it's beginning to look a lot like...


well, you know the rest. i'm sure a lot of you who celebrate christmas are busy doing the same thing. i couldn't resist sharing some christmas tinkering going on at my house. this little-ish elf is working slowly by herself... the other big elf in the house prefers to bah humbug as i go merrily along, while the two littlest elves like to rearrange everything behind me. like i said, slow going. we will get our tree soon though!

i also wanted to share another crafty little project with you. i made the mosaic over the fire place for the holidays. it is another super easy project that brings much glee (at least to me)... thanks to miss "dottie angel" for the inspiration! she is truly the master of bringing crafty glee into the home. i used a bunch of canvas frames from the art store, some of my favorite fabrics and felt (i hoard in my stash and never want to actually use), my vintage doilies, my ever (not so) trusty glue gun (lot's of very un-merry words usually involved), and a staple gun. voila. that sound like a lot, but if you are the crafty sort, you probably have most of this (i had it all already). if not i'm sure you can get creative. i simply stapled the fabrics to the frame, glued on some doilies, or felt in holiday patterns, and added a vintage painting i found for 4 dollars and painted the frame white. hurray for crafty holiday goodness!

if you have fun holiday decor or projects to share, please do! my comment section is looking a bit spare these days, and i'm wondering if everyone has vanished? hello?






p.s. you might want to measure before hanging, or you can just go willy nilly like i do. i swear it doesn't look so crooked in person:) i'm sure i will add more to it next year to even things out... i ran out of canvas.. i guess you never know what "gleeful" objects may show up though!

6 comments:

Melissa Crowe said...

Well, I for one am still here! Sometimes I'm in such a hurry, just trying to look at what everyone is doing, I don't take the time to comment, but I love how you're decking your halls!

Anonymous said...

I am here!!Love the decorating it all looks so nice!!Elma

Laura said...

I love it all. Can't wait to see it all in person, MOM

Cary Walker said...

:)

sammi said...

cute cute!!!
hmmm....let me put my thinking cap on :)

kendall*micayla said...

oh its looking so lovely! i cant wait to someday have a house and decorate it for christmas. our apartment is so small that it is hard to add anything and not feel like the walls are closing in around us! :)
i havent been around the blogosphere lately but im back!