A fairly simple DIY {winter} display.

Remember my DIY fall display? Well today it was transformed into a winter one!  (Keep in mind you can use any colours you want to do what I’ve done below. Our colours are more wintery then Christmasy)

Spray painted the branch white.

Spray painted the beans.

{love} the colour

I was planning on buying teal fabric but instead searched through the house and found white lace.

which I cut into strips and spray painted (yeah, I got a little carried away with the spray paint today!)

Once everything dried, I tied the lace on the branch to make pretty little bows and trimmed it to look like “leaves”.

I used left over lace and felt from the “falling” felt snowflakes to create this look. I thought of printing off one of the free holiday printables that are going around right now, but nothing seemed fitting for our family currently. The holiday “cheer” is hard to find this year, so I instead  framed joy. Joy isn’t always a smile on your face. Joy is within, it’s amidst sorrow and grief. Joy is healing and is part of what helps you move forward. Joy seemed fitting to frame.

(please ignore the lighting difference ;))

I am super tired and probably shouldn’t even be posting when I can’t even remember how to spell such simple words. (Seriously, writing this post has been amusing) Hope you’re inspired to create.

Much Love,

Jami

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Paper Trees (the easiest DIY ever)

As I pulled out all of my craft stuff yesterday I noticed I actually had a lot of paper in teals and blues. I decided to make some paper trees. It took me a few shots but this is the best way I found. And it is easy!

All you need is paper, scissors and tape!

Cut paper into a big circle and cute out a piece like above photo.

So simple, so pretty! I love em’. Someone else loved them too ;)

And you can layer them if you want.

I put them “high” so Chase couldn’t get them or so I thought.

(yep, that’s my son standing on his rocking chair, he’s a daredevil and loves to test his momma!)

We don’t have a mantle at my Grandma’s (where we currently live, just in case you didn’t already know) so this was the best place for them. If you have a mantle, I’m sure they’d look pretty there! They add a pretty “Christmasy” flare. Remember you don’t have to do teals or blues. You can do actual Christmas colours!

Stay tuned next week for more crafts, decor, homemade gift ideas and maybe a Christmasy dessert! This weekend I may be posting more of how we’re doing as Eisley’s due date nears.

{Much love friends}

 

“Falling” Felt Snowflakes DIY

Hi friends! Can you believe it’s already December?! Hope you’re enjoying this new season.

As I made the “falling” felt leaves, I immediately thought of how pretty felt snowflakes and a snowflake garland would be. Hence this pretty DIY project. Our decor is a little bit of Christmas but mostly winter season. Our colour scheme is white, silver and teal so my projects will be in those colours, but remember you can do whatever colours or patterns you want!

You should make these while all cozied up to Christmas music or movie.

Supplies needed:

Felt – I bought half all white and half sparkle white. The sparkled ones are my favourite but they are 10 cents more at a hobby store.

Scissors, marker for tracing, fishing line to hang.

I used a x-acto knife for the more entraquite parts but you don’t have to.

After some time my finger was really hurting. You really only need a few to spruce up the windows, if that’s what you want. I kind of went over board.

My finger is actually bruised, haha. 

SIDE NOTE; I googled snowflake patterns and I found this site and they not only had the cutest snowflake patterns, they also had a pretty snowflake garland so if you want to make that instead… there ya go! (I am making a snowflake garland with a different type of string then what they chose. Will post photos when finished, because I still need to add some teal felt to it as well.)

Wanna Do It Yourself?

Print off this pattern.

Cut out and trace onto felt.

Cut out.

Use x-acto if needed.

String with needle and fishing line and then hang them.

Stand back and admire :)

Side note: You may be wondering how we close the curtains? These all just slide smoothly to the center and I fix them in the morning when the curtains are opened. Takes a sec.

I will be posting a few more handmade Christmas gift ideas this week. Next week stay tuned for a simple and cheap DIY winter display, as well as other DIYs. Maybe a yummy Christmasy dessert too! 

 {Happy December}