Inspiration comes from many places…this time from a sweater! My holiday gift wrap this year is officially colored leopard! Leopard Print Wrapping Paper What you need:
Craft Paint (I used purple, pink, green, turquoise, gold and black)
1/2-inch flat paint brush What to do:
Watch the video!
I love the nostalgic feeling of gingham and knew I wanted to use it in a fun holiday decor this season, so I decided to embrace it AND blow it out. With this gingham-inspired holiday decor, more was more! And, the modern/exposed brick environment help take this over the top “country” to an over the top “chic” design!
Check out all the details:
1. Gingham Garland Get the how-to here! 2. Gingham Stockings Hand made from scraps of fabric and one old pair of pants with a seahorse embroidered on them which made for a super cute stocking. And don’t forget that fabric scraps also make a great pom pom!! 3. Gingham Fireplace Logs Watch the fun How-To Video Here! 4. Gingham Ornaments So simple! First a length of rick rack is pinned into a styrofoam ball, then scraps of gingham fabric leftover from making garland are attached to the ball using modge podge. Allow to dry and hang! 5. Gingham Tied Branches
There needed to be a little height in the corner to balance the height of the tree, so a few birch branches were wrapped in sections with gingham fabric and leaned up against the wall. I love them!!! 6. Holiday Gift Wrap
Check out spoonflower for just about any wrapping paper you can imagine! It’s a slightly thicker paper than I typically like to wrap with, but the colors are perfection…so I deal.
I’m so in love with this gingham-inspired Christmas! Everything that decorated the tree was made by hand and with lots of fun and love.
Four years ago I started painting nostalgic barnyard animal toys varying shades of gaudy and adhering them to all sorts of nonsense. This year was the second I made ornaments out of them and this may be the best!! So easy and so fun to do. With a pork book under my belt, I’m obviously partial to the pig, but these ornaments could be made out of any animal toy!
Here’s how easy and fun it is!!
Party Pig Ornaments
Plastic farm animals (I love pigs, so I did a variety of boars and sows and piglets, I got them at my local farm and tack store)
Spray Paint (I painted mine shades of pink and gold)
1 pair scissors
Small screw hooks (what you use to attach wire to the back of a frame to hang)
Trimmings (I used everything! Felt balls, buttons, muffin liners, colorful pipe cleaners, embroidery floss etc…)
Ribbon for hanging
Step 1. Set up a card board box in a well ventilated area and place the pig inside. Give it a spray on all sides and underneath. Allow to dry.
Step 2: Make a fun fascinator/party hat! This is where only your imagination is the limit! Use your glue gun to make small hats out of whatever you can find around the house. I used muffin liners and pipe cleaner (on the left) and a wee bottle cap, felt ball and feather (on the right)
Step 3: Screw the eye into the top of the pig (this goes in easy enough, so no need to pre drill a hole) and attach a ribbon to hang.
Ingredients: 1 piece of card stock
6 (4×4) felt squares
1 pair scissors
1 skein of embroidery floss
1 small threading needle
an assortment of craft flare (sequins, mini pom poms, colored beads..)
What to do: Step 01: Trace or freehand a fun shape onto card stock (I made a simple round scalloped shape, but you could do anything that has an exact center).
Next, us scissors to cut out. Pro tip: The more complex the shape, the harder it is to cut out of fabric….trust me…make it simple! Step 02: Using a contrasting colored marker, trace your shape onto the felt, cut out and place aside. You’ll want to cut about 12-15 piece for one ornament. Step 03: Thread 12-15 inches of embroidery floss through your needle. Add some fun flair and knot off at one end. Pro tip: You may need to make a few knots depending on the opening of your bottom flair! Step 04: Thread your needle though 3 to 5 felt shapes. Repeat steps 03 and 04 until satisfied.
Step 05: Once satisfied with steps 03 and 04, add the last bit of flair and tie off. Create a loop at the top for easy tree adorning! How stinkin’ cute are these on a tree!!