Tag Archives: Holiday

Craft – Making Holiday Gift Tags

I spent the entire Saturday last week watching sappy Lifetime and Hallmark holiday movies and making gift tags.  I try to make them every year.  I just enjoy it.  This year because I broke my wrist and was totally out of commission for awhile,  my hubby went out and bought the wrap, ribbon and bows.  It’s probably not what I would choose but hey, I’m not complaining.  I love the fact that he took the initiative and did it and the color is great!

Okay, back to making gift tags.  I rounded up all my paint chips, seasonal scrapbook paper and stickers, craft ribbon, glitter glue, scissors and away I went.  Here’s a few already added to packages. 

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Here’s a bunch of loose tags not yet added…

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Can you believe the base of these tags is a paint chip?  Thank you Martha, and Behr!  LOL!  Did you make your gift tags or Christmas cards this year?

TTYL,

latte Renee

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Crafts – Holiday Before and After Pics

Happy Saturday!  Just finished some Christmas shopping.  Are you all done yet?  Hubby and I spent 3 hours wrapping presents last night and now we have more.

I shared a Holiday Tour of our home yesterday.  I thought it would be good to take a moment and share with you some before and after pics of a couple of items you saw.  Oh, the wonder of spray paint!

First, the 3 reindeer in my Living room.  I picked these cuties up for $2.00 each at Rite Aid.  Didn’t they turn out cute?  I love the little curly ribbon I added around their necks.

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and I like them so much in this setting…

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I also found 3 silver fleck candle stands on a clearance shelf at Ace hardware.  Add a $5.00 coupon and they were pretty much free.  I spray painted them a soft blue to match the living room decor and added some white scented candles.

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Have you changed up anything up with a little spray paint lately?

TTYL,

latte Renee`

Your Invited: Holiday Decor Walk @ My House

Ho Ho Ho!  I wanted to share just what you can do with Holiday decorating when you are limited with broken bones and one hand.  It’s minimal, but comfortable and to be honest, I don’t really miss all the stuff that didn’t come out of storage.  Well, maybe the formal tree, but I can get over that.  Thank you to my sis-in-law and niece for helping me get in the Christmas spirit.  I truly love them so very much!

Here we go!

My favorite vignette is in the Living Room…read more about it here, but this picture is worth a whole post for me.  I love the way this turned out.  It’s one of my favorite decorations in my house this year.

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and some additional decor on the end tables…

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Read about my Dining Room (cheap and simple) centerpiece and see other pics here

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On the hutch fresh sprigs of boxwood and rosemary, a reindeer and pictures of my Grandparents.

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In the den…

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Read about my bathroom bling here

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Additional updates and pics on the mantle in the family room here

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Other pics from family room…

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Happy holidays everyone!

Linking to The Nesters Home Tour here 

TTYL,

latte Lattenene

Oh Christmas Trees, Wee Little Christmas Trees

I think I’ve mentioned in previous posts we decided to not put up our large formal tree.  That’s due to me breaking my wrist and it was just too much to think about.  My sis-in-law and niece came up a couple of Sundays ago and we put up two small trees.  The first one in the Den with old fashioned Santa’s and Snowmen.

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The second tree is in the Family room, small but pretty with red and green balls.

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Better late then never.  Linking up to a couple Christmas parties…

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TTYL,

latte Lattenene

Living Room Holiday Decor

A short while ago I shared a post where I turned a plastic vase and some branches leftover from a windstorm into a Drab to Fab Centerpiece.  Since my wrist was broken, we decided to not put up the big Christmas tree in the living room.  I still wanted some color so here’s what I did with the vase and branches, plus a few spray painted reindeer.

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I love this, so natural.  Enjoy!  TTYL,

latte Lattenene

Craft – Holiday Coasters

Making drink coasters from tiles has been floating around the blogsphere and Pinterest for awhile now.  Well, I made some too, but I cheated a tiny little bit.  Instead of buying felt or corkboard and adhesive spray to cover the back of the tiles I just bought pre-made coasters (backs complete) for a buck each at the Dollar Store.  The only other items you need are a small paint brush, Mod Podge glue, scrapbook paper, acrylic spray and time. 

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This is so simple.  Just cut squares from your favorite holiday paper.  Adhere them to the tile squares using the Mod Podge.  Add 3 – 4 layers of Mod Podge to the tiles, allowing dry time between layers.  Spray with acrylic to be heat resistant.  Voila!  Holiday Coasters. 

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Here are some I gave to my sis-in-law.  I added a large tile to look like a package.

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And here’s some I did over the weekend still drying…

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TTYL,

latte Lattenene

P.S. Linking up to the craft party at Centsational Girl, Motivated Monday, Home Stories A2Z

Dining Room Holiday Centerpiece

Happy Monday.  Hope you had a great weekend.  I was able to get some shopping done and also complete a couple of crafts which i will share this week.

Today I wanted to share my dining room centerpiece which cost me less than $10.00.  Remember, because of the broken wrist and my limited ability, I’ve decided to go minimal.  Since I already have lots of blue and cream in my living room and it connects to the dining room I decided to add some silver, gold, and aqua…oh yes, and a touch of green.

I bought small dollies from the $1.00 store and overlaid them to create a table runner.  I already had the larger vase, crystal plate, candle and ornaments  but picked up the rest for a buck each from the dollar store; aqua stones, decorative boxes, and smaller vase.

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Here’s some closer looksies 🙂

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What kind of decorations are on your table?

TTYL,

latte Lattenene

Bathroom Holiday Bling

I think, if it possible, that every room should have some holiday cheer during the most festive season of the year.  Even the bathroom!  I moved the vase with branches from the gulley from the living room to the downstairs potty, added some green and white raffia from the dollar store to the base and some silver ornanents balls for some bling.  Here’s the results.

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I love the natural elements of decorating.  Have a great weekend!  TTYL,

latte Lattenene