Creative Envy

Monday, December 7, 2009, 11:20 pm
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Yesterday was deck the halls day here and compared to last year, it took considerably less time. Perhaps because my new Christmas tree is miniature (Joann’s idea of 4′ and my idea of 4′ are apparently very different). I tossed around the idea of buying a real tree to replace my now pitiful artificial one but in the interest of time and overall laziness I decided to opt for this white pre-lit fakey. I thought it would be fun and would go well with my living room color scheme. Oh, and please don’t make fun of my disproportionate star topper. I may swap it out for something else but it works for now.

It’s much easier to control my illness of feeling like I need to hand-make EVERYTHING when it’s on a smaller scale like this. Alongside some standard white ornaments, I also made some little fabric lollipops based on these instructions from design sponge.

Inspired by Starbucks’ holiday decor this year, I made some garland out of red firm crafting felt. I drew some random pattern down one side and then mirrored it down the other, cut out some shapes in the middle and voila! Kinda time consuming but I love the result. I had some extra fabric and floral supplies leftover, so I decided to fill a glass bottle with some extra lollies. (That’s some decorative packing tape wrapped around the middle.)

I found this adorable bird fabric at Joanns yesterday but had no idea what to do with it. So I just finished off the edges on my sewing machine and slapped it on my table for a mini tablecloth.

A few weeks back I bought this sweet rudolph wrapping paper at On Paper and knew that it was too pretty to be put on a present, ripped off, and thrown out. So I decided to wrap up my infamous wall tiles to make it look like a present (This was NOT easy to get back up on the wall. See here.) I took some of the same craft felt and made a fake ribbon to go on top. Stuck it up there with double-sided tape and presto change-o!

It felt great to get all this done in one day. Now the small detail of those Christmas presents I have yet to start on.