Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ornament Swap

I decided to host an ornament swap this year since so many of my friends are just starting their own collections of ornaments.  My rules are that everyone needs to bring 3 ornaments: one bought, one made and one whatever (old, found at a yard street, etc.).  I got the idea for my made one from the Better Homes Christmas edition and I really like how it turned out.  I think it would be especially cute on a wrapped present.

I used two different colors of card stock, brown and yellow cause that's what I had.  You just loop the strips of paper and glue them together.  Then glue a circle in the middle.  I also cut out a little saying from a magazine that I placed in the middle of the circle.  It says Let it Snow.  You can see that a little better in this next picture.  My camera really stinks lately so hopefully Santa brings me a new one : )

 I'll be sure to post some of the other homemade ornaments after the swap party!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Spirit

As soon as November hit, I was ready to go pick out the Christmas tree and bring the decorations down from the attic.  Buttttt, I made myself get in a little Thanksgiving spirit first. I tweaked my Halloween mantle decorations to make a Thanksgiving mantle.

I turned my vase of branches into a Thanksgiving tree by cutting out some leaves and hangin them.  My plan was to write what we are thankful for on each leaf, but that hasn't happened yet : /

I put a couple pumpkins in some dishes and added some fall flowers. 

And that's about it for Thanksgiving decor, bring on Christmas!!!