Between taking down my fall decorations, replacing them with Christmas ones, buying and wrapping presents and processing print orders I didn’t have time for a true OPAM in December, but I did make some fun decor and thought you might enjoy it. Maybe you can save an idea or two for next year!
I love wreathes-and when I saw these yarn ones I was excited to try making one.
It wasn’t hard to make, but wrapping the yarn around the foam wreath 5,000 times was NOT my favorite part. Once it was wrapped I added the pom poms, felt leaves and a little fabric yo-yo for accent!
Paint sample gift tags.
Left: A big tree limb Anderson swiped for me from the little patch of woods in the middle of our neighborhood. I spray-painted it and stuck it in an IKEA flower pot.
Right: Oh, Christmas Tree!
More of the white tree.
I found this old record at the thrift store. Isn’t it fun?!
Pom pom garland.
Left: A fun pillow I made out of fabric that has flamingos and motor homes on it-ha!
Right: The stockings hung by the TV with care. 🙂 When we built our house Anderson didn’t think we needed a fireplace. I agreed. I mean, it is Florida! But now his ridiculously large TV is the only place for our stockings to hang…sad.
The dining room.
Left: Little pink tree in the kitchen.
Right: A couple of the many crystal trees in the dining room.
I looked for bright green cloth napkins everywhere but couldn’t find any. So, I bought these bandanas instead (for $.99).
Left: Crystal trees and a pink feather wreath that I made…on the dining room table.
Right: Some of the cards we got from family and friends. I loved them ALL!
Left: The frequently updated chalk wall!
Right: Merry and Bright
Oh, and can you believe the birthday celebrations are still going on? Anderson and I just can’t let it go-ha! We’re going out to celebrate his birth with my parents tonight. Of course he requested a buffet…seafood. It seems like a lot of our celebrations involve eating!
I like Maggianos, so we went there for my birthday.
Mom and Dad.
Anderson and Me.
Anderson wanted to see Avatar on his b-day, so we did. In IMAX 3D!
Doesn’t he look youthful?!
And yet another night of celebration at a Yummy Mexican restaurant. Yeah, I haven’t really cooked much lately!!!