Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Letter Tags

Created by: Rachelle Carroll

I saw this idea in a magazine. The idea is to do letters for the labels of your christmas presents. What I did was take some stencils and traced out the letters for each present. For the presents for two people I have examples above, in one I hooked one of the letters around the other. In the other example i add an "&" to it.

Add a little ribbon and it turned out fun.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Changing Table Baskets

Created By: Shantelle Ericson

I couldn't find baskets that were affordable, so I decided to make my own. I found these baskets in the laundry aisle at Walmart for $2-$4 depending on the size. The Michaels Arts and Crafts stores all have bins of ribbon up front for $1.00. I found plenty of pink and brown ribbon - each spool had 5 yards for $1.00!!! I used a 50% of coupon and bought a 10yard spool of the pink with brown polka dots for only $3! After deciding which colors I wanted where, I measured the ribbon by wrapping it around the basket, then added about 12-18 inches just to be safe. I attached a safety pin to the end of the ribbon and started weaving. It took longer than anticipated, but it was a fun project. There was some trial and error to get it to turn out right. I tied the polka dotted ribbon on the outside to form a bow, and the others were tied inside the basket. On the medium baskets the holes had the perfect amount, but on the larger basket I had to improvise, as shown in the picture.

Bow Organizer

Created By: Shantelle Ericson

With so many bows I needed a place to organize them but didn't have money to spend on something fancy. I first cut out the side of Brayden's basketball hoop box. I had some felt material that matches Brooklyn's bedding, so I cut it one inch bigger than the cardboard. I folded the fabric over the edge of the cardboard and hot glued it down. (My little hot glue gun has become my new best friend. I use it for everything!) Next I found some brown ribbon, pulled it tight, and hot glued the ends to the cardboard. We already had a nail on the wall, so it hangs by the hot glued material on the back. Then make your bows and clip them on!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Wreath

Created By: Rachelle Carroll

For this wreath I took an old fake pine wreath and left over tree decorations so they match. The best part is that I didn't attach anything permanently so I can redue it every year so it can always match my tree.

I started with the ribbon pushing it slightly into the wreath to keep it in place. Next I took the ornaments with hooks attached and pushed the hooks into the wreath and wrapped it to the back of the wreath.

I also took these little snow flakes I had and attached them by sticking a bit of the pine into the edge so it held in place.