I am trying to get the rest of my crafting done for the house, so I can focus on my homemade Christmas gifts. I have 5 teachers, and two friends whose gifts have to be done by next Friday. No pressure.
I also have to clothe my husband for his work Christmas party. I just have a shirt to buy for me thanks to an awesome cardigan I found at The Dress Barn. Plus, it was on sale! My husband is scared he will be in a sweater with a collar shirt. What is wrong with that? I have dreamed of my husband wearing that exact outfit. He would be HOT! (He reads my blog, so I am using these words to persuade him).
I got this great idea from here. They are button balls, and they were fun to make. I went to Walmart and bought two bags of buttons in red, white, and a multi-color pack that had green, aqua, and turquoise. The styrofoam balls came in a back of 6 from Hobby Lobby. You can find the stick pins anywhere.
You just place a button on the ball, and stick it in place with a pin. As my daughter would say easy cheesy lemony squeezy.
The finished product Instagram style. I ran out of the darker stick pins, so used the yellow because I knew they would be on the bottom. I did not add a bow, because I was using them on my mantle.
Here is the blue in action. I also made a red one.
I wrapped the left over balls in yarn, and placed them all over the mantle.
I also made garland to drape along the mantle with the Christmas stockings.
I used some string, snowflake ornaments from Walmart, and this.
I found this little pack of perfectness at The Home Goods Store for $3.99. I did not use it to make ornaments. I am using all the circles for other projects. For $3.99, I have decorated my mantle, windows, and made gift tags. Martha I will say it again. You rock! Have I ever mentioned that my whole wedding was loosely based on Matt Lauer’s wedding that was in a Martha Stewart Wedding edition. Well, it was, and it was perfect.
The pack even comes with its own glue. I could go for days on that. I bought one for for Halloween next year, and as soon as they go on sale, I will be buying more for next Christmas.
Ok, now back to the garland.
I punched a whole in each circle and strung them and the snowflakes like you would fill a string with beads.
My mantle is done. I am trying to get the best picture to show at the end of the week.
My tree is perfect.
I love Christmas.
I am totally finishing this movie today. Love lost, love found, romance, kissing, and all during Christmas. The cheese knows no bounds.
The cold weather has me going crazy on polyvore putting together some great winter weather wear.
Lastly, I leaveyou with a Christmas song from The King.
That’s for you Heather!
Happy Hump Day!