Pinterest turns me into a crafting machine. Seriously. I have to limit myself from going on there or I'll take on too many projects....not to mention weigh 400 pounds because of all the recipes I want to try. It all started with me wondering how I was going to hang the fresh wreaths on my windows outside this year. I decided to use jute webbing and went on Pinterest to see if there were any good ideas for using it to hang wreaths. An hour later my mind is spinning with new ideas to try and I'm so OCD I won't be able to stop thinking about them until they are completed. It's a curse. Anyway, at least I came out with some pretty cute decor to deck my halls with.
Like this jute webbing wreath/christmas card holder.
And these ruffle Christmas trees for the mantle.
I've been telling everyone lately that my head has not been on straight. I drove all the way to the gym to run the other day only to have to turn around because I had forgotten that Cannon took the stroller out of my car the day before; yesterday I thought it was Tuesday all day and therefore forgot about Parrish's swimming class; today I forgot to send in money for popcorn day at school...I am telling you, I can't seem to catch up!
I'm blaming it on the lack of sleep (although little man is sleeping from about 9:00-5:00 these days, so that's probably not fair of me!) and all the baby gear I'm schlepping. CC and I talk about this all the time...it's not babies that are difficult....it's all the gear that goes along with them!! I'm hoping next week I'll have it to more together. Maybe the fact that my crafting craze is over for a while will help me.
I got the idea for these trees on Pinterest. Someone there used ribbon to do the same thing I did, I just switched it up to use jute webbing and left over fabric instead. So here's how you make them...
Left over fabric and/or jute webbing (if using fabric, cut it into 3.5" strips)
Sewing machine (this is optional)
Hot glue gun
Foam cones of varying sizes
Base of your choice (I used candle holders from hobby lobby)
Wooden finials (found at hobby lobby in woodworking section in a bag)
Jingle bells and yarn or twine to hang them
Step 3: Hot glue the ruffled strips onto the cone in the pattern of your choice making sure to overlap (I alternated fabrics on one and did all jute webbing on the other)
Step 4: hot glue the ruffled cones to the base of your choice (I used candle holders from hobby lobby but you could also you old spindles or anything else you have laying around the house)
Step 5: spray paint the wooden finials the color of your choice (I used brown) and then press them into the top of the christmas tree cones
Step 6: tie twine and yarn adorned with jingle bells, old skeleton keys, or whatever you like, around the finials to finish them off
And ta da! Christmas trees for your mantle...
And since I had some left over jute webbing I couldn't help but try this wreath idea I saw on Pinterest from Better Homes. The steps here are so simple that I didn't even take any pictures.
foam wreath forms (the white medium-size kind)
All you do it pin the webbing onto the wreath where you want to start wrapping. Then wrap tightly around the entire wreath form, pinning to secure at the end once you have it completely covered. That's it. There's no need to hot glue or pin along the way. The texture of the webbing holds it into place nicely without any of that.
old doors we just installed on a barn door track on a bookcase in our living room and plan to paper clip or pin Christmas cards onto them as they arrive in our mailbox this season. Pretty cute, huh?
And because I haven't posted since Halloween, I had to include some pictures of my boys all dressed up in their snake eyes black ninja and baby sushi costumes respectively.
easy tutorial at Skip to My Lou.
And since I've covered all the other holidays, why not throw in some Thanksgiving too? :) Went to Parrish's Kindergarten Thanksgiving feast this morning to watch chief "Fire Lizard" perform a Thanksgiving song and it was too cute.