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 a wreath…but not just any wreath. Here are a few of my favorites this holiday season!
1. Thanks For the Gum Drop Wreath
What to do:
Step 1. Use toothpicks to affix colored gum drops in a fun pattern onto a styrofoam wreath form.
Step 2. Hang with a fun ribbon.
2. Crazy Like a Fox Wreath My dearest friend in the world, Sydney Kiefner, needlepointed this gorgeous wreath. I’m in awe of many many talents she has, but her needlepoint game is tops! I wish you could see the back it’s a beautiful green velvet…much like my shoes. I love you Sydney. What to do: Step 1. Have a friend who needlepoints make you a wreath.
3. Pom Pom Wreath
What to do:
Step 1. Wrap a styrofoam wreath foam with yarn (I used white) Step 2. Make pom poms (learn how to make a pom pom HERE) and affix to the wreath form with hot glue.
Each year, I sew new Christmas stockings. It’s a labor of love, because I don’t love sewing. Actually, I don’t even like sewing…but I love Christmas stockings! I wish I could tell you I use a certain pattern, but I don’t. I just draw a new one each year and go for it. Showing you these is meant to inspire, I’ve included a good reference video at the end (because I love her accent)!
1. The Bird Dog gingham, polka dots, an embroidered Vizsla on linen and an orange pom pom
2. Gingham Style gingham fabric scraps, a cut up old pair of J Crew pants and pom pom trim
I’m not going to lie. This tree skirt was a labor of love. I would work on it for a few hours, then walk away from it for a couple of days. It took around 700 pom poms to make it and by the 200th I thought I would surely throw this thing in the river. But, as I added each pom pom, the skirt started smiling at me and becoming so playfully beautiful. I was giddy about it and HAD to finish. Four weeks later I did. It could possibly be the most loved tree skirt I have ever made.
Pom Pom Tree Skirt
makes 1 (you’ll never make another)
1 60-inch burlap tree skirt (I bought mine here, or you can cut your own…trust me buy this thing)
1 roll satin ribbon (I used hot pink)
1 hot glue gun with a TON of glue sticks
700 pom poms (YEP, you read that right…it took 700ish)
Step 1: Make Pom Poms You can find how to make them here! Step 2: Sew Ribbon and Ties
Using a sewing machine (ugh…I know right?!) fold the ribbon in half and sew it along the parameter of the tree skirt. Cut 4 pieces of ribbon and sew them on for ties. You could also use fabric glue here, but I don’t think it works as well. Or, don’t add the ribbon at all. I loved it for a more finished look. Step 3: Glue Pom Poms
Place the burlap tree skirt over a piece of thick plastic (I used the top of a storage bin) and working one by one in a small area, glue the pom poms on the tree skirt until it is completely covered. This is where you will want to walk away or punch someone a few times, but don’t stop until this is finished! You can do it!! Step 04:Enjoy!
Place tree skirt around your tree, wear outside as a cape (yes that’s a thing), or in the middle of your living room as a comfy floor rug!
“What goes best with a Pom Pom tree skirt?” Good questions, Hog Wild Sprinkles!!! Get them here!
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.