Saturday, October 16, 2010

Because the Heat Kicked on This Morning

And because I really really am so tired of Fall and Halloween decor.  So tired of it that I'm not even going to share anymore of my Halloween projects.  I think I might do a post on costumes and maybe a Halloween post on the 31st, but that's it.  I think all of us blogger babes just started too early with the Fall stuff and now it's worn out it's welcome for me.  Oh, but after Halloween, I'll be bringing the Fall stuff from Sept back out because we host Thanksgiving here and I can't not have any seasonal decor out.  Oy..  :-)

Our tradition is to decorate for Christmas on Thanksgiving night, after everyone has gone home.  Sometimes, we're just to dang tired to do most of it and so, we do some that night and then the trees (yes, I said treeS) the next day.  I'm sure most of you have more than one tree.  I would imagine that women so into projects and decorating, like myself, would have more than one tree theme.  Am I right?

Anyway, since Thanksgiving is only a little over 5 weeks away, I've already gotten a start on my Christmas crafts.  What I'm showing is actually winter stuff, but it'll be going out Nov, 25th too.

This is just a styrofoam wreath form, wrapped in white yarn (yay for stash-busting!) and then in various blue-ish ribbon.

Styrofoam tree forms wrapped in white yarn and then embellished with ribbons and buttons.  The Dollar Tree has the small trees, which is a steal.

 I made these "snowballs" last year.  Just wrapped styrofoam balls in a fluffy white yarn.  Easy Peasy!

Just wanted to add that the only time I used a hot glue gun (hate 'em) on these was to glue the buttons onto the one tree.  I do all of the wrapping with straight pins.  A lot less messy AND can be undone easily.  

Anyone else gotten a jump start on their Christmas/Winter projects?

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23 crafty peeps said:

  1. Oh my goodness! Yay! Christmas decor! I love those little trees- I'm going to have to start doing my christmas crafts soon too :)

  2. These are great. Easy, simple and love the palette!
    (I agree w/ you about seasonal overload. I have 1 or two more fall posts, then I'm done, too.)

  3. I'm SO HAPPY to see a Christmas post!!!! It's my most favorite time of the year. I've already started on some Christmas projects. And I love the colors you have on your wreath and little trees.

    Thanks so much for making my day with this Christmas post!!!

  4. love it - love the colors. reminds me of some colors I saw in my swap package I RECEIVED TODAY! Which I absolutely lOVED!!! Post to come on it, but thanks so much, it was all just perfect, and so thoughtfully put together!~ thanks for doing the swap~!

  5. Love the colour scheme! I'm thinking of doing a blue and silver room this year. Trying to wait until after Halloween. I agree with you, I am pretty much done with the Halloween decor for now! :)

  6. I was trying to follow you, but it wasn't working for some reason. I'll have to try tomorrow! :0

  7. i love those! the colors are perfect!!! you are so crafty, and yes, i am ready to start making chistmas-y things as well!

  8. really cute ideas! i'm definitely going to borrow these!

  9. Loving the cute trees! And the color-theme! Great!

  10. I love the color combinations! It's gorg.

  11. LOVE the bluesy Christmas theme, just gorgeous! Not quite ready for Christmas yet, but you are kick starting the ideas for me, thanks!

  12. Did you really just have to set the standard so high?! LOL I almost choked when I saw the thumbnail on the linky party. However, I totally understand what ya mean about be tired of fall and Halloween . . . getting a little tired too. Totally lovin' the blue Christmas theme.

  13. I'm not ashamed to admit that I've started on my crafts for Christmas already!!

    I find if I leave it until too late then I'm far too bust getting presents and cooking to spend lots of time revelling in the making things.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!!


  14. oh my goodness, no, girl, NO! not a winter post, not yet! lol. those cones are super cute, and i love the blues, but in no way am i ready to decorate yet. altho i am looking forward to having a blog and reading blogs to get some great ideas. just not yet.

  15. I love your ideas. The button tree is especially cute, and I love that you could it in what ever colours you use for Christmas. To bad there's no Dollar Tree in Canada, I'll have to check Dollarama. Visiting from www.lifeisaparty.ca

  16. This is so pretty - love it!


  17. I am with you on the Halloween decor... i love it but am getting excited for something new. I'd love for you to link up at A Crafty Soiree... the party I co-host Thursdays (linky still open) and I'm your newest follower... would love for you to check my blog out too!

  18. ahh way too cute!! And can last ALL season! how awesome!! If you have time come link up to my link party on Tuesday! :)


  19. It's never to early to start Christmas right? Such cute decorations! Come link up to my party memakingdo.blogspot.com

  20. I'm still into the fall decor because, well, my house sorta burned down, and we're making everything from scratch! But it was really cool to see your decorations, and they're in my pallet!

  21. I love the modern color take on Christmas! The turquoise is beautiful and I can't wait to start decorating for it real soon (:

  22. Those are so clever. I love the pop of blue with the white. Am thinking of using blue for our Thanksgiving table, even. So fresh and fun.

  23. I will be showing this during the Christmas Decoration Marathon on Random Crafty Georgia Girl. I will let you know when I post it.
    -Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl