Sunday, December 13, 2009

Weekend DIY: garlands

Here are a couple of quick holiday DIY projects for your Sunday......

I picked up these felt decorations at the craft store (2 for $1) early in the season, knowing that they would come in handy for a variety of projects.  Felt is just such a friendly, happy medium. 

My kitchen needed a little more holiday cheer, so I decided to make a simple garland with my felt snowflakes.  First, I threaded some sisal twine through a large needle, then wove it through the snowflakes, leaving some space (about 3-4 inches) between each one.

Then, for just a bit of sparkle, I glued a small glass ornament into the middle of each snowflake.
This was so quick and easy, but it adds just the burst of color that I needed to complete my
kitchen holiday decorating.

Check your local craft store for similar inspiration, or cut out some paper snowflakes and add a little glitter.

My second project of the day was inspired by a pile of vintage postcards that have been lying around.  I love vintage holiday paper goods, but they sometimes prove to be a display challenge, especially in bulk.
I have been hanging onto a bunch of old curtain clips, just knowing that they would come in handy one day.

A quick (and chilly) trip to the garage for a length of white plant chain, and I had all the ingredients for a super simple, no crafting required, postcard display.  I hung the chain from a cup hook in our entryway, then used the curtain clips to hang the postcards from the chain.

You could also use this method for displaying Christmas cards from family and friends.

1 comment:

  1. Those curtain clips are wonderful ... and work perfectly to hold the cards. Another brilliant idea, Christine. I'm feeling ill because I had some like that from my MIL ... only I let them go cuz I couldn't think of anything to do with them. You are so creative!!!