In lieu of a traditional garland, I made a few glittered word banners with some chipboard letters and some Martha Stewart antique silver glitter. After making a few banners and some ornaments, there’s pretty much not a room in my house that doesn’t have some glitter sprinkled about. The stuff gets everywhere! But I have to admit, it’s beautiful. And sparkly. And perfect.
I made this ornament by printing some Silent Night sheet music and tearing the edges to give it a worn look. I then Mod Podged (*giggle* who knew Mod Podge was a verb?!) it to a piece of burlap and frayed the edges. It hangs from a jute cord.
I found that while I was decorating, I still liked my old ornaments and “theme”, but I felt as if the tree didn’t exactly reflect me or my aesthetic at this point in my life. It felt a little too mass-produced Hobby Lobby and not quite home.made. (Note – there is nothing wrong with the Hob Lob. In fact, I practically live there!)
What I ended up doing was parking on the floor and getting out the glitter and glue and fabric and creating things for this Christmas. Do you find yourself doing the same?
I found myself playing with clay again and making more clay tags. I hung my Thankful Tree tags on my Christmas tree since their sentiment reflects much of what is important during this holiday as well – and this one is one of my latest creations. I pressed a piece of lace into the edge and added a crystal for sparkle.
This one fell victim to the glittering…but I love it too.
And finally is this pretty snow angel – a free graphic from The Graphics Fairy herself – cut out and Mod Podged (there I go again) to some sheet music scrapbook paper. Oh, and glittered.
So how about you? What are you doing this Christmas season to make your decorating mark?
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