A DIY Christmas

I went all out this year. Maybe I’m a overly enthusiastic about  celebrating our baby’s first Christmas. So even though he could care less if I was popping a zit or hanging a garland, I still wanted to go over-the-top with as much DIY decorations as I could muster.

While I’m still in the process of making my own ornaments this year, I finally got up the tree and a few lights late last night. Here’s the after:

Ornament Vase

I started with my usual lazy decoration: pour last year’s ornaments in an old wedding glass apothecary jar.

Christmas Light Decoration

Then, I got a little bold and lit last year’s lights around our accent table (a.k.a. Target bookshelf). It creates a nice festive glow especially with our hanging stocks below.

Christmas DIY Decor

The good thing about all of our decorations is that most are just from Target.

Target Christmas

The letter P ornament (for our son’s name) is brought to you by Target as is the lights and the gold fleck ball in that rustic birdcage. The cage, however, was found in Solvang for I think $20.

Christmas tree

Here is our golden tree still DIY ornament bare. I hope to finish them by this week.

What are you creating this holiday?

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Creative Friday: DIY Snow Globe

On a jaunt to Anthropologie a few weeks ago, I was mesmerized by this:

I stared at it, picked it up (saw the $25 price tag), scratched my head and had a sudden exciting thought that maybe, just maybe I could do it myself.

And I did.

If you want to re-create the project, check out my recipe below:

Basically, I took this mason jar:

And I stuck double-sided tape on the cover:

Grabbed these twin trees from Michael’s:

Here they are sans plastic container. Aren’t they cute?

Glue gunned them.

Pushed them down onto the lid with double-sided tape for good measure.

And grabbed some snowflake sprinkles.

I simply poured a handful on the lid and voila!

After carefully twisting the cap on it, it was finished.

Happy Fridays are days when I get to be crafty. Did you DIY any holiday crafts lately?

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