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.
I’ve been collecting milk glass bud vases for years. Let’s face it, every flower looks good in a white vase! Many years ago, I had to do a dinner party on the fly and needed a centerpiece and this magic happened. I’ve been using it ever since. So fast, simple and chic! Step one, remove flowers. Step two, replace flowers with ball ornaments! Boom!
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!