I thought I’d post some interesting ideas that you could whip up in this last remaining week. I always need to do something new for Christmas and I liked these ideas. Let me know what you think of them!
Ever have some old ornaments that have lost their lustre? What not add some glue and glitter to them – to perk them up, as in these ornaments from Upscale, Downhome. You can buy Martha Stewart glitter at Michaels or any other glitter at arts and crafts stores.
But for a real treat, why not use some Meyer’s Glass Glitter? It’s ground glass and much thicker than all other glitters. I’ve used it on chipboard letters and motifs – for any occasion, not just Christmas. You have to order it online here, but it is well worth looking in to. You can use the German Glass Glitter to add sparkle to pine cones too – these look great in a Christmas tree.
Here’s another great idea that’s fast and inexpensive. Take some fabric and place it in a small embroidery hoop, then add a ribbon to hang.
A quick and easy floral decoration idea from Martha Stewart is to use cranberries in a clear vase as a beautiful base for flowers. Make sure you use hard cranberries – or else you’ll be in trouble! Wash them well, place in a clear vase and you’ll see that they actually hold your flowers together very well. Looks great on a mantle or on your table.
Or – use a cloche to hold any number of things: winter branches, pinecones, ornaments etc,
And…another great idea, incorporating greenery
Another great idea is to fashion a wreath into a different shape. Do you live by the shore or do you know a boating enthusiast? This anchor wreath would make a great door decoration or gift. There’s a tutorial on the site that will guide you in making it.
There have also been some great book page wreath ideas floating around the web lately. Living with Lindsay (a great blog) has a tutorial on how to make it on her blog. It will take a little time and patience, but I think it’s worth it.
Marion Parsons, aka Miss Mustardseed, has a great wreath tutorial on her site as well. Her blog is so informative, you will find hundreds of ideas for Christmas and every day. Check out her site here
Artist, Barry Belcher has a great tutorial on how to do a book page wreath on YouTube (along with many other ideas). He is extremely creative and his how to’s are easy to follow. Check out his wreath video…