Christmas crafts

It’s Saturday, which means … crafting day! Couldn’t find my hot glue gun, so I made a Wal-Mart run at 8am. That’s really the best time to shop — lots of parking! Then started out the morning making some sample Christmas ornaments from canning jar lids, scrapbook paper, mini pinecones, ribbon, and odds and ends. It’s family craft day tomorrow, when we’ll be making a bunch of these for a church bazaar. Now it’s on to the next project!

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Poinsettia Bubble for Barbie & Victoire Roux

I know it’s not even Halloween yet, but seeing all of the holiday decorations and craft supplies at our local Hobby Lobby has inspired me to make a Christmas dress. This hankie is a large shaped poinsettia with hand rolled edges. I used the corners to make a peplum and the center to make the skirt. Includes an ultrasuede belt with rhinestone buckle and magnetic rhinestone brooch.

Available now in my Etsy shop.

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1:6 scale Christmas holiday vignette wall panel

I’ve been binge watching Downton Abbey (again!) and have totally been inspired by the gorgeous walls in that mansion!

I’ve finished another wall panel and this one is designed to show off your holiday dresses. I’ve gone all out for the holidays. The walls are painted a deep red with wallpapered panels in deep pink and red. The trim moldings are painted an antique gold with brass stampings to accent the corners and top of each panel. A sweet vintage picture is framed in a vintage style brass frame. The wainscoting, chair rail, and baseboard are all painted white.

This is a one of a kind piece that I made myself from mdf board, trim moldings, and brass stampings. I cut, painted, and hand applied every piece of trim. And I painstakingly cut the wallpaper to exactly match in each panel. Thank goodness for Omnigrid rulers and rotary cutters!

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