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Some of my favourite CHRISTMAS Ideas from Pinterest

CHRISTMAS!

Here are some of my favourite Christmas pins, some I can’t wait to try and some that I just like to look at and thought you might enjoy. 

I get most of my supplies from Michaels art stores in Canada. I find that they start coming out with their 50%off, 40% off, buy-one-get-one coupons starting now (Fall) and they usually go until January. So keep an eye out for those coupons and print them out or screenshot those suckers and save them on your phone. It makes shopping for supplies MUCH cheaper. I bought a bunch of glass globe ornaments to fill and paint and I got them for a great price. They were buy one get one 50% off and each pack had 5 glass globes in it. They were on sale to begin with, I think 5.99 a pack! 

You can find all of the pins below on my Christmas board here:
Joe Moxie’s Christmas board

I’m going to start with my favourite pin. I planned on making these last year- and even bought all the supplies!- but I just didn’t feel up to actually making them. Maybe this year! If I do, I will post them in a separate post.
Click the links below each photo for the DIY’s or the photo itself for the direct pin!

Mercury Glass Looking Ornaments from Frugal Homemaker

Glitter Mason Jar candles:

Glittery Mason Jars  The original link domain is gone so here is a good one to replace it.

A gorgeous tree
Beautiful pastel tree:

Snowy Crystal ornaments. Cover a glass ornament in glue and roll it in epsom salt. So easy!: Cover an ornament in glue or mod podge and roll it in epsom salt or glitter to make a lovely “snowy” crystal ornament!

A Beautiful Christmas Room
Christmas Tree:

Beautiful Winter #Christmas #decoration DIY Ideas. Follow the pin for links to projects shown. I want to do the glitter branches and make a great big centerpiece for our table! Could also do for #halloween in black, gold, purple, and silver.:
Amazing Glitter Branches!

http://www.pinkpistachio.com/let-it-snow/: Snow Globe Terrariums

Vintage Mica Snow Bottle Brush Christmas Tree Ornament #christmasornament: Snowed In: Vintage Bottle Brush Christmas Tree Ornament
If you have tiny ornaments, like deer or elves.., they too would look great in these snowy globes!

Here’s another one! 
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Ive seen some of these on sale in stores this year. Make 'em, don't buy 'em! miniature streetlamp snow globe:
Romantic Snowy Night Lanterns


There's something special about a homemade Christmas stocking. Transform a favorite or thrifted sweater to Christmas stocking that will be treasured forever with this easy to follow tutorial :: Make a Sweater Stocking for Christmas with this 12 Step Tutorial.
I‘ve made these and they are terrific! A great way to use up old sweaters. I didn’t have any at the time so I went to the Thrift Store and snagged a few.

A Very Mice Christmas Pudding - Free Knitting Pattern - PDF Format - Click
The cutest Christmas Mouse

Pearl wired Christmas Ornaments, Rustic Chic Ornaments!  These clear, wired pearl filled, hemp string Christmas ornaments will be a great:
These ones link to Etsy to buy, but I think they would be super easy to make. Just wire pearl beads together and stuff them into a glass globe!

Another amazing tree
A Colorful Christmas Tree Idea! #gradient #christmas #tree:

So beautiful. Would love to design and glue a design band around a clear glass ornament.:
This one links to Neiman Marcus, but aren’t they gorgeous!? I imagine these would be easy to make a bit of glue, glitter, rhinestones or other sparkly bits.

Ok, that’s it for now. There’s a TON more ideas on my Pinterest if you wanted to check them out. I also like to pin ‘group’ pins. The kind that lead you to a site full of multiple DIY’s, like “30 ornaments to make” etc.. So check those out too!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Vintage Christmas — Making Your Own Ornaments!

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Ooohh EEE I love Christmas so much! I will probably blog it all year, all the time, every year.

Last weekend we found the weather to be exceptional. It was the perfect time to put up our outdoor decorations for Christmas! I hate putting them up when it’s cold so after our Canadian Rememberance Day passes we get out there lickity split to set those decorations up! Our neighbors think it’s because we are ridiculously organized, but really it’s because we are wimps in the cold.

tekgnosis and I are very proud of the way our house looks when it’s all decorated. It is very pretty and we get compliments from neighbors! Which is a compliment indeed :)

So anyway, the last thing we put out this year was our little lighted outdoor tree. We used to have two small 3 foot trees that we bought at Walmart but the bases froze and cracked! Stupid Walmart. Shops sell all these ‘outdoor’ products yet they forget that outdoors in Canada in Winter is a completely different ballgame. So we had to return the trees, but we couldn’t find anything that suited us anymore. Then we found the sweetest tree! It’s meant to be an indoor tree but it was sooo cheap and 4 feet tall! So we got it! It was a very successful decoration outside last year and this will be our second year with it.  We bought two.

So I was outside setting them up and when I got to the second one I exclaimed; ‘OH NOES! We don’t have lights for this one!” After much thinking and wondering my hubby and I realized that we now only put ONE tree outside and this other one was the one we put upstairs. Well after unboxing it and going through all the very painful work of uncurling every branch and bough I did NOT want to put it away until we get out the indoor stuff. So I found a nice little place for it inside!

But lo, it looked so lonely, so I put lights on it.

Alas, it then looked empty.

So I made ‘just a few’ ornaments for it.

But there were spaces! So I made some awesome ornaments for it!

BEHOLD THE SPLENDOR!

Don’t worry, I will be taking everything off and re-arranging it a million times until it looks perfect.

Here is a close-up of one of my favourite ornaments:

And here are the pinecones!

I plan on making a LOT more ornaments for it but I was excited and wanted to show you.

Want to learn how to make the ornaments? Stay tuned!

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