Now on to the good stuff. First, I linked up with the Lettered Cottage and the Nesting Place. Go check out all the awesome ideas for decorating your mantle and home for Christmas.
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|Coffee Filter how-to found here.|
Here is my little burlap wreath. SO simple to make. I took a coat hanger and 'opened' it. Then shaped it into a circle and pushed folded strips of burlap on it. The wreath took about 3.5 yards of burlap cut into 4 inch wide strips. To see photos of the step-by-step, check out my post here for all the details on how to make a burlap wreath. Then I added a silver ribbon and hung it on my china hutch.
More Christmas around the house...
This year I also made an advent calendar for my girls. I did absolutely no sewing on this project. Just hot glue, felt, burlap and scissors. I didn't even measure anything- just eye balled it. I was pretty excited with the end result. Click here for the how-to.
Finally I added a few flowers to my tree to 'tie it into' the wreath on my mantle. I made the flowers using the same process as the wreath. But I glued them to an opened coffee filter. Then I hot glued a string to the back so I could tie them to a tree branch.
By the way, check out these fabulous glitter snowflakes! Wal-mart has some cute ornaments this year. These came in a box of 20 for $3. I just tied sisal twine to them and added them to our tree.
This 'mercury' acorn and glittery chapel ornament are also from Wal-mart. Might have to get a few more of those. (I handmade the little felt birds a few years ago. Still loving my birds- even though they aren't made out of burlap- ha!)
This is the topper from our wedding cake! A fun way to remember our special day.
A student made me this cookie ornament my first year teaching out of college. I have held on to it for years. It is probably my favorite ornament. So sweet!
Do you have all your decorations up? It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!