Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Décor that Reflects You

It’s after Thanksgiving, so you know what that means… it’s time to decorate for Christmas!  I was able to get most of my decorating accomplished with this long weekend and with my hubby’s help, so I thought I’d share a little bit of it so far.

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. 
Of course.
So how about you?  What are you doing this Christmas season to make your decorating mark?

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  1. Your tree is gorgeous and with so many personal touches, LOVE it! I'm excited to be your newest follower!!!

    Aimee from

  2. Your tags are beautiful, but I really love the Silent Night ornament. What a brilliant idea!!

  3. Love your ornament AND your banner! Your Christmas tree is lovely.
    I just saw you over at The Graphics Fairy and wanted to stop by!


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