Thursday, December 3, 2009

~Crafty Christmas~

Good Morning Bloggy Christmas Friends!

Blue sky....frosty grass
crisp air...
 ...our northwest weather today..yay!

I found quite a few very cute craft ideas
to share with you today!

I'm thinking these are mostly crafts
I can make with my girls~
maybe you'll want to make some too....

Jingle Bell Wreath

*click here for directions*

sweet simpleness
I'm loving the silver bells on something painted


Scented Christmas Ornaments

*click here for directions and templates for these lovelies*

aren't these little hearts & bells adorable?
they are filled with fragrant Christmas spices like
cinnamon, cloves & orange peel.....

a little gingham, a little lace, a little rick-rack
~completely manageable~


Reindeer and Snowflake Ornaments

*click here for directions and templates for these super cute ornaments*

these are made using felt & silver thread
I love the simple scandinavian look!


Gingerbread Tree

*click here for directions*

I have always enjoyed making gingerbread cookies
very kid friendly, huh?

~I so love the way baking makes your home smell amazing....~


Glittered Pinecone Placecard Holder

Soooo easy......
  .....simple and sweet!

To make these place cards:

*pour silver glitter into small bowl
~working one tier at a time~
  *brush the pinecone one tier at a time with craft glue
*spoon glitter over wet glue
*insert namecard when dry


       Egg Shell Ornaments

           *to make these egg shell ornaments click here*

these eggshell ornaments really lend themselves
to vintage decor...don't you think?

~especially when painted with metallic paint....~


Homemade Garland

*click here for tutorial*

I found this fabulous blog thru
my blog hopping today....

Her name is Livy and I am amazed at every
single post ~ you've got to go check it out!!


Fruit Garland

lastly today.... I couldn't resist this homey garland made of fruit

I've always wanted to make one of these....maybe this year?


I hope you are having a wonderful week!

...hopefully not too stressed yet!
...hopefully we can take some time to make some memories :o)

Till Next Time!



blushing rose said...

What wonderful clever creations. Love the gingerbread tree & wreath. TY for sharing.

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Hearts Turned said...

Great ideas, Shellagh! I think I'll need to sew up some of the spice sachets--they sound wonderful!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I love all these ideas that you have given to us. I especially like the silver bells against the white shabby furniture.

Auntie Cake said...

Sweet craft ideas, love them all and can't wait to try some of them!

Unknown said...

Oh thank you! I was htting a wall on ideas....crafting block and now you have saved me....REALLY!
thank you, smiles.

Eileen said...

These are all great ideas! I especially love the garland of dried fruit.

And your blog dress looks fabulous!

Enjoy your projects!
All the best,

Unknown said...

It's been a while since I visited...I've missed you! Thank you so much for sharing The Field Journal and the handmade wreath. I just printed out the silhouettes and can't wait to make one--so many projects! Hope you are enjoying this chilly and special time of year. your friend Cori

savvycityfarmer said...

I'll have one of each!!

you've thrilled me again

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Those are great! Thanks! You have inspired me.

Simple Home said...

I love your blog. I'm so glad I found it. Thanks for sharing all the craft how-to's. Your photos are wonderful.

trish said...

Thank you so much for your inspirations as well as instructions. I am heading right over to the scented Christmas ornaments. :o)
I just posted a question on my blog. If you have a chance can you help me? Thanks! Trish

Anne Lorys said...

Well I love 'em all, but I think I'm gonna tackle the gingerbread tree first. That looks almost too cute to eat!

Janean said...

every idea is wonderful. i'll finish them...oh....about February 19! lol. i really like the gingerbread tree because it's different. thank you for sharing these crafts.

Beverly said...

Some great ideas Shellagh. I especially like the Gingerbread tree. And the pinecone placecard holder looks easy enough to attempt before Christmas. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

I love them all! Now, if only I didn't have to sleep I could do all the fun stuff I'm longing to do!

Thanks for sharing!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Love those ideas..the eggshell one looks really neat!!! Hope your having a great week,Chrissy

About Me... said...

Thank you for taking the time to make your blog a total treat for the senses. I added you to my blog list and enjoy visiting my favorites with morning coffee.

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