Are you in the holiday spirit? I have already made a list of things I want to do: Ice skating, li-li lighting cruising (looking at lights in the warmth of your car, listening to Christmas music, in your pajamas while eating popcorn) cookie baking, parties and party dresses, and caroling. Rick and I sang carols at a nursing home when we first met. One of my many favorite memories with him.
In our house we have the tree and a few decorations for the tree thus far, but I also have spent my nights (after the work is done) working on a few projects. The rain, the tree and my love. It is pretty awesome. Last night, I watched A Time to Kill, and I made the time to stitch. Bare with me as my D.I.Y instructions are bleak. If you have any questions you can always leave a comment or email me. I am here to be your little elf helper.
For the deer head: I hand drew a deer head on red felt, cut the figure out, pinned it on to the fabric. Then started to do a simple stitch. The bright red really brightens up our house, as well as these handmade yarn tree cones.
For the tree cones you will need thick yarn, glue and paper mache cones. Put a little glue at top of the cone, begin wrapping the yarn (tightly) around the cone, as you work your way down continue applying glue and yarn. Be sure to firmly press yarn. That sums it up. Simple. Perfect for leftover yarn (you will use about half a ball of yarn for a large cone)
Lastly, I found these vintage sock warmers at Whimsy Antiques in Carpinteria, one of my favorite antique shops. They screamed Christmas to me. Originally, I had plans to go a bit overboard with decorating them/re-purposing the sock hangers, instead I just tied a pom-pom on the toe and will use them to clothes pin our Christmas card to. Antique and thrift shops are great resource for holiday decorating.
A pom-pom post will be on The Sunday Sparkle next week.
Happy Decorating friends!