mmmm.....I was going to write a post about me FINALLY going on Pintrest and getting sucked in to the world of amazingness. One day I wanted to jazz up my mantle to look festive for Advent and ...next thing you know I am pinning like mad and whipping out lots of copy cat idea...super fun ..
#1. I knit this bow and put it on an already knit scarf..so fun and easy. Even though it was 70 degrees that day I wore it with a fat grin!!
#2 I kept seeing chalkboard frames on mantels with Christmas saying written on them. I rushed into my basement grabbed some Goodwill frames that I ALWAYS keep on hand for emergency craft situations, chalk painted the GLASS ( totally worked with GREAT smooth results), spray painted frame white, sanded edges, wrote "be Merry". Been starring at it grinning ever since!!
#3. I really wanted my mantle to have greenery on it, but Pete was not thrilled with draped greens because we have the fire on ALL the time. So I got crafty (after seeing people do it on Pintrest), I put greenery in my white pottery...hung some Christmas balls...more constant GRINNING!!
#4. This may be my crowning moment as a crafter. I have to say that I love bunting. I would have bunting in every room if I was not afraid to appear to "circus-y". But my mantel was missing something...it needed some sort of....BUNTING!! It just so happened that my friend bought me a set of super amazing Christmas tags that I knew had to be made into something other than Christmas tags. So I used some burlap, scrap fabric and sewed on the bird tags. Strung some cording through and FREAKED OUT because I LOVED it so much. I was so excited!!!
#5. So..remember #4 when I said I LOVED bunting. Well, a few weeks ago I decided I needed to make Advent countdown bunting with hand stitched numbers, with a little pocket to stuff daily treats in. I am not finished yet..but 1-13 is complete and I hope to finish this week..or next.
And now I have to be very careful around Pintrest...I don't trust myself...plus this little guy is becoming very much part of the group and he is not a fan of me sitting down..EVER!!