This year I decided to do a burlap theme for my Christmas decorations. I absolutely LOVE my tree this year! My husband made this AMAZING tree box. If you are curious to see how it was made click here. (Um… We’re going to write about that box at some point… Really.)
I did my garland on my railing with burlap too! I wrapped the lights and garland first than tied the burlap around that.
I also made these cute little burlap trees. I used floral styrofoam trees. Folded the burlap in half, cut slits, and than I pinned them in place. Hot glue did not work and was a total mess! I’ll keep updating as I add more burlap 🙂 I am just getting started!
I found this cute little teapot and knew I wanted to do something with it. I found this mini tree for 50% off at Hobby Lobby and the little decorations too. Super simple but a fun take on a mini tree!
I have been wanting a nativity! I didn’t want a super colorful one or a big one. That wasn’t so easy to find, so I decided to make my own.
I found this nativity set at the Thrift Store for under $5.00 yay! I used chalk paint and distressed it. I used grout with with off white paint to make my own chalk paint.
I love the way it turned out!
I have made A LOT of cupcakes. This is by far one of my favorites! Everyone loved them and I am so excited to make them for Thanksgiving (so is my husband:))
I got the recipe from Life, Love & Sugar. The only modification I made was that I used store bought caramel and melted it down with a little milk, I was in a bit of a time crunch and did’t have time to mess with making it from scratch, yes I know it’s not that hard 🙂 I just chose to do this because I was in hurry!
You all should make these!! SOO delicious!
Since I am almost completely decorated for Christmas, my stepdaughter asked if she could ask for Tipsy to return early this year. Since we only have the kids part of the time, I thought” why not?”
I decided to have her arrive in a swimsuit and sunhat so it would look like the kids interrupted her vacation 🙂
For the hat I just make a circle and cut a smaller circle and slipped it over her elf hat.
The swimsuit was a little more tricky, I will add the pattern below if you want to use it! My husband really did a lot of the cutting, he has more patience than me with that stuff! We ended up just pinning it one her, that was not our intention from the beginning, but I am really glad we did. It fit better and was simple to take off!
click here for pdf pattern!
There was a fall festival and our small group was in charge of putting a game together. I volunteered to make the game, which means my husband was volunteered as well. We wanted to do something we could make two of so lines could move quicker and this is what we came up with.
We bought these boards from Home Depot for about $6.00 each. We then got pumpkins buckets from Wal-mart for $1.00 each.
My husband used scrap wood for the back bracket and to make pieces that held the pumpkins in the right spot. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the vinyl lettering and we had bugs for the kids to toss in the bucket.
We were very surprised at how well these held up. We were even able to lend these out to our in-laws.