Saturday, December 19, 2009

Some Christmas Home Decor

Here are a few things I have made to decorate my house for the holidays. I have also given a few of them as gifts since they are so simple to do. This first decoration I made for the Just Buggin challenge where you need to make a gift for someone involving your cricut. I made this adorable little Hello Kitty wreath for my daughter.

I bought a styrofoam wreath from the Dollar store and wrapped ribbon all the way around it. I cut the Hello Kitty figures from the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge as well as the Merry Christmas. I added some pom poms to the little elves shoes and for the ball of her hat. On the other Hello Kitty, I used some little rhinestones for the buttons on her coat. I added a few decorative flowers and it is ready to decorate my daughter's door.

Scrappy Frogs has a Christmas home decor challenge going on right now. I have been addicted to making hurricane glasses for a while now. I saw this on a blog and knew I had to give it a try. Here are a few of my glasses that I have made and filled with various Christmas goodies. I have them on my mantle. These can be decorated for any holiday depending on what you want to fill them with. The best thing is that the most expensive one of them (the one with the lid and the cinnamon sticks in it) only cost about $4. To make these Hurricane glasses, you will need a few supplies- E600 glue you can find it in the jewelry department of Hobby Lobby and I think they have it at Wal-Mart too. You also need some glass candle sticks preferable from the Dollar Tree (they do have the same ones at Hobby Lobby, but they charge $3 for them) and various glass containers of different sizes you can find several of these at Dollar Tree too. The only thing I didn't get from Dollar Tree was the one with the lid, I got that at Michaels with a 40% off coupon. This is what the candlestick from Dollar Tree looks like. You just squirt the E600 all the way around the the

top of the candlestick and place the top layer on top. You can kind of move it around to make sure it's centered and then let it dry. I usually let them dry overnight. There you go, easy as pie. I also tried it with a brass candlestick from the Dollar Tree and that worked as well.

I like the way the brass looks with the red glass. The red glass piece came from Michaels. My final Home Decor piece was this ribbon tree. I made one of these a couple years ago with strips of paper, but I think I like the way the ribbon looks more. I chose 3 styles of coordinating ribbon

and cut it into strips. After you have it all cut, you fold it in half and start pinning it to the styrofoam cone. For the top I just made a couple of loops. I put some E600 around the lip of the flower pot and stuck the cone on top of it. So, those are my Christmas decor crafts, I hope you enjoy them.


JustCrazy4Scrapen said...

Very Cute hello kitty wreath. Love how you think outside the box.


The Adventure of Linds and Lyds! said...

Everything looks great! The wreath is darling. I have a friend who would just love something like that. I may have to borrow her HK Greetings to make her one next year!

Christine said...

I love your hello kitty wreath and your hurricane glasses! What a great idea!!!


Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Hi Mindy friend, your hello kitty wreath is sooooo adorable, I bet your daughter just loves it :)

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Mindy

Gorgeous wreath and love the other things on your posting too - you are a very talented Lady.

k x

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

VERY cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Marciava Stovall said...

Absolutely love the wreath...I am headed to get a styrafoam ring now