We had our Thanksgiving on Sunday. I normally start decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, but by having had our dinner early, I gained myself a glorious week of not having to do a darn thing. Yipppeeee.
I decided to spend my week making things. I don't have a designated crafting area, so when I make things, I have to drag it all into the kitchen, set it up, make things, clean up and schlep it all back int the garage. The bringing in and taking out take up more time than I actually get to do the actual making of things. But, I still enjoy getting out my things and making away. And added bonus is that I noticed at our Thanksgiving Dinner that five out of my six guest had glitter on their faces. Welcome to Shara's house! That reminds me - remember when I showed these?
I had some old Christmas bulbs, so I glittered them. When I picked up the basket that had the Christmas light bulbs in them, I noticed those two bigger bulbs. I thought I remembered taking them out of some old blowmolds last year, so I glittered them too. Fast forward to the very next day when I realize that The Breadman had taken some out of the light bulbs out of our kitchen light a few days ago. I had GLITTERED our lightbulbs. The Bean hid his IPod after that. I guess he thinks Mom will glitter it or something. :)
A Kitschmas Wreath encrusted in all sorts of old ornaments. I put one in the booth last week and it already sold, so I will replace it tomorrow. I love making these. Even when I think it is as full as I can get it, I can still add twenty more little things here and there.
Another basic "Shiny Brite" wreath. They aren't all Shiny Brites, but that's what I call these wreaths.
I've never made one in these colors before, but I really like it! I realized I had a good supply of white, silver and gold Shiny Brites, plus a good amount of white silk balls so I just started putting it all together hoping it would work out. I added in the gold and silver aluminum poinsettias at the last minute and I think it really made it POP.
I went to the Anthropologie website for the very first time the other day. I saw these snow globes (without the water) and thought they were really neat. However, I didn't find the $38.00 price tag to be so neat. When I saw them, I remembered I had an old Pine Mason Jar.
I added a bottle brush PINE tree and an angel to mine. I put some glitter in mine, so if you do shake it up, the glitter does fly around. I think it is cute and it cost me NOTHING, so that is okay by me.
This weekend I will start dragging in the Christmas totes. It takes me about a week to get everything out just the way I like it. I love my Christmas stuff, so I try not to complain about how much work it is - no one makes me do it. I LOVE IT.