Our Build a Sofa sectional arrived yesterday, and I was so happy that it arrived in time for all of our holiday company! I am cooking my first turkey tomorrow for my family, wish me luck. I may need it.
I haven’t taken a proper photo of the sectional but I will tomorrow morning once our house is all clean and pretty for the family we have coming for Christmas! It is amazing, and huge. I LOVE it, everything about it. It is pretty much my dream sectional (if I could afford a Jonathan Adler sectional that would be my dream sectional).So, photos coming of that next week!
In the meantime, I wanted to post my cute holiday crafts. I’m crafty at heart but haven’t had a lot of time for crafts lately. But every once in a while I get an itch I need to scratch. Especially with Pinterest now, I have so many cool ideas pinned to my crafting board it was time to finally try a few!
My first craft was trying a no sew tree skirt. I can sew if I have to, but usually I don’t have the patience for it. I used the tutorial on this site, but modified it a bit to make only three ruffles and I also added some decorative ribbon edging. It came out pretty cute for an hour long Sunday morning quick craft!
My second little craft project was inspired by this wreath that I also found on Pinterest. I didn’t actually use this tutorial and winged it, but if you need a more detailed tutorial that looks to be a good one.
a foam wreath (size of your choosing)
your choice and color in yarn (I chose a turquoise yarn with metallic silver specs) – you could also use two or even three different yarn color
some felt or leftover material to make your flowers and/or accent ribbon to finish it off
hot glue gun to glue on your flowers
Start wrapping your yarn around the wreath. It’s pretty much impossible to keep it straight, so just do it randomly wrapping several times and making sure none of the wreath base is showing thru. A few times my yarn got tangled and I had to cut it, detangle, and start wrapping again.
Once you’ve covered the entire wreath, you’re ready to add embellishments. I added some felt and silk remnant fabric flowers I had made a few months ago, and then accented it with some ribbon I had leftover from a while back. Here is the result, I love it!
I had another tutorial written up for my sweater vases with glitter branches, but wordpress ate all of the rest of my post! ACK!! Anyways, here are the pics – I just found some old glass vases that were collecting dust in a cabinet, bought a couple cheap sweaters at Goodwill, stuck the sleeve of the sweater around the vase (making sure it was a right fit) and cut to size (leaving about 1/2″ allowance on both ends, and then hot glued the sweater in place. Then, I found some old sticks in the yard and glitter spray painted them (Krylon makes a good one) to decorate the vases. Here is the result, I love it!