Is anyone else having a hard time bouncing back from Thanksgiving? I don’t know why I can’t seem to get in my groove this week. I insisted we get our tree this year as soon as we got back from Connecticut on Sunday, (when you have a kid Christmas gets exciting all over again & I just want to enjoy as much of it as possible) but here it is Tuesday night & I still have the Christmas decorations boxes thrown all over the house, I just can’t seem to get it together this week. I did manage to get at least one Christmas craft done so far. The tutorial was done by Eddie Ross here. It’s a wreath made from ornaments strung on a wire hanger, I know, brilliant right?! Here’s my finished one…
The end result is pretty fantastic & I can’t wait to hang it tomorrow. Although I’m going to be honest with you. This craft was a pain in my arse. It took a TON of ornaments & a ton of patience that I apparently didn’t receive my shipment of this week. The balls kept popping off, (you really do need to glue every ball to it’s hanger, I tried skipping this step & broke 3 ornaments because they would pop off & go flying onto the floor) It also takes some manipulation & thought as to how to place the small ornaments so the larger ones will lay the way you want, but in the end the result is impressive enough that I’d definitely do it again. I’d just complain the whole time. (;
Here are my pretty colors all ready to go,1/2 way through stringing…And finally finished it while watching “So You Think You Can Dance”…I don’t have to work tomorrow morning (and possibly afternoon) so I’m hoping to do some more decorating. I think I hear some polymer clay calling my name too…
Oh, & I wanted to show you these links. They’re the other Christmas projects on my wish-list.
Christmas Dog Embroidery Pattern-I really want to do this on a throw pillow
String Candles– This can’t take more than 10 minutes but looks so cute, kind of like icing
Felt Frames– I want to make these be magnets & put them on gifts for relatives
I’m curious what everyone else is up to…are you done decorating yet, haven’t even thought about getting a tree or somewhere in the middle??