Monday, November 29, 2010

getting my craft on!

Hope everyone had a relaxing & wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. When I wasn't sick (see previous post for backstory), I was hanging with these two cuties.
Unfortunately they had to go home Saturday morning.... but that meant I was able to get lots done this past weekend. Guy and I decided it was time to clean house and start getting it ready for Christmas decor.
Our first holiday activity was making each other ornaments. If you haven't done this before, I highly recommend it. We had a blast!
{the true artist in our family!}

{painting is not my forte but I completely loved doing it}

{our ornaments! Guy made the Santa, I painted the mitten}
I can't wait to get them back next week (after they've been glazed and fired) so we can hang them on our tree!
All day Sunday was spent decorating... everything but our tree. We'll tackle that next weekend. I decided to continue my crafty weekend by taking on an easy DIY inspired by Chassity's post.

Inspiration image:


Aren't they great?!(and it's so easy to do!) All you need are pinecones, fisheye hooks, and ribbon. It took a total of 20 minutes and fit beautifully into my Christmas decor.

Can't wait to see what ya'll have been up to! Happy Monday!


Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Aw, what a treat to see a shoutout while reading your post. And I so so want to try doing the pine ribbon swag, too. Hope you get to feeling better, we all got hit too.

bananas. said...

yea didn't do much after thanksgiving...cleaned but that's about all. i'm thinking next weekend will be my decorating time. love the DIY pine cones. they're fabulous!

Danna and Kirk said...

Love the pinecones! I am going to have to take my oldest daughter to make an ornament, what a great idea!

Nicole Marie said...

i want to go to a paint place like that so bad!!

Jen said...

Your ornaments are so cute! I love this tradition of making each other ornaments every year. And your pinecones turned out well! I'm so not a DIY-er when it comes to home decor like that, but I like to admire other people's.

The boyfriend and I "decked the halls" yesterday... all except for the tree, which I think we'll get two weeks before Christmas since we get a live tree, and I like to keep it up all 12 days of Christmas (although I'm compromising this year and taking it down after the new year).

Mel said...

I love the ornaments, they came out so cute! Sounds like a nice Thanksgiving weekend, despite being sick. My mom was sick too, and it's no fun at all. Glad you're feeling better!

~KS said...

How fun- where did you make those ornaments?? Love this idea.
And your pinecones are lovely!!! If I was still in my house, I'd steal that idea for sure!!

drollgirl said...

those ornaments are SO CUTE!!! you guys have to make more! i want to make some, too!

Holly said...

i adore the pinecones!

and this may embarrass me, but ill just say it. last night i dreamt i was at a dmb concert and in the dream i thought, 'i have to remember to blog this so i can tell morgan'

you know when stuff like this happenes, you are in blogosphere too much! haha ;)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Glad you had a good holiday, minus the illness :(

My mom used to make ornaments like yours every year. I kind miss them becuase they were so special.

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stylebyrachael said...

I love the idea of making your own ornaments! I'll have to look into that. And the pine cones look great!