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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Quick Christmas Decor Projects

It was my turn to host November's Saturday with The Girls. And being this close to Christmas I was craving Christmas crafts. So I designated it "bring your own Christmas project day" and found a quick little craft idea to get us started.

Walmart has these fun glittery word ornaments right now - for just $1. I wanted to mount them on something so I cut down some scrap wood and stained it. Then everyone added their choice of patterned paper for the background. Adhered everything and TaDa!

My own project for the day was to dress up some new ornaments. My new theme for my Christmas tree is "Sparkly Santa." So of course I needed some Santa ornaments.
I used XL red balls and hot glued black ribbon around the center. Cut some chipboard (cereal boxes) squares with slits and painted them silver for the buckle. And in no time I had these. I've seen a version of these in stores, but the DIY way is so much more satisfying right?

Consider this a teaser. The next time I post about my Christmas tree it WILL be UP. Promise.

*linked to Strut Your Stuff week at Somewhat Simple


Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I so love that ornament!! how cute!

Kendra@My Insanity said...

Totally in love with the ball ornament. So simple, but such a graphic statement! So glad you joined in my Christmas in July party! Congrats on being one of the winners!

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