Monday, November 26, 2012

Sights of Christmas

I put up my Christmas decorations yesterday.  I took some photos today so I figured I'd share them.

Find the tutorial for this cute felt and burlap ornament here.

My mom is the queen of bow-making.  I decided to give it a try and think that it turned out pretty well.

It wouldn't be me if it didn't include the Gators!

Trying something new...

This is the centerpiece on our dining table.

I thought the reflection of the tree in the china cabinet was really pretty!

I hope you enjoyed the photos!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Felt and Burlap Star Ornament

I haven't put my Christmas tree up yet so I decided to photograph this cute little ornament on our (fake) palm tree!  After all, we do live in South Florida.  Maybe I should just decorate the fake palm tree (probably not, but it's worth a thought). (Edit - I have since put up the Christmas Tree, and I took new photos of the ornament on the Christmas tree.  I deleted the photo taken on the palm).

This ornament was super simple, and it only took a few minutes to make it (good thing because I haven't even had time to make a second one).  Finally, it's Thanksgiving break, and I have time to write this post!

I searched Google and found a basic star pattern here.  I was afraid that it wouldn't be sized the way that I wanted it, but it printed in the perfect size.

I used the pattern to cut a star out of red felt and and a star out of burlap.  I kind of pulled on the edges of the burlap to give it a frayed look.  I placed the burlap star on top of the felt star (in a perfectly imperfect way) and then used my sewing machine to sew them together.  I sewed a piece of thread onto it to make the hanger (I did this part by hand).  I actually would have preferred to use a thin strip of ribbon for the hanger, but I didn't have any.

Edit - I eventually made 6 of these ornaments.  They were easy to make and will also be easy to store!