My Christmas DIY home projects

December 15, 2011

This past weekend I worked like a mad woman on some of the home décor projects I wanted to create for the holidays (refresh your memory with this post). Here is some of what I accomplished:

Initials for our stockings

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I always forget whose stockings have been designated to whom, since they don't have our names on them. I loved these glittered initials that I found on Pinterest (from Cottage Instincts), so I took a stab at creating my own. I bought some silver glitter paint from Michael's, and wooden letters from JoAnn's. After painting, I drilled a hole in the top of each letter and pinned them to the stockings with ribbon.

Greenery door hanging

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Instead of attempting to make a wreath, this year I decided to use our Christmas tree trimmings to create a door hanging like the picture above. I purchased the faux piece on top which has some cinnamon, berries, and branches with a sprinkling of snow at Michael's, along with some green satin ribbon. Then I used the trimmings from the tree and some ornaments I already owned and tied it all together with floral wire that I already had. Although the one on the left is still prettier, I'm happy with how it turned out! (save for that weird branch sticking out on the right... I need to go get my clippers).

Amy Butler tree skirt

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I forgot to include this in my last post about projects I wanted to complete for the holidays. I found this free Amy Butler tree skirt pattern online and decided to give it a go. *Sigh* This was no easy project. Although I managed to complete it, it took me three days and several hours. At one point I sewed something on backwards and my husband graciously helped me rip the seam while I sulked. The instructions included a ton of steps and some of them were a bit confusing, but as you can see, I managed to figure it out and it's probably the best constructed thing I've ever made. Although it needs bigger buttons (I couldn't find the big size required), it still looks pretty good.

What projects have you completed this Christmas season? Leave me some links in the comments, I would love to see!

 

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