christmas in a box is my fave

December 21, 2012

YAMF Holiday Handmade is sponsored by Kollabora, the community for makers.

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Please do have the merriest of merry holidays.

sources: Roost snowflake ornaments from Anthropolgie, ribbon from Sundance, Shanna Murray card, trees and reindeer ornament from West Elm (last year)

a festive forest is my fave

December 20, 2012

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I had so much fun getting the safari animals into the spirit of things, I decided the forest friends needed to be festive too.
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To make your own you’ll need:
– toy animals
– craft poms
– wire/pipe cleaners
– knit gloves
– ribbon
– mini wreaths (in the Christmas village section)
– hot glue gun

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To make ear muffs: trim wire or pipe cleaner, bend to shape and hot glue to poms. Attach to ears with hot glue (it peels right off when you’re done).
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To make a mini hat: cut the tip of the finger off a glove and hot glue a mini pom on top.
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These are currently sitting on top of my dresser and I laugh every time I see them.

an easy gift topper is my fave

YAMF Holiday Handmade is sponsored by Kollabora, the community for makers.

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These mini stencils were an impulse purchase one day when I was going up and down every aisle of Hobby Lobby.

To make your own gift topper you’ll need:
– mini alphabet stencils (found in the art section of the craft store)
– hole punch
– twine

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The process: spell, punch, string, tape.

Impulse purchase turned projects are my fave.

a mod holiday neighborhood is my fave

December 19, 2012

YAMF Holiday Handmade is sponsored by Kollabora, the community for makers.

Today’s project can be completed in just a couple of steps but might be a fun one to do with kids, especially if you’re confined to the indoors with winter weather. Or you can do it yourself while sipping cider and queuing up Mad Men.
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Holiday up your house with this paper neighborhood. My friend Kirsten designed this mod take on the traditional Christmas village and it’s free for you to download for your own display. Just click here and here, print, cut and stand up with paper or cardboard stands taped to the back. Simple and festive.

 

 

our house tour + festive bits are my fave

December 18, 2012

One of the very first posts I wrote on this blog was about how much I loved sneak peeks on Design Sponge and yesterday my home was added to the list of homes featured. Wowee! Seeing it published was definitely a pinch me moment. Here’s a bit of an extended tour plus a few festive bits.
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You can see more photos plus read about the sources right here on Design Sponge.

And since it’s only a week until Christmas, here are three quick ways to add some cheer to your home:
1. Repurpose your coat rack as a stocking holder
2. Add earmuffs (mini poms + pipe cleaner) and scarfs (ribbon) to toy animals
3. Use a white paint pen to write a joyful message on your window

stockings and toy animals from Land of Nod, small mountain painting by Paul Ferney, bicycle print by Justin Hackworth

images by Jennifer Little of Sugar Photography


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