12.17.2014

Make It: Snowy Christmas Wreath Shadowbox

Follow this easy how-to that I shared last month on Landeelu.com, to bring a snowy Christmas wreath inside for the holidays.


Around our house, we often start decorating for Christmas over Thanksgiving (or at least that's when I think about it). More often than not, the first things to go up are the wreaths on the front of the house. I've always loved the look of the traditional green and red wreaths against the grey and white of our house. And, once snow starts to accumulate on them, it's almost picture-perfect:) I snapped some photos during a pretty snowfall a few years ago, and I used one of my favorites to put together this Shadowbox to add to my holiday decorations this year. 

What You Need:

Square Shadowbox Frame (I found mine at Michael's. It's 10" x 10")
Faux Snow (I used vase filler from Target.)
Snowy Wreath Photo printed to fit your frame (Download Here)

I used a photo-editing program to crop my photo and add the word "merry" in white. I thought it added just the right pop to the photo. If you try this project with a photo of your own, consider adding a holiday word or message to the your photo.



Print and trim your photo to fit your frame. After cleaning the glass, add some snow to the bottom of the box and reassemble the frame. I found that some errant pieces of snow stuck to the glass, but I think it adds to the charm.


Mix in a few Christmas accessories on a shelf, and you've got a lovely holiday vignette. Or this would make a lovely holiday gift for someone special...


Thanks for stopping by today!

This project was originally shared on landeelu.com on November 30, 2014.


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12.12.2014

Make It: Easy Rudolph Garland


Crafting and decorating is fun and popular this time of year, but it's often hard to fit it all in! Here's a festive garland to add to your repertoire that takes less than 30 minutes and is so easy, the kids can put it together for you!

Supplies:
Brown Card Stock Triangles
Pinch Clothespins
Google Eyes
Red Pom-poms
Jute Twine (length of garland)

11.26.2014

Easy Pumpkin-Shaped S'Mores


If you're still looking for a quick and and easy treat for your Thanksgiving Kids' Table, these Pumpkin-Shaped S'mores I shared over on Landeelu last month might be just what you need.

S’mores are a favorite of mine, and this cute sweet and salty version goes together easily with a few ingredients and a microwave. Wrap them up in little cellophane bags for a quick and easy party favor for any fall event.

11.17.2014

Free Fall Photo Download



Autumn is such a beautiful season, but it passes far too quickly. In fact, we woke up this past week to our first taste of winter, and it's not going to warm up any time soon! It's even colder today with temperatures in the single digits. Brrr.

Even though winter white has replaced the array of fall colors out my window, I can't say I'm ready to say goodbye to fall just yet. So, here on the blog, I hope you'll indulge me if we let autumn stay around just a little longer.

I'm keeping the colors of fall in sight in our home by printing a few seasonal photos.  I added a few words of inspiration to one of my favorites:



The Just Bloom Photo Download I shared over the summer has been popular, so I thought I'd share this one with you too! You can download your own copy of my Be the Change photo here. (Personal use only, please.)

If you download it, I would LOVE to see how you display it! Leave me a note in the comments or tag me on Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by today!

10.30.2014

Exciting News to Share!

Hi Friends!

I have some exciting news to share! One of my most favorite creative DIY bloggers, Landeelu has a new Team of Contributors, and I get to be a part of it! Some of you might already know that Landee announced her team earlier this month, but if you haven't heard, you can meet the whole team here.

My first Contributor post went up this week. Come visit me over there and learn how to make Pumpkin-Shaped S'mores. They couldn't be any easier! And while you're there, explore all of the creative goodness that is Landeelu.


Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Halloween!