Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ribbon Wreath

Have you heard of ribbon wreaths? I never had! Someone from our boat was showing people how to make them and now I'm in love and want one for every season!

What you need
Ribbon!(at least 2 different ones. Works best of they are the same size)
Wreath ring/form

Tie a bow around the ring to get the size you want then measure it and cut all of your pieces.
Tie bows switching back and forth with the colors until you can't do anymore!
You're done!
The finished product!

I'm sure you could hang it on the door, but I love the way it looks on my table!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Very Hungry Caterpillar tree!

Little really wanted a new tree for his room this year(since his last year was only about 8 inches tall!). So, while we were out shopping he say this 18in blue tree! He fell in love with it! I got this idea that I could make it match his room theme if I got the right colored ornaments, so we did! His blue tree is all decked out with red and green! I even added an ornament we had sitting on his shelf for the top! I love ow it turned out! I'm in the process of having clay Hungry Caterpillar ornaments made specially for it!

Do you have theme trees in your house?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Elf on the Shelf!

 This is Scout
(on his first day here!)
Scout came to our house all the way from the North Pole to watch over Little to make sure he's being good for Santa. He snuck into our house the day after Thanksgiving and every morning when we get up, he's hiding in a new spot! Little is in love with Scout and I find him talking to him MANY times a day and each morning he hunts to find where Scout is hiding!

If you've never heard of Elf on the Shlef, you should look into it! I love it. I feel that it really brings the magic back!

AND I do know the true meaning of Christmas is the birth of Christ, but I also love the enchantment it holds for little children and I will continue to bring both into our home until little is too old for believing.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hello, Christmas!

I'm so excited for Christmas this year! I'm always excited, but this year I'm just over the moon! Little is at that perfect age where he understands everything and is completely involved in the process! I'm sad to say that our tree was up 2 weeks before Thanksgiving....BUT i had a good reason! J was coming home the day before and I wanted it done so he didn't have to deal with the mess, just the joy of it being done! Haha.

Now I'm working on all of the other things I want up and slowly getting my crafting-skill on.  I love making decorations for Christmas and filling the house with things!

I've been having fun with ribbon! I hang ribbon and ornaments above my windows and I learned how to make ribbon wreaths! So exciting! I'm going to be posting(too much) all of the things I've been doing to get the house in the Christmas spirit! Get ready for post-overload!