Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ok...I lied....

I decided to do one more post before Christmas....
This is what is going on our table for when my family comes for Christmas... I decided to do some fun, whimsical, non-traditional colors.
If you have empty rolls of TP around you can make these fun little table crackers and stuff them with fun things. I used Studio paint and stamped the woodgrain backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms on kraft card stock.
I sent the kids hunting around the neighbourhood for pinecones then I added some paint to a yoguart container and a little bit of water and shook to coat these pinecones. Here they are drying on some parchment paper.
I went to the dollar store looking for some cute hair accessories and didn't find any so I bought a bunch of the plain silver clips and made my own. This was very easy...some some cute spellbinder dies, felt and buttons.....
I had some extra pine cones left over so I added them to the table centerpiece. I rolled these candles in epson salts to give them the snowy look. The blue candles weren't quite the right shade so I painted those and then rolled them in the salt. The paint acts like glue and it worked quite nicely.

Well all my "crafty" prep is done....and the projects I will show you after Christmas (as to not ruin any surprises).
Merry Christmas!

4 comments:

Bettyann said...

very lovely indeed..Merry Christmas to you and your family..

Laura O'Donnell said...

these look so great with the pastel woodgrain!

Denise Young said...

Love the non- traditional colors. Would love to see your holiday table all set with your lovely centerpiece. TFS

Julia said...

Absolutely darling!!!!! Merry Christmas Sherrie!