Here's what I've been doing lately...
I've got so many craft ideas rattling around in my head and I can't wait to do them all! Lucky for me, Thad loves art projects and he's so excited to make ornaments and wreaths, cookies and gingerbread. He is definitely a child after my own heart.
I really wanted to hang a wreath on my mirror this year since it's the first Christmas I've had it. I was envisioning a white one, but I didn't want to spend a fortune and I wasn't too excited about having to use spray paint, either (which is what I usually resort to when I'm pinching the pennies). So when I spied a white feather boa while braving a trip to Hobby Lobby with all three kids in tow, I knew it would be perfect.
What I used to make it:
White feather boa
White wire hanger
White trash ties
How I made it:
I untwisted the wire hanger and formed a circle, twisting the ends back together with wire pinchers. Then I wrapped the boa around the wire, fastening it in several places with white trash ties. I looped a purple ribbon around it and fastened it on the nail behind my mirror. I ended up spray painting some twigs we collected on our walk and put them in a silver planter filled with rocks from our gravel driveway. (The planter was spray painted last year). Really, spray paint can be a wonderful thing when it comes to decorating on the cheap!
I love my wreath. Now I just have to think of what to do for the front door...
P.S. I'm starting a Christmas Link-up on Tuesdays beginning this Tuesday! I'm just so excited for us all to share the joy of Jesus with each other this year. You can read more about it in the post below and the button is in the side bar.
This Tuesday I'll be sharing on the Sights of Christmas and how to visually enjoy Jesus this season.
Here's what the button looks like: