Saturday, December 8, 2018

A Little More Christmas Cheer Crafts and Decor

More Gingerbread More Decor and A Crafty Tree

Well, the great snow that was predicted has begun, so before the power goes off I thought I would share a little more Christmas fun with you. I continue to find cute gingerbread ornaments that I can't resist and am adding to the kitchen. These are my latest finds-a gingerbread family and a little gingerbread baby in a sleigh. They go well together, I think.

And they match well with the gingerbread snowflake ornaments! If you missed the other post about my gingerbread kitchen, you can catch up on the link. 

The lower foyer table holds several Santa's I have collected over the years. 

While the upper foyer table holds my ceramic Christmas tree. It's so pretty in the foyer which it is lighted. 

And, here is my pinterest-worthy front door wreath! I'm pretty proud of the bow I fashioned and the letter R in the center! I figured using this ribbon would extend the life of the wreath beyond Christmas and into winter. The pine cone ribbon is so pretty. A neighbor child sells green wreaths every Christmas season for a school fundraiser, so this is how I usually get my wreath. Then, I just embellish it!

And, this is my latest Christmas craft. I fashioned this Christmas tree today using one of those foam tree forms and some Christmas fabric that I bought a couple years ago and never used. This was a very easy craft! I simply cut the fabric in a triangle shape and wrapped it around the tree securing it in place with straight pins. 

I folded the fabric under the tree, securing it with straight pins and folded it back on the top, securing it with straight pins. Then I threaded the white ribbon under the top fold and tied it in a knot, then threaded the white Christmas ball through the ribbon and tied a bow. I did have to use a straight pin to secure the the white ball and then, for good measure, I wrapped the two red balls around using the green pipe cleaner that was attached to them. I think it makes a really cute tree! The little mouse seems to like it! If you have small children in your home, you may not want to use straight pins. You could use a fabric glue or something else to secure the fabric and Christmas balls. I'm going to keep an eye on little Miss Garden to make sure she isn't messing with the tree, either!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and are warm and safe if snowy weather is headed your way! Feel free to pin photos and hope you'll take a moment to leave a comment! I love hearing from my readers!

Until Next Time,


Sharon said...

I loved seeing the addition to your gingerbread decor, Debbie. And that wreath with the pine cone ribbon and letter R is absolutely Pinworthy! I like it better than any wreath I've seen in person or online! It's perfect to keep up throughout the winter. I also like the tree you crafted from fabric. You did a great job with it and with all your holiday decorating.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Sharon. It was fun crafting the Christmas tree!

Karen said...

So pretty Debbie! Your wreath is beautiful and will definitely be appropriate all winter! I noticed your pencil Santas...I collect pencil Santas and really like yours on your foyer table! I can just imagine hoe pretty that ceramic tree is when it is lit up at night! I noticed you are getting snow, and I'll bet it's beautiful where you live in the woods. Maybe you can share some pictures of it??!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Just posted some pics on the blog, Karen. Check them out!