10 December 2014

making xmas decorations





Lots of wintery projects have been going on in our house so far, it's great that the littlun can get involved too (well I don't have much choice actually ; )


Whilst we put some potatoes on the fire to roast (for the first time!) we got on with some projects...


We made a starry wreath type thing with a moon in the middle. I cut out stars from a Farrow and Ball sample card thing, and some I covered in glitter. The moon I photocopied from an old book and mounted it on card and cut it out.

I loved glueing glitter all over some feathers too, think I'll be doing some more of that!

My mister helped punch stars out of old wall paper to make a garland. In fact we made a bout half a mile of it! I found the punch online, I think it was shipped from America?

We managed to get our tree up yesterday. It's a bit smaller than last year, but I'm very happy with it. As usual, we bought it from a local xmas tree grower here on the Island.




the littlun wanted to sleep under it as soon as the lights were on!

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I bought some wire with plans fro a very similar wreath…but haven't quite got round to it yet! Pehr looks vey cozy down there! x

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  2. ♥♥♥ sehr schön♥♥♥

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  3. so sweet! happy holiday season!

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  4. Beautiful wreath (an element of the pagan aspect of Christmas there), and such a pretty tree!

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  5. Yikes I'm commenting on every post! I love your decorations! Especially the little houses, that's so clever! We just got back from picking up driftwood and baby pinecones from the beach, so we'll see what kind of Christmas decorations we can turn those into. We're not around at all this year for Christmas so I haven't given it much thought at all.

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  6. Lovely pictures as always :)

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  7. Love your stars and moon decorations! x

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  8. Jacket potatoes done on the fire are the BEST.
    Love the little houses in the jars. xx

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  9. Oh wow. That last picture, and her enthusiasm for the three, well... it really does sum up the feeling of Christmas/Winter Solstice, doesn't it? It warms the heart :)

    -Eydís

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  10. Oh wow. That last picture, and her enthusiasm for the three, well... it really does sum up the feeling of Christmas/Winter Solstice, doesn't it? It warms the heart :)

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  11. Love the star garland. I made a loveheart garland a few years ago (... I was recovering from an overload of uni exams, and being super-crafty seemed to do the trick). Might need to borrow this idea and make one of my own (...without a handy star-punch alas!)

    ~Melissa

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  12. You have such a lovely way of pulling together simple, yet elegant decorations and décor. Your daughter is adorable. Have a wonderful Christmas with her and savor every moment.

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  13. Just - wow!
    You are soooo talented!
    And you have the best assistant!!

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  14. Love everything about this ❤️❤️

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  15. So beautiful!
    Gold leaf on the ends of feathers works really well too.
    You really should bring out a book, I would buy it! X

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  16. Finally caught up on your posts today. I have been too busy making too! Hopefully I'll get it all done by xmas. Love the little houses so much. And the garland is lovely! Enjoy the magic this holiday.

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  17. Sorry I don't comment very often, I always read and enjoy your blog posts. Everything you do is SO beautiful. How did the baked potatoes come out? Tip from an experienced roaster..bury them in the pile of hot ashes left at the end, they don't burn then (as long as you don't leave them in too long) xx

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