Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label christmas. Show all posts

Monday, December 16, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Animal Snow Globe

Animal Snow Globe via homework | www.carolynshomework.comThere have been a couple of trends that I love in the crafty world – snow globes made from jars and painted plastic animals. I decided to combine the two into a holiday stacked animal snow globe.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ETCETERAS: Christmas Shadow Box

Christmas Shadow Box via homework | carolynshomework.comShadow boxes are fun and the sky is the limit when deciding what to fill the little cubbies with. I think this little box will be constantly changing but for now I’m enjoying a few silver and white Christmas trinkets.

Monday, December 9, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Easy Glitter Tape Place Cards

Easy Glitter Tape Place Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comNothing dresses up a table like pretty place cards. It makes everyone feel special to have their name marking their reserved spot at the table. These glitter tape place cards are super quick and easy to make and will add a touch of glitter and elegance to my holiday table.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Glitter Ornament with Dimensional Magic

Dimensional Magic Holiday Ornaments via homework |
Oh... hello December, where did you come from? It's sort of strange to rush into the holiday season when you still have Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator. But here we are and I lucked out and happen to have a holiday ornament post all ready to go. I participated in UCreate's Handmade Ornament Series a few weeks ago and now is a perfect time to reshare my ornament. Of course, I couldn’t resist using a little glitter to start off my holiday crafting season.

Monday, December 2, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Brown Paper Packages Advent

Brown Paper Packages Advent via homework | carolynshomework.comPhew… I barely finished this year’s Advent Countdown in time. We’re on day 2 so I probably should have had this all done a week ago. But a week ago I was thinking about turkey and stuffing. With not much time, I went with a simple concept this year inspired by the classic lyrics “brown paper packages tied up with string…”

Monday, December 24, 2012

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sew & Tell: needle felted penguin

Have you ever tried needle felting? This is something that I’ve been wanting to try for awhile but I never got around to. Thanks to EK Success Brands, I was able to make this little penguin fairly easily.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Au Naturale: frosty apples

Here’s another item leftover from my fall décor. These beautiful Golden Delicious apples were part of my Thanksgiving tablescape. Of course, at the time, the were unadorned and hanging out with white pumpkins and acorns.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Inkling: glitter tags and boxes

I’m really into glitter this season! Here’s a quick and easy project that will add some sparkle to your plain tags and boxes.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Celebrations: it takes a glitter village

Every year I like to change up my holiday décor. Some years have been all natural elements but this year I’ve gone glitter crazy!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Celebrations: ribbon roll advent calendar

Every year I try to come up with a different type of advent calendar or Christmas countdown. This one doesn’t involve treats so it won’t be very popular at my house. But that’s okay – I like it.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Celebrations: sparkle & glitter with Tulip Shimmer

It’s that glittery time of year. I’m usually not a sparkle and glitter type of person – except around the holidays. Then I love the look of silver, white and iridescent glitter.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Celebrations: christmas wishes

It’s Christmas Eve. The tree is trimmed, the presents wrapped and the goodies baked. Is everyone else as exhausted as I am?

I’ve enjoyed sharing my holiday projects with you this season and can’t thank you enough for stopping by and visiting my blog.

Whatever you celebrate - whatever you believe, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you a shiny and bright Christmas – filled with joy and happiness!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Etceteras: holiday card holder

One of my favorite things about the holidays is receiving cards. It’s so fun to go to the mailbox and see all those envelopes that are filled with good wishes and happy sentiments. 

There are so many ways to display all the pretty cards. I’ve hung them from ribbon, taped them to walls and propped them on shelves. This year, in a less-is-more effort, I decided to make a little card holder basket for all of the cards.

I started with a silver bread basket and embellished it with natural and faux materials. Since I want to reuse this bread basket, I first used masking tape along the top edge to protect the rim. 

I used my glue gun and added moss, seed pods, twigs and silver berries. A vintage crochet doily lines the basket.

Simple candles add a warm and festive touch.

A handful of candy canes for a little splash of holiday color and sweetness.

The photos and happy greetings really make this the most wonderful time of the year.

Photos like this warm my heart!

May your days be merry and bright…

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Celebrations: black velvet napkin rings

I had a lot of black velvet leftover from my big plan to sell black Halloween pumpkins in my Etsy Shop {not one sold}…

That’s okay – you can use black velvet for a lot of projects. 

First up – black velvet napkin rings. Nothing new about this project. You simply use paper towel tubes and cut them into several short tubes. Wrap your tube with fabric and glue to the inside. 

I tied little ornaments onto the napkin ring with Pearl Cotton embroidery floss. 

I love the crisp white linen against the lush black velvet. 

And it wouldn’t be Christmas without a splash of red poinsettias.


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