Monday, December 3, 2007

More Christmas Fun

Here is some more of what I've been working on for the holidays. Not sure what I'm going to do with the sign yet. But it is cute, right?!

The cones are going on the tree and will be filled with yummy candies. I'm so proud of them, simply because they were so dirt cheap to put together. The ribbon is from Walmart and I got oodles of it in one of those plastic egg-like, knee-high holder, type thingies - for just $1.00. And the wrapping paper is a tone on tone, felt poinsetta print, clearance score last January at Bed, Bath & Beyond for about $1.00. Had I used the entire roll of paper, I could have made hundreds of these babies. But that's just not necessary.

I like Dandee's idea (posted on 11/29), of giving each guest who stops by her home, during the holidays, a little gift. I thought I would hang the cones on the tree and when we have guests, I'll send them off with a cone full of "yum", as if stopping by and getting humped or peed on by our Danny Boy isn't gift enough!!!. Whaddaya think?

**Note to Self: This will NEVER work!! We never have guests and Josh will have the candy gone by the end of the week. But the idea is a fine one, regardless!! And it is the holidays, right?

The wooden mitten and bird ornaments are only half way there. I plan to decoupage them and add snow glitter to each. For the pairs of mittens, I'd like to attach them to each of end of a twisted wire to keep them together as decorations (does that make any sense? - well, you'll see!). The individuals will hopefully get holes and be strung with ribbon.

Here is a a little centerpiece on our breakfast nook. It's much prettier when lit, but I have yet to get a picture of that. I threw some candies in there. After all, what are the holidays without chocolate?

That's all for today! Two postings in two days...Wow! I'm on a roll!!


Wanda said...

Everything's lovely, but that tray with the baubles, beads and are those door knobs? That's gorgeous! You say it's prettier when lit? Where are the lights? They're hid well. I bet it is pretty all lit up.

The Feathered Nest said...

I love your tray filled with sparkly things! The cone idea is wonderful!


nickycunha said...

those mittens are a real winner for me. super-duper cute!

oh - any dietary restrictions (likes/dislikes) for Friday's dinner? Mc is thinking pork tenderloin but I can't recall if you like pork.... lemme know!

jen said...

just love all these decorations!

regarding that sweater you commented on my blog - thank you for the compliments! i don't make any to sell - that sweater is from French Girl Knits. it's actually quite doable and works up quickly.

thanks for visiting!

Stephanie said...

I love your mitten ornaments and that wish sign...totally adorable.

I keep forgetting to add you to my bloglines and am going to do so now. :)