And to let you know ahead of time, I'm heading to Chicago with Hubs today (Sunday) and will return late Monday night, so I won't be able to visit the links till Tuesday....which means highlights will come later in the week :) AND, if ya can believe it, I get to meet The Coop Keeper and her famous chickens! If we look beautiful, I'll post pictures.
So here's my offerings this week. Some of these I've posted already, but it's my blog and well, yeah.
I got these mache stars at Michaels I believe. I painted them with Elmers Glue, then let it get tacky, and then painted over that with creamy white craft paint (I mixed 3 colors to use up what I had).
Hung 'em up...and you can watch them crackle as they dry.
Then you can display them on your mantle :)
Here's some more ornaments I got at Hobby Blobby.
Wrapped those babies in jute twine with some hot glue, and here's they are finished. And, by the way, those ornament hangers are my FAVORITE find this year....got 'm at the dollar store. I still have to finish the round ones, but I love the texture they add to the tree. I may add a white linen bow to the tops.
Here's my take on a rag wreath, made from ribbon I've had stashed for years. Hanging on a wreath hook I snagged thrifting. Showed this in yesterday's post.
Lastly, I want to show off the work of my gramma, who passed away in '87. She crocheted these delicate snowflakes for my mother, who has passed some onto me. I treasure these, and look forward to placing them on the tree each year. My pictures don't do them justice (and I was in a hurry trying to get this post ready before we leave today)...but just believe me when I say they are simply stunning in real life.
This is my favorite one. don't my dollar store hooks make them look pretty?
I still have more crafting to do this week....finishing up linen stockings with red ticking accents, a few more ornaments, and some berry garlands. And I have a couple other projects to share that I forgot to take pics of this morning. Oh, and I need to decorate my little live Norfolk pine in the front window. Maybe I'll finish before St. Nick appears.....yikes. EDITED to add that Centsational Girl's Ornament Party is today, and even though I haven't finished some of the ornaments I figured I'd link up what I do have!
Can't wait to see what you've been busy with this week! Link 'em up....and could someone hand me the pecan tassies and hot cocoa?