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I just love my tree and mantle this year! The neutral tones just look amazing together! Of course I have lots of burlap involved! I just used a couple yards of burlap as my tree skirt, nothing special, but I love how it looks! I made our stockings, which I will be sharing here soon and I love them too!! I used kraft paper again this year to wrap my packages and paired them with a beautiful platinum ribbon and chalkboard tags, as well as some amazing glitter tape I bought from Target Dollar Spot, I’m obsessed with it!!! I also got some beautiful, glitter embellished wrapping paper on sale last year that fits perfectly with my design!
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How do you celebrate with your family? We celebrate by throwing a bbq with friends and family and maybe a few small fireworks. I’m sure many families celebrate the same way, but it’s important that our children also realize why we’re celebrating! The birth of the American Independence signed in 1776.Alright, enough of a history lesson, now onto the “freedom” banner I made for the fourth! I wanted something that wasn’t the traditional red, white and blue, but that could easily be paired with those colors. I tend to decorate more neutral with pops of color.
I started by uploading a vintage script background, uploading it to PicMonkey and creating my letters. I printed each onto white cardstock, cut to my desired size and hole-punched each corner. I grabbed burlap ribbon I already had and cut a thin strip (about 1/2 inch width) to use as my thread. I simply weaved it thru each hole until completed. With an extra, oh, yard and a half, two yards or so that I had of the burlap ribbon I created a super simple bow, using the technique below!
I attached the bows to each end of the banner using floral wire.
And there you have it! A beautiful, rustic looking banner for a little to no cost, yippee!!
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I had a few minutes so spare while the hubby was able to watch the kids, which is a rarity! So, I decided to take advantage of this and work on my porch for a bit! I had two pre-lit evergreen trees that I used to love, but anymore they are just beginning to look a bit pitiful.. Luckily, I had just the thing for them! The kids and I were at my friends house the other day and she had some trimmings from her live Christmas tree sitting on her front porch. I said, ” I know this may sound strange, but are you using those branches on the porch?” She said, ” Nope!”, long story short, I told her I would love to take them and make some wreaths! I got those babies home and just couldn’t wait to use them!! I can’t wait to show you some of my other creations using these beautiful greens, but you’ll just have to wait! Follow with me as I show you how I incorporated them into my front porch!
Oh! And be sure to check out the two wreaths I scored from Jo Ann’s for $10 each, I was excited!
I’m like a kid when it comes to decorating for Christmas, I LOVE it! I tend to use red, white and silver. This year I decided to use burlap wired ribbon for the garland. I think it breaks it up nicely and goes well with the rest of my rustic decor!
I love meeting new people! A few weeks ago, I got a call from a Mom whose son is in Christian’s class, and she wanted to plan a play date! We met at her house on a Saturday afternoon and chatted while the kids played. I soon found out that she loved crafting too! She showed me some of her fabulous creations, but there was one in particular that I fell in love with. It was a beautiful, full burlap wreath. We had a great time talking about all things we loved making and scheduled another get together, this time at my house and making that wreath!
Here’s what you’re going to need: