Tonight the girls and I set up garland and stockings on the stairs. I love the look of the winter white and twinkle lights. So dreamy... These stockings are just for decoration as our "Santa" stockings are over the fireplace so Santa can find them easily.:)
The stocking in the middle was made for me by my dear friend, Heidi. It fits in perfectly with my collection. You must stop by Heidi's shop as she makes the most beautiful treasures!
This is what I made tonight! A whimsical garland that was inspired by something I saw in Country Living magazine this month...
You start with papier mache ornaments (called unfinished ornaments at Hobby Lobby) and add fun scrapbook paper to the front after you paint the sides and back with a coordinating color. Isn't it fun how you can decorate with any color at Christmas now? I remember when I thought it had to be red, green and/or white. By the way, the papier mache ornaments are 40% off at Hobby Lobby this week- yahoo!
Then you add scrapbook chipboard letters (or stickers) to say something festive (mine says "Be Jolly"). Once everything is dry you hang your finished letters on a garland of tinsel OR a fabulous feather boa!
This is how it was pictured in Country Living and I love this look, too. Polka dots are so fun! They used fabric to wrap around their ornaments, but I think scrapbook paper is easier. If you make any, please let me know- I would love to see!:)
Mandy learned a new hairstyle tonight. The upside down ponytail! She did it all by herself and was so proud.
Katie's projects was making the Twelve Days of Christmas ornaments. (Don't you love those 90% sales after the holidays?) We were singing the verses all night and I loved every minute.:) Pictured below is Katie with her 7 Swans a Swimming and 9 Ladies Dancing.:)
We like to put paint in our old egg cartons. It's a great way to keep it separate and recycle at the same time.
Hope you all had a wonderful evening, too!:)