid enjoying family (and snow!) in Colorado and now Wyoming. Over the next week I'll try to pop in with some of the projects I've working on.
These glitter numbers are sure to dazzle if you are planning a New Year's Eve soirée—best of all, they are SUPER EASY to make. Directions below:
1. Download the template below, print, and purchase two sheets of glitter scrapbook paper (I purchased mine at Michaels).
2. Cut out the printed numbers and then trace onto the backside of the glitter sheets. Make sure to flip the numbers as shown. Then cut along your traced lines.
That's it! No mess but lots of glam. And another addition to the many ways I've been obsessing over glitter lately.
Christmas is almost here! Too late for sending out my Christmas card? I surely hope not (because I freaking love em).
The photo concept was the creative (genius? folly?) of my husband. We even had to re-shoot because the first background wasn't "dilapidated enough". Silly perfectionist! But hey, it's hard to give up a dream when you have specific goal in mind. My favorite part is the tiny wreath in the lower left*.
Psst. You can view my 2010 Christmas card here (sadly 2011 was not photographed).
*Please know that I do NOT think it funny or clever that someone propbably lives here. Quite the opposite.
This is the theme of the Holiday Party I worked on last weekend! We wanted the event to reflect all things "merry & bright". (Which is surely on target with large glitter letters)
Luminaries led you to the door, where you walk in and were greeted by the entrance below.
The canopy of candy cane & lights was one of my favorite elements.
Then you'll run into another large undertaking (with volunteer labor)—two large "curtains" of snowball garlands. The two curtains helped to separate the dancefloor space from the seating areas.
Simple centerpiece above: gold doilies with hurricane vases of snow & branches.
A festive bar area.
To incorporate polka dots into the party, I found these great straws. And we also created a large wall of hanging bulbs—totally mimicing polka dots!
So fun, right?! Hopefully my near-instagram-filter-looking photos are still able to give you an idea of all the details at this holiday party. It was a blast planning & making such festive decor.
Happy Weekend to you! I'll be plowing away on making Christmas gifts—we're attempting all handmade this year. It's taking far more time than we'd hoped. Fingers-crossed the payoff is worth it! How about you? Plans for the last weekend before Christmas break?
The last few weeks I've been obsessively using gold starburst labels.
My favorite idea is using them as drink labels, but I've also used them in holiday packaging and other random projects recently. I found these at Office Max, and it's probably good they come in packs of 100 because I love them.
Wouldn't this be perfect at a party...perhaps with a large batch of winter sangria?
Well hello again. A little behind with photographing blog posts at the moment.* I've got A LOT of photo editing before I can showcase the details from last weekend's holiday party. But for now a quick peek at the entrance sign I made (that I took way too many photos of).
Hope you're having a good week! And hope to soon have more blog-worthy images!
*The window of daylight is so small these days!
Sometimes I just feel that a chalkboard won't do. With only two items I can make a "chalkboard" of any size, with no chalk dust, and I can keep it forever. Sounds like a plan.
Foamboard + a paint marker. Both available at art supply stores or online.
I draw a general outline of each letter in pencil to get the alignment & letter sizes correct (not lopsided). This is especially necessary if you want to do an elaborate drawing like this one. No erasing mistakes with this chalkboard!
I made this one for an upcoming holiday party. Fun, right?! I think it's a great motto for the holiday season.