|From page 100 of the Arts and Crafts for Home Decorating book |
Decorating for Christmas 136 Ideas to Make the Holidays Special
Alas, it was not meant to be as I have discovered that I am not particularly crafty. I am amazed by the wonderful talents shared in the blog world and possessed by my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, both wonderful seamstresses. Sure, I have a box of ribbons and too much fabric and we won't discuss my ever growing collection of baking supplies. But I, unfortunately, did not inherit a crafty gene. So each year, Christmas crafts are usually relegated to "What can I find to wrap these presents?" This year thanks to the Holiday Challenge (as I see it) I decided to stretch out a little and create something small. It's all about the baby steps right?
The Mister's family has a sentimental tradition of gifting a silver ornament each year and since we have been married, The Mister and I have received a silver ornament from one of his aunts. The Mister continued this beautiful tradition by gifting me a heart on our first Christmas.
|Our first Christmas|
In keeping this first Christmas in our new home simple, I decided to string those beautiful ornaments on our living room mantle using the abundant amount of ribbon I have saved. I also loosely wrapped a vine wreath in the same ribbon and topped it with a messy homemade bow.
May your Christmas crafts, be they elaborate or simple, bring a smile to your face this season.
I'm linking up today with Centsational Girl's Holiday Home Link Party. Check it out.